31st Oct 2018
Ever thought that some QOF targets such as the BP ‘out of range’ targets can be misleading? And that some conditions like CHD don’t have robust QOF targets to recall patients by? In other words, targets that can mislead into thinking that the patient still needs to come in?
Well, instead of (or as well as) recalling patients based on QOF targets, you can find patients who meet other targets – all within the PatientChase Search Builder. Decisive and unambiguous targets that prove the patient still needs a review.
We’ve loaded the chronic diseases in the Search Builder with a range of new key indicators, e.g. ‘Review Not Done’ or ‘BP Not Recorded’ or ‘Cholesterol not Recorded’. These indicators are based on the codes that are entered when a clinician sees a patient for their review.
So, you will now be able to build your co-morbidity searches in PatientChase using these new indicators.
Take a look: YouTube video
(best viewed full screen and HD)
Combine with QOF, or use as an alternative. Use with Month of birth recall or any other recall method
Some practices find that this is a more accurate way of identifying patients for recall rather than solely looking at their QOF targets, especially now that there are fewer QOF targets.
You may find these new indicators particularly relevant if you recall patients by their birth month. This also very much applies when you are sending 2nd/3rd reminders.
Take a look at how to cross-reference your month of birth lists against the new indicators:
YouTube video (best viewed full screen and HD)
Note: These new indicators are optional. If they’re not for you, then carry on as before.
What else is new?
Additionally, Thyroid and CKD indicators will again appear in the Search Builder. Plus, you will now be able to target Epilepsy patients who require review. After all, just because there are no QOF targets associated with these conditions doesn’t mean the patients shouldn’t be seen!
The following guide will show you how to populate the PatientChase Search Builder with these additional indicators.
As ever, if you need any help, get in touch!