The Patient Chart

CareVue provides a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) enabling clinicians to accurately and efficiently capture clinical encounters. Providers can enter, review and update all order-related information connected with any patient, including ordering lab tests, medications, diets, radiograph exams, consults and procedures. The CareVue patient chart includes the following functional modules:

Patient Summary

The Patient Summary provides a snapshot—a cover page, if you will—of the overall clinical state of a patient, including meaningful updates to the patient’s current and historic cross encounter condition.

Clinical Alerts and Reminders

The Clinical Alerts and Reminders Module enhances patient treatment by providing clinicians with relevant information at the point of care. Clinical Reminders empower clinical decision making by basing reminders on a particular patient’s clinical data and allowing to define reminders by local needs.

Consults Tracking

The Consults Tracking Module enables clinicians to order consultations and procedures from other providers or services within the healthcare system. It also provides a framework for tracking consults and reporting results or findings. Consults are included in a patient’s computerized patient record and are viewed as part of the integrated patient documentation.

Clinical Documentation

The Clinical Documentation Module provides robust templating utilities for creating immediate point-and-click, object-imported, standardized notes that are easy to assemble and use. The templates may be designed for all care providers with an interdisciplinary or individual approach to the note. All notes are viewed from a single point of entry and may be filtered on the fly to provide clinicians with complete clinical information for informed decision making.

Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)

The CPOE module enables clinicians to create orders from within the same area of the clinical record that provides relevant patient data. CPOE offers time-saving functions such as quick orders, clinical decision support, disease specific evidence-based order sets, and time-delay orders. CareVue CPOE incorporates an efficient ordering process that improves patient safety through informative clinical alerts: out-of-range lab values, duplicate orders, maximum order frequency, allergies, potential negative drug interactions and other potential conflicts. Clinicians can also use CPOE to electronically sign multiple orders simultaneously.

More than just a clinical module, CPOE is at the heart of the meaningful use requirements for federal stimulus funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Click here to visit the CareVue CPOE page and learn more.

Orders Communication/Results Reporting

Immediate routing of orders to the appropriate care areas with verification capabilities can reduce time to intervention by eliminating cumbersome manual processes. Order requisitioning is configurable and closely interrelated with the capabilities configured for the Radiology, Pharmacy and Laboratory applications. Results are posted within these departments and immediately available to the patient’s clinical record.

Clinical Image Viewer

CareVue’s core imaging infrastructure includes components used to import, store, and display images from document scanners, X-ray scanners and DICOM-compliant devices like CT scanners, MR scanners and digital X-ray machines. Clinicians and technicians can automatically view images associated with procedures, exam reports or progress notes.

Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA)

BCMA employs a graphical user interface (GUI) to improve the accuracy of medication administration and increase the efficiency of documentation. Through the use of a bar code reader, BCMA immediately validates the five “rights” of medication administration—right patient, right medication, right dose, right route, right timing—and provides real-time access to the medication administration record (MAR).

The use of bar-coding in medication administration was actually invented in the VA, making the VistA BCMA module from which CareVue is derived the original. Click here to visit the CareVue BCMA page and read more about this groundbreaking technology and the recognition it has received.

Clinical Flowsheets

CareVue Clinical Flowsheets enable clinicians to document and correlate patient data (vital signs, intake and output, medications, assessments, clinical findings) and tailor the information to meet the unique needs of the nursing unit, care area, or department. Clinical Flowsheets support multi-disciplinary data views and charting, and are designed to import validated data directly from patient monitors and ventilators.

Vital Signs

The Vital Signs Module stores in the patient EMR all vital signs and additional measurements associated with a hospital stay or outpatient visit. Additional measurements may include height, weight and pain scores. This data is in turn available to other CareVue modules and applications (PIMS, Pharmacy, Laboratory, etc.).