One of the cool things about having a blog is now people come to me with news. That's how I learned about Mass General's Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet) and their new mobile app called "findER". It makes clever use of the mobile phone's GPS capability and internet accessibility.
Here's the info that they provided
The app launched for the iPhone in June 2010. Due to popular demand, we have recently introduced the app on Blackberry and Android platforms.
Through our studies, we have developed the most comprehensive, accurate emergency room (ER) database in the country. This free app uses that database of nearly 5,000 U.S. ERs to benefit individuals in an emergency situation. With one click, findER will get its users to the closest ER in the event of a health emergency. We think that the app is a must-have addition to anyone’s phone, especially when traveling with young ones and family members with chronic health problems during the upcoming summer months.