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New app helps World Cup spectators find health care facilities

June 10, 2010 • Gadgets and Gaming

A new mobile application, iTriage healthcare app (http://www.itriagehealth.com), will help World Cup travelers navigate South Africa’s healthcare system by

The new app 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, iPod touch, Android and Palm 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.

“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 hand.”

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