Patagonia Health Releases COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Public Health Management Decision Making Tool

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Patagonia Health Releases COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Public Health Management Decision Making Tool

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool will become available to all Patagonia Health EHR Users

Patagonia Health, an Electronic Health Record (EHR) focused in Public and Behavioral Health, is in the final stages of developing a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Public Health Management Decision Making Tool. Public Health professionals are on the front lines of combating the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Local Public Health agencies are tasked with identifying cases of COVID-19 and working with government officials on how to advise the community on precautionary measures. 

The risk assessment and decision-making tool in Patagonia Health works to automatically categorize an individual’s risk of infection. Similar to screening tools developed during previous public health emergencies, such as the Ebola outbreak, the COVID-19 Risk Assessment tool follows CDC guidelines exactly. The assessment will automatically open during the patient check-in process. The software will automatically categorize the patient’s risk level and save the results directly to the patient record. 

Additionally, Patagonia Health is working with LabCorp to facilitate the distribution of COVID-19 test kits. Users who have the LabCorp bi-directional lab interface can order COVID-19 test kits directly through Patagonia Health EHR. COVID-19 ICD10 diagnostic and CPT codes are updated and available to users in the interface. The assessment tool will become available to all Patagonia Health EHR users, free of charge, by March 23, 2020. 

About Patagonia Health, Inc.

Patagonia Health, Inc. is a healthcare software supplier with a cloud and apps-based software solution that is designed specifically for Public and Behavioral Health agencies. The solution includes an integrated, federally-certified, Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management (PM) and Billing software. The company’s mission is to solve two major barriers to EHR adoption − usability and cost − and address customers’ number one problem: billing. Patagonia Health’s highly-intelligent solution is extremely easy to use and provides timely data for organizations to improve workflow, streamline operations and take their organizations to the next level. For more information, visit https://patagoniahealth.com.

Patagonia Health Supports 2-Factor Authentication

2-factor authentication

Patagonia Health EHR supports 2-factor authentication via one-time password (OTP) through SMS or email. Practice Administrators can modify 2-factor configuration in the EHR so that users logging into the EHR would be required to enter an additional 6-digit code that they receive on their registered SMS or email address.

 

This feature is not required to use the EHR, but is available for added security. State-of-the-art two-factor authentication (2FA) adds a second layer of security to confirm users’ identities. Added security measures reduce the probability of a hacker gaining access to data, resulting in fewer security breaches.

 

In order for 2FA to work, users must have a valid phone number and/or email address configured.  Phone number must be able to receive SMS messages keeping in mind that user may be billed by their carrier for receiving SMS.  Email address must be accessible from the location users are likely to log in.

 

Please contact Patagonia Health for more information about this 2 Factor Authentication optional feature at info@patagoniahealth.com.

Streamline your community health center with improved UDS Reporting options

UDS Reporting

Patagonia Health has recently improved HRSA-required Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting tools in its Electronic Health Record (EHR). The tools are ready for use for all Federally Qualified Health Centers. Now with one, simple click all UDS reports are produced in tables as specified by HRSA.

 

New demographics options and FQHC-specific terminology has been added to patient registration and mandatory reports can be pulled in as little as too clicks. The improve self-reporting options will help busy administrative and clinical staff satisfy UDS reporting requirement efficiently and with minimal errors.

 

The new reporting options are a series of improvement to the EHR to better serve community health centers including FQHCs in improving their workflow and billing. To see more information on our how we support community health, visit our FQHC page.