Doctor assignments, room status, and doctor location

With the Patient Is In iPad app you can notify the doctor that a patient is ready to be treated. Also, the Patient is in iPad app allows the charge nurse to quickly view:

  • Doctor availability
  • Visualize the status of each doctor assignment
  • Visualize the status of rooms
  • Location of off-site doctors with live map
  • Location of on-site doctors using iBeacon technology
  • Start an audio or video FaceTime call with the doctor (without knowing the doctor’s FaceTime information)
  • Receive an audio or video FaceTime call from the doctor (without the doctor knowing your FaceTime information)
  • Schedule a Skype for Business conference call

Sending an assignment to the doctor

You send a notification to the doctor’s iPhone or Apple Watch containing

  • The name of the room in which the patient is waiting
  • Important notes about the patient such as if he has elevated vital signs

and the Patient Is In watch app will alert the doctor with

  • A discrete vibration felt on the doctor’s wrist
  • An optional, audible sound

If the doctor is wearing AirPods or other Bluetooth earphones connected to her iPhone, then she will hear a wireless announcement similar to “The charge nurse says that you have an assignment in Exam Room 2 with the note: elevated vitals, bleeding gums, teenage patient”.

In this video, we see how the charge nurse is able to quickly send a patient assignment to the doctor, visualizing doctor availability and see which doctor is onsite and connected to the real time peer-to-peer network or through iCloud, if the doctor is receiving patient assignments on her Apple Watch or iPhone, if the doctor is available for a FaceTime conference call, the status of assignments (accepted with an estimated time of arrival, decline, or completed), and the status of each room.

If the doctor is using her Apple Watch, then she will receive a patient assignment notification in the form of a popup notification accompanied by a discrete vibration felt on her wrist and an optional, audible sound. The doctor can then respond to the assignment as seen in the following video and screen shots:




If the doctor needs clarification about an assignment from the charge nurse, she can instantly start a FaceTime audio call directly from the watch app as seen in the following screen shot:


And, if the doctor needs to coordinate with another doctor or nurse, she can quickly start a FaceTime audio call from the watch app as seen in the following screen shot:



If the doctor is only using an iPhone, then she will receive a notification about the new assignment as seen in the following screen shots:



If the doctor is sent a request to join a Skype for Business conference call, then a custom notification is displayed allowing the doctor to seamlessly join as seen in the following screen shot:



Likewise the doctor may start the Skype for Business call directly from the main iOS app as seen in the following video: