National Vision User Group News
There's still time to book for the NVUG Scottish Conference on June 4th and the Northern Ireland Roadshow on June 5th. Visit our Events page for programme, venue, and booking details.
The National Panel met on Saturday 18 May 2013 at the Holiday Inn Express near Birmingham Airport and International station. 22 of the 26 members attended, with all four countries represented. This meeting followed an Executive Committee one held the previous evening, at which NVUG administrative issues were addressed. As always, there was a very full agenda for the Panel meeting, with the main emphasis being on Vision developments and ways of enhancing its usage amongst member practices. David Hinkson, Marketing Director of INPS, and Steve Marriot, Marketing and Training Manager, attended for part of the meeting to update the group on INPS issues and developments and to receive member feedback. Several directors plan to attend the June Executive Committee meeting (a full day event) and members of the software development team will be attending the September Panel meeting. The Panel worked on refining two lists for INPS: current Vision issues (bugs and inconsistencies) and future...
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:
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.