WRMD has been a tremendous asset to Pacific Wildlife Care. Record keeping is much quicker and easier, which translates to more thorough records and better patient care. Being able to access patient records even when I'm not in the clinic, including viewing radiographs and bloodwork results, allows me to help direct patient care even when I can't be there in person.
I love the analytics features that help track our progress year to date. WRMD has awesome search features that make locating records within dozens of parameters easy as pie. I think of all the paper files stored in file boxes and shoved in closets across the country and I wish all that information was accessible. I hope it becomes the standard in our profession.
Wildlife Rehabilitation MD is integral to the day-to-day care of wildlife at the Center. With our old system, we spent quite a bit of time searching for lost or potentially eaten paperwork! We were unable to network data so that both Animal Care staff and Administrative staff were up-to-date in real time.
We switched from a paper record system and started using WRMD in January of 2013. WRMD has completely revolutionized our record keeping. The system is clean cut and easy to use, our staff, volunteers and interns picked up on the interface almost instantly. Using WRMD has completely changed how we are able to utilize the information in the records. You can do a very specific search for almost any information you enter, and the analytic section lets you see important information at a glance.
At our center, we use WRMD on I Pads for the everyday exams and treatment notes. With the I Pads we can move from room to room and have the mobility to go where the animal is. Although the mobility is very useful in many circumstances, the typing is slower. So for longer more detailed recordkeeping, we log in from a desktop computer for use of the full keyboard. The layout is virtually the same on a desktop as the I Pads, keeping transitioning between them simple.
One of the most helpful features of WRMD is the end-of-year report. Doing the end-of-year report is usually a daunting task, taking 40+ hours of sorting, tracking down missing paper work and filling in missing information. This year it was as easy as clicking a button. Since we went paperless, all of the information went straight into the computer, eliminating the missing paperwork and missing information.
I have just had a wonderful experience with my &*^%(%# "records" this year all thanks to you. (And you may quote me on this !) As you know I probably have as many birds in home care per year as some small rehab centers. The "paperwork" seems endless, and a real burden at the end of the year. I live a 45 min drive from the center and computer access is limited there. Thanks to your program i did my "records" from home, and was finished in hours instead of weeks! It is so easy to use and I can see you are continually enhancing the program. I simply love it, and am so grateful that you designed such an incredible system for wildlife rehabilitation. Bless you both!
I want to say how absolutely thrilled I am to have found WRMD. As a wildlife rehabber/veterinary technician running a rehab center, this record keeping system is a life-saver!
I just started using it tonight. I entered 20 animals and although I wouldn't consider myself "computer savvy", I found this system very easy to use. I am seriously elated to click on 'reports' and be able to view the USFWS report, all filled out accordingly by WRMD, not me!! I love it. Furthermore, I will spread the word to fellow rehabber friends. In the meantime, you are truly helping High Desert Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation keep their records organized.