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MDconnectME: hospitals can use this app to contact family members about a patient’s condition

During Hurricane Sandy, the founders of MDconnectMe discovered a new usage for their hospital communication app, MobiHealthNews reported. MobiHealthNews wrote: After Hurricane Sandy slammed the Northeast Oct. 29, Mount Sinai Medical Center had to take extra patients evacuated from other New York City hospitals. Busy staff there used an app called MDconnectME to send quick updates to designated family […]

During Hurricane Sandy, the founders of MDconnectMe discovered a new usage for their hospital communication app, MobiHealthNews reported.

MobiHealthNews wrote:

After Hurricane Sandy slammed the Northeast Oct. 29, Mount Sinai Medical Center had to take extra patients evacuated from other New York City hospitals. Busy staff there used an app called MDconnectME to send quick updates to designated family members about the location and condition of their loved ones.

Interestingly, Philadelphia-based MDconnectME did not design its app for disaster response. “What we developed was for surgeons to use from the OR,” explains CEO Scott Anzel. But the original idea was to reduce complexity and provide a little peace of mind.

 Read the whole story here.

MDconnectME’s team of six works out of a bank vault in Washington Square, CEO Scott Anzel told Technically Philly. Anzel, 37, cofounded the company in 2010 and lives in Center City.

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