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ChartMaker® 2018.2 Software Release 6.3.2

(Last Updated On: October 11, 2018)

Here are some of the main highlights in ChartMaker® Medical Suite 2018.2 (file version 6.3.2). To read a full list of enhancements, view the Release Notes.

Where can I find it?

Clinical: Prescribe Medication dialog; Chart > PDMP Report; and Edit > System Tables > Prescribing > PDMP Setup

What do I need to know?

Prior to using these new features in Clinical, you must first complete the Appriss Health EHR Integration Sign-Up to integrate with your state PDMP. You will then need to submit an enrollment via our website to activate this feature in the ChartMaker® Medical Suite. See the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Enrollment page on our website for further details on enrolling for PDMP: http://sticomputer.com/pdmp-enrollment/.

The Prescribe Medication dialog has been updated with a PDMP Report button that allows access to PDMP Report dialog which will display any applicable prescription history data for the patient, thereby allowing you to make more informed decisions when prescribing medications (specifically controlled substances) for that patient. The PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program) Report can also be accessed, when in the patient’s chart, via Chart > PDMP Report. The PDMP Report data is only accessible for those practices and physicians that have been enrolled and enabled for PDMP.

Once activated and enabled, when the PDMP Report dialog is accessed, either via the PDMP Report button or Chart > PDMP Report, the applicable report will be displayed, or any messages or warnings that prevented the report in part, or in whole, from displaying, or both messages and the report.

The Prescribing submenu (Edit > System Tables > Prescribing) has been updated with a PDMP Setup option that allows access to the PDMP Setup dialog where you can enter, edit, and remove credentials for practices to enable or disable them for PDMP; as well as configure applicable roles for providers within those practices. Each applicable practice and provider will need this information configured in the PDMP Setup dialog, prior to accessing PDMP reports.

To edit the credentials for a practice, simply highlight the applicable practice in the Authorization list, and then click the Edit Credentials button. In the Edit Practice Authorization dialog, you enter the applicable Username and Password (received from the Appriss Health integration set-up) in the corresponding fields, and then click the OK button. Credentials can be removed for a practice by highlighting the applicable practice in the PDMP Setup dialog, and then clicking the Remove Credentials button.

After the credentials have been entered for a practice, you can assign roles to the various providers within that practice by highlighting the applicable provider, and then clicking the Edit Role button. In the Edit Provider Role dialog, you can select the applicable Provider Role in the corresponding drop-down list, and then click the OK button. Roles can be removed for a provider by highlighting the applicable provider in the PDMP Setup dialog, and then clicking the Remove Role button.

How do I use it?

After you have successfully enrolled and are activated for PDMP, you can set up your practice and providers and use the features as outlined above.

Where can I find it?

Clinical: Reports > Meaningful Use > Dashboard > CQM Reporting

What do I need to know?

The CQM Reporting dialog, accessed by clicking the CQM Reporting button in the Meaningful Use Dashboard dialog, has been updated with a Select Patient button that allows you to generate the file for a single patient, if applicable.

When the Select Patient button is clicked, a Patient Selection dialog will appear, allowing you to search for and select a specific patient.  When a patient is selected, the file will be created using the applicable data for that specific patient.

How do I use it?

Upon upgrade, these options will be available as outlined above. If you need to select a single patient when generating the QRDA file, click the Select Patient button, then search and select the patient as described above.

Where can I find it?

Clinical: Reports > MIPS Dashboard > Quality Measures > Generate File for Submission

What do I need to know?

The Generate File for Submission dialog, accessed by clicking the Generate File for Submission button in the Quality Measures dialog, has been updated with a Select Patient button that allows you to generate the file for a single patient, if applicable.

When the Select Patient button is clicked, a Patient Selection dialog will appear, allowing you to search for and select a specific patient. When a patient is selected, the file will be created using the applicable data for that specific patient.

How do I use it?

Upon upgrade, these options will be available as outlined above. If you need to select a single patient when generating a file for submission click the Select Patient button, then search and select the patient as described above.

Where can I find it?

Clinical: Facesheet

Practice Manager: Patient and Appointment > Select Patient screens

What do I need to know?

The Patient Access button has been updated to reflect the patient’s status for both PatientPortal and API Access, thereby easily alerting you in case there is an issue of access for the patient. Likewise, the Patient Access dialog has been updated with a Status Legend section outlining the color-scheme for the access status.

In Clinical, the Patient Access button replaces the Patient Portal button in legacy versions of Clinical. Also, the Patient Access dialog replaces the Patient Portal dialog in legacy versions of Clinical. Like previous versions, you cannot authorize Patient Portal access, or API access, from the Patient Access dialog in Clinical, these need to be done in Practice Manager. You can however, suspend the export of patient data, by clicking the Do not export on note, lab and scan signing option.

How do I use it?

Upon upgrade, these options will be available as outlined above. No user intervention is needed.

Where can I find it?

Mobile App: Rounds

What do I need to know?

The Rounding List screen has been updated with a + icon in upper-right of the title bar, that allows you access to the Patient Search screen so you can add a new hospitalization record for an existing patient, or add a hospitalization record for a new patient via the by tapping New Patient button.

     

To add a hospitalization record for an existing patient, enter the applicable name search criteria in the corresponding field, and then tap the Search icon. Once the applicable patient is located, tap that patient to access the Hospitalization screen.  In the Hospitalization screen, you can enter or select the applicable Practice, Case, Admission Date, Facility, Room Number, and Provider, and then tap the Save button. The Practice, Case, Admission Date, and Facility are required before you can save the hospitalization record. If the patient is only in one practice, that practice will default, and if the patient has only one case, that case will default. After the applicable information has been configured and saved, the patient will appear in the Rounding List.

     

To add a hospitalization record for a new patient, when in the Patient Search screen, tap the New Patient icon. In the New Patient screen, you can enter or select the applicable First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, Date of Birth, Birth Sex, and Practice; and then in the Hospitalization section, you can enter or select the applicable Practice, Case, Admission Date, Facility, Room Number, and Provider, and then tap the Next button. The First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, Birth Sex, Practice, Admission Date, and Facility are required before you can continue.

     

The New Patient screen will provide a summary of the new patient information for you to review and confirm. Tap the Confirm button to add the new patient and accompanying hospitalization record. After the applicable information has been confirmed, the patient will appear in the Rounding List.

     

The Rounding List screen has been updated to allow you to edit a hospitalization record for a patient, thereby offering the ability to maintain their hospital record during their hospitalization through the ChartMaker® Mobile. To edit a hospitalization record for a patient, swipe left to right on the patient you want to edit, and then select Edit.  In the Hospitalization screen, you can then add and/or modify the Admission Date, Facility, Room Number, and Provider as needed, and when finished, tap the Save button. You will return to the Rounding List and the applicable hospitalization information will be updated for the patient.

     

How do I use it?

Upon upgrading the Mobile App, these changes do not require intervention on the user’s part in order for them to be displayed. You do, however, need to be enrolled for the Mobile App. If you are not yet enrolled, you can enroll here.

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