Web – Based Signout Lists

Working today on introducing the pediatric residents at Albany Medical Center to the concept of web-based signouts .. and taking another look at our code from the software that was written in 1997.

Back then, Patrick Norton (a dorky medical student at the time) and I built this system to help facilitate signout.  We presented a paper at AMIA

The concept is that the pediatric residents will use this list for daily sign-out.  The family physicaians have been using it for about 5 years .. and the Internal Medicine Residents have been using it for about 6 months.  Everyone seems to like it very much, but I've learned that what works for one group of docs doesn't always work for another.  Hence the meeting today … I'll document as we go ..

Changes that the peds folks want/need:

    1. Weight (in kg) … If over 50 remind to use adult dose.
    2. Primary physician name
    3. Hosptial Attending name
    4. Off-Service Field with drop-down menu for selecting:
      1. Pediatric Surgery
      2. ENT
      3. Ortho
      4. Neurosurgery
      5. Adult Neurology
      6. Urology
      7. Other
    5. Which Service list
      1. Red
      2. Green
      3. PICU
    6. NICU is separate
      1. 1
      2. 2
      3. 3
      4. 4
      5. 5
      6. 6
      7. 7
    7. Output:
      1. If age < 2 then express in months
      2. if age , 30 days then express in days
      3. Put weight next to patient name

We'll implement this stuff for now … and then likely re-visit in the summer, after the new interns have settled in.