Full Meaningful Use Certification for OpenEMR 5.0.0

According to the project leaders, the new features and modernization make this OpenEMR release a significant advance in the field.

OpenEMR is a popular open source electronic medical records (EMR), and the authors announced that version 5.0 has achieved the complete ONC certification. ONC is the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), who established standards for structured data provided by EHR software.

This ONC certification is needed for medical practices in the USA to participate in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program and to comply with MACRA. MACRA is Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.

OpenEMR is a very complete medical practice management solution. This Complete Meaningful Use Certification was the result of a community effort along several years, involving over $220,000 in code and effort contributions.

The number of enhancements brought into OpenEMR was huge and includes standardization of patient health info, care coordination, more patient engagement and privacy, safety and automated metrics calculations, along with many clinical quality measures.

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EMR – Remote Management Services

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Our EMR Support Services

This website provides support for OpenEMR, a free open source solution for Electronic Medical Records, in English and in Spanish.

    • We install your Online system for Electronic Medical Records
    • Web server and database server rental.
    • Options for own domain, own website, own hardware and software.
    • Domain certificate for Secure Server, such as https://SecureWebServer.com
    • Digital Signatures for Doctors and other sensitive users.

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Digital Medical History – Background

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The Electronic Medical Records issue is quite complex, because there is no standard yet, and thousands of competing applications try to conquer the big clients. Some are Open Source, some are free, many are sold. A few countries and states have decided to implement a single EMR application, to lower costs and focus all the development effort in a single product. However, not even Socialist countries have reached that goal.

The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is the centre of many new health businesses. Health care is now 95% direct and 5% remote. In the near future, it will be the other way around.

The need for competition in this area is possibly paramount to achieve safety, usability, acceptance and other quality parameters.

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Additional tasks to the Inpatient Module, by client request

Inpatient Module

Creation of a script to whiten the hospitalization tables within the database.

Screens with individual patient data, sorted by Area / floor and by Surname.
Facility to view or print all the data of a single patient at once. More patient data can be added, upon request.

PowerPointPoint file, descriptive of the hospitalization procedure.

Granting of admin permissions for the hospitalizations and of doctor (medical user, medical supervisor) for the hospitalization reports. That way the the bosses can intern, register, change beds and create beds. Common doctors can see the listings, but not change them. Continue reading “Additional tasks to the Inpatient Module, by client request”

Features of the Inpatient Module for OpenEMR

The Inpatient Module manages beds, patients and stays. Load the OpenEMR system with Admin or Physician rights.

After clicking on the Patient/Client option, the new ítems appear in the bottom. In this image we show the options offered to the Administrator user:

                  

  • Inpatient options / A home page for the new options. It lists the reports that any user can run.
  • New bed/ It lets you create new beds, in different areas, floors or rooms. The beds can have attributes like male/female, TV or oxygen. Other features are possible with customization,
  • Assign patient bed/ Associates a patient already in the OpenEMR system to an empty bed. It records the entry date.
  • Assign patient bed – Clinical/ This is a regular LBF form, which records data outside the inpatient system, like reason for the inpatient stay, the entering doctor, diagnosis and other data.
  • Change patient bed/ It changes the bed, for same-day changes, without changing the stay number.
  • Release patient from bed/ It finishes the stay in bed
  • Edit beds/ Allows to change bed number, floor, room, área and attributes, like gender, TV or Oxygen. The only item that never changes is the Bed ID.
  • Inpatient list/ Lists all the current inpatients, with associated data, including cost.
  • Release list/ Lists all the already released patients, with associated data, including cost.
  • Free beds/ Lists the free beds.
  • Patient report/ Lists patients by name
  • Area-floor report/ / Lists patients by area and floor.

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How EMRs improve medical attention by health personnel

There is growing enthusiasm in the United States about the use of electronic medical records (EMR) in patients. Important sums of money have been allocated to subsidize the adoption of this technology by physicians. The magazine Family Medicine highlights in an article both the promises and the disadvantages of this technology. Continue reading “How EMRs improve medical attention by health personnel”