AllixiParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 84Joined: 03/16/2016
I work at a community hospital, and we don’t use pagers. During the day, I get calls directly on my cell phone (all hospital calls show up as a common operator number). If I can’t answer it in time, then I have to wait for the voicemail and call back.
When I’m cross covering, I get a text that shows only the patient name and a callback number. Could be something brainless (heating pad, one-time order for Tylenol) or something really involved and complex. There is no way to know what the issue is until I call, and sometimes I get put on hold for like 30 seconds.
Is there a (HIPPA-compliant) app that could send a brief text message, and let me respond in multiple ways? (For example, either “Approve” or “Call back”)January 9, 2019 at 6:58 pm MST #180037PedsParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 3789Joined: 01/08/2016
Sure but wouldn’t you have to convince the community hospital to adopt it?portlandiaParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 381Joined: 07/07/2017
Imprivata CortextJanuary 9, 2019 at 7:48 pm MST #180056AllixiParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 84Joined: 03/16/2016
Sure but wouldn’t you have to convince the community hospital to adopt it?Click to expand…
It would take some legwork to convince the group or the hospital to adopt new technology, for sure, but if there is something that works efficiently, I’d look into it.
Thanks for the suggestion on ImprivataJanuary 9, 2019 at 8:03 pm MST #180062MPMDParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 2151Joined: 05/01/2017
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I think we use that or something like that at our community shop.
You get to work and pick up an iphone with a mophie.
It hasn’t been widely adopted for/by everyone but it can be pretty nice. Brief texts to in house consultants updating them. Texts from lab about specimens etc.
I really like it, I’m surprised this hasn’t taken off and that the space hasn’t been filled by Cerner and Epic and the like. Consider that we all spend every second glued to our smart phones why is so little medicine done on them?January 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm MST #180079SLC OBParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 455Joined: 06/23/2018
Amion (it is our scheduling software…. named “Am I On?=Amion which has the specialty, their phone number and a way to message securely).
ETA: I believe the license is an annual fee, about $300/ specialty… so if you use it for the basics like Hospitalist, Ob/Gyn, Peds, ortho, gen surgery it would be about $1500/year…. if you have a zillion more specialist, it would get expensive).January 9, 2019 at 9:59 pm MST #180084PedsParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 3789Joined: 01/08/2016January 10, 2019 at 6:15 am MST #180108jacoavluModeratorStatus: Physician, Small Business OwnerPosts: 1998Joined: 03/01/2018
I’ve heard of tigertext being used
Slack has a HIPAA compliant product
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I am aware of TigerText. Our community Hospital has considered it.
For years they have been telling us that texting clinical information, photos of rashes and lacerations, photos or videos of CTs, stc. is illegal and forbidden, but they have failed to provide an alternative.
"Wealth is the slave of the wise man and the master of the fool.” -Seneca the YoungerJanuary 10, 2019 at 7:39 am MST #180130