New Feature - Using PatientChase to target patients needing medication reviews!

26th Apr 2021

It is now possible to use PatientChase to target patients who are showing in EMIS as needing a review of their medications.

Pick a specific medication or pick a combination of medications. Naturally PatientChase will produce patient-centric results, meaning you will be presented with the medication reviews that apply to each patient. You can then target the patient once and review all their medications at the same time.

Or use the neat summary to share with a clinician such as a pharmacist so that they can review the patient's medication before contacting the patient.

 

Medications included and specifications

You are able to search for patients who need a review of the following medications:

 

ACE | ARB

Mercaptopurine

AcetylChol Inhibitors

Mesalazine

ADHD Medication

Methotrexate

Alfacalcidol

Mycophenolate

Amiodarone

Penicillamine

Antipsychotics

Propylthiouracil

Azathioprine

Spironalactone & Eplerenone

Carbimazole

Sulfasalazine

Cyclosporin

Tacrolimus

Corticosteroids

Thyroxine

Digoxin

Valproate

Gout Rx

MS01 Nsaids >65

Lamotrigine

MS02 Anticoagulants

Leflunamide

MS03 Nsaids > 18

Lithium

Mirabegron

 

Please refer to the document entitled DrugMonitoringforAdultsinPrimaryCare.pdf for their specifications including the default time period when the medication is due for review.

 

Please contact us should you wish to change the frequency at any point.


Examples of use
Stand-alone medication searches
Build searches for patients who need a review of any combination of medications. Then also review their corresponding conditions when you make contact with the patient.

Combining month of birth searches with medications reviews
Build month of searches and combine them with the medication targets to identify patients who are born in a certain month, have not had a review for their chronic diseases AND who need a review for certain medications.

Combining QOF searches with medication reviews
Build QOF searches and combine them with the medication targets to identify patients who are missing QOF targets for specific conditions AND who need a review for certain medications.

 

User Guide

The guide for importing medication review data from EMIS to PatientChase can be found here:

 

Medication reviews user guide

 

The most useful and user friendly software that I have encountered in over 30 years of working with management systems.

Cheryl Barton, Data Manager – Bramblys Grange Medical Practice, Hampshire

I am so glad that we as a practice have purchased PatientChase – it has completely revamped our recall system, has been invaluable during flu recall season and more importantly shows us where the ‘holes’ are when we get to near the end of the QoF year. Many thanks!

Jackie Hogg, Clinical Data Manager – The Baffins Surgery, Portsmouth

PatientChase is an excellent product of which I think as soon as you purchase it you will ask yourself ‘how ever did I cope without it?!

Rachel Mardlin, Health Informatics Facilitator – Sheffield University Health

This product will make my QOF staff member’s job so much simpler and is a quarter of a QOF point for me

GP, Newcastle

This is exactly what we’ve been looking for

PM, Cambridge

PatientChase is extremely user friendly and the support provided by PatientChase has been excellent

Practice Administrator, Otley

By using PatientChase, what would normally have taken half a day has just taken 10 minutes!

GP QOF Lead, North Wales

We use PatientChase and find it invaluable, it saves a lot of time and helps us organise our work effectively

Sue Careswell, Leckhampton Surgery

As a practice we have relied upon PatientChase to streamline our patient recall system for several years now. I consider this an essential tool

Karen Walsh, Chilcote Surgery

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Dr. Raza Toosy

Dr. Raza Toosy

Raza is a current partner of a GP practice in Wallington, Surrey. He has had a passion for IT for all of his life and obtained an MScIT in Kingston University with Distinction in 2008 whilst still working as a GP. With his knowledge of both medicine and information technology his focus and vision is to create a line of business applications for GP surgeries and has been actively involved in the development of PatientChase and now PatientLeaf since 2005 using the .Net Framework. He's always wanted to improve the way clinicians access and view data to make their lives easier.

Dr. Raza Toosy

Richard Chmielowski

With qualifications in business and marketing and having previously held managerial roles in both primary and secondary care, Richard Chmielowski is co-founder of GPSS. Passionate about helping primary care staff manage their patients in the best way possible, Richard is involved in many of the customer facing aspects of delivering IT solutions.