When he did, he found a series of high resolution photos, taken by the nurse on her iPad, that showed the dressing before it was changed; the wound laid bare; the wound after cleaning, and finally, the new dressing. For the first time, the physician didn't ask to have the dressing removed. In effect, the nurse created an "app" using nothing except the phone's features, and the back-end patient record application.
"We now have a [custom-written] photo wizard: you take a picture, the wizard pops up, and guides you to uploading it to the patient record," Potter says. "Everyone is using this."
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