Consents Made Easy: Astronaut-CPRS 09.02.2016

Astronaut-CPRS 09.02.2016
The Astronaut team has made this release which improves the user interface for attachments to a Note and makes patient consent gathering much easier.
From the change log:
09/02/2016 Astronaut-CPRS ‘consents made easy.’
     . Add an attachment icon to the Notes toolbar so that the user no longer has to just ‘know’ to go to the Images tab to attach a document.
     . The last attachment subdirectory is stored as default so that the user does not have to browse for the attachment directory each time.
     . Make a one-time patient consent attachment mandatory for User’s to sign notes.

Breakout! Astronaut Turbo Supervision ™ 2.0

This is a ground-breaking release of Astronaut clinical client CPRS. It breaks CPRS out of its one window paradigm for the first time.  Displays are generally much larger now than when CPRS first began. Turbo Supervision ™ 2.0 takes advantage of larger displays. This release drastically reduces the amount of mouse clicking and user fatigue necessary for using CPRS, eRX and supervision of mid-level practitioners. It reduces location dialog box sit-ups in which the user must specify the location on on every patient seen in a session. The old location dialog box paradigm and workflow is still supported.
From the change log:
New features:
08/09/2016
     . Turbo Supervision ™ 2.0! Very beta but features independent prescribing window that opens automatically when in patients chart. Can view and interact with CPRS and eRX independently.
     . Session location setting! Can set the location for an entire CPRS session.
Benefits:
     . Much less user fatigue and effort from context switching between eRX, note taking, note reading, and having to command and wait for eRX to open on a patient.
     . Much less user effort interacting with location dialog box multiple times specifying the same information repetitively during a session.

Astronaut CPRS 07.25.2016 Hiring, new features!

The Astronaut team has created this release (download here) which adds many new features for the clinical user and continues to make workflow speed gains. This release makes Astro-CPRS scheduling perform much better in clinical settings. It greatly improves accuracy checks/workflow completion for billing lists. It is no longer difficult to copy a patients medication list to the clip board or print. Finally, a few bug fixes such as Encounter form not opening under certain circumstances.
The Astronaut team has now released fixes or new features each month for the past 14 months. More to come.
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07/24/2016
     . Can now print patient medication list from the meds tab.
     . Can now right click and copy medication list to the clipboard.
     . Added a * to the name of a patient that has been seen in clinic that day visible by the Select Patient–>Schedule option.
     . Fixes a bug with Encounter form not popping up under certain circumstances. This resulted in ‘missed’ patients on billing lists.
     . Clicking on a billing list from Tools–>Edit/Lists puts a subtle message in the dialog of how many patients are on the list. This allows quick, easy end of day aggregate number check for billing and workflow completion/reconciliation.
     . Appointment scheduling notes entered in Clinical Scheduling can now be read by the clinician in the sidebar of CPRS Select Patient dialog.
Benefits:
     . No longer laborious and difficult to copy or print the patients medication list.
     . See patients faster, with less confusion.
     . High volume patient days it was difficult to know if a patient had already been seen. No longer. Less confusion and fatigue on users.
     . Clinicians do not have to run the scheduling client to consume their schedule but see appointment scheduling Notes since CPRS indicates * which ones have been seen.
     . Easily and quickly see if workflows have been completed with Encounter dialog fully filled out and billing list populated with that patient.
     . CPRS users could not read appointment notes entered by the scheduler without opening the dedicated Clinical Scheduling app, greatly slowing down the clinician or not getting the message.

Astronaut Welcomes NP Care to its Comprehensive Mental Health Network

06/21/2016 Houston, Tx Astronaut welcomes NP Care to its network. Astronaut-networks ecosystem now includes services from PHP all the way to home mental health with the addition of NP Care.
NP Care is dedicated to complex mental health care patients needing close outpatient supervision including recidivist, chronic care, and non-compliant mental health patients requiring in-home care and management.
Shalendra Shukla of NP Care Services Group writes “…[Astronaut] software is very good and has a clean and easy-to-use interface.  It is excellent!…”
Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS of Astronaut, LLC says “NP Care is a very important addition to the Astronaut network. It extends the care ecosystem of the network to the homes of mental health patients with complex needs and compliance issues. We are honored that NP Care has joined Astronaut networks. NP Care and our patients know that we are much more than just a Electronic Heath Record. We expect our over eight thousand Astronaut-networks members to benefit from NP Care and for NP Care to thrive.”

Astronaut welcomes Kinghaven Partial Hospitalization Program

06/02/2016 Houston, Tx Astronaut, LLC welcomes Kinghaven Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) to its growing Electronic Health Record network.

“Astronaut Electronic Health Record had us up and running in literally minutes. Their processes made our PHP program a highly efficient and effective organization overnight. With our clinical business growing to Enterprise scale Astronaut anticipated all of our needs and had no problems handling our growth instantly.”  Kinghaven PHP director of operations Hanh Vo, PhD

“We welcome Kinghaven PHP to our growing network of best-practice, patient and practitioner focused organizations. Our hard work and experience with mental health is yielding safer, better, and more efficient patient care for our customers. Astronaut is not like all the others. We will continue to improve our offerings. Those organizations under the Astronaut umbrella will benefit handsomely.  The best is yet to come.” Astronaut, LLC CEO Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS

Astronaut Welcomes MSP-Healthcare To Its Growing Network

04/12/2016 For immediate release, Astronaut, LLC is proud to announce Arizona based MSP-Healthcare http://www.msp-healthcare.com/ is now a member of Astronaut Networks. MSP-Healthcare enjoys quality Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) solution on Astronauts Surescripts(tm) certified network.  Astronaut, LLC CEO Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS states “We will continue to execute our mission to bring unified and exponentially better Electronic Health Records to patients and practitioners. MSP-Healthcare s choice to use Astronaut is both a great honor and a great development which highlights our patient centered multi-state capability.”

MSP-Healthcare’s Dr. Tran writes: “Astronaut was there when we needed them and smoothly transitioned us to its system in a cost-effective way. Astronaut EPCS expanded our patient care capabilities, accuracy and efficiency. We look forward to a long partnership with Astronaut.”

Astronaut Activates Inpatient Billing Lists

Astronaut-CPRS now supports inpatient billing lists for clinicians. This means no billing list pieces of paper floating around your car.  No stuffing a wrinkled billing list into a fax machine, no having to record this on a spreadsheet for your biller.  The system keeps track of it for you. Easily exportable to your favorite billing person or service.

Astronaut Now has Group Notes

Astronaut now has Group Notes which is a group therapy client for Astronaut VistA. It makes it easy and efficient to select a cohort of group therapy patients, write notes on them from a group therapy session, and bulk sign the notes.

We will likely continue enhancing this to support group therapy billing lists in the near future.

Astroanut Welcomes Daystars PHP

Daystars Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in Stafford, Tx is the latest to join Astronaut Networks. Daystars PHP was brought up on Astronaut in less than 24 hours. Several of Daystars patients were already Astronaut network members already in system.  What this practically means for patients, clinicians, and business owners is better care in less time.