AlertMD Update – August 2018

AlertMD has released app version 16.9.5 for Apple and Android devices.  This is a mandatory update to stay compliant with CMS regulatory updates.  Devices MUST be updated by Monday, August 13th as previous versions will no longer be accessible after this date.

AlertMD will send out two push notifications to all those who have not yet updated their app.  Please update your device as soon as possible.  Thank you!

Applealertmd.com/apple
Androidalertmd.com/android

AlertMD MANDATORY Application Update – August 2018

Admission Medication Reconciliation

All medications, including home medications,  in Admission Medication Reconciliation should be verified prior to completing / submitting the Admission Medication Reconciliation. If any home medication(s) requires a new order in house with a different dosage, it is important to “Defer” the original home medication in Admission Med Rec prior to placing a new order of the same medication with a different dosage.

*Update* -Revised version of CRRT Order Set, Convenience Module and Downtime Form are now available

Available at Centegra Hospital Huntley and Centegra Hospital McHenry location. Please review the images for additional details. 

*Update* – Pulse Ox orders are now added into Lurie General Ped Admission, Bronchiolitis and Asthma Order Sets.

Pulse Ox orders are now added into,

  • Lurie General Pediatric Admission H
  • Lurie Bronchiolitis Module H
  • Lurie Asthma Module H

These Order Sets are Active at the Centegra Hospital Huntley location. Please review the attached image for additional information.

*Update* – Head CT STAT Imaging Order is now available in “THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA” Order Set

The “THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA” order set in Paragon Clinician Hub (PCH) now includes the Head CT STAT Imaging order. This order set is live at Centegra Hospital Huntley and Centegra Hospital McHenry location. Please review the image for additional details.

View Lab Results in AlertMD

Did you know that you can now view orders and lab results on your Paragon patients through AlertMD?

This is a faster way to quickly check on a pending lab result especially if you are away from a computer.

Just follow the few steps below:

  1. Open AlertMD
  2. Tap on “Messages” at the top of the screen to open the menu
  3. Click on Census (if you do not see your census, change the filter from the bottom right corner)
  4. Select the patient
  5. Click on the third tab, shaped like a paper
  6. Select “Labs”
  7. Click on labs to view the results

Orders are also available in the middle tab.

New Citrix Receiver – Rollout Begins 6/18/18

The IT Team announced an upgrade to the Citrix Receiver 4.9 for all hospital service areas. The new Citrix Receiver is designed to eliminate desktop clutter and allow end users to manage their Citrix icons in a convenient “storefront.”  The rollout will take place June 18th through June 22nd.  The Help Desk will staff additional agents during the rollout and the Desktop Team will round on units to provide Support.  The rollout schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, June 18th              Pharmacy & Lab
  • Tuesday, Junet 19th             Inpatient Nursing Units, Physician devices, Registration
  • Wednesday, June 20th        Surgical Services
  • Thursday, June 21st             Medical Imaging
  • Friday, June 22nd                 Care Coordination

Citrix Receiver Training Guide

Allergies will be listed as unknown severity by nursing staff

Nursing and pharmacy will list patient allergies in the EMR. The severity of the allergy cannot be assessed by the nursing and pharmacy staff. Therefore the allergy severity will be listed as “unknown”. This will default to the presumed to be severe for the drug alerting.

Physicians can go and edit the severity based on history and clinical judgement.

Please edit the informant source to physician. This will allow the severity to flow from one admission to the next.

How to reprint a prescription in Paragon 14

Paragon 14 has some changes to reprinting prescriptions. Please see here for details.

Page will be available under the Doctor => Paragon menu.