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.

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.

Astronaut-CPRS Now With Turbo Supervision™

Astronaut pushes efficient Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant supervision even further with Turbo Supervision™

Turbo Supervision™ takes the already fast Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant supervision workflow in Astronaut-CPRS and makes it even faster with Next Patient/Previous patient advance on a clinical list.

No more mental fatigue picking the next patient in a supervision list. No more ‘missed’ patient refills from ‘just above’ or ‘just below’ mouse clicks on the Select Patient list. Work a supervision list with two clients open at once from the top and the bottom for maximum efficiency.  No more waiting for the Select Patient list to load over a slow connection.
This isn’t your Grandfather’s supervision workflow!
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Astronaut releases drag and drop patient registration, to lead industry effort

Astronaut has released Astronaut-CPRS with vCardDAV demographics support. The new client allows drag and drop patient demographic registration as well as vCardDAV export of patient demographic information.  Patients can send their information from a smartphone or email for quick and easy registration. Astronaut will lead an effort to make this interoperability industry-wide across, scheduling, billing, ordering portals and more.

Astronaut-CPRS with vCardDAV support

Astronaut-CPRS with vCardDAV support

To use, simply open the patient selection box and drag and drop a vCardDAV file onto it and release. The Add patient dialog box will open already populated with the vCardDAV file information available. See screenshot below. Export is from the Tools menu.
Astronaut in conjunction with major medical organizations will be leading an industry wide effort to support drag and drop patient demographic registration interoperability on all Health Information Technology systems including and especially billing, scheduling, and ordering web portals.

Astronaut Adds Telemed Support, More Powerful Supervision Tools

Astronaut has added new features to support telemedicine and more powerful practitioner supervision tools.

. We’ve added patient skype-id, phone number, and email recording at patient registration to support multiple patient care modalities from the start.  Registration for DNA psychiatry medication efficacy cheek-swab test requires patient phone number entry.
. Stay tuned for more support for Psychiatry DNA testing in the near future!
. One click copying the skype id to the clipboard for telemedicine sessions for easily finding and calling your telemedicine patients on skype. Worldwide search for THAT John Smith or Jane Doe no longer necessary.
. We have also tweaked the practitioner supervision tools to include fast verification of eRX refill! Medication Last Refill date now appears on Select Patient to verify medication approvals have been done. Simply arrow through the patient list to check that refill has been done or not done by a certain date. This is great for Nurse Practitioner supervision so that medication refills don’t get ‘stranded’.
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The new client is here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/astronaut/files/Astronaut%20VistA%20Client%20Installers/  BETA/astronaut_clients.BETA.15.11.06.exe/download

Astronaut Supports ICD-10, Adds New Features, 1 Year of eRX

Astronaut now supports ICD-10.  Signing PIN reset into TMG-CPRS, 1 year of eRx including Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS).

Astronaut now supports ICD-10. We’ve also put changing document signing PIN into TMG-CPRS on the Tools menu so that the user does not have to go into the text-based interface to change their signing PIN. Changing signing PIN is was a difficult undertaking for most users and even more difficult to provide support for. That problem has now disappeared.

Upgrading an Astronaut server to ICD-10 requires a major upgrade. That major upgrade is best obtained from the WorldVistA 501c3 organization through purchasing a multibuild. You also have to be licensed for CPT codes from the American Medical Association. The current base Astronaut server does not and legally cannot distribute these.
We will keep you appraised of how ICD-10 works with Astronaut in the near future.
It has been 1 year since Astronaut began eRX including Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS).  Conclusion 1: I won’t go back to paper prescribing. Conclusion 2: eRX is not perfect and has plenty of glitches some software and some human. Conclusion 3: Despite its problems, eRX can improve while paper can’t.