|Electronic Health Record (EHR)|
EHR Patches & EnhancementsRPMS EHR is not a finished product. Development continues on a number of fixes and enhancements, many of which have been recommended by clinicians who use EHR on a daily basis for patient care.
To submit an Enhancement Request please visit the Resources and Patient Management System (RPMS) Feedback page.
EHR Version 1.1 patch 13 – September 2014
EHRv1.1p13 and related application release notices
Associated Links and DocumentsPlease read all documentation associated with the general release of EHRv1.1 p13 and related applications on the RPMS Clinical Applications webpage under the following sections:
Please read all documentation associated with general release of TIU and related applications on the RPMS Administrative Applications under the following section:
EHR Version 1.1 patch 12 – December 2013
Problem fixes/Routine updates (see patch notes for complete list)
EHR v1.1 Patch 11 Fixes
ICD-10 and Meaningful Use
It’s time to start prepping your databases for the coming updates and patches for meeting the mandatory change to ICD-10 and meeting Meaningful Use. EHRv1.1p10 includes some infrastructure to support the near future upgrades.
EHR Version 1.1 patch 11 – Controlled Release available June 2013
Patch 11 is a controlled release patch. Please see the RPMS Website and EHRv1.1 Patch 11 FTP site for more information on pre-install instructions, scheduling an appointment for support, prerequisites/dependencies and Office Hours materials.RPMS Clinical Applications Website
EHR Version 1.1 patch 10 - Released July 2012
Patch 10 includes enhancements/new features/updates/fixes to the following functions:
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EHR Version 1.1 patch 9 - Released January 2012The majority of patch 9 updates and fixes are to meet ePrescribing requirements. Patch 9 includes updates/fixes to the following functions:
2. Problem fixes/Routine updates (see patch notes for complete list)
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EHR Version 1.1 patch 8 - Released June 2011The majority of patch 8 updates and fixes are to meet certification and Meaningful Use requirements. Patch 8 includes updates/fixes to the following functions:
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There will be associated patches released between patches 7 and 8 to include the following updates/fixes: New "missing text" report and clean up utility for TIU notes, new reassigned document report, new/fixed data objects, health summary components, CPT modifiers, vitals entered in error, Patient Education - allow more than one entry per topic per day, Work/chart copy printing, Restore ability to select rows in Lab tab, Pharmacy package - additional updates for e-Prescribing, multi-divisional drug file, new drug file maintenance reports, Adverse Reaction package
EHR Version 1.1 patch 7 - Released February 2011
Patch 7 includes updates/fixes the following functions:
EHR Version 1.1 patch 6 - Released August 2010
EHR Version 1.1 patch 5 - Released July 2009
EHR Version 1.1 patch 4 (EHR License file) - Released in November 2008The License file in patch 4 will not expire.
EHR Version 1.1 patch 3 (EHR License file) - Released in August 2008
EHR Version 1.1 patch 1 - Released April 2008
EHR Version 1.1 - Released in October, 2007
EHR Well Child Module
Behavioral HealthBehavioral Health providers who are co-located at primary care facilities that have deployed the EHR can now enter their individual behavioral health encounters into RPMS using the EHR. These behavioral health records will populate both the Behavioral Health System (AMH) database and the Patient Care Component (PCC) database. This functionality supports the integration of primary and behavioral health care and offers behavioral health providers access to features available in the EHR that are also critical to the provision of behavioral health care, including electronic order entry of medications. Additionally, behavioral health providers now have the convenience and security of template-based TIU notes that are developed to meet their unique business needs. The applications required to support this functionality in the EHR are AMH Behavioral Health System v3.0 patch 10, BPC IHS Patient Chart v1.5 patch 05 and BGU IHS RPC Broker v1.5 patch 04. Visit the Integrated Behavioral Health website.
Clinical RemindersClinical Reminders patch 1007 - Released in April 2010
Patch 1007 will provide new and revised reminders with updated resolution logic. In addition, this patch will include newly formatted dialogs.
Clinical Reminders patch 1006 - Expected release with EHR Version 1.1 patch 5 Released in July 2009
Patch 1006 will update the Clinical Reminders with the new Patient Education codes that will be released at the same time.
Clinical Reminders patch 1005 - Released in September 2008
Patch 1005 includes a set of National Reminders with dialogs.
For additional information and documentation on Clinical Reminders please click here
VistA Imaging - Utilized in IHS since 2005VistA Imaging system integrates clinical images and documents and other non-textual data into the patient's electronic health record. Facilities can scan documents and upload images into the patient's chart. Vista Imaging also functions as a PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) for Radiology. VistA Imaging deployment is being managed by the IHS Vista Imaging Coordinator in conjunction with the Area Offices. More information about Vista Imaging can be found at the VA VistA Imaging SharePoint site.
iCare Population Management GUI v1.1 - Released June 26, 2008iCare is a software tool that helps you manage the care of your patients. The ability to create multiple panels of patients with common characteristics (e.g., age, diagnosis, community) allows you to personalize the way you view patient data. Visit the iCare website.