Technology

Electronic Medical Record (EMR): The entire Barnes-Jewish Community uses Epic. The EMR is accessible throughout the campus and provides remote entry for all residents through Citrix. This gives residents access to notes, radiology studies, laboratory values, vital signs, and all other aspects of the EMR. It is also available on iPhones and iPads

Computer availability: Over 300 computers are available for resident use on the floors, in the Residents’ Lounge, in the hospital library. This also includes computers on wheels (cows) and laptops for bedside order entry and note writing.

House Staff Information Drive: This is a drive with information pertaining to anything and everything in the hospital. It contains information for your rotations, relevant articles for various patient populations, and content from every lecture given to the residents.

Board Review: Resident’s receive a "question of the day" which is a PREP question sent to residents to help them prepare for the boards. The program also pays for access to AAP and Pedialink which give access to PREP materials for the last three years. In addition, fellows from all specialties come to senior noon conference to present board review questions.

Simulation Center: The Saigh Pediatric Simulation Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital opened in May 2009 and occupies 2,300 square feet on the hospital's fifth floor. It features three high-fidelity electromechanical pediatric mannequins and two simulated patient care rooms. The chief residents lead simulated code training twice weekly, and each resident attends 4-6 sessions per year.

General Administrative Systems: We use New Innovations to log duty hours, complete surveys, and receive rotation feedback. Amion.com is used for scheduling - residents can monitor their own schedule and view the schedule for every resident which is valuable when schedule trades are needed. ACGME procedure logs are used to track continuity patients and procedures throughout residency. Tracking procedures and patients allows residents to receive licensing and credentialing much more easily after the completion of residency.

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