The Automated Information Collection System (AICS) package includes a Print Manager that allows sites to define reports that should print along with the encounter forms. This can save considerable time preparing and collating reports for appointments. See the Automated Information Collection System User Manual for instructions.
You can add Health Summary, Problem List, and Progress Notes as actions to PCE, to allow quick access to these programs. When you press the [RETURN] key at the quit prompts (or up-arrow out), you are automatically returned to PCE.
Since problems can occur if you delete patients (the internal entry number of the file can be reassigned, causing discrepancies in the data), we recommend that you NOT delete any patients.
If clinical reminders aren't showing up correctly on Health Summaries, see Appendix A-7 of the PCE User Manual Appendices document for troubleshooting information. (PXRMDEV is a routine that can be used to aid in the development and customization of reminders.)
If you see zeroes instead of numbers on encounter dates (e.g., 00/00/95 or 01/00/96)on reports or encounter displaysthey are for Historical Encounters where the exact date is not known.
After Diagnosis has been entered, if the Provider Narrative is an exact match, you can enter = and the diagnosis is duplicated.
The equals sign (=) can also be used as a shortcut when selecting an action plus encounters or appointments from a list in a single response (e.g., Select Action: ED=2).
To quickly add or edit encounter information, select an appointment number at the first appointment screen.
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