How do Clinical Reminders and Health Summary packages use
Reminder items are added to health summary selection components for a given health summary type. When the health summary type is run, the Clinical Reminders software evaluates the patient’s data and returns the results to the health summary for display.
Health Summary Reminder Components
Clinical Reminder: an abbreviated component indicating only what is due now.
Name of reminder
Date last done
Date next due
The clinical reminder displays on the health summary as follows:
Pap SmearDue NowUnknown
Diabetic Eye Exam10/1/9810/1/97
Clinical Maintenance: this component provides:
1. Details about what was found from searching the VISTA clinical data.
2. Text related to the findings found or not found (as defined in the
reminder). This includes taxonomies (ICD or CPT codes), health factors,
and test results related to the reminder and computed findings (e.g., Body
3. Final frequency and age range used for the reminder.
The advantage of clinical maintenance over clinical reminders is that it
includes related test results, health factors, and logic related to that
Example of clinical maintenance as displayed on a health summary:
11/1/96 - Problem Diagnosis: 250-Diabetes
HbA1C required yearly for diabetic patients
11/1/96 Lab procedure: HbA1C; results 9.6%
Final frequency and age range used: 1 year for diabetic patients
88PCE V. 1.0 User ManualAugust 1996