New feature - using PatientChase to identify patients requiring Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) monitoring

11th Aug 2020

There is increasing demand for practices to focus more on DOAC monitoring. The criteria for identifying these patients is however very complex. One such schematic for this, developed by a London AntiCoag Task Group can be found here


We are pleased therefore to announce that the functionality for you to identify patients who need DOAC monitoring is now available in PatientChase, in the form of some incredibly easy to run searches.

They now appear in the latest version of PatientChase (located in our Search Builder) and can be run as stand alone for internal review by your pharmacist or GP or in combination with your chronic disease annual reviews.

There are 3 searches:

  • DOAC patients needing review
  • DOAC patients whose dosage is incorrect
  • DOAC patients who are on other meds that interact

The definitions for these can be found here.

Clinical reasons (example below) for placing patients in each category are highlighted and these can then be acted upon by the relevant clinician.


(Spreadsheet truncated for display purposes. Actual dataset includes patient details including names and EMIS numbers for easy identification.)

 

Guides on using PatientChase for DOAC:

A brief introduction

Loading DOAC data from EMIS into PatientChase

Identifying DOAC patients in PatientChase

Producing an Excel spreadsheet of DOAC patients showing clinical reasons and values

Sample letter or email template

 

If you’d like assistance, please do get in touch.

support@patientchase.com

0845 402 5161

 

Further information:

DOAC and Coronovirus (NHS England)

DOAC and Coronovirus (NCA for AF)

Anticoagulation UK

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.

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