First let me say, I am NOT an information specialist...only a nurse.
Our hospital has been developing the Nursing module of Meditech. My unit was the pilot unit for the VS and I&O. We love it. We have written the Intervention dictionaries for Peds and Nursery and developed Admission assessments, reassessments, etc. That will not be going live house wide for some reason unknown to me.
In the interim, our OBVU system has been upgraded and we have potential to do Labor charting in it. The issues are how are you doing computerized charting in L&D if you have this ability?
Do you do only LD on the OBVU system? Can you safely place Meditech on the OBVU desktop and toggle between systems?
Where do you chart admissions and reassessments? What do you do about PP and Nursery if you chart L&D all in OBVU? Do you know of an interface?
What about the Forms package on OBVU? Is anyone using it? Does it work as fast as meditech?
If you can answer these questions based on your experience, it would be a great help to me. I have to make a logical proposal and I am not certain how to best accomplish a simple, non-duplicity charting system in the computer, based on these 2 systems. HELP!!
Thank you if you can help.