Protocols are a vital way to provide an equal level of care to patients and save time for medical professionals. With digital technology, the need for paper protocols is disappearing. Digital protocols are easily accessible at your office or home visits on any web-enabled device, and you can add new ones at any time. You can also create your own, based on your work and examination requirements.
All this and more can be done with the MESI Protocol app – an integral part of every MESI mTABLET system.
In this blog you will learn:
The MESI Protocol app is a practical tool available for every MESI mTABLET system, regardless of what diagnostic module(s) you use.
Here is what you can do with it:
The Protocol app is accessible on the menu page on the MESI mTABLET and on the menu page of MESI mRECORDS. The MESI mTABLET serves a different use than the MESI mRECORDS; for this reason, the use of the Protocol app differs on them as well.
The MESI mTABLET is a handy, portable tool with which you can perform a variety of measurements. Performing, viewing and sharing measurements is its primary function. Nevertheless, you can also store a limited amount of performed measurements and (partially or fully) completed protocols in the MESI mTABLET archive. (Please note: all performed measurements and protocols are automatically stored in MESI mRECORDS.)
On the MESI mTABLET, the Protocol app is accessible on the menu page, along with other diagnostic modules you have purchased:
After pressing the Protocol icon, you are taken to the My Protocols list.
On the MESI mTABLET, the Protocol enables the following:
MESI mRECORDS is a management tool accessible on any web-enabled device, e.g. your computer or other personal device. All the patient files and measurements that you create are automatically saved here; they can be viewed or edited at any time. This is also where you create original protocols.
The MESI mTABLET Protocol is accessible on the MESI mRECORDS application page.
It enables the following functionalities (depending on the Protocol version you are using – see Available protocols in the continuation):
The Protocol Store is available both on the MESI mTABLET and in MESI mRECORDS. It is a collection of protocols published by MESI and users of the MESI mTABLET. If you have the Basic Protocol version, your functionalities in the Protocol Store will be limited. The Full Version is available upon inquiry and offers a complete range of features.
The protocols are presented in the form of cards with descriptions. You can also browse the protocols by medical categories and preview them as well.
The availability of the protocols differs according to the Protocol version you select. The Basic Protocol versionis available free of charge to every MESI mTABLET system user whereas Full Version is available upon inquiry.
The Basic Protocol app enables limited access to the Protocol feature. The user can:
The user can not:
This version gives the user full access to the Protocol feature. This means that the user can:
In MESI mRECORDS, click the “Create” button on the My Protocols screen. You will first be taken to the Created Protocols page, which contains all the protocols you have created. Press “Create new” or click any other protocol you wish to modify.
You can create protocols in phases, save them as you go and continue at any point. You can edit them, share them with working groups, publish them in the Protocol Store or delete them. Please note: to delete your published protocol from the Protocol Store, contact the Store administrator.
When creating a new protocol, you can choose between different types of question formation and different types of measurements.
A highly useful feature in creating your protocols is branching. It changes the flow of the next questions based on how the patient answers the current one. Example: you ask the patient whether they are a smoker or not. Based on their answer, the next questions will be related to smokers or non-smokers. Branching is a standard feature of the MESI mTABLET Protocol creation and is very easy to use.
MESI mRECORDS offers the sharing of the created protocols in three different ways: