January 3, 2012
We all know how miserable sitting in the emergency room waiting area can be if you are injured. New technology may alleviate that problem at St. Louis, Missouri, area hospitals soon enough.
KMOV 4 News reported yesterday that five emergency departments across the city now offer an online check-in service called InQuicker. Patients can now go to the website and select the emergency center they would like to visit. The patient is prompted to fill out and submit their paperwork online, at which point their place in line is held at the hospital. The system then gives the patient an estimated time at which to arrive at the hospital where they can be seen almost immediately.
The service is new to the St. Louis-area, but has been used in other cities across the nation for years. It is expected to greatly increase patient satisfaction at participating units.
The new system was created by SSM Health Care and will only work with facilities in their network. Participating emergency departments include:
- SSM St. Mary’s Health Center
- SSM St. Clare Health Center
- SSM DePaul Health Center
- SSM St. Joseph Health Center
- SSM St. Joseph Hospital West
The Missouri personal injury attorneys with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers know how vital it is for accident victims to receive the care that they need as fast as possible. The firm hopes that the newly implemented system will allow patients to receive care in a quicker and more efficient manner.
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