Hospitals in West Florida Division of HCA Pushing Out Average ER Wait Times to Mobile Users

Palm Harbor, FL – (March 11, 2010) - HCA West Florida Division today announced a new partnership with Healthagen® to promote its 15 hospitals on the iTriage® mobile marketing solution for all iPhone® and Android™ smartphone users, as well as for all Internet-enabled devices at  Residents throughout the West and Central Florida region will now have immediate access to average ER Wait Times from all HCA West Florida Division hospitals on their mobile devices and computers.

With the introduction of this premier level of service, HCA West Florida is one of the first hospital systems to utilize this interactive technology, which empowers consumers to immediately access information on symptoms, learn about the possible causes, find appropriate locations for treatment, as well as obtain some level of cost information based on the type of facility. Additionally, HCA West Florida hospitals will be the first in the area to list average Emergency Room wait times for each of their facilities on the iTriage application.

“We are committed to providing our patients and health care consumers with the resources, technology and information they need to make informed health care decisions,” said Dan Miller, President of HCA West Florida Division. “The iTriage application offers an innovative and unique next step that provides immediate information to users.”

Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage aggregates healthcare information in a structured and actionable way, and seeks to bridge the information gap between doctors and patients. As the healthcare landscape changes iTriage continues to provide technology that empowers healthcare consumers.

“HCA West Florida Division’s decision to partner with iTriage speaks directly to their belief in providing cutting edge medical care through advanced technology. We look forward to a truly flourishing partnership with the division’s hospitals as more American’s adopt smartphones as their communication tool,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage.