Houston, Texas 07/04/2017
On this Independence Day Astronaut, LLC http://astronautvista.com announces the next level of freedom for Astronaut VistA: Full virtualization. All applications run in a browser.
“Nothing to install, nothing to maintain. It just works. Our #1 rated application runs in any browser.” Says Astronaut, LLC CEO Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS. “Our users are free to focus on patient care. No software installation is necessary, upgrades just happen. Total freedom. No maintenance headaches on staff, greater security, higher reliability, and faster responsiveness. This takes Astronaut VistA to the next level for all users and IT support staff. Poor local internet? No problem. Peculiar local security block? Still works.”
Astro-CPRS now simply runs through any browser with HTML5 support. Just point at a URL and login to Astro-CPRS, VistA Clinical Scheduling or Vitals. Nothing local to install. Upgrades are handled by Astronaut seamlessly.
“Nothing to install, nothing to maintain.”
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Astronaut, LLC http://astronautvista.com has many, many firsts in the VistA world including the first VistA in the cloud, the first automated VistA installer, and now the first fully virtualized, browser-based VistA application suite.
Figure: Astro-CPRS on an iPhone
Figure: VistA Clinical Scheduling virtualized running in a browser:
“I’ve used a lot of EHR’s in my career. Astronaut is the first EHR I have ever used that made me faster. I leave work and it is all done. I don’t have to chart again. Each appointment is done when they walk out of the room. I can’t tell you how fantastic that is. All of the other EHR’s I have used slowed me down. This one is amazing. It actually helps me see patients faster.” Jennifer Lableu, NP
“It is still amazing to have a patient that you saw 4 years ago **inpatient** walk in to your **outpatient** office and all the information is there. No re-entering, no fumbling, no re-asking the same questions all over again. Super-efficient documentation.” Ignacio Valdes,MD, MS
Astronaut celebrates 4 years of efficient, accurate care.
Astronaut has a full set of standard Partial Hospitalization Program(PHP)/Community Mental Health Center(CMHC) templates available now.
“This is as close to turn-key as you can get. With a full set of standard PHP/CMHC templates ready to go you can get up and running with Astronaut very quickly and easily.” Says Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS. “People spend a lot of time and energy in PHP/CMHC’s moving around paper. Astronaut template driven notes keeps programs audit-ready, safer and more accurate while saving a lot of time and effort. This adds to our full set of clinically tested inpatient and outpatient note templates.”
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The Astronaut team is proud to announce integrated, single sign-on appointment scheduling in CPRS! Astro–CPRS continues to make major staff and clinician efficiency gains with this release. The separate VistA Clinical Scheduling application while still useful is no longer necessary to make appointments. No more context switching or separate login necessary!
Astronaut has circulated an advanced, high efficiency CPRS screenshot. Unprecedented in VistA history, this version of CPRS demonstrates how far the technology can go.
“We’ve pushed the technology further than it has ever been before. With it we’ve seen more patients more efficiently and more accurately than ever before.” says Astronaut, LLC CEO Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS
The screenshot shows:
. Two sessions open to allow for multi-chart multi-tasking (interruptions, un-scheduled patients, out of order patients, ‘pauses’ in network, etc.)
. Patient picture.
. Modeless eRX window allowing fast context switch between notes and eRX. Takes advantage of larger displays. Opens automatically on chart open to reduce keyboarding burden.
. Previous/Next chart controls for list iteration.
. Icon showing attachment present such as PDF, etc. Graphic embedding allowed.
Not shown efficiency improvements:
. Orchestrated GUI scheduling.
. Effortless billing lists.
. Rocket Note.
. GUI Admission/Discharge/Transfer.
The screenshot shows advanced CPRS productivity and efficiency features.
Astronaut Electronic Health Record users set a new speed record this week. The most patients seen in a single day and one week high totals occurred.
Office manager Jenny Salvador says: “We used to see half the patients in twice the time and effort before Astronaut. There is practically no friction in the system now. Our patient wait times are way, way down and our volume is way up.”
Ignacio Valdes, MD, MS writes “The Rocket Note feature put us over the top. We now see many more patients faster with less fatigue than ever before. It even records the billing information effortlessly.”
Beta eliminates the approximately 11 step process of forwarding a clinical note for follow-up visits. This is a major efficiency improvement for busy clinicians. Along with Turbo Supervision™
, Scheduling, and billing lists, Astro-CPRS is a very efficient, full-featured, power tool for modern clinical care.
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The Astronaut team has made this release which improves the user interface for attachments to a Note and makes patient consent gathering much easier.
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.
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:
. 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.
. 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.