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Patient Chart: Medications

Version 14.19

About Patient Chart: Medications

Path: Clinical tab > Patient Chart button > Medications
Path: Practice Management tab > Patient Chart button > Medications
Path: Billing tab > Patient Chart button > Medications

The Patient Chart is the central point of access to all areas of a patient's complete Medical record.  Use the Patient Chart to access and maintain patient records.  

All current, ongoing, and past prescriptions in a patient's record are displayed in the Medication  window. The Medication List is where new prescriptions are created, and existing prescriptions are edited, managed, refilled, and transmitted electronically to pharmacies.


Note:  Just like a paper chart, the Office Practicum chart, and other windows in Office Practicum, contain personal health information that should be kept confidential. You should treat all windows in Office Practicum (like F8 Chart) just like you would treat a paper record of patient health information, never leaving that record out in the open for others to see. More specifically, you should always close all windows on your screen and log out of Office Practicum when you are done at your workstation.

Patient Chart: Medications Tab Map

Number
SectionDescription
1MedicationsMedications in the patient chart houses all of a patient's medication details.
2
Function Buttons
  • Add: Opens the prescription writer, which adds a new prescription to the medication list.
  • Refill: Allows you to refill the selected medication.
  • Edit: Views and edits a selected medication.
  • Delete: Deletes a prescription from the medication list. Do not use this to discontinue medications.
  • Send: transmits the selected prescription to the pharmacy.
  • Cancel: Cancels an electronic prescription. When selected a cancel message is sent to the pharmacy. The Cancel button is only visible if the prescriber has the cancel permission.
  • Print: Prints the selected prescriptions.
3
Action Buttons
  • Affirm "No Meds": Provides an indicator that there are no active medications for the patient.
  • Mark Reviewed: Logs an entry that the medication list was reviewed.
  • Print Med List: Prints the patient’s medication list.
  • Interactions: Calculates the med/med, med/allergy, and med/disease interactions for all medications or current medications.  Warning levels depend upon system preference.
  • Validate: Checks pharmacy benefits. These will show in the Patient Register, Insurance and Pharmacy Benefits tab.
  • Med History: Imports medication history from public sources.
4Current Meds Only checkboxThis filters the Medication List to only display medications that are current for the patient.

5

Medication ListThe Medication List displays all the prescriptions created for the patient.  Medications are indicated by prescribed date, chronic status, prescription name, diagnosis code, provider, and purpose.  
6
Lexi buttonThe Lexi button accesses Lexicomp Online, a medical library consisting of a collection of clinical databases and decision support tools.
Version 14.10

About Patient Chart: Medications Tab

Path: Smart Toolbar > Chart button > Medications tab

The Patient Chart is the central point of access to all areas of a patient's complete Medical record.  Use the Patient Chart to access and maintain patient records.  

All current, ongoing, and past prescriptions in a patient's record are displayed in the Medication tab. The Medication List is where new prescriptions are created, and existing prescriptions are edited, managed, refilled, and transmitted electronically to pharmacies.


Note:  Just like a paper chart, the Office Practicum chart, and other windows in Office Practicum, contain personal health information that should be kept confidential. You should treat all windows in Office Practicum (like F8 Chart) just like you would treat a paper record of patient health information, never leaving that record out in the open for others to see. More specifically, you should always close all windows on your screen and log out of Office Practicum when you are done at your workstation.

Patient Chart: Medications Tab Map

Number
SectionDescription

1

Print buttonThe Print button prints the selected prescriptions.

2

Print List buttonThe Print List button prints the patient’s medication list.

3

Send buttonThe Send button transmits the selected prescription to the pharmacy.

4

Add Prescription buttonThe Add Prescription button opens the prescription writer, which adds a new prescription to the medication list.

5

Refill Medication buttonThe Refill button allows you to refill the selected medication.

6

Edit buttonThe Edit button views and edits a selected medication.

7

Delete Medication buttonThe Delete Medication button deletes a prescription from the medication list. Do not use this to discontinue medications.

8

Review buttonThe Review button logs an entry that the medication list was reviewed.
9
Interactions buttonThe Interactions button calculates the med/med, med/allergy, and med/disease interactions for all medications or current medications.  Warning levels depend upon system preference.

10

Rx Validate buttonThe Rx Validate button checks pharmacy benefits. These will show in the Patient Register, Insurance and Pharmacy Benefits tab.

11

Med Hx buttonThe Med Hx button imports medication history from public sources.

12

Medication ListThe Medication List displays all the prescriptions created for the patient.  Medications are indicated by prescribed date, chronic status, prescription name, diagnosis code, provider, and purpose.  
13
Left tabs

The left tabs open a different section within the patient’s medical records.  The Patient Chart contains the following left tabs: