Just a few days ago I reported on a hospital in Israel being the first to port Windows medical applications over to the Ipad. Right after the IPad came out many used Log Me in to remote connect with either a desktop or server and I’m not sure on how imageHappy is connected but he has great IT department that made ii happen for him.  If you are hospitalist pay attention here and see what he has to say.  Included a few paragraphs, but you can read the full article at his blog where does the numbers.

iPad Helping Hospital In Israel Treat Patients With Connecting via Chameleon to Run Their Windows Based Programs (Video)

Microsoft Chameleon is making the operation possible in Israel and Happy says he cant’ wait to move up to the next level to get PACS and more on his.  Good write up and good stuff!  BD 

Yesterday, I picked up a new service entirely.  But I also had my iPad  up and running for the first time  for my daily rounds.   How did I do rounding on a new service of 14 patients I had never met before?  I was able to complete my Saturday rounds on 14 patients in four hours and twenty minutes flat and I got out in time to see my grandmother's problems with facial hair after menopause before the clock struck noon.

That's 260 minutes to round on 14 patients.  That's an average of 18 minutes and 30 seconds per patient, including all dictations, medication reconciliation on discharge as well as travel and down time between patients. 

And what did my billing charges consist of for the day? Seven CPT 99238 less than 30 minute discharges, 3 level two hospital follow-ups CPT 99232 and four level three high level hospital follow-ups CPT 99233.

Yesterday, I picked up a new service entirely.  But I also had my iPad  up and running for the first time  for my daily rounds.   How did I do rounding on a new service of 14 patients I had never met before?  I was able to complete my Saturday rounds on 14 patients in four hours and twenty minutes flat and I got out in time to see my grandmother's problems with facial hair after menopause before the clock struck noon.

That's 260 minutes to round on 14 patients.  That's an average of 18 minutes and 30 seconds per patient, including all dictations, medication reconciliation on discharge as well as travel and down time between patients. 

And what did my billing charges consist of for the day? Seven CPT 99238 less than 30 minute discharges, 3 level two hospital follow-ups CPT 99232 and four level three high level hospital follow-ups CPT 99233.

Efficiency of Hospital Rounds Rapidly Improved with my iPad

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