Thursday, 20 August 2009

Medication decision support options

"Never" is back on drug-disease checks, and 'suppress all' on duplicate therapy. I have changed my settings as follows:


I have left on duplicate therapy (doubling), as I like it but it would be good if we could use a shorter date offset for this.

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Top tip:

"In Event Date on a data entry form, you can enter the phrase "at [patient's age]", eg at 7, and Vision will enter the year when the patient was this age. This is useful for entering historical records."

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Yay, we got this last week. Finally. Staff had training on this a few weeks back, but I missed out on that. I have downloaded the User Guides, which are helpfully located on the INPS Web Site:

http://www.inps4.co.uk/my_vision/downloads/dlm/index_map.html

And I see now require you to click your country, as the development of services in the various parts of the UK continues to diverge.

Recalls is what I want to get my teeth into - a simple change but one that I have been wanting since first getting Vision in 1997 and watching the number of recalls for patients steadilly expand. Now with three statuses - Outstanding, Cancelled, Complete (and ) these become much more useful, but only with a little thought as to where to apply them. PHQ9 second assessment would seem likely, as we have missed a few of these already.

Not sure if 2nd PHQ9s actually do anything at all for patient care, but that would almost be a political statement and surely no the kind of thing I would want to be associated with.

Anyway, new recall functionality should be good. And hopefully put an end to the convoluted recall searches we had to do in the past.

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