Tablet PC Talk Forums Forum Index Tablet PC Talk Forums
Forums about Tablet PCs, Ultra Mobile PCs and those who use them!
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

non EMR medical progress notes

 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Tablet PC Talk Forums Forum Index -> Physician's SIG
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Mark N
Guest





PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 6:26 am    Post subject: non EMR medical progress notes Reply with quote

I am a physician that cares for house-bound elderly patients. I have run my home care practice using standard paper charts that I keep in a big bin in the trunk of my car. It all seems so arcane, so last week I bought a tablet pc...

As for an EMR, my needs are very simple. I do not have a large volume of patients, I work alone, I have to input everything myself as I do not make house calls with an assistant, and I cannot use a web based EMR- it all has to be saved in the tablet.

My house call charts need a face sheet with demographics, problem lists and meds (the cummulative patient profile or CPP), and a section for progress notes.

I would prefer to use standard MS Office programs because my needs are simple and I never have to worry about recovering data from a defunct vendor's custom EMR program.

One simple solution would be to have one folder per patient and keep an Excel file for the CPP and the progress notes in Journal (saved as digital ink).

Another more elegant solution would be to use OneNote with each patient having its own tab and then using different subtabs for the CPP, progress notes, scans of letters and lab reports etc.

How does this sound? What other non EMR solutions have people used?
Back to top
Mark N
Guest





PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:07 am    Post subject: tablet based patient chart Reply with quote

A simple OneNote based charting system appears to be almost ideal except that (correct me if I am wrong) you cannot import pdf files into it. Scanning consult letters, reports, previous paper based progress notes, x-ray and lab results into each patient's file is an essential requirement for my needs. I suppose I could have a separate folder for each patient each containing a separate OneNote folder as well as a place to put pdf scans of reports etc.

Or I am left with the option a folder for each patient containing an Excel sreadsheet (for demographics, problem lists, medications etc.), a Journal file for progress notes (mostly hand written digital ink), and pdf files for scanned reports etc. My EMR can really be this simple.

Regards from Toronto,
Mark N
Back to top
digital-doc
Moderator


Joined: 09 Jan 2003
Posts: 273
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at this economic OneNote Solution to an EMR

www.abletfactory.com
_________________
C.M.Wilkerson, D.C.
www.MedicalTabletPC.com
www.digital-doc.com

[url=http://www.digital-doc.com/C2/EMR.htm]TabletPCs in a Medical Environment[/url]

"Good software makes us think, good hardware and software, changes our lives."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Mark N
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion.

I am aware of the existence of the OneNote EMR Toolkit, but at $1000 it is not 'economic' for a solo practitioner in geriatric home care. This is a more sophisticated solution than I need.

I would prefer to use a simpler system based on existing MS Office programs.

Regards,

Mark N
Back to top
digital-doc
Moderator


Joined: 09 Jan 2003
Posts: 273
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Mark N"]Thanks for the suggestion.

I am aware of the existence of the OneNote EMR Toolkit, but at $1000 it is not 'economic' for a solo practitioner in geriatric home care. This is a more sophisticated solution than I need.

I would prefer to use a simpler system based on existing MS Office programs.

Regards,

Mark N[/quote]

Yikes, you're right. It has always been $295.

In that case take a look at http://www.alborgesmd.com/
Al Borges, MD, has free solution. You can read much more about his solution here:
http://www.medicaltabletpc.com/content/view/427/1/
_________________
C.M.Wilkerson, D.C.
www.MedicalTabletPC.com
www.digital-doc.com

[url=http://www.digital-doc.com/C2/EMR.htm]TabletPCs in a Medical Environment[/url]

"Good software makes us think, good hardware and software, changes our lives."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Fritz
Tableteer


Joined: 27 Aug 2003
Posts: 4
Location: Dallas

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark N,

It sounds like your requirements are closely aligned with our OneNote EMR Toolkit feature set.

We have receintly included "face sheets" and have always supported inputs as PDFs, although we convert to "tif" using Microsoft Document Image Writer.

And yes, we have recently instituted a price increase. However, it has been very recent and we would honor previously published prices for members of TabletPCTalk and medicaltabletpc.com for awhile. Rolling Eyes

Feel free to contact me and we can arrange a demo and/or eval.

Hope this helps,

Fritz


fritz.switzer@abletfactory.com
_________________
Fritz Switzer
www.abletfactory.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    Tablet PC Talk Forums Forum Index -> Physician's SIG All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



All content Copyright 2002-2010, Chris De Herrera, All Rights Reserved
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group