Our office is kind of in the middle of transitioning from paper charts to electronic... But few things made it difficult; for example, we have to put medications on the same area as the medical alerts. We had a find a way to differentiate which medications the patients were taking and what meditations they were allergic to. It just would be very nice to have a separate section for medications, that way eliminating the need to look at the paper chart.
I agree robertwagner16 -- there needs to be better organization around the problem list, medication history and allergies. They can exist in the same place, but they should be visually different so that you can easily discern from one or another. I've had a revision of this portion of the clipboard on my list, and i'd like to do this in a future release.
We have been scanning health histories in charting as attachments but then I also created a medical history update form in charting. It's a little time consuming to get it set up, but once your routine is in place - it's pretty slick. When the heath
history is scanned in, either myself or one of our assistants creates a new medical update form for the patient. It includes the date, a box for entering notes on recent changes or surgeries, a box for notes for medications, allergies or general notes as well as an area for the employees initials. It can be "activated" to pop up every time the chart is opened - this gives you the opportunity to simply view it (since what was previously entered is in there) and it's also able to be edited or added to. BUT there is always an existing or old copy of the note saved in the chart as well. It's taken some tweaking over time to figure out exactly what you want - but it's worked really well in our office.
So, we have a chartless office, but it's not paperless.
We have systems in place with Medical/Health forms that automatically print with the patient's info if it hasn't been updated in 365 days.
Printed form includes their names, ins, health history, and has specific questions along with balance and a place to sign.
If there was a way to insert a photo here, I'd post what we do, this is definitely one area that PW is not easy to launch out of the box!
The built in automation customization makes this possible in a slick way.
Well, it's complicated but that's the power...
For starters, you have to create an update sheet document with the date, patient's name, address, dob, ins, med history, meds, allergies, etc. (Actuallly, you'll create two. One for ins patients, one for uninsured patients)
Then, you create 2 autolinks on 'Appt Book/Check in appointment'. Again, one ins, one uninsured.
Check Response is optional & Select response by default.
In "Must be all these", check patient with ins, system event started
Here's my Formula for the autolink:
PrimIPPerson.IsInsPatient = TRUE
(Appt.IsRecall = TRUE OR Patient.LastIn < IncMonth(Today(), -11))
FormVal(Patient.PersonID, "Medical/Personal History", "Date of Signed HH Form") < Today()- 365
That's... but there's really so much more as part of this. Our medical histories completely replaces the Page 2 clipboard health history list of stuff. We have numerous systems utilizing autolinks that drive all sorts of things during checkin, checkout, opening charts, etc. Fun times!
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