New software is giving loved ones peace of mind as patients go under the knife, opening communication lines during surgery.

The software sends messages to a TV screen in the waiting room and to relatives’ phones to track when the patient goes to pre-op, when they enter the operating room, when they go into recovery and when they are ready to be discharged.

"If you’re across the country, you’re waiting for that phone call to hear what’s going on," said nursing officer Andrea Truex. "So at least with this technology, they can be notified and feel a little more assured of what’s going on and not as anxious."

Surgitrak was developed in 2015 and is already being used in 165 hospitals and 115 free standing surgical centers around the United States and England.

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