Tuesday, February 23, 2010

There's An App for That

ER waiting times, increasingly found on highway billboards and hospital websites, are now coming to an iPhone near you. A new app created by hospitals in Connecticut gives waiting times and directions to two emergencies rooms in the state. As one member of ACEP points out, the concern with these types of programs is that seriously ill patients may see long wait times and travel to a farther hospital, not realizing that emergent cases will always be seen first.

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