Tufts MC and Floating Hospital Launch ER Check-in Application
Boston, MA - Tired of spending hours in a stuffy, overcrowded ER waiting room in Boston? Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have the solution – it’s called InQuicker, and it’s reinventing the way we access ER care.
Beginning June 10, 2015, you can check-in for your projected treatment time at Tufts Medical Center's adult emergency room or your child's projected treatment time in the pediatric emergency room, arrive at the designated time, and be promptly seen by a health care professional using an innovative online service called InQuicker.
InQuicker is not an appointment or reservation service, as the nature of ER triage does not allow for the scheduling of medical treatment. InQuicker estimates treatment times based on facility conditions and allows its users to wait from the comfort of home, rather than the waiting room.
InQuicker users do not skip the ER wait, nor will they be seen ahead of individuals in the waiting room. In the event of a projected treatment time delay, InQuicker users are sent real-time notifications via phone call and email so they can continue waiting at home.
InQuicker is intended only for individuals with non-life-threatening or debilitating medical conditions. It’s a simple and convenient way for people with busy lives and busy families to conveniently access care for minor medical needs. If you’re in doubt about the severity of your condition, you should always seek immediate care.
The InQuicker system is designed to filter certain symptom keywords that may indicate a life-threatening or debilitating medical condition, in addition to a review of a user’s symptoms by a health care professional at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children. Those indicating such medical conditions are prompted to dial 911 or go immediately to the nearest emergency room.
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