September 2018 Newsletter

And we’re back! Since our last newsletter in May, the PediNotes team has been hard at work and new changes are on the horizon!  We’re excited to recap the year below with details on our company growth and future advancements.
— — Steve Spedale, MD, FAAP - President/Founder

PediNotes Triumphs in Functionality

Recent pediatric literature and studies by independent journals recommend key functions that should be part of a neonatal EMR, including those that enhance data management and improve patient safety and care.

PediNotes meets or exceeds these recommendations through a focus on function and user-centered design. Let’s take a look at the suggested functionalities found in PediNotes:

Designed By A Neonatologist

  • First and foremost, the EMR should be designed specifically for neonatologists. This user-centered design is crucial to making a software program that works for the intended audience.

Neonatology Specific Functionality

  • Age specific templates

  • Creation of family history with templates for specified areas

  • Daily demographics

  • Growth tracking including growth velocity 

  • Immunization management

  • Medication dosing

  • Mother-Infant Dyad linkage – tracking of mother’s pregnancy and hospital events including real-time laboratory results

  • Neonatal nutrition – enteral and parenteral with detailed analytics

  • Neonatal Specific Scores – abstinence scores, Infant Driven Feedings

  • Past Medical History including Family History, Review of Systems utilizing neonatal templates

  • Patient identification with tracking of name changes

  • Pediatric norms with appropriate growth charts for immediate perinatal period and pediatric period

  • Pediatric Subspecialty Support

  • Respiratory data related to respiratory parameters

  • User specified views and documentation catered to primary clinical roles

Integration Into Existing EMR

  • Clinical documentation

    • Neonatology

    • Subspecialty

  • Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)

  • Incorporation of documentation from other users of hospital EMR

Data Management

  • Data management with in-program analytic and data warehousing with ability to create data dashboards  

  • Reducing variability in data through use of interoperability

Patient Safety

  • Age based order sets

  • Defining resolution or changing spectrum of specific disease processes

  • Electronic Handoff tools

  • Neonatal Clinical Decision Support

  • Newborn Screening tracking

  • Transition of Care Documentation

Inpatient Monitoring

  • Nursing documentation of vitals

  • Bedside monitoring

Billing Functions

  • Specialty defined rules

  • Integration with billing software

Upcoming Events

2018 AAP National Conference & Exhibition

November 2-6, Orlando, FL | BOOTH #567

Join us this winter at the world’s largest pediatric education event! We’ll be showing pediatricians and other health professionals how to make strides in their NICU operations with the benefits and ease of use PediNotes.

We are constantly evolving and improving our software to provide solutions that help you. Any feedback is always appreciated.
— The PediNotes Team

Want to take PediNotes for a test drive?

Visit our website to learn more about our free trial of PediNotes and experience the new EMR functionality first hand.