Here are some of the main highlights in ChartMaker® Medical Suite 2018 (file version 6.2.9). To read a full list of enhancements, view the Release Notes.
When upgrading the ChartMaker® Medical Suite
The current ChartMaker® Medical Suite upgrade (ChartMaker® 2018 fv6.2.9) requires Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 SP3 to be installed on your system prior to performing the upgrade installation. To allow you to automatically upgrade to SP3, the ChartMaker Medical Suite Installer will check to see if Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 SP3 is already installed on your system. If it is not already installed on your system, after the ChartMaker Medical Suite: Pre-Installation screen you will be routed to a ChartMaker Medical Suite: Requirements page that outlines that Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 SP3 needs to be installed before updating or installing the ChartMaker Medical Suite upgrade.
To complete the installation, click the Finish button in the Requirements page. Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 SP3 will then be installed and will be require a reboot of your system when finished. After the Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 SP3 installation has been completed, and your system has been rebooted, you must then restart the ChartMaker® Medical Suite upgrade installation.
When upgrading, if your system does not already have Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 SP3 installed, you will be routed to the Requirements page and prompted to install SP3 prior to installing the ChartMaker® Medical Suite upgrade as outlined above.
Clinical and Practice Manager Login
The system has been updated to check and monitor the ChartMaker® Health Portal connectivity status for the ChartMaker Medical Suite. When logging into the Clinical or Practice Manager, if connectivity with the Health Portal has been broken for a 24-hour period, the system will generate a warning notifying you of this connection problem and provide you with a reference error code. If you receive this message after upgrading, it is important to contact Software Support so they can assist you in rectifying the problem. After you have clicked the OK button, you will still have access to the program, but any functionality requiring the Health Portal will be limited until the connectivity is repaired.
Upon upgrade, the system will automatically check the ChartMaker® Health Portal connectivity status for the ChartMaker Medical Suite and will provide any warnings as outlined above.
Clinical: In a Patient’s Chart click Tools > Growth Chart
The STI Growth Chart has been updated to allow you to display growth chart information based on the World Health Organization (WHO) growth standards, or to display growth chart information based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth standards, via the Growth Standard field.
The Growth Standard field will default to the WHO standard for patients aged 0 to 24 months, and the CDC standard will default for patients older than 24 months. However, for those patients aged 0 to 24 months, you can default the CDC standard for that patient by selecting the Always use selected standard for this patient option when the CDC standard is selected.
When the WHO standard is the selected, the Select Pages to Print and Select Min/Max Curves sections will reflect applicable options for that standard. Likewise, these options will change when the CDC standard is selected to reflect the applicable options for that standard.
Upon upgrade, these options will be available as outlined above. No user intervention is needed.
Clinical: Chart Notes
The Vital Signs Entry dialog has been updated so the Additional Information column for the Length, Weight, and Head Circumference sections will default to display percentile information for the Length for age, Weight for age, and Head circumference for age entries based on the World Health Organization (WHO) standard for patients aged 0 to 2 years, while those entries will default to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standard for patients aged 2 to 3 years old. However, if you modify the default in the STI Growth Chart dialog for patients aged 0 to 2 years old to use the CDC standard, then the Vital Signs Entry dialog will reflect those percentiles for the for the Length for age, Weight for age, and Head circumference for age entries. Whichever standard is used will appear in parentheses (WHO or CDC) after the applicable percentile.
In a chart note, click the Vitals widget to open the dialog. Enter applicable information and click OK to save your changes.