Meditab Upgrades EHR Platform for Allergists

Meditab has added new features to its AllergyEHR platform to enable allergy specialists to streamline their workflows and order vials for immunotherapy within the application.

Doctors now have an application to track patients' preventive treatment for persistent wheezing and sneezing.

Meditab Software has announced new features in its AllergyEHR electronic health record (EHR) software that allow allergists to integrate their workflow with the company's platform.

A developer of clinical EHR systems, Meditab offers charting, e-prescribing, analytics and decision support.

AllergyEHR is a component of Meditab's Intelligent Medical Software (IMS), which is both on-premise and Web-based. IMS incorporates an insurance eligibility tracker, a module for skin testing and a document manager.

The company announced the updates to its platform on Nov. 6.

Doctors can now reorder patient vials from a Patient Vial Management section in the AllergyEHR application. Meditab's software tracks vials at the patient level or stock level.

"When nurses see that a vial is expired, they can simply hover over the onscreen option and reorder," Kal Patel, chief operating officer of Meditab Software, wrote in an email to eWEEK.

AllergyEHR now works with Meditab's IMS Go application, which allows allergists to manage daily tasks and securely access patient information remotely. The mobile application lets doctors view patient demographics, documents, lab info, prescriptions and appointments. It incorporates a speech-recognition feature to allow doctors to document clinical notes by voice or record an audio file for transcription, said Patel.

The mobile app also lets doctors enter charges for treatment, he said.

As part of the upgrade to AllergyEHR, Meditab has optimized IMS Care Portal, which allows patients to access clinical data online, such as their diagnoses, medication info, educational info and billing. In IMS Care Portal, patients can also request appointments.

By messaging with doctors through Care Portal, they could increase their loyalty to providers, Meditab suggested.

An IMS Link feature connected to AllergyEHR allows hospitals, clinics, labs, pharmacies, payers and health exchanges to connect.

"IMS Link is an interface engine that can be used to share certain relevant clinical data across the continuum of care to facilitate better patient outcomes," said Patel.

In addition, SAP's built-in technology enables data search and retrieval, according to Patel.

Meditab will demonstrate the new features in AllergyEHR at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) conference in Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 10 to 12.

In addition to EHR capabilities, AllergyEHR offers practice management, document imaging and chronic care management.

A "shot lab" in AllergyEHR enables doctors to organize skin testing and write recipes for immunotherapy serums. The software helps allergists organize the components of an allergy serum and generate barcodes for patients' vials to manage inventory of the medication.

"This allows the providers to quickly access information related to a patient's immunotherapy without leaving the chart," said Patel.

AllergyEHR provides a dashboard of a patient's immunotherapy history and records data from spirometer machines, which test a patient's breathing by measuring the air entering and leaving the lungs.

The software generates visual alerts when patients have a reaction to a shot and document reactions by recording answers from post-injection questionnaires, said Patel.

AllergyEHR helps with medication compliance by allowing doctors to create follow-up reports if a patient misses an appointment for a shot. It also provides automated billing for immunotherapy treatment. This module allows doctors to identify charges they haven't billed yet.