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Pediatricians Welcome Patients With Surface Tablets, EHRs
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drrjv
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drrjv,
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1/17/2014 | 1:34:12 PM
From a Greenway User
As a Greenway user for several years, I've seen gradual improvements in their mobile applications.

I do have a couple of comments:

1. Greenway 'PrimeMobile' is essentially the same application on iOS, Android and Windows (metro?).

2. Having tried all 3 versions, I feel that touch control, speed and fluidity of the App is much better on the iPhone and Android. The Windows version has a rachety, sticky feel that is annoying to me.

3. While the Windows version may look 'pretty' with it's 'metro' interface, I find it much more unweildy to use than the iOS and Android versions. Way to many windows to go through compared to the iOS and Android version.

4. I have some user interface issues. For example, why must one confirm everything. If I click 'edit' and don't change anything or hit 'cancel' why does the App ask me to confirm the 'cancel' (with a cryptic 'OK' or 'Undo' no less)?

5. More stuff needs to be added, like e-prescribe and order entry, scheduling, and ability to create an H&P and progress note.

 

 
camelduke
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camelduke,
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1/15/2014 | 11:24:26 AM
Re: transmissible by touch
Not nearly as much as they should...

Reminds me of the study a few years ago where they found that 95% of smartphones in a hospital contained deadly bacteria:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10190416-71.html#!
David F. Carr
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1/15/2014 | 11:14:53 AM
Re: transmissible by touch
Good to know, thanks. Do you think physicians and nurses are doing this regularly?
camelduke
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camelduke,
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1/15/2014 | 11:10:43 AM
Re: transmissible by touch
FYI.  Healthcare customers can sanitize Microsoft Surface with PDI Sani-Cloth Plus, CaviWipes, Covidien Alcohol Prep Pads, or any similar wipes with IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) solution under 70%.

 

For more information, check out this blog post:


http://blogs.msdn.com/b/healthblog/archive/2014/01/03/starting-2014-with-a-cleaner-surface-slate.aspx
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Gary_EL,
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1/13/2014 | 10:57:08 PM
Tablets make sense here
Somebody who's on his or her feet all day, move, move moving fast. If data entry's a big part of that job, imagine what a boon a tablet is as opposed to walking across the length of a room to a static system, and entering what you think was said 15 seconds later rather than entering it as it's said right now. But I have to chuckle at the thought of someone using an Android publicly in a doctor's office in Bellevue, Washington - kinda like driving to work at a GM plant in a Toyota :-)
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cbabcock,
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1/13/2014 | 9:38:17 PM
Works in Bellevue, now for the rest of the world
Well, I guess it helps if you're using Surface tablets to be somewhere where lots of Microsoft employees live. Doctors are notoriously balky at learning a new user interface. But here's a place where Windows 8 actually works-- doctors and patients can use the same devices. But we can't all live and work in Bellevue, Wash. , can we?

 
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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1/13/2014 | 8:52:41 PM
Re: transmissible by touch
Interesting point. In hospitals, I know they have a big emphasis on being able to sterilize any piece of equipment -- I remember someone telling me they'd found iPads could be wiped with disinfectant and survived just fine, even though Apple didn't sanction the parctice. I would hope medical practices also give cleaning their gadgets some attention.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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1/13/2014 | 7:48:06 PM
transmissible by touch
I wonder how many illnesses have been acquired through touch-based devices? They can get pretty grimy.


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