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Info, appointments easy to get with iTriage.

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens locations this year launched, with iTriage, a nationwide mobile appointment scheduling app. The free mobile service was piloted in Denver and Chicago.

Walgreens is always seeking innovative ways to help patients manage their health better, "and by enhancing access to information and appointments, iTriage furthers this goal, " said Heather Helle, divisional vice president for the retailer's Consumer Solutions Group. As the clinics expand services and increasingly serve as an entry point for many into the health care system, "it's critical to leverage the latest technology, especially mobile, as a tool to help our patients get, stay and live well, " she added.

Healthcare Clinic's appointment setting is available for free across all iTriage platforms, including iPhone, iPad and Android, and online at www. Along with booking an appointment at a clinic, users can identify symptoms and learn associated conditions, as well as treatment options. The clinics also offer appointment scheduling online at

The nationwide integration of the clinic appointment setting "offers a simpler and comprehensive way for Walgreens shoppers and the surrounding communities to obtain care," said Dr. Peter Hudson, chief executive officer and cofounder of iTriage. As more people look to cell phones for health care guidance, adopting the mobile appointment setting will further empower users "to make effective and beneficial health care decisions," he said.

Appointment setting through iTriage is fully integrated, so that patients are not simply requesting an appointment but actually booking one. They receive an immediate confirmation, which expedites the appointment process and increases efficiency.

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