Release notes 3/27/19
We’re constantly working to improve your Treat experience. Here’s a summary of the changes.
What’s new for features
To save the favorite without having to be in a patient record, select Settings on the top right of the navigation bar and then Prescription Favorites. Search for the drug in the Search Medication Name field in the left panel and select the medication. Modify any prescription you wish and click Save As Favorite. This favorite will be saved to your user account for future use.
You can still add favorites within a patient record.
If you’re new to saving favorites in while in a patient record, in the left panel, search for the drug in the Search Medication Name field and select the medication you want. Modify any prescription details you wish and click Mark as Favorite. This medication, along with any modifications made, will be saved to your user account for future use. Saved favorites always display at the top of the list.
Note: You can alter the medication name field under Settings. It is a useful way to distinguish between similar favorite medications. You can add descriptive details such as the details of frequency, duration, or the intended use of the prescription. While these changes display along with the medication in the name field, they won’t print on the prescription itself.
Tip: Save as New Favorite is a feature that makes saving favorite prescriptions easy. You can open a favorite and make further changes to it. When you are done, if you click Save as New Favorite, a new favorite with the new edits is created, leaving your original favorite unchanged. If you click Save, the changes you made will be applied to original favorite.
Treat now has the capability to create and maintain unique patient encounters. Previously each patient had an account but there was no way to view a history of individual visits. Now when you select a discharged patient from the Prescribe tab, the screen will display options to reprint documents from the latest visit. To see a list of all previous visits and the provider of record, click the ellipsis menu from the Manage Patients tab and select Show Encounter History.
After adding prescriptions to the patient’s encounter, Select Summary on the bottom right to review all the details of your selections. On the Summary Page, prescriptions can be removed, modified, and changed to e-prescribe or print. You can also add any other medications that may have been missed before selecting Discharge.
What’s new for user interface
Changes to Patient List
We’ve divided the Patient List into two new tabs, Prescribe and Manage Patients. We made the change to separate the database of patients, now found on Manage Patients, from discharged patients, displayed on the Prescribe tab.
Selecting a patient on the prescribe list allows you to create a new encounter and write prescriptions.
- Letter filter
We removed the letter index filter so we could display more patients on the screen.
- Active Patients/Inactive Patients filters
Active and inactive filters have been moved to the Manage Patients list. Patient accounts that have been inactivated can be filtered on the Manage Patients list.
- All Patients/My Patients filter
Treat assigns a patient to the provider that creates the patient encounter. You can select the My Patients filter to see the patients assigned to you for one or more encounters. Clicking All Patients displays both assigned and unassigned patients regardless of provider.
- Manage Patients
Selecting a patient from the Manage Patients list enables you to edit, deactivate the account, and view the encounter history.
- Patient status coding
A colored bar has been added to the left of the patient’s name. A green bar indicates patients who have an open encounter. An orange bar indicates patients who have been discharged.
- Show encounter history
On the Manage Patients tab, click the ellipsis to the right of a patient to view the patient’s encounter history. You can view previous dates of service and the attending physician. Prescription details can be viewed in the audit log.
Deactivating a patient was previously handled by a toggle within a patient’s account. Making it a menu choice in the ellipsis enables you to deactivate more quickly. You might wish to deactivate patient accounts that were duplicated, created in error, or if a patient leaves your practice. Deactivating archives the account. It does not delete, so you can always activate it again if you choose.
We’ve completely revised prescription pad to speed up prescribing and reduce clicks.
- Prescription favorites
Your prescription Favorites always display in the left panel. Favorites are identified by a star and shading. A special pediatric icon replaces the star if the medication was marked for pediatric use.
- Prescription creation
Search for a medication using the Search Medication Name field and modify details using the fields on the right. When you are done, simply click Add Prescription. Each prescription you add will display as a chip in the prescription display area at the top of the panel. Clicking the violet medication chip enables you to modify the prescription. To remove the prescription, click the ‘x’ on the chip.
- Sign prescriptions
The screen display has an improved layout and color scheme but continues to function as before. Click the Ready for Signing toggle to enable to 2-Factor Authentication Process.
- Prescription layout
The layout for printed prescriptions has been updated to improve its appearance and readability.
Patient details (contact information, primary care physician, preferred pharmacy, allergies, home meds and conditions/diagnoses) have been moved from the right panel to the top of the screen. You can collapse the details to provide more room for prescription creation or expand it by clicking the plus or minus icon located at the top right of the panel.