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ClinicTracker is full of shortcuts and automation tools, all of which maximize the efficiency of your workflows. While I can't cover each one in this article, here are some key features you should keep in mind:
Use the Navigation menu to move from one section of a patient's record to another. You do not have to re-select the patient each time you want to access a different portion of the record.
Many forms throughout the system contain an Actions menu that offers additional functions. The features displayed vary by module.
Transferring Records Between Patients
If you accidentally saved a record to the wrong patient, ask your administrator to transfer the record to the correct patient for you. By doing so, you won't have to manually re-enter the information.
Load From Existing Patient
This time saving feature is useful when you're creating a record for a family member of an existing patient for whom many of the details are similar. From the Demographics form, go to: File -> Load From Existing Patient and select the current patient. The system will pre-populate many of the common fields, thereby reducing how much data you have to enter by hand.
Add Similar Patient Contact
Sometimes you'll want to create a new Patient Contact Record based on a prior one, especially if most of the information is similar (like from one therapy session to the next). To add a Patient Contact Record based on an existing record, single-click an item in the Treatment History box and select the Add Similar button (the icon looks like two pieces of paper). The system will duplicate all the information in the prior record to a new one tagged with the current date. You can then make any necessary changes prior to saving the record.
Load Latest Data
Many forms display a Load Latest Data button below the list of existing records. Clicking this button causes the system to create a new paperwork item based on the most recent information.
Active Problem Synchronization
ClinicTracker has an option that lets you maintain a list of current and past patient problems for the Patient Summary form. It automates adding entries to this list whenever you record a diagnosis within the patient's documentation. Administrative users can select one of three options on the Formats tab of the Options form (Help -> About -> Admin Config):
Meaningful Use (MU), the set of standards that governs the use of electronic health records, mandates that patients have access to portions of their health records through a web-based "patient portal." The regulations also stipulate that the patient portal serve as a platform for offering patient education and other services, including online appointment confirmation, refill requests, soliciting client satisfaction surveys, and the like. The industry is finding many other ways to make the portal a benefit to patients. Chief among them is giving patients the ability to pay their bills online by credit card. Patient satisfaction soars when patients have the ability to pay their balance whenever they choose.
An article in the American Medical Society publication, American Medical News, 2012, indicated that many medical practices are already reaping the benefits of accepting credit and debit cards both in person and online. Some have eliminated cash payments altogether. While not every practice accepts credit card payments, most are following this trend.