IDNT Online goes on the dietitians' menu
Designed by clinical dietitian Claire Nichols and software engineer Felix Jorkowski, IDNT Online allows dietitians to write electronic client reports using the International Dietetic and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT), a standardised language used to support the international Nutrition Care Process (NCP) model.
The company has been has been developing the system for a year, and launched a beta version in September 2012. Based on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, it can be run on tablets and mobile devices. There is also a quick reference app for iOS, Android devices and Windows phones that allows users to search for IDNT terms.
Features include appointment scheduling and calendars, multiple user accounts, client management, referral and waiting list management, contacts management and electronic documentation. The team is currently working on adding invoicing and payments capability along with SMS and text-to-voice appointment notification.
Pricing has been set at $30 per month per full-time user, which Ms Nichols said could consist of two part-time staff. “If there are two part-time staff members they still count as one full-time user,” she said. “We'd be looking at a cut-off of 40 hours of appointments a week equalling one full-time user.”
Dietitians can trial the product for free for another month, as there are a few more features the team is going to add before the payment system is implemented, Ms Nichols said.
“The product is fine to use as it is but we don't want to start charging people until it is absolutely spot on,” she said. “When we do release the payment system in a month, the people who are using it now get two months' free subscription, and everyone will get one month free before they start paying, just to trial it.”
The system was officially released at the Dietitians Association of Australia conference in Canberra last week.
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