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Doctor recoups pay and solves admin with new iPhone app
DR RHYS Clark, a second-year resident at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital in Perth, is living proof that iPhone applications aren’t always developed by “tech-heads”.
After growing frustrated with attempts to maintain the procedural logbook required for his diploma in obstetrics, Dr Clark looked to his iPhone for a simple solution.
“I found it difficult to keep track of the deliveries I had done on a busy shift. I had lots of different pieces of paper... in my pockets and was missing out on cases that I could have included,” Dr Clark said.
“I started thinking how all doctors carry their mobile on them and how easy it would be to whip it out and document the procedure you have just performed... which is where the idea for iDoctor came from.”
A joint collaboration with iPhone app developer Bonobo, iDoctor offers five different suites for doctors to keep track of procedures performed, hours worked, interesting patients, education sessions attended and consultations provided.
Doctors using the app can save the date, procedure, patient identifier, role, supervisor and images into the logbook and export the data via email to their desktop as a spreadsheet.
The app also allows busy doctors to log overtime.
“Many doctors told me they were losing out on pay owed to them because they weren’t keeping accurate records of their overtime. With the app doctors can log their overtime and export it to email as a spreadsheet.”
The app is available at the iTunes store for $12.99, with part of each sale going to the Australian Doctors for Africa charity.