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Aetna buys Lakewood-based iTriage

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Aetna buys Lakewood-based iTriage

Denver Business Journal by Greg Avery, Reporter

Date: Monday, December 19, 2011, 2:52pm MST

Insurance giant Aetna has acquired Lakewood company iTriage, the maker of a smart phone app that helps people find information about medical issues and doctors, and points them to nearby facilities in an emergency.

Aetna made the acquisition at the end of September.

The companies kept the purchase quiet prior to Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna talking about it with Wall Street investors last week. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed.
Drs. Peter Hudson and Wayne Guerra, emergency room physicians at Centura Health hospitals in Littleton and Parker, started iTriage in 2009.

They’ve taken a leave from practicing medicine to oversee iTriage.

The company originally was called Healthagen. It changed its name to iTriage to prevent people from being confused by the company and app having different names.
ITriage employs about 50 people.

The app, available for iPhones and Android phones, has been downloaded 3.5 million times. Its use has been skyrocketing; users consulted iTriage 1 million times in October, and that doubled to 2 million times in November, the company said.

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