CliniPro users receive a copy of NuTimes in their mailboxes
on a quarterly basis. In each issue, NuMedics provides technical
help, product updates, practical tips on applying technology
such as electronic medical records, computer-based disease
data management tools, and the Internet to healthcare,
and more. PDF documents are viewable with the free software
Adobe Acrobat, available from Adobe.
New Winter 2004 Issue Available
"CliniPro is not just for Diabetes Anymore"
Perhaps no other disease needs as much day-to-day management
on the part of both doctors and patients as does diabetes.
And over the past ten years, CliniPro has proven itself as
an integrated diabetes care management system that gives care
providers the tools to record and analyze data for their patients
while tracking outcomes to demonstrate compliance with recognized
American Diabetes Association (ADA) standards of care. Because
of its experience and effectiveness, this cost-effective program
makes CliniPro the ideal management system for expanding the
types of chronic disease management services it provides.
NuMedics has complete modules for Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive
Disease (COPD) and cardiac rehabilitation, while modules for
wound management and hyperbaric management are under development.
"I am happy to announce that CliniPro is not just for
diabetes any more," says Kazi Ahmed, president and CEO
of NuMedics, Inc. "We now have the capability to more
fully meet the needs of patients and doctors alike."
These additional programs will further simplify office systems
to save on time and money while increasing productivity. Call
NuMedics for additional information, or send us an Email at
HIPAA Compliance and use of CliniPro
As you may be aware, the privacy provisions of the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA),
require health care providers to ensure confidentiality and
proper treatment of patient health information.
Since NuMedics receives "sensitive patient health information"
in the process of providing its service to the medical community,
NuMedics is termed a "business associate" under
HIPAA. And because this federal law will attempt to prevent
the inappropriate use of protected health information by all
of the entities having access to such information, NuMedics
and its clients must comply with HIPAA privacy regulations
and preferably sign a Business Associate Agreement by the
date it goes into effect on April 14, 2003.
In an effort to fully comply, NuMedics has implemented significant
restrictions on the manner in which it handles protected health
information. Specifically, NuMedics ensures its employees
are informed about HIPAA laws. The company has also reviewed
its infrastructure to ensure that it can maintain the security
of protected health information.
Moreover, NuMedics must look to its clients to ensure all
information and transactions are handled accordingly. Complete
details on how to use CliniPro with HIPAA compliancy can be
mailed to your office on request. In the document you will
find instruction on: roles and responsibilities of personnel
handling sensitive data, securing CliniPro clients on a network,
securing the client work area, transferring sensitive information,
setting up dial-in access, employee termination, and information
on strong passwords.
Contact NuMedics for additional information on how to secure
How can CliniPro thrive in an office like mine?
First of all, consider that many medical practices
around the country chose to implement CliniPro despite the
often demanding implementation process. However, once up and
running, it can help your office reach a wide variety of short
and long term goals; all while increasing efficiency and reducing
costs. Some of the most popular features of CliniPro include:
- The ability to track the schedules of patients and staff
- Easy access to review lab reports
- Writes prescriptions/gives a prescription and pharmacy
- Annotates patient records
- Reduces the need for transcription/automatically generates
- Instantaneous access to charts
- Secure Email/ gives the ability to interface with practice
- ADA (American Diabetes Association) provider recognition
orientated education programs
- Simultaneous access for clinical and administrative personnel
CliniPro® v3.6 scheduled for release
in early 2002
The finishing touches have just been completed on the newest
release of CliniPro, version 3.6. Scheduled for release during
the first quarter of 2002, CliniPro v3.6 features more flexibility
and customization tools than ever before.
Among the most valuable enhancements, include those made
to the Patient Encounter process of the Chart. Continuing
to use the standard SOAP format, Protocol Templates can be
customized to fit your practice's needs. With CliniPro v3.6,
the NuMedics System Administrator will have the capability
to design Protocol Templates to be used during a patient encounter
form while seeing a patient. Protocol Templates can be as
basic or detailed as needed to accommodate each individual
As an example, the New Patient Protocol Template could be
designed to allow you to document all the basic information
the visit requires from a new patient. Plus, include sections
for you to record all medications and dosages, perform exams,
request lab work, and order images. As with past versions
of CliniPro, when patient encounter is completed, this information
is disbursed to the other related sections of the Patient's
Chart. For instance, during the encounter, if you performed
a Diabetic Foot Screening exam, the results would automatically
appear in the Exams tab of the Chart. If you ordered an HbA1c
test, the request is automatically recorded in the Labs tab
of the Chart. The Labs will show the HbA1c test as pending
until the results are entered or imported via an HL7 interface.
Another new feature of CliniPro v3.6 is Review Evaluation
and Management (E&M) for coding. The E&M, which is
optional as part of the Encounter, is designed to help your
office appropriately code billing claims. With each patient
encounter, this function allows you to quickly record the
CPT Code, E&M type of Service and Exam, Chief Complaint,
Patient History, and Medical Complexity.
With this information entered, the E&M system will generate
the recommended E&M code along with messages to ensure
that your information supports the selected diagnosis code.
This feature prevents your encounter process from being undercoded
or overcoded. E&M will also calculate fee schedules based
on the allowable CPT Code. These additions will benefit your
practice by increasing your chances of being paid on time,
and lower your chances of having unintended discrepancies
that often lead to delayed payments on claims denied.
NuMedics support will be working closely with your site to
update your system over the first quarter of 2002.
Patient Goal Setting and Outcomes Tracking Simplified
CliniPro® includes a report to let you analyze goal outcomes
for your education patient population, providing you with
a fast and simple method of generating population goal statistics.
When creating a goal for a patient, an educator can simply
select from a list of templates that have been setup in administration.
We link a patient's goal back to its originating template
for analysis purposes, regardless of any changes made in the
If a template does not apply, a goal can be created on the
spot by the patient and the educator. In this case, the goal
would be associated with a category for analytical purposes.
CliniPro's Goal Analysis Report shows patient population
with goal compliance statistics for each template, listed
by category. Careful attention to the initial setup of goal
templates, and diligence in their use, will ensure a smooth
and effortless process each time you wish to produce goal
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