Check out rounds is that process where physicians taking pages and calls for their partners discuss relevant patient information before signing out for the day. Multiple check outs are often cited as a deficiency of shift model hospitalist programs. With that said, the check out process is here to stay. Just about every doctor of every speciality checks out patient responsibility to a partner, frequently on a daily basis. As a hospitalist, I'm leading the charge to make hospitalist efficiency a part of our daily existence. I'd like to introduce to the world a revolution in check out rounds. It's called the Text Out Rounds App. It's not your average everyday check out. It's quick and to the point. It's a super secret project created by myself with the help of a major software company to provide an App where physicians could text each other quickly and easily without including any patient specific details that would not comply with HIPAA. In other words, the Text Out Rounds App is the most efficient HIPAA compliant check out process available to date, as long as you don't text patient identifying details.
For $59 and change, you can download the app. Then go to your routine smart phone contact list, find your physician partner contact in your phone and use your normal texting platform to text them your Text Out Rounds. It's perfect. This Text Out Rounds App is going to change the way we do business. The future is here. Remember to keep it brief. The on call doctors just don't care about all the specifics. To kick things off, here's an example of my highly anticipated Text Out Rounds App coming soon that I used today to send my partner everything she needs when she picks up my service tomorrow.
TEXT: I left you seven patients. They all have borderline personality and none of them speak English. Happy.Any questions? Go here for more humor about texting in the hospital.