iTriage Helps 2010 World Cup Spectators Find Healthcare in South Africa

By Healthagen, PRNE
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

World Cup travelers can navigate South Africa's healthcare system by downloading the free iTriage healthcare app.

LAKEWOOD, Colorado, June 9, 2010 - While South African healthcare workers brace for the multitude of
visitors for the 2010 World Cup, spectators can help make their visit more
enjoyable and be prepared for unexpected healthcare needs by downloading
iTriage(R) ( on their smartphone. Healthagen(R)
( supports the emergency preparation efforts in
South Africa as the FIFA World Cup kicks off June 11, by adding the private
hospitals, along with healthcare facility mapping, in the eight South African
provinces that tourists will visit.

With these latest iTriage additions for iPhone(R), iPod touch(R),
Android(TM) and Palm(R) users, spectators in crowded tournament areas are
assured of finding a medical facility, like Baragwanath Hospital - the
closest to the main World Cup stadium and the world's largest 3000-bed
hospital. In 2001, more than 40 people died and 146 people were injured in
that same stadium after a pre-match stampede occurred between local soccer

Incidences like that have emergency response teams concerned. Recent
reports from South African paramedics cite shortages of staff and ambulances
for the tournament. For that reason, visitors from around the globe need to
know how to access the closest healthcare facility and the GPS capabilities
of iTriage will help them find a provider.

"Coping with a major disaster is difficult for any country, but add an
influx of tourists to a stressed healthcare system and you have the potential
for many issues to develop. We wanted to support the athletes, families, and
tourists during the 2010 World Cup with an additional medical resource," said
Peter Hudson, M.D., Healthagen CEO. "iTriage puts critical healthcare
facility information into the hands of spectators, so that when illness or
injury occur, all the information needed is in the palm of a spectator's

About Healthagen

Healthagen is a global developer of healthcare information software
( that empowers patients to make
better decisions. Two practicing emergency medicine physicians developed
iTriage after seeing a need to put more healthcare information into their
patient's hands. Currently, iTriage is one of the first symptom-to-provider
applications available to smartphone users. iTriage offers information on
thousands of symptoms, diseases and medical procedures. Drs. Peter Hudson and
Wayne Guerra co-founded Healthagen - a privately held company headquartered
in Lakewood, CO.

    Marcia Noyes, PR Manager
    Office: +1-720-496-2219

Marcia Noyes, PR Manager of Healthagen, +1-720-496-2219, mnoyes at

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