Cell phones have replaced radios in a lot of public safety and prehospital systems. With growing concerns about Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and sharing of information over the radio, hospitals have established phone lines for EMS personnel to call for report or requests for orders. Some would argue that radios are obsolete in most cases. Which of the two technologies do you feel would make you feel safest on the scene of a call: a radio or a cell phone? Explain why.

Cell phones have replaced radios in a lot of public safety and prehospital systems. With growing concerns about Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and sharing of information over the radio, hospitals have established phone lines for EMS personnel to call for report or requests for orders. Some would argue that radios are obsolete in most cases. Which of the two technologies do you feel would make you feel safest on the scene of a call: a radio or a cell phone? Explain why.