Don't be surprised to see people chatting on their cell phones the next time you visit a hospital. According to Techdirt, a recent study found benefit in allowing mobile phone usage in hospitals, including improved communication among staff and lower error rates. Another study de-bunked the universal myth that cell phones interfere with medical equipment. Some hospitals are even going as far as installing local antennas to lower the likelihood of interference so that patients, docs, and visitors can happily chat away.
Keep in mind that not all hospitals have jumped on-board with this, as they are waiting for further evidence.