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Handy PatientsWith the Handy patients program you can rapidly and professionally record all medical information about your patients, their progress, and their examinations. The software has wonderful tools that can be fully personalized for any kind of medical specialty including internal medicine, critical care, surgery, pediatrics, gynecology, psychiatry or even physiotherapy. This new version is now so optimized that it's more powerful than most of the existing desktop PC patient trackers and is the best one available for a PDA. This software is now compatible with PocketPC, DesktopPC and TabletPC.
 
Thanks to its large number of tools, the software summarizes the patients' information in a very structured and academic way. Doctors in hospitals will love this software. During patient visits, it will be possible to easily retrieve information about them and update their information methodically during the meeting with an incomparable precision. It is easy to use and very intuitive with an unusually pleasant interface and working environment that is rare to find in such advanced patient tracking systems.

The software produces printable documents like the admission note, the daily progress report, an automatic discharge note, and much more, all formatted with a professional and pleasing presentation. So the use of pens is now obsolete. You can use this software without disturbing the old unreadable handwriting habits of your medical department by customizing the templates of all documents to print. These templates can be adapted exactly to your usual medical department documents. There is strong optimization features for all functions to further customize for your needs.

The statistic tool creates a table with all patients' information that can then be analyzed with Microsoft Excel or Access for invoicing, for a research study or for your medical department statistics.

There is also a powerful wireless server. Share your patients' folders wireless via Wifi with all doctors of your hospital. Send mails or use the chat room to communicate with your colleagues. These wireless features can be used online or offline. When you come in to the hospital in the morning, you can get with one click all patients' folders updated on your PDA and read clear and easy to read summaries that contain the last night's reports and progress notes.

This last version let you manage hospitalized or ambulatory patients in a very effective way. So this software is ready to be used by doctors working in hospital or by family practitioners. Doctors who manage chronic patients that often switch between hospital and ambulatory meeting will love this new version.

 

Handy Patients Desktop Edition version

Handy Patients Desktop edition is the same software as the Pocket-PC edition.

It runs on Desktop-PC and Tablet-PC with Windows NT/2000/XP/Tablet-PC.

This powerful desktop version also has some optimizable features for the desktop experience. It accepts any screen resolution from 800x600 to 1920x1200 pixels and more.

Feel free to share your summaries, templates or shortcuts files between the PocketPC and DesktopPC edition. They are all compatible.

All patients' files are also compatible between PocketPC and Desktop-PC. Share them with the powerful Handy Patients Server (wireless or via Microsoft ActiveSync).


Doing patient visits with a Tablet-PC or a Laptop-PC is now possible as well. All Pocket-PC, Desktop-PC, Tablet-PC and Laptop-PC can be linked via Handy Patients Server wirelessly to exchange the patients' files, to communicate via the chat room, or to send e-mails that are optimized for doctors. Now Handy Patients is by far the most advanced solution to manage patients in any medical department or hospital.

 

Handy Patients 

 

Features


 
  • Powerful and professional patient tracker.
  • There are fast writing tools with list of text shortcuts for any field of the formulary.
  • You can insert a quick shortcut "ok" with one click on any label attached with an edit window. This indicates "nothing especially".
  • Automatic unit writer that you can personalize.
  • There are lists of text shortcuts for all patients' parameters. Open them with a double click on any edit window. These lists contain your most used words for the selected parameter and let you enter very quickly the patient's information.
  • A highly optimized text shortcuts' editor let you personalize your usual text shortcuts quickly. The text shortcuts are arranged in a main list that can hold sub-menus. The powerful editor let you add and manage your text shortcuts. You can add an unlimited number of text shortcuts. It's even possible to add a database as a list of shortcuts. For example, a database with the name of the drugs and their available posology.
  • Special text shortcuts produce return carriage, clear text, insert a dash, .... You can freely add them in the text shortcuts list. You can also insert comments in your shortcuts...
  • An automatic and intelligent text formatting insert a capital letter at the beginning of each line, dash return. That gives you a nice presentation and let you save time.
  • There are icons associated to the patient. They recall the bed's position in the room or a distinctive feature of the patient. You can customize yourself these icons.
  • Use the fast options (buttons of the PDA and menus) to go from one patient to another.
  • The list of patients can be sorted by name, room number, diagnosis, head doctor, record's number, ... There is an optimized sorting display for the first column that shows rooms of your medical department.
  • A scroll list let you select one of the 36 pages quickly.
  • Automatic age calculator with a special age formatting for pediatrics or neonatology.
  • Automatic BMI calculator.
  • The problems' manager let's you organize your problems from the most serious to the less. Inactivate or close solved problems. You can also merge identical problems.
  • You can set a level of seriousness to any problem.
  • There is a useful tasks manager with several priorities levels.
  • There is a structured medication and plan manager for the patients.
  • You can use the drawing tools with its colors, different pens and the rubber.
  • The vectorial drawing editor let you save your default pictures. Display with one click on a list your previous saved picture.
  • Create the automatic out letter with one click and look at the preview on your PDA with a normal or full page view. Then click on save to produce a document that you can print on your DesktopPC. This out letter is fully customizable.
  • There are structured summaries for the selected day, problems, tasks to do, exams or patient's admission. The presentation is very nice. Scroll the window with the right scroll bar or with a click and drag option directly on the middle of the screen.
  • Use the two fully customizable pages with 20 text boxes and two vectorial drawings. You can insert these customizable pages anywhere in the admission or further.
  • The patient ID page let you record the patient's identity, address, insurance,....
  • Personalize freely the background and the colors of the software.
  • With the archives manager, you can create a new hospitalization from a copy or a blank file.  Merge files, activate or archive files. Get a quick overview of files content. Manage files that contain several hospitalizations, delete only one hospitalization in a file, delete the whole file of a patient.
  • You can use an unlimited number of archived patients. For example, with a PocketPC that holds a memory of 64Mb, you can use at the same time about 4000 patients files!
  • You can use up to 70 activated patients simultaneously.
  • There is an automatic saving process every 1-10 minutes or when leaving Handy patients. No saving error has been reported on PocketPC. If you encounter some rare saving errors on DesktopPC after a Windows crash while saving, an automatic process recover corrupted files from a backup.
  • The software compresses highly the patients' files (5-20 Ko by patient's file).
  • There is an encryption protection for all patients' files. So the confidentiality is reinforced.
  • Discover the professional saving tool for the summaries of the day, problems, patient's admission and the automatic out letter. It creates files ready to be printed on the DesktopPC.
  • Create freely customizable templates for the out letter, the summary of the admission or the templates' manager.
  • Translate or do modifications for any text of the software in any language.
  • Look at the statistic table builder:  It creates with one click two tables that contain all patients' information from the admission until the last day of hospitalization. It's compatible with all spreadsheet software, Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel. This is a powerful tool for medical studies, invoicing or the statistics of your medical department.
  • You can exchange mails Wireless from one PDA to another via WIFI. The server accept online or offline transmission. The sender gets a receipt notification with the date at which the message has been received and read by the recipient.
  • The mails manager has the usual Inbox, Outbox and Sent items folders like in most mails exchange software.
  • With the wireless chat room you can discuss and exchange information live with all online PDA.
  • Exchange patients' files wireless from one PDA to another. Synchronize patients' files with the server. The main doctor of a patient can choose to lock the patient's file on its PDA. So the other doctors can only read the patient's file but not modify it. The main doctor of the patient can synchronize regularly its patients' files with the server to let other doctors read the last events for his patients.
  • There is a full compatibility with the server "Handy patients server" for desktop PC that manages wireless transmissions.
  • The software has international languages compatibility. So you can write in Handy patients with any languages you want. It's possible to write in English, Russian, Greek,... The software also supports free translation or modification of any text in any language. The current available languages are English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Italian.
  • The software has a full compatibility with the previous version of Handy patients. There is an automatic update of the old files to the new version. This is true for all patients' files, all templates, any preferences or text shortcuts modification.
  • A powerful windows editor let you rename, move, resize, hide or bring back any window on the 18 first pages of the admission. So the software can be adapted to any kind of medical specialty from internal medicine to surgery, critical care units, emergencies, gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry or even physiotherapy. This tool is highly optimized and easy to use.
  • If needed, until 100 new parameters can be added to the default admission form.
  • Hide or reactivate some pages of the admission.
  • Modify the default pictures of the admission or hide them.
  • A template manager let you create powerful personalized automatic documents like the prescription, a transmission letter, the patient's ID card, ...
  • A "Big summary" of all patients of your medical department can be built in one click. Then print it. It displays with two patients on each page the most important information about the current state of the patient. This summary is highly optimized and wonderful for the transmission of information. This big summary can be personalized in the preferences.
  • A "Small summary" displays the occupation of all beds of your medical department on one page that you can print. It can display until 15 patients on a page with general information about there ID, diagnosis, medication, general attitude, last exams results and the important tasks to do.
  • A room manager let you built virtually your medical department on the PDA. Then you can get at any time the occupation of any bed. Some icons remember the arrangement of the beds in each room.
  • The orders for the medication or the general attitude for the patient are summarized in two ways. One gives all operations since the first day of hospitalization. The other displays only the current delivered drugs or attitude.
  • There is a powerful and fast coding tool for the diagnoses that you can personalize with any database like ICD10, ... Search the code by key words. Search the definition of the code... Load any other database than the default ICD10 in English. There is an option to put on the automatic prescription the list of diagnoses codes.
  • The menu for regional settings let you set the date format (D/M/Y or M/D/Y) or the units (centimeters/kilograms or inch/pound) of your country.
  • An important feature is the ability to go on with both systems, the pencil one and the PDA one, without disturbing the usual habits of your medical department. So the transition to the computers can be done smoothly and everyone can choice its method.
  • There is a graphic tool that displays the evolution of each laboratory exam or patient's parameter. So you can have for example the curve of the leucocytes evolution. The power of this tool is the ability to extract automatically any labs result written on the "Problems" page. Even the labs inserted by non structured doctors will be recognized by the computer, extracted, converted to the right unit, inserted in a table and then be populated on a graphic. Finally another great feature of this tool it the automatic analyze of the "Objective" report on the "Problem" page. So the computer extracts important reports like the temperature, the weight, the pulse, the blood pressure and inserts this information in the table ready to be populated on the graph. So you can get the temperature curve evolution, ... For neonatology or pediatrics, the weight, height and cranial perimeter evolution are drawn on a graphic with the percentile curves.
  • A quick notes tool let you write quickly any information about your patients in a special window. Then you can dispatch this information later at its right place and in a very fast way.
  • There is a special tool that helps you to summaries each problem of the patient. So the last hospitalization day, your patient can leave the hospital with the out letter in its hands ready for the practitioner.
  • The software manages hospitalized patients or ambulatory patients. This is one of the most revolutionary concepts of this software. An ambulatory meeting is considered as a one day hospitalization. So you can get at any meeting, the information about the previous meetings or hospitalization. Its use is simple and powerful.
  • A same patient can have several files. For example, one ambulatory file for cardiology. Another ambulatory file for nephrology. Finally several hospitalizations at different dates in an internal medicine department. When selecting a file, its specified form is automatically selected. So the environment of the software changes depending of the selected file. Any file can get information of the other files to be sure that there is a good transmission of information between all specialties. So the cardiologist will see while the ambulatory meeting the labs result of the last nephrology meeting.
  • Nice graphical display and professional environment.
  • The PocketPC version of Handy patients can share patients' files with the DesktopPC version. So each ActiveSync synchronization, all patients' files of the DesktopPC version will be synchronized with PocketPC version.
  • You can move the whole main folder of Handy patients DesktopPC edition to any location. It's even possible to move this folder in an USB key or an external memory card. So you can hold in your pocket the software Handy patients and all your patients' files stored in an USB key. For example, you can store on a 500 Mb USB key a minimum of 10'000 patients' files. Then you can start the software and consult your patients' files on any DesktopPC and anywhere.
  • Summary of the evolution of all problems and for all meetings.
  • A tool let you set a specific day like the last menstrual date. Then the time since this specified date is given. It will also be present in the summaries. So you can get automatically for each meeting the date of pregnancy.

You can find more information here http://www.handylife.com/

 
 
Last Updated ( Friday, 02 May 2008 02:30 )  

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