Published Dec 18, 2001
i am looking for anyone who used idx [last word] product for nursing documentation. we are planninig to implement in 18 months and are just now starting to plan how this will look in the future. i would sure like to talk to someone about what thier system does, what they like, and what we should avoid doing.
sorry to put this on the general post, but i'm having trouble finding a computer-mate.
i'd appreciate andy feedback!
We use it at my hospital. I personally hate the system. Takes so much longer than the old system(meditech) they had when I started. The administration took it upon themselves to make the system non nurse friendly. For example on the nursing assessment- we get to document that male patients have no OB history, or the assessment is not complete.
Get real. It is hard enough to get time to chart as it is. There are so many other things that I would love to do during my shift, like more patient education- but that OB history is so important.
Sorry, there are not to many nurses that I work with that like the system. They are still having problems with the mainframes. The whole system crashed one weekend. So great was the back up system that only 6 computers in the whole hospital were functioning. We ended up having to hand write MARS and kardexs for the on coming shifts.
They could have set it up better, but they did not ask the people they needed to to be in on the planning.
If I can answer any questions for you let me know. I can be objective about most points. It was just a very trying day today.
rninformatics, DNP, RN
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I have posted on informatics sites and gotten very few answers, I posted on a general site because I was hoping to tap into some actual users and find out thier view.
I found it interesting that when I went to apply to join MANI, Ihad to print off a form from the computer and mail it in. I was thinking a group of informatics people would be more high tech than that.
Our corporation selected IDX and I have been having trouble finding users.
we are making major efforts to involve staff in it's development. It's scary and exciting!
I do hope once I get my membership info back from MANI I can find some sources on standards of computerized documentation
We had their system in one of the hospitals I worked at and everyone hated it. I don't know too many details because as a Tech I didn't do much in the computer. I can tell you that the nurses and secretaries griped about it every single day....usually because of glitches in the system.
Yes the Board of the Midwest Alliance for Nursing Informatics has investigated on-line commerce- securing the site and connecting with a banking institution or service to allow e-charging/payment.
Unfortunately the service is cost prohibitive at this time. Any suggestions or leads you have related to companies that can provide such services would be greatly appreciated.
If you have applied for membership to ANIA, AMIA and or CARING you will find similiar paper processes in place. HIMSS site does provide for e-payments and is a much bigger organization than any of the above.
Your IDX consultant should be able to direct you to a user group or.
Have you tried posting to the HISNET list at
Related to standards and computerized documentation check out texts on NIC, NOC and NANDA.
There will also be a conference addressing these three nursing nomenclatures in Chicago in April.
and MANI will also be providing a 3 part series of daylong programs on Integrated Clinical Information Systems, which will include documentation issues.
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