I currently work in a very rural hospital that uses paper charting. On the first of October we are getting ready to go live with a computer charting system that I am sure I will NOT like. It is Meditech. It was not designed for L&D.
I decided if I am going to have to learn a new system I might as well do it at a new hospital while on orientation :chuckle I went for a job interview in a larger hospital in a city nearby and they said they used a system called WatchChild (I think that was the name). I know there is also a system called TraceVue that is designed for L&D. Anyway, wanted to know what systems some of you use, what you like about them, what you don't like about them, etc. Since I am looking for a new place to work, I might as well pick a place that has a cool computer charting system (if all things are equal) as well.
Quote from SmilingBluEyes
even w/the mouse capability, you are working in a DOS type format. It's very slow, cumbersome and not very efficient.
If I had my way, we would toss Meditech out yesterday. It's done nothing but make our jobs harder----esp since going online w/EMAR. UG.
PS the dr hate it too; so we are forced to chart I/O and VS on a separate sheet for them. It's really a pita. I would prefer being all on paper to this.
Oh my gosh, we have one doc in particular who would throw a "s**t fit" (as granny used to say) . . if he didn't have I/O and VS IN THE CHART ON A PIECE OF PAPER. We actually have paper charting in OB and PP that has a place for VS and I/O, which we use but also have a separate graphic for the docs so they don't have to go looking through the nurse's notes . . .so we chart some things more than twice.
I agree with you deb . . . . . .the word is definitely
Last edit by Spidey's mom on Aug 31, '05
: Reason: clarify