October 2010

St. Joseph Makes ED Wait Times Accessible to Mobile Web Users

Towson, MD

St. Joseph Medical Center is providing mobile Web users with a free application they can use to check St. Joseph's current emergency department wait time on their mobile phones. The "ER Wait" application can be downloaded at www.ShorterERWait.com. It is compatible with the iPhone and Android operating systems. The wait time is computer generated based on current ED patient information and is updated every 15 minutes. The application also provides directions to St. Joseph's ED based on an individual's current location. For more information, contact Vivienne Stearns-Elliott.