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Tired of Manually Updating MEDITECH Dictionaries?

When you are building dictionaries in one system, those new dictionaries entries should make it to the other system somehow.   Do you use HIS vendor-provided routines to move changes?  What if those dictionaries don’t have HIS vendor-provided routines.  Do you double key?  Or do you just build in LIVE and wait for next update to initialize TEST?

Mark Olsen, RN and Clinical IT Director at Sturgis Hospital faced that problem:

“We had our go-live date, but after we were given the okay to go in and check for issues, I noticed the MIS Inpatient Discharge dictionary was totally empty and had not been moved as anticipated. We recently implemented the Interbit Data SyncSolve tool, but I did not think I would need to use it yet. With the go-live in progress, I decided this would be a good opportunity to test SyncSolve. I opened SyncSolve, entered the necessary DPMs, and within a few minutes, the MIS Inpatient Discharge dictionary was populated completely. The entire process could not have taken more than five minutes. The SyncSolve tool provided the perfect answer to what would have been a very time-consuming, manual dictionary build, allowing us to bring the EHR system live without an extensive delay.

I am now using the SyncSolve system to monitor changes in our dictionaries. With the Computerized Physician Order Management (CPOM) system, it is critical to know if there have been changes made in the Laboratory or Radiology procedure dictionaries to ensure it is functioning appropriately. Any changes to the mnemonics will cause the order to be cancelled—without notification to the person ordering the test. This has caused issues in the past that will now be detected very…

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Posted by Edward Norton on April 15, 2014 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

7 Critical Questions You Should Be Asking about Patient Portals (But Probably Aren’t)

What you don’t know can cost you.

You know patient engagement is critical to achieve Meaningful Use. You also know patient engagement increases patient satisfaction, lowers hospital operating costs and promotes higher usage of better data. So how do you address that which you don’t know you don’t know?

Start by asking 7 critical questions about patient portals:

1. Is it certified as a modular and/or ambulatory inpatient EHR by ONC?

Only ONC-certified patient portals have been tested and certified as being technically capable of supporting hospitals’ achievement of Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria. What’s more, only patient portals that have achieved BOTH inpatient and ambulatory certifications can provide one seamless platform for a hospital, its ED and all affiliated clinics.

2. Does it enable access to patient records from any location and device?

Desktop computers are no longer the hub of personal technology. Laptops, tablets and smartphones allow patients to log in from nearly anywhere, anytime. Your patient portal must be able to keep up. Is it optimized for web access? Is patient data hosted in a HIPAA-secure cloud? Is it designed to run on an iOS or Android smartphone? Before you make this big investment, consider how your patients will access your portal.

3. Does it provide HIPAA-compliant messaging with the entire care community?

Patient engagement requires multi-way communication. Not just between the doctor and the patient, but between various specialists and primary…

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Posted by Leslie LaFon on April 15, 2014 at 12:55pm

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