Very excited to be on this forum. I am a fulltime case manager for a hospital based home health care agency and love it. The pay is good. We are almost completely staffed and the morale is excellent. I am finally at a job that I completely love. The paperwork is alot but as long as I keep up with it, it is bearable. The agency has a goal of transitioning the staff to use laptops instead of paper. Very excited over this but also a little apprehensive. Will these laptops make my life easier or just more aggravation......?????
Jun 30, '04
I own a laptop at home and I love it. Not sure how it would affect work, though. Good luck.
Jul 2, '04
My agency has used computer point of service documentation since 1998. I was one of the core group trained. We are now now on our 3rd type of computer, which is actually a notebook. I love the computer (until the server goes down). I can import any patient and read the last 2 months of notes for ALL disciplines. Oasis is somewhat easier and having the history and patient info makes a world of difference when seeing a pt I am not familiar with. We have now begun using electronic signatures for the nurses (have been doing that for docs for a while). Making less time in the office and more in the field. Since I travel an average of 110 miles/day billable....makes a difference for me.
Jul 3, '04
Welcome prisca and wow I would love laptops. I have not worked or consulted with a company that could afford them. Many of us are still pushing stacks of paper.
Jul 3, '04
I got my laptop halfway through the summer I took A&P I & II and Micro (oh, yes--sanity was a dear commodity that year!).
Anyway, I used it through nursing school and for everything pretty much since then.
I absolutely love it. I can sit in bed and be on the computer. I can take it with me and be on it while I wait for the car to be repaired or whatever.
The security issue is a strong one--people will steal them, so you have to mind it even more closely than your child, but otherwise....
YOU WILL SO LOVE IT!
Jul 4, '04
Welcome to All Nurses. I would think computerizing things would make it much easier than having papers flying everywhere, but what do I know? I'm just a student! LOL!
I love my puter and do everything on it that I can.