Chicago-area hospitals increasingly are offering Wi-Fi Internet access, patient-information portals and patient blogs, theChicago Tribunereports.
The University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital since it opened in February 2005 has provided patients with an entertainment and education system that lets patients access the Internet, check e-mail, view education information, download movies and play games. Patients and visitors with their own laptops also are given secure wireless Internet access at no cost. In addition, cell phones now can be used in most hospital areas, theTribunereports. Nice to see this one finally go away...BD