We recently talked with clinicians from PCC practices who are capitalizing on a new feature in PCC EHR that allows them to create their own Medical Summary components.
So far, we've seen a range of new components added by pediatricians who want to tailor Medical Summary information to their own needs and style of treatment. By adding a component for patient strengths or Parent's Work, as was done at Hagan, Rinehart & Connolly Pediatricians, clinicians can highlight certain information that may have been previously buried within an existing but more generic Medical Summary component, such as Reminders.
Dr. Karen Carson, of BCA Medical Associates, in New Mexico, is among the pediatricians who are enjoying the benefits of an increasingly flexible, user-friendly PCC EHR. She recently created a component called NewBorn History, which includes information such as mother's age, number of pregnancies, number of living children, prenatal care history, lab findings, whether the delivery was C-section or vaginal, and if the baby was term.
"We've found that it works very well to separate the newborn history from the Medical History," said Dr. Carson. "It's especially helpful to have mother's age and number of children right there in front of you. You tend to speak differently to the 15-year-old with her first baby, the 35-year-old with her first baby and the 30-year-old with her fifth baby."