“It actually helps me see patients faster.”

“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, PA
“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.
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Full set of standard PHP/CMHC templates available now.

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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Astronaut Screenshots Advanced High Efficiency CPRS

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.
. More.

The screenshot shows advanced CPRS productivity and efficiency features.

Speed Record.

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.”
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Astro-CPRS 11.01.2016 Introduces Rocket Note.

Rocket Note 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.
If you are a practicing clinician, entity owner or leader and are serious about participating as an early adopter of Astronaut’s revolutionary nationwide service please email astronautvista@gmail.com Subject line: Revolution.

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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.