Software necessary to support ADCP
Automated Information Collection System (AICS) and other capture solutions
Patient Care Encounter
Patient InformationManagement System
National Patient Care Data Base
Patient Care Encounter (PCE) ensures that every encounter has an associated provider(s), procedure code(s), and diagnostic code(s), in accordance with this mandate.
PCE also helps fill a gap in current VISTA patient information by capturing other clinical data such as exams, health factors, immunizations, skin tests, treatments, and patient education, which can then be viewed on Health Summaries and other clinical reports, and can be used to produce clinical reminders on Health Summaries.
Functionality of PCE
Version 1.0 of PCE provides options that allow:
Collection and management of outpatient encounter data.
Presentation of outpatient encounter data through Health Summary components and Clinical Reports. Outpatient encounter data is captured through interactive and non-interactive interfaces.
Online data capture using a user interface developed with List Manager tools.
Online data capture in which Scheduling integrates with PCE to collect checkout information.
PCE Device Interface, which supports the collection of encounter form data from scanners such as PANDAS, Pen-based Teleform, and Automated Information Collection System (AICS). The interface also supports workstation collection of outpatient encounter data.
PCE application programming interface (API) which supports the collection of outpatient encounter data from ancillary packages such as Laboratory, Radiology, Text Integration Utility (TIU), and Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS).
2PCE V. 1.0 User ManualAugust 1996