Since going live on August 15, 2006, the dust has now began to settle. What was then an exciting event, turned out to be less exciting as the weeks go by.
Today, it’s just the same old grind… nothing’s changed. Most of us are probably thinking… “let’s get back to the old pen and paper system!”. I don’t blame you, since it doesn’t seem like the new system has given us the efficiency we though we would have. All it’s done so far is add unnecessary work on our already overloaded workload. No wonder incremental overtimes are starting to become a problem. And those of us smart enough to take advantage of the situation, exploit the fact that our system is just so slow… we get to stay longer than we should. Hey, I’d like to jump on the bandwagon, but I got kids to take to school… maybe later 🙂
For all it’s worth, this page is dedicated to our new system…OPUS Clindoc, where it is “Patient focused. Business minded.“. Think of it as a “suggestion” page of some sort. I’ve heard some co-workers say, “nothing happens, so I don’t talk”. I’m sorry to hear that. But if we care about our facility and the way things should go, then we should speak up, especially with our new clinical system. After all, UHS is a paying customer… and you know what they say, “THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT!”. Having said that, lets get on the ball!
If you have any suggestions or comments or anything on your mind that you think could improve on the way our new system should work, then drop us a comment. Remember, the more voices, the louder we are, the more we get heard… all for the good of UHS (if they do care about us like they say they do).
As for OPUS Clindoc, I’d like to add a line to their slogan… “Patient focused. Business minded. Nurses’ nightmare!” — what more can I say?!