Lack of Preoperative Information for Anesthesiologist
I am a full time practicing anesthesiologist (for over 20 years). I suffer from a chronic, persistent lack of information about the patient in front of me in the preoperative area. Cardiac, pulmonary, general medical workups seem to always have been done at other institutions - the results of which are not available to me due to EHR incompatibility. We either forge ahead and hope for the best or spend a lot of valuable operating room time waiting in front of the fax machine for a copy of the test results to arrive (if they are even available). In this supposed “Age of Information”, it seems inexcusable. I profoundly share your interest in advancing a project of this type that promises to significantly improve patient care. Please let me know how I can help.
Looking for guinea pigs?
I’ve been to a spate of medical appointments (~40 in last six months from 10+ providers). I’ve been documenting all, including getting results, reports, imagery etc. and keeping a very brief journal. If this is something that might interest you I’d be down with sharing in the interest of advancing your project. Thanks!