The average wait time at emergency rooms across the country is 24 minutes. The Pro-Publica wait watcher tool shows that number nearly doubles in Maryland hospitals.
Johns Hopkins is working to cut down delays by enabling doctors to visit with patients virtually.
Their telemedicine program in the emergency department was in development for a year and a half before it was launched at Johns Hopkins Hospital in April. The program is now expanding to two other hospital centers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Center and Howard County General Hospital.
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