UniCharts™ EMR is an industry-compliant electronic medical record system, fully scalable to multi-specialty, multi-location situations. It is designed to handle multiple providers each having unique chart layouts yet allow sharing of common data such as patient demographic and insurance information. This EMR system allows physicians to customize charts and other sections to their personal preferences and requirements of their practice and specialty. It is currently being used in many different medical specialties including, but not limited to, Primary Care, Neurology, Podiatry, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Pain Management and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Charts, refills, phone notes and messages can be created and shuttled back and forth between the users. Any number of scanned documents and images can be filed and attached to the charts. Exports patient data in pure XML and also in PDF format for batch printing. Supports multiple levels of security to control access to the EMR system.
Following list shows the minimum feature set of UniCharts™ EMR electronic medical record system:
Easy installation and instant work.
Easy to learn, and even easier to administer because clients need no special software, just the Internet Exlorer web browser.
Gives complete access to patient charts from within the practice, home or a remote location through its browser interface.
Ability to open and manipulate multiple patient charts simultaneously.
Built-in mechanism for forwarding patient charts and scanned documents to other users within a medical facility.
Patient based chart layout. All postings of demographics, encounters, treatment plans, medications and charges are within the patient's file. There is no need to back out to various sections of the EMR program.
Charts look and feel very close to real paper charts to which physicians are accustomed.
Patient summary section continuously displays the patient's name, age, photograph and other information at the top of every screen.
All patient screens (demographic information, historical information and encounters) are one button accessible.
Information within a patient file is grouped in blocks containing relevant elements. The same applies to user-defined blocks and sections.
Point-and-click templates and drop-down menus available in most of the blocks to minimize data entry time and effort.
Encounters organized in the universal SOAP format to which physicians are accustomed.
Users can configure virtually every element in the SOAP notes section of patient charts and make their own custom exams and notes using specific verbiage.
Problems are documented in a natural and efficient way. There are separate sections for dealing with patient's ongoing and new problems. Problems can be reordered by simple drag and drop mechanism.
Diagnosis, plan and prescription within the patient's encounter offer instant review of important clinical information.
One click replication of last encounter's prescription and other notes, saving time.
Easily customizable to diverse specialty needs such as Primary Care, Cardiology, Urology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Podiatry, Pain Management and General Surgery. Follows CMS guidelines for clinical documentation.
Referral letters can be generated easily and in no time, essential requirement for family medicine and primary care setting.
Consultation notes can be created with equal ease, crucial element for specialty-based outpatient settings such as cardiology, urology, neurology or any other specialty for that matter.
Excuse letters, patient invoices and other concerned documents can be generated and printed or faxed in minutes.
In addition to the above mentioned EMR defined documents, custom reports and letters can be templated and generated. Depending upon the specialty, these documents can be anything from procedure reports to letters of medical necessity etc.
Ability to import scanned signature images into the medical record system. These signature stamps can be affixed over any printed document such as encounter note or prescription with just a single click of mouse.
Built-in support for prescription refills. Refills can be prepared without even opening the chart.
Built-in E/M code calculator. The suggested code can be accepted or rejected based upon the circumstances.
Separate section for preparing and printing super bills. Once an encounter is signed, it becomes available to the person responsible for billing. Here, he/she can independently and conveniently associate POS, TOS and modifiers etc, and apply charges to the services performed by the physician.
Ability to document telephone calls which are attached directly to a patient's record.
Scanned clinical reports, images and digital faxes all attached directly to a patient's record and organized in folders according to the document type and category.
Any number of new folders can be created to better organize documents according to the specialty needs. A cardiologist may, for example, be interested in having a separate folder for keeping ECGs whereas a pulmonary specialist may want to create a folder designated to sleep lab reports.
Ability to annotate and add illustrations directly into the HPI, physical examination and procedures sections of a patient's chart.
Ability to configure Vital Signs section to reflect Metric Units. Automatic graph generation showing Blood Pressure trend.
Body Mass Index (BMI) values are automatically calculated and inserted into patient's encounter form and generated notes.
Sophisticated chart retrieval mechanism with over ten search options, including searching by names, phone numbers and birth or visit dates.
Scheduling section designed for fast input of appointments of varying lengths, even of a 5-minute duration.
Parallel appointments for the same physician can be booked.
Appointments for time slots that are out of the regular hours of a practitioner can be registered.
Displays multiple practitioner views to allow optimizing physician and facility resources.
Displays monthly views of each practitioner's schedule to allow optimizing his time.
Allows searching of upcoming appointments with multiple options.
Supports Handwriting Recognition in tablet PC's through default input mechanisms.
Supports Voice Recognition such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking or IBM ViaVoice.
Ability to create any number of specialities that share patient demographics and insurance information but each having its own chart layout, encounters and historical data sections.
Ability to export patient data from the EMR in multiple formats, including standard XML language.
Ability to import prior patient data from an Excel or CSV file before starting to use the medical record system.
Protection of patient data from unauthorized access with password log-in requirements, access limitations and audit trail.
HL7 compliant. Ability to export patient demographic, insurance and billing information in HL7 format.
Ability to import HL7 laboratory/radiology results and automatically attach them to their respective charts.
This is by no means a complete list of features and functionality. Try UniCharts™ electronic medical record system and you will find many other useful functions, all designed to provide you with a unique charting experience.
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