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EHR Setup Window

Before entering patient data for EHR, you must define information so that it is available for selection. Several setup areas are accessed from the EHR setup window.

In the Main Menu, click Setup, Chart, EHR.

Settings:  Define global meaningful use stage settings, drug interaction alert severity levels (Open Dental alerts only), and default encounter and pregnancy diagnosis codes used in CQMs

Allergies: Maintain a master list of Allergies that can be assigned to patients.

Vaccine Def: Define any Vaccines/Immunizations you administer.  Usually dental offices do not give vaccines.

Drug Manufacturers:  Set up Drug Manufacturers for the vaccines you administer. Only applies to vaccines. 

Drug Units:   Set up Drug Units for the vaccines you administer. Only apply to vaccines.

Reminder Rules:  Setup Rules for patient Reminders. This is an optional step. Rules are not required to document that a reminder has been sent.

Inbound Email:  Define Email settings.

Educational Resources: Define Educational Resources that will be triggered for patients based on specific conditions.

Patient Portal:  Set up the Patient Portal.

Provider Keys: Enter Annual EHR Provider Keys

Code Systems: Download and view coding systems that are attached to patient data.

  • Code System Importer:  Download a coding system from the Open Dental website.
  • ICD9s: View or search ICD-9 codes that have been imported.
  • RxNorms:  View or search RxNorms that have been imported.
  • SNOMED CTs: View or search SNOMED CT codes that have been imported.
  • LOINCS: View or search LOINC codes that have been imported.

CDS Triggers: Configure Clinical Decision Support (CDS) interventions and Define CDS permissions by user.

Time Synchronization:  View the NIST Time Synchronization window  This was added as a requirement for EHR certification.

Internal OID Registry:  Setup Object Identifiers that are used when sending or exporting Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs), Medical Laboratory Orders, or Clinical Quality Measures.

Emergency Now: Turn on/off temporary Emergency access.


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