Of our most-used patient questionnaires, Well-Baby Screens consistently land at the top of the list. This is not surprising, particularly with the enhanced 18-month well baby visit now recommending universal screening to determine whether a child is meeting important developmental milestones (in Ontario).
For most physicians, this screening process includes the Nipissing District Developmental Screen™ (ndds) and/or the Rourke Baby Record. With the Ocean Tablet, it’s easy to administer one or both of these screening tools in the waiting room or exam room, and immediately generate a clinical note that highlights red flags and items of concern.
Feedback from parents using the tablet has been excellent; for many, it’s actually easier to use a touchscreen device than a pen and paper when simultaneously dealing with a busy 18-month old! Our pediatric and family practice clinics love it too – it eliminates paper and scanning, and provides a concise clinical note that saves time for both physicians and support staff.
We are fortunate to have a province-wide license that allows all doctors in Ontario using Ocean to access the Nipissing (ndds) well-baby screens on their tablets. (Usage fees apply elsewhere.) You can try out the Ocean Rourke questionnaire by clicking on the link below – as you complete the fields, you will see the clinical note that is generated based on your responses, including highlighted concerns (in coloured text).