TAPSemr, an electronic physician documentation system designed specifically for the emergency department, was created by emergency physicians frustrated with current EMR systems that they said are adequate for some specialties but are impractical in the ED.
TAPSemr uses tablets that the company provides to users. Each tablet has handwriting recognition, an electronic pen, dual batteries for hot swapping, rubber casing to reduce heat, a suspended hard drive to withstand falls, splash resistance, and a quick release dock for charging and using as a desktop computer. The system is portable and does not require the use of a mouse.
The tablets require no computer skills and virtually no training. The TAPSemr interface eliminates all navigation techniques; physicians simply tap and slash words with the electronic pen, and charting is automatically completed. The system provides specific emergency medicine content that is easily accessible. Physicians can choose what to use from panels contained within words on the screen, allowing for information to be organized in a logical and accessible way, like the roots of a tree.
TAPSemr also provides an easy-to-use tracking board that allows physicians to toggle between patients, and the tracking board can notify users of each patient's progress, letting you know when x-rays and labs are back. The system is endorsed by Scribe America, with which TAPSemr collaborated to make the program scribe-friendly. Physicians and scribes can also share patient charting in real time.
TAPSemr can be deployed as an add-on physician documentation module to current EMRs. It can input patient registration information, autopopulate labs, and export final documents into the hospital medical record library. It can also be used as a standalone product for paper-based departments.
TAPSemr provides a website interface for the ED's billing company and allows chart-viewing in real time, even as they are being built. The final document is displayed in a format that is easy to code, and physicians are alerted for potential missing documentation before they sign. ED directors can also use this interface to track physician charting and generate reports such as daily logs and 72-hour return visits.
Contact TAPSemr about entry pricing and annual subscription fees based on patient volume at (888)840-6398 and read more at www.tapsemr.com.