>Subject: patient discharge instructions
>Is anyone using or have experience with computerized patient discharge
>instructions in the emergency department? Would appreciate any input
>may have! Most interested in a product we can customize ourselves and
>perhaps print proper dosages for meds etc..
I have been using PAIGE by Mad Scientist Software for a few years. I am
very happy with the product which is inexpensive and very flexable. I can
print up a set of instructions in a minute or two.
The program permits me to generate very patient specific instructions that
can eaisly be edited on the fly. At the click of a mouse I can also include
the name,address and phone number of the PCP or Specialist the patient is to
follow up with.
Most of the risk associated with follow up instructions occur when the
patient is not given specific follow up arrangments. I find the ability
to build a set of instructions on the fly superior to cook book instructions
that can quickley become outdated.
You can view a demo at www.madsci.com.
David N Chapman, D.O.
Assisant Professor of Clinical Surgery/Emergency Medicine
University of Missouri-Columbia
Director-Emergency Services Cooper County Memorial Hospital
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