Make Screenings/Interventions/Assessments distinct from chart notes
Give the practice the ability to manage/administer data capture of the occurrence of medical procedures that are pertinent to CQM and other performance programs so that this is no longer bound up with management of the charting function. This includes the ability to report on them apart from any specific 'built in' performance protocol checkoff.
Ms Kathy Chaney commented
adding screening colonoscopy, mammograms, and such, outside of an open encounter.
Edward Taubman commented
looking for ability to add eCQM for instance last colonoscopy outside of an existing, unsigned chart note. That way we as we transition from previous EMR we that tracked last colonoscopy date we could add that information without needing to be in an active open chart note. Plus we need to be able to see these preventative screening dates performed from the summary screen - presently we have to wait for a visit b4 we can add the data (unless we make up an encounter just for the purpose of recording the colonoscopy and we can't see when their last one was unless we go through all the notes.
Dr James Stallone commented
WITH ALL THE NEW MEDICARE REQUIREMENTS WITH MIPPS ETC. WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO POPULATE DIRECTLY FROM DATABASE AND HAVE FORMS AVAILABLE SUCH AS A SMOKING CESSATION FORM INCLUDING WHEN LAST SMOKED, ACTIVE SMOKING, WHAT MODALITIES ATTEMPTED IN PAST ETC... TEMPLATES ARE GREAT BUT SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO SCREENING MODULE TO CREATE THEM AND NOT THE GENERIC ONES THAT ARE IN THERE WHICH JUST STATE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE.