Safety App Of The Week

August 12, 2013 Dave Weber No Comments

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Below is our “Safety App of the Week”.  These weekly features are published every Monday.  New apps are tested on Apple iPads and rated from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.

 

iTriage – Health, Doctor, Symptoms and Healthcare search

 

Official Description  

“Do you have symptom questions? Search for health answers with iTriage Health,Doctor, Symptom & Healthcare Search app. Find medications, diseases, and medical locations and instantly get answers to your questions on your iOS device. Created by two ER medical doctors, iTriage gives you quick access to a huge healthcare & medical database in your pocket.

iTriage helps you answer the questions: “How is my medical health?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” Save, easily access, and share the healthcare information that’s most important to you. iTriage has 4.5 star rating from our millions of users in over 80 countries.

Features:

  • Proprietary Symptom to Provider pathway: You can search symptoms, learn about potential causes, and then iTriage will help you find the most appropriate treatment, facility or doctor
  • iTriage Doctor Search lets you find any doctor or physician quickly and easily
  • Thousands of medical symptoms, diseases, conditions, procedures, medications and drugs
  • Find the nearest hospital, emergency room, urgent care, retail clinic, pharmacy, physician, doctor, imaging center, mental health clinic, substance abuse clinic, and community health center
  • Average Wait times for select Hospital Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care facilities
  • Check In from your phone when you’re on your way to select Hospital Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care facilities
  • Emergency hotlines, and physician and nurse advice lines .”1

 

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no registration or sign in required
  • well organized – easy and logical to use without any instruction
  • beautiful graphics, looks great on both iPhones & iPads
  • first, pinpoint the symptoms; then search for the cause; finally, find the nearest medical facility that can appropriately treat the cause
  • nationwide directory of hospitals, physicians, urgent care, emergency rooms, and pharmacies
  • maps to your chosen medical provider
  • medical glossary
  • medication side effects & overdose instructions
  • listing of emergency hotlines you can call
  • lots of photos and videos help you to determine the cause and treatment
  • developed by two emergency room physicians
  • a must have app for: first aiders, EMTs, nurses, care givers, parents and any company that has employees who travel (truckers, salespersons, contractors, delivery, etc.)
  • a must have app for family vacation travel
  • numerous users have said this app saved a life!

 

Thumbs Down

  • some of the videos are very graphic and show lots of blood
  • you can not find any health care providers when off-line

 

Overall Rating

  • iPad with WiFi – ♥♥♥♥
  • iPhone – ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Android – not available

 

¹ Descriptions courtesy of Apple Inc.

 

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