Friday, January 16, 2009

Facebook in the hospital

For whatever reason, Boston nurses love Facebook. Maybe elsewhere too. Especially at night. If you go to a night ward or even the ICU at night, there's a bunch of nurses on Facebook.

Also, residents and interns have pagers, which nurses use to get a hold of them. But nurses don't have pagers, and sometimes it's hard to track a nurse down.

So it was inevitable that someone would think of it. Right now it's a joke told by one resident to another: "I'm going to start using Facebook to page nurses."

Soon it will be a Facebook app which will spread like wildfire through the hospitals.

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