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Expand EHR User Roles

In setting up users, the role currently doesn't include: ARNP, PA, PA-C, MA, etc.. Please consider adding these.

In WA state, a Physician Assistant qualifies as a Primary Care Provider, not needing an MD to sign off on every note/Rx. A Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) is one step above in training and we're proud to have them on our team.

Also consider adding Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP).

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  • Autum Simmons commented  · 

    I don't know if this feature is still active, but I was informed that if you select Nurse Practitioner/PA under role for user access it would not allow you to close notes after signing. I am a Nurse Practioner and have started my own practice in Virginia. The problem is legally I do not need a physician to sign and close my notes. This feature is very inconvenient for me to run my own practice so I must select MD/DO as my user privilege. This is a very limiting feature and should be changed because it gives a sense of being uneducated about the medical profession outside of the state the creators live in.

  • Anonymous commented  · 

    Please allow medical assistant to chart in the soap note, the subjective section can be recorded before the doctor goes in the room.

  • Karen commented  · 

    What about Licensed Massage Therapists? :-)

  • Pankaj Mavani commented  · 

    We have Licensed Psychologists also. Please add a role for them too. They have their own unique NPI.
    I would like to see the following roles: MD/DO/Phys; NP/PA; PhD; Nurse; MA; Staff.
    Also, we need permission levels (similar to computer network access); what an employee an view, edit, write, delete....

  • Jennifer Dezayas commented  · 

    PLease also include Medical Assistants who can add data but should never be listed as the "seen by" provider. At this time "staff" user role doesn't allow them to do much more than look, but our MAs enter most of the lab outcomes, test outcomes and all the history. They are considered "qualified individuals" under MU final Rule.

  • Barry Levine commented  · 

    We also need therapists as a role. Its our primary role.

    Thank you

  • Dr Lise McCarthy commented  · 

    In all 50 States patients have some form of Direct Access to physical therapists.
    Please add EHR roles that include other types of primary care providers, such as physical therapists (PTs). PTs also utilize physical therapist assistants (PTAs) to help provide care. PTs and PTAs work in all settings and their scope of practice is highly valued. PTs can work as autonomous primary care providers, specialists and members of team-based care groups.
    Thanks for your consideration!!

  • Ms Cordelia Murphy commented  · 

    Since each of these roles may do different things that need different sets of permissions, it would be nice if we could customize the permission structure to reflect what each role in that clinic does rather than an overarching generic role that we need to inaccurately label ourselves as just to gain the right level of permissions.

  • Dr Lise McCarthy commented  · 

    All 50 States now have Direct Access to Physical Therapists. Physical therapists are stepping into primary care roles in all settings. All physical therapy graduates now earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Physical therapists are part of the "healing arts" community. Please consider expanding user roles to include physical therapists.

  • Angus Matheson MD commented  · 

    Much better to have more granular controls. There are so many positions that you cannot hope to get each one. That being said "MA" are amazingly common in the office setting while RN "nurses" have become rare. I assume the "nurse" position was really an "MA"

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