Ever had a loved one go into the hospital while you wait anxiously to hear how they are. What about a long surgery where you have no idea how the operation is going.
New technology is now changing the way patients can communicate with family and friends. It’s called MDconnectME. CEO, Scott Anzel says “it revolutionizes the efficiency and effectiveness of patient-family-surgeon communication.” Here’s how it works:The patient signs up for the mobile application and submits a list of family and friends to be notified. That allows a surgeon or other staff members to send immediate alerts updating the patients procedures, condition, and recovery. It can reach Grandma in another state, a best friend overseas. Anzel says patients love it because it takes away the stress of having to call everyone or knowing those closest to you are waiting for hours in the hospital just for a shred of information that will lend comfort. Anzel says “Ultimately the provider team becomes more productive and by offering a more compassionate experience for patients and loved ones, their patient satisfaction scores improve.” MDconnectME
is now being used in hospitals across the United States.