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How to get started with Vision's GPSoC health improvement tools

Written by Steve Marriott on 04-Sep-2017 15:49:18

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Vision has a range of clinical decision support templates and advanced data entry forms. The common goals of these intelligent healthcare solutions are to encourage:

  1. more efficient use of GP time
  2. fast and simple health improvement, targeted at specific cohorts

They are all available centrally-funded for GP practices in England. Find out how to get them and start using them.

These templates and forms are available to every practice in England. They integrate with all major GP IT systems. The GPSoC funding allows practices to use the templates and forms at zero cost until December 2018.

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The central funding covers up to ten templates and data entry forms including:

DMARDs management

Many practices manage their DMARDs by combining searches with printouts and Excel lists. This is a cumbersome and inefficient process. If it sounds familiar, the Vision DMARDs template lets you work smarter, faster and better. You can be confident that ongoing prescriptions for high risk drugs issued in your community are safe and appropriate.

Read more on Smarter, faster and better DMARDs management.

Manage and control chronic kidney disease

An early diagnosis helps GPs to manage and control CKD cases. This means fewer patients are in a state of decline and fewer patients die early from the disease. CKD Manager helps you provide better care for CKD patients. Improve register accuracy, optimise treatment and reduce the chance of further renal decline.

Read how to manage and control CKD.

Cancer risk

Vision and Macmillan Cancer Support worked together to develop a cancer decision support tool. It displays the risk of a patient having specific types of cancer and alerts the GP during consultations when a patient has a risk of 2% risk or higher. The tool aids GPs' clinical decision making. It helps them decide whether to refer or request further investigations when there is a risk of cancer.

Read about intelligent cancer diagnosis with Vision.

INR management

An interactive clinical pathway that:

  • Calculates recommended weekly anticoagulant doses under NICE guidelines using existing clinical data
  • Divides doses across the week or varies it each day to match available medicine strengths
  • Prints clear and simple daily dosage instructions for patients

Frailty

electronic frailty index calculator

An Electronic Frailty Index (EFI) calculator and a template help you manage patients with severe frailty. Reduce morbidity and mortality when there is a high risk of falls, unplanned hospital admissions, or anxiety, depression and poorer quality of life.

Read how to find all your frailty patients.

How to get started

1. The GPSoC Tracking Database

Your CCG must add Outcomes Manager (decision support templates and advanced data entry forms) to the Tracking Database. You need to ask the authorised person at your CCG to do this on your behalf. We will know when this is complete and can then make the templates and forms available to you. If you're not sure who the authorised person at your CCG is, ask us using the form at the bottom of the page. We can let you know.

2. Download the templates

You will need to download each template and form before you can use it. This is fast and straightforward. Find out how to download templates and forms.

3. Get started

The templates and forms all integrate with your clinical system to offer:

  • Alerts when patients need a review
  • Clinical decision support
  • Data entry templates that only show relevant information from the patient's record
  • Reports to identify particular patient cohorts

Online help, user guides and eLearning tutorials are available for all templates. We publish these on The Hive, the vibrant online community for Vision and healthcare IT.

Visit The Hive.

Need help?

Click below and then complete the form for more information or to ask us a question about GPSoC funding.

Ask about health improvement with Vision

Topics: CKD, Cancer, DMARDs management, Frailty, outcomes manager, Population Level Healthcare

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