Situation=Evaluating OpenEMR for use by optometry practice
OpenEMR Version= OpenEMR version 5.0.1(6)
Operating System: Server=Linux Mint+XAMPP, clients=Windows 10
- Congrats to all the developers of OpenEMR - very impressive piece of software.
- Kudos to developers of the Eye Exam form…very slick!
- Here are some questions about the Eye Exam functionality.
A) SpecRx & CLRx prescriptions
- What is the easiest way for the front office staff to print a SpecRx / CLRx? Is the only method to open up (edit) the Eye Exam and then access the Manifest Refraction and Contact Lens Refraction boxes?
- The Spec & CL prescriptions don’t have an explicit expiration date on the prescription. (Example use case: State law requires optometrists to extend Spec & CL prescriptions for 30 days past initial expiration if patient requests within first 30 days after expiration.) How can this be addressed?
- The Contact Lens Prescription doesn’t have a field for the quantity of lenses prescribed. (Example use case: Patient requests a copy of CLRx on last day before expiration; Rx should be dispensed with the minimum amount of lenses possible.) How can this be addressed?
- How does the Provider “finalize” the eye exam so nobody else can modify it?
It appears a clinician can access a previous exam and modify that captured data.
- What is the intended use of the “Active Chart” slider? Can any user who subsequently access the eye exam use the slider to reactivate the chart and then modify the entries?
- POSSIBLE PROBLEM: In the Additional Data Points box, the Axis field does not appear to reliably retain the data input. Sometimes the OS Axis field retains the input info, but not usually.
- Is shorthand input available for any of the Mental Status, Vision, Tension, Amsler, Fields, Pupils, W, MR, AR, CTL ADD, VA boxes? If so, what is the syntax of the shorthand input
- Does shorthand work for the SocHx, FH, ROS fields?
Thank you for your help.