Presentation on theme: "NEXTGEN MY PLAN LESSON Update: October 2012 This lesson introduces the use of My Plan, which heretofore has been largely dysfunctional due to technical."— Presentation transcript:
NEXTGEN MY PLAN LESSON Update: October 2012 This lesson introduces the use of My Plan, which heretofore has been largely dysfunctional due to technical problems. Many of these problems have been resolved, and we are now encouraging users to take advantage of some workflow enhancements available in My Plan. Most of the content here is excerpted from other lessons available at our training site. This has been prepared with EHR and KBM Subsequent updates may display cosmetic and functional changes. Use the keyboard or mouse to pause, review, and resume as necessary. There is no audio with this exercise.
ORDERING LABS USING MY PLAN Ordering many of your most common lab tests can be made easier using My Plan, accessed via the My Plan/Orders button.
A simple way to order lab tests is to use the My Plan tab. Here weve selected the Diabetes diagnosis, and picked several tests by clicking their checkboxes. When youve picked all the tests you need, click Place Order.
If necessary, select another diagnosis and add more tests. You can save the tests you commonly order for specific diagnoses as Order Sets, and you can continuously modify these on an ongoing basis. (Info on the setup of Order Sets is covered in the User Personalization lesson.) If you havent set up an Order Set for a particular diagnosis, you can also use the built-in Quick assessments to order tests.
You can also use disease management protocols to order tests here. As of this writing, we havent emphasized Protocols due to some technical problems. We hope to introduce the use of Protocols when these issues have been addressed.
After placing orders in any of these manners, note that the Lab/Diagnostics/Radiology Order Module Processing link changes color and has a solid diamond. Click on this link to open this popup. (The popup will usually appear automatically as well if you click Save and Close.) Note: Depending upon clinic-specific policies and workflow, these next steps may be performed by the nursing or front office staff.
If necessary, select the Labs bullet. The tests youve ordered will display.
Click in the Vendor box and select LabCorp.
From here you have a couple of ways to proceed. You can select each test one at a time and click the Include selected order button.
The test will move to the bottom list.
Alternately, you can select the Automatically perform… checkbox. If you do this, just clicking on the tests will move them to the bottom list.
When all of the tests are on the bottom list, click Process/Submit. Your lab requisition has been sent to LabCorp, and the patient may go to have the studies done. Click Save and Close. To avoid sending invalid orders to LabCorp, please dont click the Process/Submit button on sample or practice encounters.
For common tests and common diagnoses, this is the easiest way to order lab studies. But sometimes youll need to order an infrequently- used test, or request a test related to a less common diagnosis. For this, click on the Labs tab.
To order labs from here, first select the diagnosis at the top, then select the test. Here, well order a Uric acid level for the diagnosis of gout. Then click Place Order. Repeat this process for all tests needed, matching them up to the corresponding diagnosis.
You can click on any of the categories at the top to launch a popup with more studies within that category. Here the Chemistry popup has been launched. When youve selected all the tests you need, click Save and Close.
If you still havent been able to find the test you need, click the Other Tests link, launching the Other Labs popup.
Select the diagnosis, then click in the 1st Description box. A pick list appears. Say we want to order thyroid antibodies. Click anywhere in the pick list and begin to type thyr.
The list scrolls down. Double- click on Thyroid Antibodies.
Select other tests as needed. When done, click Place Order, then Save and Close. A tasking popup may appear; you can use it if necessary, or just dismiss it.
When youve placed all the orders you need, you would use the Order Module Processing popup as demonstrated above.
Notes about lab ordering Whenever possible, place orders via My Plan; for over 90% of your common orders this is fast and easy. If you cant figure out how to order your lab via My Plan, try to do so via the Labs tab. Either of these methods posts the order to the Order Management template, which makes it easier to track the fact that we get results back. If you cant figure out how to place an order via either My Plan or the Labs tab, use the Order Module. It can be an easier way to search for uncommon tests.
More notes about lab ordering Another consideration is tests that require AOE: Ask at Order Entry questions. We have tried to turn off the AOE requirement for most tests, since they are actually questions that would be better completed by the phlebotomist than the provider. However, a few AOE questions must still be answered by the provider. Prenatal Quad Screening is an example, since the questions include data about gestational age that the lab tech would not be privy to. Currently, AOE questions can only be easily addressed via the Order Module. Whether you place the order via templates or the Order Module, you will still need to go to the Order Module to answer the AOE questions.
Reviewing Lab Results Regardless of how you place the order, you will be notified about test results through your Task List. After reviewing results in the Order Module, youll use the Provider Test Action template to address them. To reiterate: The addition of My Plan as a lab ordering option changes nothing about how you review test results through the Order Module.
Ordering Follow-Up Visits Using My Plan My Plan can also be used to ask the front office to schedule follow-up visits. Clinics may wish to review their workflows and decide if this alternative is preferable to current scheduling methods.
Select any of todays diagnoses, then click either the Schedule a follow-up visit checkbox or dropdown arrow.
Under the Follow-Up section, you can select any or all of the options for follow-up: provider, reason, time frame, or specific date. When done, click OK.
Make sure the checkbox is checked, then click Place Order.
The front office staff can see the order on the Checkout tab.
MY PLAN & X-RAY ORDERS My Plan will mostly be used to order lab work. However, it can be used to order radiographic studies, either to be performed locally (such as in the SHAC) or at one of the hospitals. Note, though, that you will still need to either print the order on paper (for in-house studies) or send a task to a staff member, such as a Referrals Clerk (for hospital studies). A brief demonstration follows.
Suppose we want to order a foot X-ray in a patient with gout. Select Gout as the diagnosis, then select the dropdown arrow for the next empty line under Diagnostics. (You could also just replace the Chest X-ray on line 1.)
The Ngkbm Dbp Labs Radiology popup appears. Click in the list and type foot. The list scrolls down to listings that start with foot. Double-click your choice.
The foot X-ray now appears. Click the checkbox, then click Place Order.
Note that the Lab/Diagnostics/Radiology Order Module Processing link changes color. You can click on this to process the order, or it will appear spontaneously when you click Save and Close. (Alternatively, some offices may employ a workflow where other staff members complete these orders.)
For the time being, we will not be able to place X-ray orders electronically through NextGen, so one option is to just cancel out of this popup. There is some value, however, in going ahead and processing the order from an order-tracking standpoint. Start by selecting the Radiology bullet.
The Ngkbm Dbp Orders Vendors popup appears. Scroll down and double-click USA Radiology.
Click on the order, then click the Include selected order arrow.
Click Process/Submit, then Save and Close. Again, note this does not electronically transmit the order! You must still go to the Checkout Tab to print a paper order, or send a task to a staff member, such as a Referrals Clerk, to actually get the order done.
Why bother to go through these steps? After youve saved your My Plan for common diagnoses, it can be a quicker way to place X-ray orders than doing it on the Diagnostics tab.
NEXTGEN MY PLAN USER PERSONALIZATION DEMONSTRATION This demonstration reviews ways a user can personalize My Plan to speed up workflow.
In the My Plan template, NextGen provides several Quick Assessment sets of orders for common problems. These are often very useful, but if the patients problem is not listed, or you want to modify the plan, you may save an order set of your own. In this example, the patient has been diagnosed with migraines, but there is no Quick Assessment set for this diagnosis.
Lets create an order set for migraines. First, say we often want to check a TSH on migraine patients. Click the next dropdown arrow under Lab Orders, click anywhere in the resulting popup, and type TSH.
When TSH appears, double-click on it.
In a similar fashion, well add some diagnostic procedures, such as CT/MRI scans.
You can also remove items you dont want. Click Clear. We dont really want any of these injections listed, so well choose to clear all.
As we did above, well add a couple entries, choosing sumatriptan and ketorolac injections.
Lab orders (and to a lesser extent Diagnostics) are the two headings well make the most use of.) Currently, the remaining sections arent really set up for use, since we have other ways in our workflow to order these items that are actually quicker and simpler. (As updates occur and we move to more specialties, well continue to reevaluate use of these sections.)
You can also add a few brief instructions to your order set. In general, Plan Details, with the ability to save My Phrases, provides better functionality, and this is what we recommend. In addition, the setup of instructions here can be a bit confusing. However, for those users who wish to use this feature, a brief explanation follows.
We want to start by populating My Instructions, a list of instructions you frequently use. In the first Instructions line, type Keep headache diary. Click Add, and select 1 in the ensuing popup. Note that, while this is not made particularly clear, you are actually adding this to your list of My Instructions.
Delete or type over Keep headache diary, typing instead Take abortive med & lie down in dark, quiet room. Again click Add, and select 1 in the ensuing popup. In a similar fashion, add other lines as desired.
When youre done adding items to the My Instructions list, click the My Instructions box. Then click in the 1 st Instructions Space. When you click in this space with the My Instructions box checked, youll see your My Instructions list. Note that this includes several instructions Ive added earlier. Double-click on Keep headache diary.
Keep headache diary appears in the 1 st space, and a 2 nd dropdown arrow appears. Click the 2 nd dropdown arrow and double-click on Take abortive med… in the ensuing popup. Continue this process until you have added all the instructions you desire.
Now note the Additional Orders section. You can add more orders even if you run out of space in one of the sections. Under Additional Orders, click the Type dropdown arrow, and choose the instruction type. You can then add specific orders as demonstrated above.
Lets say our order set is complete. To save it, click Save Order Set. (You wont be prompted for a name or any further information.)
In the future, on any patient for whom you select this diagnosis, your order set will appear automatically.
To use your order set, click the checkboxes for the desired orders for that patient, and then click Place Order.
What if you wanted to use this order set for a different diagnosis? This patients diagnosis is Classical migraine , while our order set was created for a patient with Migraine Unspecified Our order set isnt spontaneously appearing.
Next to Use order set from, click My saved. A list of order sets youve previously saved appears. Double-click on Migraine Unsp. Note that you can also use order sets that others have established as well.
Your order set from Migraine displays. You couldve selected this as a starting point for an unrelated diagnosis, such as a seizure disorder, modified it as desired, then saved the order set again associated with the new diagnosis.
Unlike the ROS or Exam presets demonstrated above, your plan order sets can be modified on an ongoing basis. Say youve used this order set for a couple weeks, and realize you frequently order a lipid panel on your migraine patients. Click the next dropdown arrow, and select Lipid Panel in the popup.
Just click Save Order Set again. On future migraine patients, the lipid panel will also appear on your order set. To summarize: Order sets can be a bit confusing when you start out, but they have the potential to save you a great deal of time after they are established, and can serve as a reminder about tests and services you might inadvertently overlook. Since you can modify them repeatedly, you should feel free to begin building and saving your order sets as soon as you start using the program.
This concludes the NextGen My Plan demonstration. If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?
This concludes the NextGen My Plan demonstration. If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?