Paragon 13 went live on May 17, 2016
The physician module of Paragon has been upgraded to The Clinician Hub. This is a major upgrade for our providers that offers enhancements to improve workflow.
Click on the link below for a guide on how to use The Clinician Hub:
Please reach out to Michael Millare or Sue McMullen at (815)759-4330 for training and more information.
Coming January 2nd there are several updates to HPF (Horizon Patient Folder), the patient document application, coming to Centegra. These updates are designed to improve the user experience.
Tabs have been cleaned up to be consistent and meaningful. There will be four tabs.
- Full Medical Record – to look for everything
- Physician documents – This is the tab that most physicians will spend greater than 90% of their time
- Diagnostics – This tab will have less common diagnostic studies such as EMG, evoked potentials etc will appear here. This will make it easier to find a study if it was done in the past without going through every admission.
- ED – This is for physician offices to quickly see ED visits.
The order in which document folders appear will now be in the order in which most physicians would review a chart.
- ED notes
- History and physical
- Progress notes
- Operative notes
- Pathology (yes; now path reports are next to the procedure!)
- Discharge summaries
Similar documents from different sources such as templates and transcription will still be in separate folders by now they will appear in adjacent folders. This should improve speed and accuracy of the review.
- Folders ending in “P” are coming from Paragon templates a.k.a Physdoc
- Folders ending in “_C” are transcribed documents
Naming of progress notes
Progress notes will now be names by the following convention
Date Time Author-Name
Progress notes will be in reverse chronological order and not by author.
Documents can be navigated by using the “page down” key to move from the current document to the prior document by time.
Less common diagnositics will be filed here (they can always be found in the “Medical Record” tab). This should allow users to find less frequently ordered diagnostics quickly. This should help avoid repeating tests such as echo etc that may have been done recently.
Many more updates to come in the near future.
If the desired dose and/or frequency of the drug is not easily available remember that you can have full access to these by clicking on “edit full order”.
An addendum progress note can be added to a signed note by clicking the “add addendum” button while in the open signed note. Continue reading
Setting up a coverage list takes a few steps. Though seemingly complicated at first it can be very flexible. Continue reading
I have been getting more interest from clinicians wanting to bring their own computers to the hospital. Though there are many advantages to using your own computer it is by no means mandatory.
Some tips for those interested:
- It is okay to bring your own computer. Both Windows and Macs work.
- Though you may physically be in the hospital you will login as though you were outside the building i.e. remote access.
- Log on to the GuestMD wifi network, contact support for the password.
- go to https://access.centegra.com. The link to remote access is on this website under Doctor -> Remote Access Paragon
- login as usual
This will create a secure encrypted VPN tunnel to paragon
For more detail on remote access including information on downloading and installing Citrix.
Radiology studies can now be viewed in Paragon.
Go to Results → Radiology
Then click on the camera icon next to the study under the “Img” column or if in a report the camera icon in the upper left hand corner.
This should launch a viewer similar to the one below. The controls are on the left hand column. Click on the image below to see an enlarged view.