30th Sep 2021
Many practices load extra data into PatientChase such as ‘review done’ data, medication review data, weight management data etc. If you are familiar with this, then you will need to take action.
This only applies if you export searches from EMIS prior to syncing PatientChase with EMIS. If you simply ‘EMIS Sync’ PatientChase with EMIS when you open it, then you do not need to take action and please continue to use PatientChase as normal.
We have updated the location where these extra searches originate from and it is advisable that whenever we patch out a new version/update of PatientChase you import them from this new location.
For example, we may update the criteria that form your AdvancedSearches Auto Report (used in Population Reporting in EMIS) which determines whether PatientChase filters out patients that have had a chronic disease review (based on your practice’s ‘review done’ codes).
These searches are now found in a file called PatientChaseSearches.xml which holds our suite of extra searches.
The guide on updating Advanced Searches and extra searches can be found here
It is important that you follow these instructions to ensure your data is accurate.
Only follow these instructions if you export searches from EMIS prior to syncing PatientChase with EMIS.
If you simply ‘EMIS Sync’ PatientChase with EMIS when you open it, then ignore this guide.
How do I know I’m running the latest version of PatientChase?
When PatientChase loads up, check first that you are running the latest version of PatientChase. This is indicated by a green tick near the top right of the screen:
If you have a blue 'i' in place of the green tick, then restart PatientChase to load a patch update.
You should then follow the guide above (if it applies to you).