National Vision User Group News
Booking is now open for these two events on Juy 2nd (Southampton) and July 3rd (London) - visit the events page for details and booking
In one of our practices, a secretary was trying to enter by hand a report on an ultrasound test on the kidneys. Try as she might, it just wouldn't go into the radiology structured data area. What was she doing wrong?
You can find patients by using their Vision number, known as the Vision Identifier. This may be used by third-party software such as Eclipse.
Posting out recall letters can be time-consuming and expensive. But there is a cheaper way.
A recent update to Vision has introduced some features that can dramatically reduce the number of mouse-clicks that are needed when dealing with messages in Mail Manager…
How often do you find that one of your colleagues has recorded a heart attack as a priority 4 when it should be a 1, or there are 6 exacerbations of Asthma on the summary when one should be enough? Opening each entry and changing the priority is time consuming. Such priority changes are often needed after GP2GP transfers, from other Vision practices to change to your priority system or from EMIS practices to add priorities. It can be done quickly:
Booking is now open for these two events on June 4th and June 5th - visit the events page for details and booking.
We often have slips of paper around in the consulting room: 'How to do an MSU', 'Rules for fasting blood tests', 'Naughty – You are not entitled to this on repeat prescription', 'When to take deferred antibiotics', 'The 7 day rule for pills and antibiotics', etc. They all make a mess and you can never find the one you want. Wouldn't it be nice to print one on the RHS of a prescription when you wanted it?
For some patient records you may need to restrict access to specified staff only, e.g. where your staff or their family are also your patients. Here's how to do that in Vision.
Vision only looks at the first word when you search for medicines in Consultation Manager and treats a hyphen as a space so you need a quick alternative to find items with more than one word in the name, for example, co-dydramol or gauze swabs.