Last week, I gave my glowing opinion of doing my hospital rounding using my iPhone application. It was quite an efficiency booster. I was able to round on 16 people and discharge 13 of them in less than four and a half hours. These patients were all known to me, so I wasn’t sure how much time I saved by using my iPhone.
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.