February 23, 2007

MedicalTemplates - COPD evaluation, 1 page

MedicalTemplates has developed a 1 page chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) patient evaluation template. This template is suitable for any health care provider that manages patients with COPD.

The COPD patient template contains prompters and space for the following required elements for a E&M encounter -

  • Chief complaint

  • History of present illness

  • Past medical and surgical history

  • Social history

  • Family history

  • Review of systems

  • Review of data (labs, tests, imaging)

  • Physical exam

  • Assessment and plan

This one page template contains detailed checklists for the severity of COPD symptoms, current and planned COPD therapy, and other features helpful for a comprehensive COPD treatment plan.

The COPD patient encounter template was designed to include Clinical Performance Measures for COPD developed by the
Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.

The Clinical Performance Measures for COPD can be downloaded from
here.

February 21, 2007

MedicalTemplates - Asthma Encounter Form

MedicalTemplates has developed a 1 page asthma patient evaluation template. This template is suitable for any health care provider that manages patients with asthma.

The asthma patient template contains prompters and space for the following required elements for a E&M encounter -

  • Chief complaint

  • History of present illness

  • Past medical and surgical history

  • Social history

  • Family history

  • Review of systems

  • Review of data (labs, tests, imaging)

  • Physical exam

  • Assessment and plan



This one page template contains detailed checklists for the severity of asthma symptoms, current and planned asthma therapy, and other features helpful for a comprehensive asthma treatment plan.

The asthma patient encounter template was designed to include Clinical Performance Measures for Asthma developed by the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.

The Clinical Performance Measures for Asthma can be downloaded from here.

MedicalTemplates - Physician Designed Medical Documentation Tools

MedicalTemplates are physician designed and tested clinical documentation tools.

Physicians and other health care providers must satisfy stringent clinical documentation requirements before health insurance companies, Medicare, or Medicaid will pay for medical services. MedicalTemplates provides intuitive and easy to use documentation prompters to help satisfy these requirements.

Checklists for important medical data, examination findings, and common testing and treatment options further improve the efficiency and consistency of healthcare note writing. The MedicalTemplates prompters are based on the HCFA 1997 Evaluation and Management documentation guidelines.

MedicalTemplates designed for Intensivists, Hospitalists, Pulmonologists, and primary care providers are available.

MedicalTemplates can be customized to suit the needs of any healthcare provider or organization.

MedicalTemplates are created with Adobe Acrobat by Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE).

February 18, 2007

OpenMedSpel - New project released

e-MedTools has launched a new project - OpenMedSpel

OpenMedSpel is a open source medical spelling word list that is released under a GPL license.

OpenMedSpel was derived from the word lists complied for MedSpel, a shareware medical spelling tool for Microsoft Word.

OpenMedSpel is currently available in USA English. Other languages and localizations may be released in the future.

OpenMedSpel has been adapted to work on the Mozilla Tunderbird email client and the OpenOffice.org office suite.

MedSpel - Version 7 Released

MedSpel has been updated to reflect many new drug names.

Version 7 was launched on 2/14/07.

MedSpel 7 brings nearly 50,000 medical terms to the Microsoft Word spellchecker for just $10 US.