Message from VP of Technology
ChartLogic is well-known for providing solutions that allow Doctors to practice medicine their way. We understand how Physicians and practices need and want to operate. We are excited to bring leading technologies to the medical community; to provide new and innovative ways to bring about profitable patient care.
Our technical "roadmap" utilizes the most current industry standards that will provide virtually unlimited functionality and resources to medical practices. The ChartLogic technology group which consists of programmers, engineers, and technicians are dedicated to the continued success of the ChartLogic product line. We are currently developing products that utilize web technologies which will allow seamless ease of use with ideal functionality for medical practices.
ChartLogic Medical IT Solutions (MITS) group is the best in the industry. All software programs need a strong network foundation in order to operate. We pride ourselves with the ability to provide the technical, network and hardware expertise to make any practice function at optimal performance. If you have network or hardware concerns or needs, we invite you to give us a call.
As with the rest of the company, the ChartLogic technology group looks forward to our clients continued success and is honored to be a part of it.
Did You Know?
ChartLogic EMR includes a valuable feature which allows the user to open other programs with the patient chart already selected. The Program Links feature can be setup to open nearly any other program that your practice uses. With a simple option, the...
user can include the Patient ID # of the currently selected patient with the command to open that application. Some ChartLogic EMR offices use this to open the selected patient's PACS images or other programs similar to PACS.
Each user can control whether they see Program Links on their User Dashboard. Each machine in the practice can also be setup with the specific link. To setup the links, select "Options" from the "Configure" menu in ChartLogic EMR. Expand the "Machine" group and select the "Program Links" section.
In the "1st Name" field, the name of the link can be typed as you want it to appear on the dashboard. For the "1st Path" field, click the ellipsis button […] to the right to browse to the program file. The user may also type the program file name (i.e. C:\Program Files\PACS\pacsviewer.exe). In the "Include Patient with Program Link 1" field, choose whether or not to send the Patient ID # with the link for that application. If "Yes" is selected, it will send a command to the computer such as "C:\Program Files\PACS\pacsviewer.exe 1234SS" (Program Path [space] PatID).
Not every program will allow command line functionality like this, and some might require it in a different format. As such, there may be additional complexities to this process. However, some programs do allow this feature to work and it is worth looking into if you have another program you often use. For additional information, please contact your Account Manager.
ChartLogic Practice Management includes a Collections Work List feature that can save your practice time and money. Reams of printed Accounts Receivable reports can be eliminated and these Collection Work Lists can be used to work the A/R. With Work Lists, A/R can...
be grouped into custom defined categories and assign specific collectors in your office to manage these outstanding balances.
Management is now a one-screen solution with all pertinent information that is needed to work an outstanding balance displaying on the same screen. Contact the insurance or patient, send out a new or corrected claim or statement, and even note the account. Also, follow-up reminders can be set without switching screens in the collections module.
For additional information on how to setup and use the Collections Work Lists in ChartLogic PM, you can visit ChartLogic University, use the help file online, or contact your ChartLogic Account Manager directly.
ChartLogic is pleased to announce that our electronic prescription writer is now in final testing and will be available to our ChartLogic EMR users very soon. Here are some additional details about ePrescribing:
- ePrescribe will be available in the ChartLogic EMR 6.5.1a upgrade.
- This upgrade may include other features and fixes, but the primary changes will be to accommodate this new application.
- There is an additional fee to use the ePrescribe service.
- The fee is per provider, per year.
- The fee can be included with annual support or paid separately (prorated if included in annual support)
There are financial benefits available to users of electronic prescription software that were legislated by the federal government beginning January 1st, 2009. Additional financial incentives might be able to be negotiated with your non-government payers or malpractice insurer.
ePrescribe includes several features including medical alerts such as drug-to-drug interactions, contraindications, and allergy-to-drug warnings. In addition, it includes formulary information.
For additional information on ePrescribe, or if you would like to sign up to Beta Test the product, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Based on demand, enrollment will likely take 4-8 weeks, so act now to reserve your spot by January 1st.
Elite User Profile
Associated Urologists of Manhattan, Kansas is a urology practice comprised of three physicians that have been providing quality urological services since 1995. The office has 5 exam rooms along with 17 workstations. This busy urology practice sees around 60 patients daily.
The ChartLogic EHR solution which includes ChartLogic EMR and ChartLogic PM was implemented in 2006. In the search for an Electronic Health Record solution, Associated Urologists found ChartLogic to be the one EHR with the most advantages.
The staff loves the scheduling tool which features a fully customizable, templated system for appointment scheduling and the comprehensive collections center of ChartLogic PM. The physicians love the ability to dictate patient exams with ChartLogic EMR. Each patient encounter can be stored electronically along with elements such as Past Medical History, Family History, Social History, History of Present Illness (HPI), Review of Systems (ROS), Exam, Diagnosis, Assessment, and Plan. At the office, the patient data can be accessed easily by staff or if necessary, the physicians can access from remote sites.
With the latest version of ChartLogic EMR - ChartLogic EMR 6.5 - users can quickly access their vocabulary editor from within the exam screen. Users no longer have to go to the Audio Doctor to manage their custom vocabulary. This saves time when trying to add or remove...
a troublesome word or phrase from your vocabulary. (If you are having difficulty with speech recognition of a specific word or phrase, the vocabulary editor can help you train and adjust this.)
Have you ever wanted your ChartLogic EMR to display "3/5" when you say "three over five"? This is easily accomplished in the vocabulary editor. Simply type out the "spoken form" above and then input the "written form" you would like the system to display when spoken. Then click the Add button. You may also train the spoken form if you have difficulty with accuracy.
For additional information regarding this process, refer to ChartLogic University, the help files, or contact your ChartLogic Account Manager.
ChartLogic was designed to give users access to common functions without having to change screens. In ChartLogic Practice Management, a user working on a patient's account within the registration module can quickly schedule an appointment for that patient by clicking...
the red calendar icon at the top-right corner of the patient window.
This allows the user to quickly access an up-to-date calendar view with the patient already selected so an appointment can be scheduled. When a patient calls for their balance, a correction to their account information, or for any other reason, the user can easily jump to the calendar with this feature.
Account Management Manager
Chris Burch is a very busy guy! At ChartLogic, his responsibility includes the management of client satisfaction, the account manager group, PM orders, DM orders, add on's, license transfers and many hardware/service orders. He is also a member of the client satisfaction committee which reviews client issues, bug discoveries and enhancement requests. Whew…!
When he is not working, Chris stays busy grilling on the grill - like Bobby Flay, attending education classes for his Business Management degree and going live to music performances. As an enormous music fan, he loves going to small shows, and large concerts with friends. He would like nothing better than to see a live performance every night of the week.
Chris began his career with ChartLogic in September 2005 as a support technician and then served as Implementation Manager and PM Manager before he accepted his current position. According to Chris, the best part of his job is hearing from happy ChartLogic clients; especially the clients that are so happy that they tell other people about ChartLogic.
Prior to ChartLogic, he worked for a small telecom company and a Cisco outsource company.
What gets Chris up in the morning? His answer, "The day; I am a morning person, so I've never found it tough to get up and "take on" the world each day."
Thank you, Chris for being a part of the ChartLogic team!