EASE makes surgery a little less scary for families at Texas Children’s Hospital

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ABC13 – Watching the clock while a loved one is in the hospital can be one of the most excruciating times for a family member or friend.

That time of anxiety sparked a team of doctors in Florida to create an app that connects hospital staff with a patient’s family while they are in surgery, and it’s being used in Houston.

Waiting rooms, he said, still have uncomfortable seats with cold coffee and frankly, they are scary. The Ease app is a HIPPA-compliant medical messaging app that allows clinicians to send patient updates through texts, pictures and videos.

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