EHR Update: February 26th, 2016 Release Notes

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2016 Meaningful Use Dashboard live!

Start capturing data for your 2016 Meaningful Use reporting period. Go to Reports > Meaningful Use Dashboard in your EHR and select on “Attestation year: 2016” from the drop down menu at the top. You and your office can now use the dashboard to stay on track for your 2016 objectives. Need help setting up for dashboard? Click here to learn how >>

Improvements to your allergy workflow

To ensure you receive important alerts as you’re updating your patient’s allergy section, we’ve improved how and where you enter allergies. Free-text entered allergies have been removed from the patient’s past medical history and added to your patient’s structured allergy field on their summary tab. Using this section will allow you to receive any drug allergy alerts while prescribing. Refer to the "Free-text allergies" section to learn more about this change>>

You can also create custom environmental and food allergies by typing in a custom entry into the search box and saving it. Click here to learn more about custom allergies >>

Create your own Diagnoses List

Now when charting your patient’s encounter or adding diagnoses to a patient’s chart and superbill, you can use a custom diagnoses list to quickly populate frequently used diagnosis codes. In the flyout panel that appears when adding diagnoses to chart notes or the patient’s summary, you’ll see a section labeled “My Dx list”.

Start building your list by searching for the desired diagnosis and selecting “Add to My List” drop the down menu next to "Add".  This new self built list replaces the old "frequent" dx list option. Click here to learn more >>


Improve formulary compliance

Your e-prescription workflow automatically displays patient’s health plan formulary information to help you determine the most clinically appropriate and cost effective medication while preventing needless callbacks from the patient or pharmacy. Learn more about formulary>>

ICD-9 codes removed from superbill

To ensure that bills are being accepted by the insurance and billing companies, Practice Fusion has removed ICD-9 codes from the printout and downloadable HL7 versions of the superbill. This change will ensure that you will not receive any errors when sending your bills to your biller.

Service and Support updates:

To better diagnose your service needs, we’ve upgraded the “Contact Us” functionality from the in-product help menu.

  • The help menu now automatically links to relevant Knowledge Base articles relating to the EHR section you click from.
  • Submitting cases will now automatically pre-fill information to help reduce clicks and keystrokes, and get you answers sooner.
  • Relevant diagnostic information such as internet speed, browser version, and more is now automatically included in support cases, helping ensure your issues are resolved as soon as possible.

As always, we encourage your feedback and suggested improvements in our Product Ideas Forum to help us deliver the best EHR experience possible.

For a full list of known issues and upcoming bug fixes, please visit our Service Updates page to vote on issues impacting your practice. Your feedback helps us prioritize EHR improvements.

Practice Fusion’s EHR updates are driven by our community submissions and feedback from our practices.

Have an idea or new feature that would improve your experience? Let us know!

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