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September 05, 2007

The word is out: patients and visitors should expect to be able to use their cell phones in the hospital

Cellphones get the 'all clear' at some hospitals - USATODAY.com

I'm linking to this story because it shows that the issue of possible electromagnetic interference (EMI) because of the use cellphones in hospitals is not a viable argument any longer, and it's getting out to the general public through the mainstream media.

An increasing number of patients arrive with laptops and other means of communication andare frustrated if they cannot connect with the outside world, says Andrew Cooper,  information technology manager at the Zangmeister Center, an oncology and hematology clinic  in Columbus, Ohio. It has installed a $70,000 antenna system for better cellphone use.

This antenna system was provided by CellAntenna Corp.

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