There is access to computer facilities with word processing, statistical analysis, and reference retrieval. Facilities for image analysis and graphics are supplemented by extensive multimedia facilities, including a large format poster printer in the MRRC. The KUMC computer network provides email and Internet access, as well as access to the library's medical literature database. The Department library is stocked with recent textbooks and journals. This is supplemented by the comprehensive KUMC Dykes Library, which has undergone a recent renovation and now has an updated computer-based search, along with student classrooms and testing rooms.
The KU Hospital and our Department's outpatient clinic employ an electronic medical record created by EPIC which is called O2 (Optimal Outcomes). This system is designed to link the entire KU Medical Center enterprise into one record. The call room is located on OTOHNS Ward 53, which also has an OTOHNS treatment room, stocked with a microscope and endoscopes for performing inpatient consultation exams and procedures, which minimizes the need to transport patients to the outpatient clinical area.
The University of Kansas Physicians new Medical Office Building opened in July 2011 which includes more than 180 exam rooms. The Otolaryngology clinic has 18 exam rooms, a procedure room, a new fully equipped audiology suite, many computer stations and several conference rooms. Among hospital services at the new facility, Radiology operates an outpatient diagnostic center on the second floor. It includes MRI, CT, digital radiography and ultrasound. The lab has an outpatient draw center on Level 1 consisting of eight draw stations, with expansion available.