Vision Anywhere v3.4 - March 2020
Vision Anywhere release v3.4 contains the following:
Upgrading to a new version of Vision Anywhere
When you receive updates to Vision Anywhere, the system now retains:
- Incomplete encounters.
- Any encounters that have failed to synchronise.
- Any encounters that are in error.
- Downloaded patient records within the 90 day time frame.
- Manually downloaded patient records within the 90 day time frame.
- Any prescribing and encounter preferences you have updated.
- Controlled Drugs - When adding a new prescription for a controlled drug item, a new warning displays in orange if you enter more than 30 days supply into Quantity. This is triggered using the calculated daily dose.
This is a warning only, you can continue and prescribe the amount entered if required.
- Stability improvements – We have made some technical changes in the background to improve overall system stability.
Vision Anywhere release 3.3 contains the following:
Vision Anywhere now uses native SNOMED CT for data entry instead of Read codes. This ensures that searching for codes is more accurate and efficient, as the context types display.
You now have two new options within the Prescribe screen:
- Notes for patient
- Notes for dispenser
For a new repeat prescription, the notes are copied to an acute item raised if you tick Also add an acute or the top-up acute option for repeat synchronisation.
Surgery Consultation Note is the new default consultation type for a patient encounter, see Recording a Consultation for details.
As part of Vision Anywhere v3.3 we are introducing the framework for using clinical calculators and data entry templates. These will be released independently of the Vision Anywhere release process as they form part of the Outcomes Manager delivery mechanism. Initially, the following clinical calculators are available to download:
- Diabetes Risk
- DOSE Index
Care Reminders are temporarily unavailable, they will be reinstated in a later release of Vision Anywhere.
Encounters that fail to be written back due to service availability or other service issues are now added to the automatic retry queue. The encounter for retry displays on the Home page and can be viewed and deleted from here if required.
The ability to prescribe non-FP10 medication has been withdrawn pending the introduction of Private Prescriptions in Vision Anywhere.
Easily synchronise all your patient's drugs to the same issue and review frequency to simplify medication reviews.
Available pack sizes display for selection when prescribing.
Topical interaction warning alerts now display in the prescriber warnings.
When choosing a high risk drug, a detailed toxicity warning displays after selection.
Vision Anywhere now talks directly to the Vision databases, this improves performance and provides immediate consultation data write back to the patient’s registered practice.
If the practice system is unavailable i.e. an upgrade in progress, you cannot access patient records unless they have been previously downloaded.
See - Searching for Patients.
Vision Anywhere now supports consultations for patients without an NHS / CHI number.
The latest supported version of iOS is now iOS 9, this is to enable Vision Anywhere to take advantage of features in the newer operating systems.
The search facility is now available in Drug Allergy form, making it easier to enter the clinical term for the reaction.
The search facility is now available when entering an encounter, allowing you to quickly search the patient's record for free text or coded entries.
See - Search a Patient Record.
If an appointment has been booked for a patient without a NHS/CHI number, this displays as Unknown (no number).
Manually refreshing the view displays the patient's name.
- Improved performance when opening and navigating a patient record, along with creating and saving encounters.
- Patient Summary displaying duplicate last encounter issue resolved.
Following detailed analysis of the most efficient way of adding data, we have overhauled the encounter and data entry work flow. Recording both clinical terms and prescribing is now quickly done from the dynamic data entry bar.
Single letter entry gives rapid access to the Common Observations offering fast intuitive data entry.
See - Common Observations.
You can now easily search the patient's record.
This gives you quick access to any free text or coded entries containing the search term.
See - Search a Patient Record.
Many of the views such as Medical History, Lifestyle & Examinations and Correspondence now allow you to filter the data to return specific items such as procedures or blood pressure and smoking. You can also add date filters into all of the views.
Selecting the Arrow button in the top right corner of the screen below the Patient Banner accesses the filter categories.
The categories change depending on which part of the record you are currently using.
See - Filtering the Record.
All problems are now shown as a header in the Medical History view, you can see if there are linked items and quickly view these.
Linked items are displayed when the Problem is selected.
See - Problem Linkage.
The Common Observations offer fast access to commonly used terms and have been expanded from 10 to 16 and now include:-
- Ankle Brachial Pressure
- Weight Loss
- Postural Drop in Blood Pressure
- Jugular Venous Pressure
- Visual Acuity
- Head Circumference
For a full list of common observations and quick entry forms see - Common Observations.
These items are now shown in the test results.
The Appointments lists now display more information about each appointment, the associated patient and free slots.
Patient information now shows more details about each patient and their practice.
You can now switch between tiled and tabular views of patient search results and explore a patient’s demographic details from within the search results view.
You can now view a broader range of document types that have been attached to a patient’s record, including Docman attachments (these must have been filed into Vision).
Ability to use the drug browser when recording drug allergies.
Vision Anywhere now supports, Issuing, Re-authorisation, Restarting and Stopping of repeat medications.
It is now easier to understand when a patient still has an open encounter on your device.
For acute and repeat prescriptions.
Improvements to the app sign-in experience and support for changed passwords.
Improved performance of terminology searching when adding entries to an encounter.
Making it clearer when expired data has been removed from the device.
Faster data entry.
Offering access to interactions and contraindications at the point of prescribing. These are not currently available when in off line mode.
Initially new repeats / reauthorising / reissuing.