Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pagers vs Smartphones: Which One is Superior?

How would you rather be contacted for clinical matters? By pager or directly to your smartphone?

This intriguing article suggests that direct clinical communication by dedicated smartphone, rather than pager, resulted in quicker response and intervention times by the residents .  The study did not assess clinical outcomes.

This all sounds fine and well, particularly in this age of  hyper-availability and hyper-responsiveness.

As we move towards more consult requests via smartphones, I just do not want to get messages in text speak! " R U available 4 Sepsis Cnslt?"


As some suggest, in this NY Times article, U can't talk to Ur professor like this.

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