Thoracic Surgery

Like all TooCool products, each is built on a non-proprietary foundation of software, hardware, and firmware.   It utilizes standard Personal Computer architecture and Microsoft technology.

TooCool for Thoracic Surgery is designed to speed the processing of a Clinic Note, Post Operative Surgical Note, Discharge Summary, New Patient Letter, History and Physical, or Referral Letter for a patient who has undergone one or more of almost fifty thoracic procedures provided.    In addition, TooCool for Thoracic Surgery also generates a second (courtesy copy) letter to be sent to a specialist, if needed.  The actual syntax for each sentence dealing with the post operative course, general heart, lung, and x-ray examination, incision status, meds, new meds, etc., as well as all other boxes are coded behind the scenes and embedded in the software.  The generation of the actual letter or clinic note takes about 2 – 3 seconds when the form is filled out.  The average time for completing the form is about thirty seconds.  The clinic note is generated, literally, before the patient has left the building.  It can be printed, faxed, or emailed; directly from TooCool.

With many TooCool products, the physician does not even use TooCool, but rather highlights a TooCool form or cheat-sheet and provides it to their assistant, who in turn operates TooCool.  The particular example shown (TooCool for Thoracic Surgery) generates a Courtesy Copy letter to a specific physician other than the referral physician and actually has a 90% letter built into its design.

What this means is that if virtually no boxes were selected, other than Patient Name, BP and Heart Rate, TooCool would generate a default letter indicating that the patient has recently had a CABG and that the incision is healing well, the heart has regular rate and rhythm, the lungs are clear, and that the overall the patient is doing well, etc.

TooCool even has a built-in calendar for indicating an Operative Procedure, to include a Discharge Summary, for a new patient.  And all documents created for a patient are tied to that patient and are visible from the Patient History Window.  If you think of something that is not in one of the lists that you would like, TooCool lets you add it on the spot through its Edit List Window without interrupting your TooCool session.

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