EHR Update: September 21, 2017 Release Notes

Practice Fusion’s EHR updates are released over a two week period — see what’s coming next for your practice.

NEW FEATURES

Record and track patient goals
Accessible on the Summary tab of the patient chart, the new Goals feature can help you manage overall health goals and trackable objectives with your patients for any identified areas of health improvement. This feature was added to meet certain 2015 Edition EHR Certification requirements. Customize the Summary screen to include this feature for all of your patients via the Go To menu at the top of the window. Learn more »

Social history additions
The Social history section of the patient Summary has also been expanded to include gender identity and sexual orientation, helping create a more holistic patient record. This feature was also added to meet certain 2015 Edition EHR Certification requirements. Learn more »

UPDATED FEATURES

Enhanced patient demographics
As part of seeking 2015 Edition EHR Certification, Practice Fusion is also introducing several demographic updates in the Profile tab of the patient chart.

Practice members now have the ability to enter a prefix, suffix, and previous name when completing patient demographics. Additionally, Unknown is now an available option when selecting a patient’s sex. By default, the Date of death, Preferred Name, and Previous name fields will be hidden, but you can opt to include these fields for particular patients using the new Add more information button.  

We have also added more granular options for race and ethnicity according to the OMB Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity that are required to achieve 2015 Edition EHR Certification. Practice members can choose from an expanded list of ethnicities and the patient’s race will automatically be selected based on one or more chosen ethnicities. You may also manually select the patient’s race or indicate that the patient declined to specify. Learn more about entering patient demographics »

RESOLVED ISSUES

  • An affected set of providers who have completed e-Prescribing identity verification will no longer encounter an error when creating a new Direct address.
  • The patient name will once again be displayed legibly in the recipient field when replying to a patient message in the EHR.

For a full list of known issues and upcoming bug fixes, please visit our Service Updates page. By voting on an issue, you will receive automatic updates and notifications as the issue status changes.

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