Electronic Medical Records Software for Nurse Practitioners
Electronic Medical Records for Nurse Practitioners
Nightingale On Demand – An ASP EMR Solution
After years of working with Nurse Practitioners across the country, Nightingale now offers a web-based EMR solution that doesn’t change the way you work. Instead, we use common workflows with easy access to vital patient information online, including diagnostic reports, blood test results, medication histories and clinical reports. With Nightingale On Demand, Nurse Practitioners can collaborate with physicians and other health care staff to ensure patients receive better care. The vast library of online forms and flow sheets accelerates basic procedures and protect against data-entry errors. As an all-inclusive EMR solution, Nightingale On Demand provides Nurse Practitioners with everything they need, from patient registration and charting to lab reports and billing.
Fragmented record keeping is one of the biggest road-blocks to a Nurse Practitioner’s ability to provide efficient care. Finding and organizing charts, test results and other medical records in time for patient visits slow down a Nurse Practitioner’s day. Nightingale On Demand lets you prepare for patient visits by quickly accessing and organizing charts ahead of time. This eliminates hours of manual updates and common data-entry errors caused by miscommunication or illegible handwriting.
Even in the smallest practices, patient information is ineffectively dispersed between administrative employees, nurses and physicians. With Nightingale On Demand, however, Nurse Practitioners can collaborate with staff on the same electronic medical charts to create a cumulative patient record. For patients, this means they don’t have to worry about which provider in the clinic they’re seen by. All the medical information, including lab work, clinical notes and referrals, are readily available with a few clicks.
Workflow for Nurse Practitioner-led practices
Nightingale On Demand includes dozens of predefined templates for Nurse Practitioners, ranging from back pain and immunization tracking to diabetes and annual health checks. Nurse Practitioners simply enter information into each field during patient visits. Nightingale On Demand guides you through the forms to make sure all relevant data is captured. The flow sheets can also be customized to meet specific needs, in accordance with new health procedures and federal regulations.
Preventive care and patient education
For Nurse Practitioners providing holistic and preventive care is of utmost importance. Nightingale On Demand helps them educate patients to become the primary leader in their own care and well-being. From managing medication refills with scheduled alerts, to measuring diagnostics trends (blood pressure, cholesterol etc), Nightingale On Demand provides a complete picture of the patient’s health record. In addition, Nightingale On Demand comes with five different Chronic Disease Management templates, which auto-populate their respective flowsheets. To manage larger groups of patients, Nurse Practitioners can also automate reminder letters to make sure patients come in for periodical health checks ups.
Chronic disease management
One of a Nurse Practitioner’s primary responsibilities is managing chronic diseases such as arthritis, coronary artery disease and diabetes. Nurse Practitioners often employ a flow sheet to capture vital signs, lab results and other data. Typically in the paper world, flow sheets are usually completed manually, requiring double data entry to transcribe the different pieces of information.. Nightingale On Demand’s automated flow sheets with electronic lab interfaces make the process quick, easy, accurate, and eliminate the potential for human error.
All patient visits and procedures must be properly recorded by the Nurse Practitioner, including procedures like vaccinations and wart removal. Nightingale On Demand lets Nurse Practitioners add procedure information directly into the patient records online. The Web-based EMR solution stores the information in compliance with healthcare regulations.
Nurse Practitioners must also document all treatment plans, including preventive care measures taken, diet changes and prescribed medications. Whether flu, back pain or urine tract infection, Nightingale On Demand keeps track of patient treatment plans, making them readily available online. Nurse Practitioners can easily monitor a patient’s progress from beginning to end.
With each prescription, Nurse Practitioners usually need to check the drugs’ interaction with allergies, food and other medications. The consequences of failure are grave. Nightingale On Demand comes with the Cerner Multum drug database to automate interaction checking. The solution also assigns prescription numbers to aid with tracking prescriptions and help thwart drug abuse.
Free lab reports
Nightingale On Demand doesn’t charge for each lab report, like other software vendors do. The electronic lab interface automatically populates patients’ medical records in the system. When lab tests are done Nurse Practitioners can post them on a secure self-service portal for patients to view.
EMR Specification v4.0
Nightingale On Demand was recently certified under EMR Specification v4.0, a requirement for
Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics (NPLC) that receive EMR adoption funding. Part of the certification process involved being able to connect to Ontario Lab Information Systems (OLIS) and Hospital Report Manager (HRM). Once the systems are functional, it will allow all Nightingale users to have access to electronic lab results from all provincial and hospital laboraties; as well as providing direct electronic access to all hospital reports like discharge summaries and radiology reports. This will allow providers to have a more seamless integration of documents into the patient chart.
As a web-based EMR solution, Nightingale On Demand lets Nurse Practitioners access and update patient records away from the office. During home visits, for example, Nightingale On Demand lets you access a patient’s chart from any Internet-connected device, like a laptop or iPad. Nurse Practitioners can modify prescriptions, update charts and review lab results while meeting with the patient.
Secure Web-based ASP Software
No hardware or software. No hassle or headaches. All you need is an Internet-connected computer to access Nightingale On Demand online. We manage the rest from state-of-the-art data centres. Software upgrades are free and won’t disrupt your practice. Patient data is protected with military-grade security that meets or exceeds healthcare industry standards. Our fanatical customer support is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and solve any problems.