Build 0.1.6242 | May 19th, 2021
This week’s Sensei Cloud updates continue to expand core application functionality and deliver on recent customer requests.
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In response to customer feedback, Sensei Cloud now supports the recording of soft tissue examinations. This enables you to document relevant findings from the clinical evaluation of the mouth, throat, tongue, and gums. You can chart any abnormal conditions (or diseases) against intraoral anatomical regions, and include supporting clinical note-based details [Patient Tab > Clinical > Soft Tissue Chart].
Sensei Cloud comes pre-populated with a list of soft tissue conditions that are available for immediate use. Click ‘Manage Conditions’ to review and manage the list of conditions available for charting. You can search and filter the list to familiarize yourself with the existing items. Click ‘Create New’ and then enter a (unique) name, which will be used whenever it is charted. Select a type (e.g., severity) to make it consistently categorized and displayed in the soft tissue exams. Additionally, you can enter a description that will help your team understand the nature of the condition. Once saved, the new condition is available for recording during soft tissue exams. NOTE: You can also edit or delete existing conditions by clicking on one of the conditions in the list. Any changes to conditions will only affect its use in future exams and will not modify any existing clinical history.
Once you have established your list of the soft tissue conditions that your practice documents, click ‘Record New Exam’ to conduct a new soft tissue exam. By default, the logged in user will be assigned as the provider who performed the exam, but this can be modified at any time prior to saving the exam. Click within one of the anatomical regions of the soft tissue diagram to begin charting a clinical finding. The ‘New Finding’ dialog will be displayed, allowing you to detail the observation. Specify whether the condition is limited to a specific spot or applies to the entirety of the selected region. If limited to a selected spot, use the length, width, depth, and rotation controls to more accurately document the finding. Search for and select the applicable condition and enter any relevant notes. Finally, click ‘Save’. NOTE: The associated ‘Type’ of the selected condition determines its visual presentation (e.g., anomalies = orange; threatening = red). Click ‘View Legend’ for an explanation of the visual markup used in the soft tissue exam. You can also show or hide the labels for the soft tissue regions, as preferred.
Each finding will be visually represented in the graphical chart and an associated note containing all of the relevant details will be added to the exam. You can hover over an existing finding to get a summary tooltip. Click on a (colored) finding to edit or delete it, which updates the soft tissue exam findings accordingly. You can also add clinical notes to the exam itself, to further document your overall assessment of the patient’s soft tissue health. NOTE: If a previous soft tissue exam exists, click ‘Inherit Last Exam Findings’ in the side panel to auto-document the findings and notes from the last exam. Once inherited, you can edit, remove, or add to these findings in the new exam.
Once the clinical observations have been documented, click ‘Save Exam’ to record it as part of the patient’s clinical history. All of a patient’s existing exams can be reviewed by selecting the associated exam date in the banner. Existing exams can be edited or deleted using the actions in the side panel. Additionally, the selected soft tissue exam can be printed, including the graphical chart and the list of detailed findings and clinical notes. NOTE: Only one new soft tissue exam can be recorded for a patient on a single date. If additional findings need to be documented, simply edit today’s existing exam.
Upcoming releases will include enhancements to the Soft Tissue Chart that extend the creation and management of clinical notes. We hope that these new charting capabilities expand support for your clinical and patient care documentation workflows. Please send us your feedback on what works well and what additional enhancements are needed.
The following fixes and optimizations have been added to Sensei Cloud this week.