We’re excited to announce that Practice Velocity’s ZipPASS® service is mobile with a new partnership with Healthagen, the developer of the leading mobile consumer health care application iTriage. Surpassing more than one million downloads in a 12-month period in January of this year, iTriage is in the top one percent of all health care apps in all mobile markets. This unique health care app allows users to input their symptoms to make a self-assessment, then provides recommendations on where to go for treatment, such as the ER, an urgent care center or retail clinic, or a primary care physician. The app also provides contact information and directions to health care providers in the user’s area. Smart phone users can download it for free at the Apple iTunes App Store or at the Android Marketplace.Practice Velocity’s ZipPASS service is a web-based portal that offers patients the ability to schedule urgent care appointments from the comfort of their own homes, allowing them to “get in line, online” through the urgent care center’s website. Instead of waiting to see a physician in the urgent care’s waiting room, patients are given a specific appointment time and can wait wherever they choose, as long as they arrive at their scheduled appointment time.

With this new partnership with iTriage, patients won’t even need to be at a computer to schedule their ZipPASS appointment. In addition to the plethora of services the iTriage app already offers, patients can now use their smart phone to locate the nearest urgent care center and schedule an appointment.

The addition of the ZipPASS function to iTriage offers a tremendous value to patients, who use the app for their medical needs, as well as urgent care providers, who can experience greater efficiencies within their practices by utilizing the ZipPASS service.

If you haven’t seen Healthagen’s official press release on this partnership, click here to read it.