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Can Tech Speed ­p Emergency Room Care?


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patient on stretcher led to emergency room entrance

The emergency-room doctor needed to take a closer look at the stitches above Gilbert Winter's eye.

"Let me just zoom in a little closer," said Peter Greenwald, an emergency-medicine physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine in Manhattan. "I just need you to hold your head as still as possible."

Dr. Greenwald was talking through a computer screen. Mr. Winter was sitting in a small, private room in the hospital's emergency department, elsewhere in the complex.

The next frontier in digital health may be one of the most unlikely: the emergency room.

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