Electronic Medical Record (EMR): The hospital uses an Allscripts EMR which has been customized to meet the needs of our pediatric population. The system includes pediatric specific clinical decision support that is at the forefront of helping pediatricians use the EMR effectively to enhance pediatric care. The system has electronic notes, computerized order entry, and integrated electronic sign out. 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. We are also part of a pilot program to bring our EMR to iPads, iPhones, and other mobile devices with applications designed to run on these devices.
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. In addition, the Chief Residents provide a monthly board review lecture/jeopardy game to assist with board review. The program also pays for access to AAP and Pedialink which give access to PREP materials for the last three years. Fifteen years worth of practice PREP questions are also available in the Chief’s office to borrow.
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 provide residents access to goals and expectations for residents, 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.