Lyle B. Hunt, M.D.

   I am a practicing General Surgeon in the trenches of private practice. For the past 50 years there has been a steady stream of technological improvements for the transcription of MEDICAL RECORDS. Although there have been improvements in transcription services there has been little improvement, if any, in the way the individual physicians work.

    As the demands for more and more documentation mounted, I felt overwhelmed. I would see a patient and take notes, (time ) then examine them and write more notes, (time) I would walk out of the exam room and immediately be bombarded with other details of running a practice. By the end of the day, I had 2 hours of paper work yet to be completed. (time my patients  don't see me spending in their behalf)  Shuffling through my notes (time) I try to recall if that carotid bruit was on the left or the right. After dictating, I pay my transcriptionist to type up the consultations.  A few days later, I have a stack of patient records to proof read (time) after they are transcribed.  Many times I would dictate my consultation, then turn around and dictate the same information (time) for the hospital admission history and physical. Often the patient would have surgery and be discharged from the hospital before the referring physician ever received my consultation letter.

     That is why I developed Turbo-Doc. With the aid of WIRELESS and NETWORK technology I am able to complete my patient's work up, print out orders, write prescription, print the consultation,  history and physical and progress note forms prior to leaving the patient's room.  On mobile laptops and tablets I can work from home or the hospital/surgery center.

     Using the TurboDoc Online patient registration my patients can fill out their demographic, insurance and past medical history information from the convenience of their home.  I find I get more accurate information when the fill this out at home rather than while sitting in my waiting room.

     Once completed the records are saved into a database for later retrieval.  As the database is also stored on my portable laptop computer I am able to carry my patient records with  me to the hospital, emergency room, another office and even home. You only have to see one patient in the emergency room in the middle of the night when the medical records department can not find the old chart and your office is closed down for the night, to appreciate the time savings.  Today many laptop computers have hard disk storage capacity of multiple gigabytes.  I have over 7000 patients and 20,000 visits (most 2 or 3 page history and physicals) and 5000 operative notes and the database size is just over 100 megabytes of disk space. The records are instantly retrievable, legible and may be printed out.  Database information can be transferred back and forth to your Palm Pilot with a simple HotSync. 

    Utilizing FAX Modems and Email, the records may be sent to the admitting hospital as well as to other physicians immediately.

     If you want to improve your documentation and reimbursements while saving "your time" and "your money" without cutting the quality of patient care you provide, you should evaluate Turbo-Doc.  We offer a limited DEMO that you may download or order.  You may also order our full working copy of Turbo-Doc with the multimedia DEMO on CD-ROM for $30 (US).  This will allow you to try the full Turbo-Doc program (entering up to 35 patients) and assess first hand how Turbo-Doc can assist you in your practice.