PRP was developed to ease the reporting burden on outpatient cardiology practices. The current ICANL requirement is that the final report be sent to the referring physician within 24 hours of the exam completion. PRP fulfills this need by building the report as the patient moves through the exam process. Most report generation software only allows the cardiologist to select from canned words and phrases. Our goal with PRP was to make every cardiologist happy by allowing them to use the expressions that they are comfortable with.
The final report is built as the patient interacts with the various groups of people in the practice. One person will be entering their history, indications and medications. The EKG tech will take care of entering the stress test details. The nurse practitioner might interpret the stress test results and enter the EKG findings. The nuclear medicine technologist will enter the dosing information and any results from processing the images such as EF%. Finally, the physician interpreting the images will enter his/her findings and summarize the test. The information provided by all of these people will be neatly summarized into a final report that you will be proud to send out to referring physicians. The report can include the logo for your practice along with the ICANL logo if you have been approved.
Flexibility is the key to the Patient Reporting Program. We provide lists for all of the databases to get you started. You have complete freedom to change the items in any list so that you are using the words and phrases that you are comfortable with. We will work with you to create report templates that look professional and reflect well on your practice. Completed reports can be faxed or emailed to the referring physician. Reports can also be stored in your electronic medical records system.
These options are available to enhance your PRP software:
- Treadmill Interface
- HL7 / DICOM Interface