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Boston Globe Article: Hospitals Turning a 'Pager' on Data Hardware

Learn how smartphones are starting to become common at area hospitals, though some still see benefits to 90's technology.


Resource thumbnailLike so many in his profession, Dr. Jason A. Tracy used a pager to send and receive urgent messages every day. It was by his side for nearly 20 years, ever-present on his belt, vibrating with purposeful vigor whenever Tracy was needed by a patient or colleague.

That was until a couple months ago, when, for the first time in his medical career, Tracy took off his pager and never put it back on. He turned instead to a secure application that allowed him to text colleagues on a sleek and decidedly 21st-century device, his iPhone.

The change, said Tracy, the chief of emergency medicine at South Shore Hospital, was “freeing.” Read the full article.