This success is down to the intuitive products being aimed first and foremost for endoscopists. They are always fighting against time and need to prepare their reports quickly and without having to read thick software manuals.
There are diagrams of the anatomy on which they add sites. These are where the abnormalities, therapies, specimens and photos\videos were seen or taken. Apart from being able to add free text, there are hundreds of check boxes and buttons where the abnormalities, therapies, etc. are quickly added.
When the discharge summary is printed there is a huge algorithm that turns those button clicks into paragraphs and sentences so that the report looks like it has been dictated. A major strength to this approach is the consistency. It is impossible to tell whether reports were generated by the most junior doctor or senior surgeon.
Laboratory request forms are automatically formatted and printed alongside the discharge summaries.
While the endoscopists are doing their bit, the data recorded is available to be audited.
As the reports are being printed they can also be transmitted automatically to the Trust’s/Health Board’s EPR so they can be viewed over the Intranet and/or be sent on to the referring GP or consultant.
For those hospitals with two or more endoscopy rooms, the Scheduling module manages the bookings – replacing the A4 page-a-day diaries or the Outlook calendar commonly found in endoscopy units.
Finally, these products are constantly being kept up to date with the latest developments within the specialties, from both the medical and administrative perspectives.
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