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EMTs Say New Tablet Technology Is Faulty And Causing Delays

 
EMTs Say New Tablet Technology Is Faulty And Causing Delays
Posted July 18th, 2013 @ 12:14pm

(Lauren Evans) All this new technology is really getting in the way of emergency workers' ability to save lives, apparently. The same week a man who suffered a heart attack may or may not have perished after paramedics were foiled by JFK's state-of-the security doors, EMTs are grousing that a new tablet-based computer system that records ambulance calls is prone to freezing up and losing its wireless signal, the Post reports.

Workers are required to use the tablets to document the information on each "aided" case they attend, the tabloid said, a procedure that must be completed before they can take new calls. If the process is delayed, well...so is the response.

Read More: Gothamist

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