Purpose of App Review
An emergency is almost by definition a scenario in which we find our skills and endurance tested. Even more so when they occur to patients and decisions have to be made quickly.
This patient centric review tries to answer the question: Is iTriage Health an app we can recommend to our patients?
iTriage is a consumer healthcare company founded in 2008 by 2 emergency medicine physicians. Over 7 million users have downloaded iTriage and used it to locate nearby providers based on their symptoms, make appointments, store their personal health record, save medication refill reminders, and learn about medications, diseases and procedures.
iTriage aims to help answer questions like: “What medical condition could I have?” and “Where should I go for treatment?”
On the main screen we see a set of icons labeled:
- My iTriage
On the Symptoms screen a human avatar allows us to tap on a general body area and find conditions relevant to that area. When we reach a medical condition we are interested in, we can get facts on the disease such as a small description, other symptoms, tests, treatments and links to sites with more information.
Tapping on the My iTriage icon provides a place where personal health information can be stored such as appointments, medical conditions and medical insurance information. The Hotlines icon allows for patients to customize emergency numbers for their area.
- Integrated with the phone
- Information is reliable
- Super friendly user interface
- News might be a bit too medical for a lay person
iTriage Health is a great app with solid information which can be used by patients to ease their anxieties regarding emergencies.
Overall: 4/5 Stars
User Interface: 4/5 stars. Very simple and easy to use.
Multimedia Coverage: 3/5. Images and videos are present but not within the app.
Price: 5/5 Stars. The app is free of charge.
Real World Applicability: 4/5 Stars. I can see patients using this app on a daily basis.
This post does not establish, nor is it intended to establish, a patient physician relationship with anyone. It does not substitute for professional advice, and does not substitute for an in-person evaluation with your health care provider. It does not provide the definitive statement on the subject addressed. Before using these apps please consult with your own physician or health care provider as to the apps validity and accuracy as this post is not intended to affirm the validity or accuracy of the apps in question. The app(s) mentioned in this post should not be used without discussing the app first with your health care provider.