Epic’s Haiku application currently being tested
Epic’s handheld physician application, Haiku, is currently being tested by a small group of providers in the Department of Medicine.
The application runs on the iPhone® 3G or later iPhones and iPod touch® running i0S4 as well as the iPad®. Functionality includes review of patient lists, schedules, patient encounters, care team, and results review. The first version also offers in-basket functionality for the staff message and results folder. It currently, however, does not offer documentation tools or dictation.
Feedback regarding the product has been good. It has been most useful for providers needing to review their schedule or patient list, glance at a patient’s chart or snapshot, or answer questions about a patient while out of the office and not near a computer. The application does require a 3G or WiFi connection in order to function. No data is stored on the phone or iPod so a live connection is needed to review a chart.
Presently, the Haiku team is working on a plan to offer this functionality to interested faculty who own one of these devices. A licensing fee of $50.00 per user per year will be charged back to the end user for use of the application. Sign up and installation times will be published in the next few months allowing users to work directly with IT staff to have their device configured and connected without having to make multiple calls to the helpdesk.
Article written by Rick Gillis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean Clinical Informatics