Show of hands – How many of you have ever spent time in an internal debate over whether or not someone in your care needs to go to the emergency room? I have, about every six months, and it’s usually always over stomach pain. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve googled “Appendicitis symptoms”. You think I’d have them memorized by now. Well iTriage believes that I’m not the only person on Earth to have done this and the app has been developed to help with just this type of situation. The app was created by two emergency room physicians in order to help you figure out what you might be dealing with and where you should go to seek help.
Let’s take a look at the many parts to iTriage.
- Symptoms - Begin with an avatar and tap on the area of the body where you’re experiencing symptoms. This will pull up a list of common symptoms and you can browse the list to select the one that applies. Once you’ve done that you’ll see a list of possible causes. At the top of the screen you have a filter button. Using this you can filter your results by common, pediatric and life threatening. Once you’ve chosen a cause you’ll be on the disease screen. Here you’ll find a description, a more thorough list of symptoms, tests and treatment. You will also be able to view images and videos that relate to the disease. The app provides links to medical websites, search results that relate to your symptom and advice lines for major insurance carriers. There is also a button at the top of the screen that will take you to location information for medical providers.
- Diseases - If you prefer to skip your symptoms you can go straight to the diseases. Scroll through an alphabetical list or type the name in a search bar. The disease page is exactly as I stated above. I neglected to mention that you can mark a disease for easy reference later.
- Procedures - Again, this is an alphabetical list that is also searchable but instead of showcasing diseases it features medical procedures. When you have selected a procedure you will be able to view a screen that contains a description of what it involves, specialist information and possible complications. Where it is available average cost is also provided. Images, video and the links to the afore mentioned advice lines, search results and websites are also shown here. If you find a procedure that you like mark it and it will show up on your saved list.
- Providers - The Medical Providers screen lists different categories for providers. You may select the one that best suits your needs and then sort through the results to find the location you are looking for. You’ll be provided with a phone number and address.
- Home - The last button at the bottom of the screen will take you to the iTriage Home Screen. Here you will be able to navigate to everything I have already mentioned plus a few extras. At the very top of the screen there is a button for calling 911. Also onscreen is a button for “My Triage”. This takes you to a section where you can record your insurance and health information. This is also where you will find the diseases and procedures that you “saved” earlier.
The iTriage developers have done a fantastic job combining a tremendous amount of helpful information into this free app. I definitely recommend putting this one on your phone for those moments when you need some reassurance or help with your personal medical decisions.
Price when Reviewed: FREE
Seller: Healthagen LLC