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For Immediate Release
Media contact: Kerry O’Connor, 816-932-8646, pager 816-440-0001
Healthagen media contact:

 Saint Luke’s Health System launches smartphone app to deliver health care
                      information to mobile consumers
     New mobile acute care decision tool provides consumers with health care information
                                    wherever they need it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 15, 2010) – Saint Luke’s Health System today announced a new
partnership with Healthagen® to put health care and provider information into the hands of
health care consumers on the free iTriage® application for iPhone®, Android™, Palm®, and
BlackBerry smartphones and for all other Web-enabled devices at

With the introduction of this premier level of service, Saint Luke’s Health System joins the
growing number of major hospital systems across the country to utilize this interactive mobile
technology, which allows consumers to search medical symptoms, learn about possible causes,
and find appropriate locations for treatment. Residents of Kansas City and surrounding
communities now have immediate on-the-go access to health care and facility information from
the following hospitals in Saint Luke’s Health System:

   Anderson County Hospital         Saint. Luke’s Mid America Heart and Vascular Institute
   Cushing Memorial Hospital        Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital – Barry Road
   Hedrick Medical Center           Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital - Smithville
   Saint Luke’s East–Lee’s Summit   Saint Luke’s South – Overland Park
   Saint Luke’s Hospital            Wright Memorial Hospital

“We take great pride in responding to the growing technology trends in our community,” said
G. Richard Hastings, president and CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System. “Adding the iTriage
smartphone application to our growing array of technology innovations sets us apart from other
medical providers.”

Developed by emergency room physicians who wanted to put more health care information into
their own patients’ hands, iTriage offers unprecedented convenience for those who need medical
information anywhere and at anytime.

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“Medical providers have begun to recognize the tremendous value of
engaging with smartphone-toting consumers and Saint Luke’s Health System
is one health system that is leading the way in the Greater Kansas City area.
Providing cutting edge medical care through advanced technology speaks
directly to a commitment to offering the best in their community. We look
forward to a long and fruitful partnership with this experienced hospital
system as more Americans adopt smartphones as their frontline
communications tool,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., Healthagen CEO, developer
of iTriage.

About Healthagen
Healthagen is a global developer of health care information software that
empowers patients to make better decisions and gives health care treatment
facilities improved access to additional patients. iTriage is a comprehensive and revolutionary
smartphone application that helps consumers evaluate symptoms, find possible causes, learn
about medical procedures and search for the most appropriate medical provider. Emergency
medicine physicians developed iTriage and co-founded Healthagen – a privately held company
headquartered in Lakewood, CO. For more information about iTriage, visit

Saint Luke's Health System consists of 11 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care
practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a
faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels
of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health
system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for
enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City
area and the surrounding region.


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