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Technology & Inventions

This blog focuses on the latest products, devices, and ideas to improve emergency medicine practice. Brief news releases and photographs are welcome, and must be submitted electronically. Images must be 300 dpi, in tiff, jpeg, or eps format, and at least 4“x4” in size. Please send information to emn@lww.com.

Monday, September 10, 2012

In, Out, And On Your Way
 
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find out the wait time at your local hospital without going and seeing the queue in person? How about for the hospital staff, who aim to provide patient satisfaction by optimizing in-hospital efficiency? Well, good news, all you need is a computer (or smart phone).
 
InQuicker (www.inquicker.com) allows emergency department and urgent care visitors to hold their hospital spot online, and then projects treatment times so they can arrive and be seen promptly. Updates are provided by way of phone call or email. The InQuicker system is also designed to filter certain symptom keywords that may indicate a true emergency. It will then respond with a prompt to call 911 or immediately go to the ED.