Take for instance, the psychiatric hospital (which will remain nameless) that I worked at. There were literally cases every single day where a person would come in needing to detox from alcohol, and is forced to wait in the lobby for hours while the clinicians are pouring through mounds and mounds of paperwork. This is dangerous. We were literally running a fatal gamble that the person detoxing in the lobby wouldn't die while we were handwriting notes, then entering that into the computer, then making copies, then printing stickers, then sticking the stickers to the copies, then preparing the sign in papers, and on and on and on. What are we in the 1960's?
At Pursuit of Happiness, the systems that we deploy are all electronic, cloud based computer systems that I could not be more proud of. We use Google Apps for Business as the backbone of everything we do. We don't spend time looking for lost papers, because there are no papers. Our e-charts are secure, cloud based, and backed up to Google's servers. So unless some crazy ninjas infiltrate Googleplex, or a lunatic drops a nuke on Silicon Valley, our stuff is going to be there. No matter where I go, if I have a signal, I have access to every document that I need. And thanks to E-sign, I can literally whip my Droid out of my pocket, digitally sign documents, email that to everyone who needs a copy, shake hands and begin therapy in a matter of minutes. Meanwhile my past alter ego would still be filing, stapling, and wrestling with the copy machine wishing for a day like in the movie Office Space where he can take a sledge and some pumped up rap music to a field to destroy the bringer-of-all-things-evil once and for all.
I feel great about being able to present these systems to our clinicians and have them use them to make our client's therapy that much more beneficial, and their goals that much more attainable. Nobody should have to fantasize about chainsawing copy machines to death out in a pasture while howling at the moon!
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