Pricare attended the OpenGPSoC Town Hall Meeting on Saturday 8th December 2012 and was pleased to see a great turnout and variety of public and commercial bodies at the event.
The project got off to a roaring start with ideas for direction from many contributors. A number of healthcare organisations were present at the meeting and included NHS Direct, Cerner and Connecting for Health. A reporter from EHI also attended.
Clinical staff constantly add numerical data to patient records, whether it be a simple BP reading or filing multiple Pathology reports from hospital labs. But did you know about the handy graphical feature to quickly and clearly display lots of numerical information?
TPP regularly update SystmOne to ensure users always have the best experience possible. Recently, they have introduced a new feature that makes the user interface look more modern and have additional functionality that introduces screen transitions. These all give SystmOne a polished look and gives the software a new look.
By the end of November 2012, Pricare's eLearning site will have a mobile version, allowing easier navigation and reading on your Android, iPad or iPhone device.
This will mean you can read and learn from your mobile device and follow the guides and videos on-screen. This will eliminate the need to constantly switch windows or print guides and have them on your desk.
This new service will be included free of charge for existing and new subscribers.
The new Document Management feature in TPP SystmOne really speeds up the process of scanning and we think it's great. The following tip will show you how to make forwarding on scans to GPs to be checked even quicker.
Once you have processed your scan, matched to a patient, entered details of the letter (e.g Discharge Summary), filled in the sender and recipient details and read coded as necessary, you click the Confirm button and then the system asks if you would like to complete the document (which files in the patient's notes and removed the document from your Acquired Images screen) or if you would like to forward the document onto a GP to be checked.
The following tip shows you how to set up your mainly used GPs as buttons as in the image below, rather than having to find them from the drop down list, clicking their name and then clicking the + button to add them to the list.
This guide shows how to issue an eMED3 fit note statement whilst using the consultation mode of EMIS LV. eMED3s can also be accessed in the patients medical record and only GPs are allowed to issue electronic versions of an eMED3 (although other staff can issue duplicates and 'issued by hand' eMED3s).
When adding bulk or back dated data into a patient's record in SystmOne, it is vital that the Next button is understood and used. This is especially important when summarising patient notes.
The Next button has two main uses:-
- To separate consultations for GPs, Nurses and other clinical staff and
- Summarising patient notes received from the Health Authority after registering a new patient.
Either way, what the Next button allows you to do is to enter information under different 'events'.
The new version (2.1) of the Enhanced Services Clinical Templates by Pricare are now available to download and import into SystmOne GP. Please log in to your area and proceed to the Downloads section. If you are not currently a subscriber, you can sign up and access all Pricare materials here.
Part 1 - Finding the patients
There may be the odd patients on your system who have a high number of QOF alerts and potentially costing your surgery a lot of money. To quickly display your "top" patients follow the steps below. We will then deal with individual patients.