Allscripts Wand Addresses Demands of Mobile Clinicians
CHICAGO, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts announced the much-anticipated release of Allscripts Wand™, which provides users of Allscripts Electronic Health Records a unique, native iPad application that extends the most commonly used functions of Allscripts Professional™ and Enterprise™ solutions.
iPad™ use in healthcare is rising rapidly. A recent study in Archives of Internal Medicine found that iPad use in hospitals could reduce delays and improve continuity of patient care. And a poll of more than 5,000 physicians conducted by the Physicians Consulting Network revealed that 27 percent of primary care and specialty physicians own an iPad or similar device, a rate that is five times higher than the general population.
"Wand's patient timeline enables me to see at-a-glance when and why patients last visited," said Lisa Young, M.D., a physician with Pediatric Clinic LLC in Auburn, Alabama. "I can show patients lab trends that are easy to pull up and look elegant. And the quick view of immunizations is perfect for pediatrics."
The latest in a long line of mobility innovations from Allscripts, Wand breaks new ground in its intuitive interface, which allows for ease of use with virtually no training, translating into a better physician experience. Allscripts developers employed Human Performance Modeling – the technique used by NASA to predict and improve pilot performance, to ensure that user input translated into the final product. The result is a streamlined workflow and quick access to information.
WAND provides clinicians the ability to:
- Review a chart quickly before entering the exam room
- Input real-time information like vitals and medications from the exam room
- Access EHR information after hours
"Wand is where we need to be. If we want to be paperless, and we do, we need to have something that's quick and easy," said Chantal Guidi, R.N., a nurse at USF Health in Tampa, Florida. "Now we don't have to write patient vital signs on a piece of paper that could get lost, forcing us to go back and take the signs again."
Wand's graphical interface and intuitive workflow enables clinicians to:
- View a timeline of key patient information such as lab results, medications, vitals, and more
- Review appointment lists and current patient status
- Retrieve patient data quickly, with drill-down access to details
- ePrescribe with electronic transmission to pharmacies
- Resolve tasks and respond to messages with a quick swipe of the screen
"The idea behind Allscripts Wand is to offer fast, easy access to the EHR features that clinicians use most," said Stanley Crane, Chief Innovation Officer for Allscripts. "Our native iPad application delivers up-to-date tablet technology with a redesigned user experience into the hands of clinicians."
In 2010, the company released Sunrise Mobile MD II™ for iPad giving hospital providers remote access to many daily activities, expanding on Sunrise Mobile MD™ for iPhone. And with Allscripts Remote™, available since 2009, ambulatory EHR users can access key clinical features after hours on virtually any smartphone. Wand takes the next step by adding more features and a native iPad interface.
Wand is available for users of Allscripts Professional and Enterprise Electronic Health Records. Users simply need to download the app from iTunes and install the necessary components from Allscripts. No on-site training is required. Interested media also can download the app to see features and functionality firsthand.
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