New Technology Puts Extraordinary Care at Doctors’ Fingertips - Anytime, Anywhere Access to Important Patient Information
No matter where Steven Black, MD is; at home, making rounds in the hospital, or out to dinner; he's now able to get up to the minute information about his patients on his iPhone.
October 18, The Nebraska Medical Center began rolling out a new version of Clinical Xpert to its medical staff. Thomson Reuters, the company that developed the program, chose the medical center as a beta testing site for the newly improved program.
For staff members like Dr. Black, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, access to real-time data is crucial.
"I can get the information I need about my patients anytime I need it - at their bedside, in my office or in a restaurant," Dr. Black said. "If I order lab work on the weekend, I can get the results when I'm out with my family at the park. It would be hard to give up this application."
The Nebraska Medical Center has used Clinical Xpert for several years.
"Bringing this to the iPhone is a great enhancement to a product that has helped us clinically for years," said Bryce Strohbehn, system consultant at The Nebraska Medical Center. "When our doctors saw the extent of the patient information that they could access in real-time they were very eager to start using it."
Dr. Black believes the improved access to vital patient information can improve care by streamlining the flow of data and helping doctors make critical decisions quickly.
An example of how the system works can be seen at www.clinicalxpert.com/iphone. The program is also available for doctors who carry Blackberry, Palm and Windows Mobile phones.
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