Apps for medical professionals at the General Hospital Vienna In the hectic days in intensive care, doctors and nurses rely on interactive apps for fast and easy information – created without coding. Challenge Tiresome access to information The pharmacy of AKH Vienna regularly publishes the available medications, including recommended dosages. This vital information is used by the […]
In the hectic days in intensive care, doctors and nurses rely on interactive apps for fast and easy information – created without coding.
The pharmacy of AKH Vienna regularly publishes the available medications, including recommended dosages. This vital information is used by the doctors and the nursing staff of the neonatal intensive care unit of the AKH Vienna and the MedUni Vienna.
The list is updated regularly, e.g. when drugs are no longer available or have been replaced. Previously, this Excel file could only be viewed on the computers in the wardroom. This was time-consuming and did not fit at all into the strict routine of a station. In the newborn intensive care unit, therefore, innovation is not only crucial for medical care, but also for the flow of information.
“We have been using Open as App for almost a year. The creation and distribution of apps are very easy. The added value is enormous. For our staff, our apps are extremely helpful because they now have easy and quick access to reliable information.”Dr. med. univ. Michael Schneider, Medical University Vienna
From the existing Excel list, the medical staff created a ready-to-use medical app that runs on all Android or iOS smartphones. The app now lists all available medicines or substitutes.
For comfortable use, it includes a search function. Each entry goes with a detailed dialog which shows all information in detail. If the file is updated or exchanged, the app is also immediately updated. The distribution to the staff – in protected private mode – is as simple as creating the app.
The advantage of the self-created app compared to commercial apps on sale: The university can respond immediately to the results of current studies and provide standardized dosage instructions according to the assessment of their experts.
With apps, the assistant doctors and nurses view the medical list and the recommended dosage and they can instantly calculate the dosage.
The medical app is popular on the neonatal intensive. Around 50 doctors and nursing staff use the app in their everyday hospital life – rather than the stationary computer. They can check doses and interactions, rely on the prescribed values of the hospital management, and quickly back up their decision.
Soon, more functionality and apps are added: for example, an app with dosage calculation for important medications and infusions or an app for calculating the tube size during intubation and the insertion depth into the central accesses.
The medical app portfolio for doctors and nurses created without programming.