How are offices listing & finding a patient's current Medications listed within PW to allow for efficient viewing. It would be great if a MEDICATIONS section was created similar to the Medical History/Alerts. To our knowledge, there isn't anything available. Scanning in is okay.
I'll go ahead and give my suggestions to track it in PracticeWorks.
1) If it's medications that your office has prescribed to the patient, It will depend on how you prescribe them. Either using the new method using the Prescriptions button on the clipboard or the old method of using Documents. If you use the new method they'll be on the Prescription list using that button. If you're using the old method, those documents, if marked to have copies kept, will be listed in the patient's history.
2) If it's for medications that they have prescribed from another Doctor, then the only options we have would be to either use
- Sticky notes on the clipboard
- Create a notepad for the patient, then upload that into the patient's Attachments. It will open back in notepad and allow you to edit and save the file so that next time you open it, it'll have those changes.
- Use Medical alerts to list current medications.
I hope this helps
The above post regarding the updatable form is an excellent suggestion. You can also create an updateable form that has a multi-line text section for medications. A lot of the offices I train, do this:
Thanks to this Exchange, we have now created the Medical History Updates form as per Debi's post. Is there a way to allow the keyboard "enter/return" button to be functional within the multiline boxes? Our various operators are hitting enter to add more information on the next line, but instead are booted out of the form as if they are intending to save their single line entry. In order to add more lines of info, they need to continually hit the spacebar to reach the next line of text. It's becoming annoying...
Unfortunately, there is not a way within the form to go to a new line, except using the space button method.
The only workaround I could suggest would be to type up the needed note inside of the window's notepad, word, or any other document editor software, then copy and paste it into the form's text box. This will keep the formatting for multiple lines of text. It's not ideal, but it will work.
Oh no, I don't expect that method to be used. it's definitely not an ideal way to do it. Thought I'd offer it just in case though. I'll see if I can get it put in a User Story/Change request so that at least it's made aware as a want.