Walsall Hospital NHS Trust
Dr. M. S. Javed,
Consultant Paediatrician with interest in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Dr. M. S. Javed works at the Walsall Hospital NHS Trust in the United Kingdom. He looks after children who have growth and puberty related problems. He does their follow-up with GrowthXP which he has been using for over two years. Why did you choose GrowthXP? I decided to acquire GrowthXP for its ease of use, accuracy of plotting, range of different growth charts available and quick calculations of growth parameters. For example, calculating SDS with RCPCH excel worksheet macros is cumbersome. GrowthXP solved this problem very well.” What can you say about GrowthXP features? The different growth-related calculations is definitely the feature I like the most. GrowthXP is a marvelous software. It saves me a lot of time in maintaining growth charts and doing important calculations like growth velocity, standard deviation scores and others. It is also a good solution which helps me explain the growth progress to parents. All those quality are sustained by GrowthXP speed and completeness. Dr M. S. Javed recommends GrowthXP, which he says, makes his work easy, more efficient and saves him time. In a few words, he talks about GrowthXP as an easy and quick software to assess growth of a child. What’s your exact profession/title? Consultant Paediatrician with Interest in Endocrinology and Diabetes, What’s the name of your department and organization? Walsall Hospital NHS Trust How many people work in the department? Do they use GrowthXP? 11 acute consultants, 4 community paediatricians. None of them use GrowthXP. How did you find out about GrowthXP? Marvellous. Saves me a lot of time in maintaining growth charts and doing important calculations like growth velocity, standard deviation scores etc. Helps me explain the growth progress to parents. Why did you choose GrowthXP? I was able to purchase it on special discount during a conference. How long have you been using GrowthXP? over 2 years How often do you use GrowthXP? I use it only when seeing children referred with growth or puberty related problems. For which purpose do you use GrowthXP? Record keeping, accurate plotting on specific charts, performing calculations. Did or does GrowthXP help you with a specific problematic? Calculating SDS with RCPCH excel worksheet macros is cumbersome. GrowthXP solved this problem very well. Can you give cases for which GrowthXP is very relevant if not indispensable? It is not indispensable but it certainly makes my work easy and saves me time. What can you do with GrowthXP that you couldn’t do before? I could do all but with GrowthXP I can do it more efficiently. Which specific feature do you like the most about GrowthXP? Growth related calculations. For the following features, can you say if “true” applies for GrowthXP? – Wide choice of charts – True – Flexibility – Speed – True – Completeness – True Would you recommend GrowthXP? Certainly (if you can afford it) If you should present GrowthXP to colleagues, in a few words, what would you say? An easy and quick tool to assess growth of a child. If you were GrowthXP product manager, what would you improve? Cost. I purchased it from my own pocket using a discount during conference. I couldn’t convince my clinical director to purchase this for the department @ £300 per seat. NHS doesn’t have any money.