Release Notes

A routinely-updated list of features, enhancements, and fixes we have made to escribeHOST.

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Our team is always hard at work making escribeHOST better. We use this page to announce the release of these improvements to the public. We love feedback from our users — it helps us decide where to focus our efforts. If you have any issues or suggestions, please contact support.

escribeHOST 6.37

Released Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Navigation

  • Allow user to select initial module from the username dropdown in the header bar
  • Do not show last-closed patient when clicking chart module in the top bar

Orders

  • Add most-recent followup date column labeled "F/U Date"
  • Show date/time, action, user, and comment for most recent action on mouse hover
  • Update followup-date when a new action is saved
  • Increase visible size of orders module

Schedule

  • Display exception template creator's username and date/time created, on the list and individually
  • Disable exception template [Delete Selected] button when switching between Provider/Room

Documents

  • Remove unnecessary error message when returning to the Document List after deleting an open document

HL7

  • Allow searching for HL7 jobs by message header and patient segments (MSH and PID)
  • Add permissions for HL7 administration
  • Allow user to refresh list of HL7 jobs

Admin

  • Display Account Document Header in the View box of Account Settings even if address fields are blank

Audit Log

  • Improve formatting of audit log descriptions for imported appointments

Snippets

  • Allow selecting recently created categories

escribeHOST 6.36

Released Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Schedule

  • Warn users editing appointments that were deleted by another user at the same time
  • Refresh View Grid when clearing Provider or Room
  • Fix disabled Interval in Add Appointment popup
  • Show an error when selecting dates outside existing Rotation Templates
  • Refresh Appointments in the Daily Schedule after saving a new Appointment
  • Clear the patient field when user closes the Add Appointment popup
  • Use permissions to control whether documents and buttons at the bottom of the View Appointment are visible

Orders

  • Add the [Add Action] function (including Followup Date) to the Orders grid dropdown
  • Display Action History as view-only in the Order
  • Migrate the Left Message on Machine value (LMOM) value from Schedule Delay Reason to Actions
  • Persist selected filters on the Order module until logout

Mobile

  • Display Patient Lookup as default landing page, if user does not have the View Appointments permission

Documents

  • Standardize all document headers

HL7

  • Add new module for viewing and managing inbound HL7 messages

Research

  • Improve performance for research studies with many enrollees

Patient Info

  • Improve validation errors on save
  • Prevent trailing and leading whitespace in free-text fields
  • Display PCP Office Phone and Fax Number in Medical section
  • Improve and expand the list of preferred languages

Tasks

  • Make new Task User Group selectable immediately after saving it

Reports

  • Add Rooms to the Appointment Duration report
  • Add new report: Appointments and Unsigned Office Note (all appts for pts with in-progress office notes)

Miscellaneous

  • Improve performance of synchronization/server push

escribeHOST 6.35

Released Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Orders

  • Do not create Prior Auth/Scheduling tasks when a provider signs an order
  • For canceled orders, display date and username of who canceled it in (?) tool

Schedule

  • Improve performance for View Grid UIs
  • Show Min/Max values on in View Grid and Add Appointment
  • Add Completed appointment status for hospital appointments
  • Require provider/room and patient before searching/selecting dates in Add Appointment
  • Require provider/room and patient before entering time, reason, or duration in Add Appointment
  • Fix bug where last added appointment was overlaid in View Grid popup
  • Printed daily schedule now shows full text of comments
  • Require 'Manage Patient Appointments' permission for [+Appt] button on the daily schedule
  • Fix bug preventing clearing recently added assignment/location blocks
  • Improve error message for invalid Contact Phone
  • Improve date navigation in daily scheduled
  • Highlight date suggestions on mouse hover
  • Add Location to the bumplist
  • Prevent updating appointment status when another user has already updated it

Admin

  • Allow editing second-address-line in account settings
  • Fix manual URL change navigation issue in Provider Library
  • Show mismatched data when linking user and provider fails
  • Remove non-plaintext values from Insurance External ID field in Insurance Plans
  • Update the account provider information card after editing providers

Charts

  • Change icon for vitals from a heart to a stethoscope

Meds

  • Fix provider phone number display on the printed Rx
  • Remove validation error when typing pharmacy phone number in Add Pharmacy

Reports

  • Add new report: Appointments by Insurance
  • Add new report: Task Open Count by Recipient

escribeHOST 6.34

Released Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Audit Log

  • Performance improvement when generating entries in the audit log

Patient info

  • Bug fix when multiple error messages on Save

Schedule

  • Persist filters in daily schedule until log out
  • Allow user to add appointments from daily schedule (in addition to the user chart)
  • Add MRN and DOB to the printed daily schedule
  • New appt statuses: AMBULANCE (awaiting ambulance) and LEFT_WBS (left without being seen)
  • Briefly highlight changes to appt status (blue for appts user changed, orange for appts others have changed)
  • Open the Tasks Inbox on Log in if user does not have View Appointments permission
  • Completely clear the Day Template box in the 20-day grid when user clicks Clear All on the Day Template popup.
  • Improve performance of add-appointment popup
  • Sort documents in Download Last Visit by appointment time
  • Hide the documents list in Appointment Details popup if user does not have View Documents permission
  • Refresh Next Appt when clicking refresh in Patient Chart header bar

Reports

  • Count appts created in the date range for Appointments Created By User report

Tasks

  • New task type Outpatient Telemetry Report in Reading Worklist Task Area

Admin

  • Do no display inactive account providers in the Outside Provider Library
  • When user cannot be linked to provider because of mismatched data, inform the user which data does not match

escribeHOST 6.33

Released Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Schedule

  • Initial schedule module release
  • Migrate appointments from MedicalManager to escribeHOST
  • Migrate patient appointment warning settings from MedicalManager
  • Fix some navigation issues
  • Add creation datetime to Appointment Details
  • Disable Add Appointment button if patient status is Inactive, Discharged, Transferred, or Deceased.
  • Add mobile view of daily schedule for small screens
  • Allow user to start typing immediately after clicking X to clear the Provider suggest box on the Add Appointment popup
  • Add explicit Search button to Exception Templates
  • Fix incorrect display of apostrophes in schedule
  • Include previous room when rescheduling an appointment
  • Next Visit label in the patient chart header reflects changes after editing appointments

Orders

  • Add 10 new CPT codes
  • Modify "Allergic to Iodine" text

Tasks

  • Add new "Reading Worklist" task types for Stress Echocardiogram and Transcranial Doppler
  • Show clearer error when missing Task Sub-Area Name

Insurance Plans

  • Allow deleting insurance plans that are not in use in any patient chart
  • Add "cannot be deleted" message when deleting Insurance Plans that are in use

Reports

  • Add a "CREATED BY" column to Appointments Report
  • Add a new report "Appointments Created by User" listing appt counts by user
  • Add a new report "BMI Compliance" listing pts with an office visit with height/weight recorded
  • Allow automated/schedule report generation via command line

Miscellaneous

  • Indicate invalid phone numbers as you type
  • Allow phone numbers to start with + and contain anything
  • Allow numerals in name for PHR users
  • Show patient name in grey for Inactive/Discharged/Transferred/Deceased
  • Add MRN and DOB to the top of all pages when printing Patient Info
  • Show better error when adding a contact with a name longer than 35 characters
  • Fix error message when user session timed out
  • Add barcode scanning for: Advanced Directive, CTA Coronaries, CTA Neck, MRI/MRA
  • Add basic permissions for the future Cardiac Devices module

escribeHOST 6.32

Released Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Documents

  • Fix bug to make chart section header text match selected chart section

Providers

  • Fix extensions in fax number for account providers

Schedule

  • Automatic appointment date suggestions
  • Improve provider/room in appointment creation popup
  • Remove assignment/location blocks on 'Clear All' in day templates
  • Fix missing locations in legacy appointments

Patient Info

  • Prevent duplicate MRNs even in automatic patient updates
  • Remove default SSN "123456789" from MedicalManager HL7 messages
  • Wrap comment field in patinet info

Charts

  • Grey-out patient name for inactive patients

Admin

  • Allow up to 60 chars in plan name in Insurance Plans Admin
  • Make Task User Groups case insensitive
  • Add Internal ESH Patient ID filter to the Audit Log admin section
  • Warn when navigating away while editing a snippet
  • Fix navigation error when moving between Admin sections
  • Add optimistic locking to the Insurance Plans section of Admin.

General

  • Standardize phone number widgets and data entry
  • Remove all invalid existing phone numbers, and prevent invalid new numbers
  • Add the release version and build information at the top of the app
  • Allow user to use the browser back button to log in after logging out
  • Display total error count in red validation messages, and number each error
  • Clear the Unsigned Reports queue on entering and exiting the list.

escribeHOST 6.31

Released Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Admin

  • New Insurance Plans section to add/edit/delete insurance plans
  • Add insurance plans

Orders

  • Change sort order of Prior Auth Status filter
  • Orders grid is restored to full height when returning from editing an order.

Schedule

  • Not exposed: Scheduler will be able to select any date in the on the Daily Schedule to view past and future appointments.
  • Not exposed: put focus in the Provider field on the Add Appointment popup when popup first opens.

Patient Info

  • Show error messages when MedMan or Schuylab (or both) are down when user saves Patient Info
  • If MedMan is down when user clicks the Save button in Patient Info, user will see this message: "The patient information has been saved in escribeHOST but the patient account cannot be created/updated in Medical Manager because Medical Manager is unable to receive the message. You must add this chart or make updates directly in Medical Manager."
  • If Schuylab is down when user clicks the Save button in Patient info, user will see this message: "The patient information has been saved in escribeHOST, but the patient account cannot be updated in Schuylab because Schuylab is unable to receive the update. Try again later to save the changes."

Locations

  • Email address is now validated when adding or editing the Email field in Locations.

Documents

  • Users will now receive a carry forward warning when there is an issue with a value that was present in the previous document but may have been hidden from publishing due to inconsistencies in the ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion in 2015.

Charts

  • Change layout of chart header

Research

  • Show validation notifications to user when Subject Number or Site number exceeds the maximum
  • Fix width of the Site listbox
  • Fix tab navigation in the Add New Site popup

Task User Groups

  • Maintain a consistent ordering when adding/editing TUGs

Misc

  • Standardize behavior of suggest boxes throughout the application
  • Add day-of-week abbreviation to calendars in date selectors
  • Remove the Export button from Unsigned Reports

escribeHOST 6.30

Released Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Patient Info

New Chart Section
  • Apply validation to the email field on the Add/Edit Other Contact
  • Reset the date when user changes the Patient Status
  • Notify user when editing Patient Info if MRN is absent (changes are saved in ESH but not in MedicalManager)
  • Notify user when editing Patient Info if Schuylab is unable to process the edit
  • Refresh Patient Info when clicking on the left Chart Section navigation bar

Research

  • Prevent future date selection in the Enroll Date field

Orders

  • Improve Order Filter animation and display
  • Add new "Order Type" filter and column on the Orders module landing page
  • Add Schedule Date Range filter and change the label of the "Scheduled Date" filter to "Scheduled Status"
  • Update descriptions of these CPT codes: 93329, 93886, 93888, 93351
  • Fixed the incorrect display of Delay reason codes "LMOM" and "NOSHO"

Schedule

  • Improve performance of opening rotation templates
  • Improve performance of Location/Assignment slot editing in Day Templates
  • Fix deleting provider Day Templates from non-active rotation templates
  • Fix clearing Include Past checkbox in Exception Day Templates
  • Navigate directly to newly created Rotation Templates
  • Fix URL navigation issues in Schedule Templates
  • Fix the display of the Add buttons on the Add Exception Day template

Locations

  • Update the Location Name column display width in the Locations Settings Admin section

Reports

  • New "Appointments" report for upcoming ESH appointments module to list all appointments for a date range

escribeHOST 6.29

Released Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Locations

  • Add/Edit locations with all location fields

Orders

  • Use full height of display area for showing filtered orders
  • Users no longer prevented from Completing an order if the Prior Auth Status is "Uninsured"
  • Display CPT Code and Description on the Printed order with emphasis
  • Display Nrder Number and Order Status in a grey box to distinguish them from their labels
  • Rename the comment field below Schedule Date to "General Comment" to distinguish it from the PA Comment
  • Add two new Schedule Delay Reasons: On Wait List (WT_LIST) and No Show (NOSHO).
  • Display cancelled orders with grey color like completed orders

Schedule

  • Hide past Exception Day Templates
  • Add checkmark to include past Exception Day Templates
  • Prevent user from unmarking 'Scheduled Provider' for providers with schedule day templates or exception templates
  • Show only 'Scheduled' providers with at least one template in Rotation Template Provider filter
  • Show only 'Scheduled' providers with at least one template in Exception Template Provider filter
  • Show only 'Scheduled', active providers in Add new Exception Template
  • Show only 'Scheduled', active providers in Daily Schedule provider filter
  • Show only 'Scheduled', active providers in Add New Appointment Provider
  • Disable save button on the Add Appointment popup if neither provider nor room is selected
  • Enable save button on the Add Appointment popup if provider/room is selected AND a Date is selected
  • Improve response time when making changes to assignment/location slots in templates

Charts

  • Add Refresh button to Patient Chart header
  • Stop updating patient chart header when moving between chart sections (still updated on initial chart loading)

Reports

  • Add new report: "No Show Follow Up Report" to obtain a list of all appointments with reason code "NOSHOFU"

Misc

  • Cleanup audit log entries when updating Task User Groups
  • Improve phone number fields keyboard navigation/editing
  • Add a new Insurance Plan '408 Empire Blue Cross 2ndary (BC)'

escribeHOST 6.28

Released Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Tasks

  • Keep task search-filters anchored above task list
  • Restrict sub-areas filter to selected area filter

Schedule

  • Prevent user from saving two exception day templates with the same Provider/Room and same date
  • Fix duplicate-room error message
  • Improve performance of deleting provider/room day templates

Orders

  • Remove the 2nd CPT field from all order forms and orders
  • Reset all filters when user clicks reset-to-defaults (bug fix)

escribeHOST 6.27

Released Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Task SubAreas
Multiple TaskUserGroups

Tasks

  • Add admin-configurable task SubAreas, to group related task Types within an Area
  • Allow assigning multiple default TaskUserGroups to a single task Type

Orders

  • Improve and simplify search filters
  • Persist selected search filters for each login session, across browser tabs
  • Add search filters for every displayed column
  • Collapse search filters on search to display more orders on screen at once

Documents

  • Standardize display of locations
  • Add admin-configurable account-wide document header display

Schedule

  • Simplify Exception Template dates- remove date rules, only use exact dates
  • Group consecutive dates in a date range
  • Show holiday dates as a single span from oldest to latest

escribeHOST 6.26

Released Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Orders

  • Prevent users from creating orders for inactive patients
  • Add CPT codes: 78492+78459 (Cardiac PET Perfusion+Viability)
  • BMI and Weight no longer required on orders
  • Change text 'Location' => 'Test Location'
  • Added an Edit button to the View Order popup
  • Changed description for many ultrasound-related CPT codes
  • Sort CPT codes in searchable dropdowns
  • Validate date values in Add/Edit Orders (note: '0018' is still a valid year)
  • Add 'In Progress' Order Status actions dropdown and Status filter
  • Improved the display of Comment text in the View Order popup.
  • Allow user to Edit a complete order, but only allow editing the comment field
  • Removed order medications fields, replace with hardcoded text
  • Add fields to the printed order: 'MRN', 'Scheduled Date/Time', 'Order Date'
  • Fixed signed orders dropdowns issue
  • Restored text 'min' to the values when selecting Duration

Schedule

  • Vastly improve the performance of the Calendar Spreadsheet (total time to load)
  • Skip weekends in the date-picker arrows, unless there is a template for that weekend
  • Allow hiding Cancelled/Rescheduled/No-Show appts (default is to hide)
  • Allow user to edit Exception Type in the Edit Exception Day template popup
  • Default sort on the Exception Day Template landing page is now by date rule
  • Added Start Week to Rotation Templates to allow user to align templates
  • Do not automatically generate bumplists modifying Location/Assignment blocks in templates (on-demand only)
  • Generate bumplists automatically when deleting day templates and exception day templates
  • Notify user when generated bumplist is empty, instead of not doing anything
  • Present only today's and future appointments in bumplists
  • Do not include appointments with a status of Cancelled or Rescheduled in bumplists
  • Display Location-Assignment pairs in a consistent, predicatable order in templates and spreadsheets
  • Add View Grid to Daily Summary, to show appts on top of the template for a single day and single provider/room
  • Move appointment block UI display when changing start time with the dropdown
  • Persist Reason code when rescheduling an appointment
  • Add function to Copy Exception Day Template
  • Allow making appts for dates in future rotation templates
  • Do not display invalid reasons in appointment blocks

Insurance

  • Audit editing Insurance in Demographics
  • Add Plan ID to Insurance.
  • Remove Insurance Policy Number from Demographics

Misc

  • New Task Type: Palliative Care
  • Subtle change to dropdowns/picklists display style
  • Only count entryform documents in Non-Invasive Procedure (ignore pdf documents)
  • Fix the ? in the Status column in the Schedule module (legacy schedule)

escribeHOST 6.25

Released Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Schedule

  • Widen the room field on the Add Appointment popup
  • Copy day template to exception day template
  • Add a Booking Count column to Daily Schedule
  • Fix pre-filling provider in add-appointment popup
  • Remove appointment squircles for Cancelled/Rescheduled appointments in Add Appointment popup
  • Print list of filtered Exception Day Templates
  • Remove times that are outside rotation template start/end time in Add Appointment popup
  • Draw template grids and daily schedules with heavier lines
  • Add multiple-exact-date rule to Exception Day Templates (requires addtl click to add date)
  • Added new Exception Type: Holiday
  • Changed the order of the fields at the top of the Add Appointment popup
  • Prevent scheduling appointments if the slots in question have been changed since starting to add appt
  • Use patient primary examiner for default provider in Add Appointment popup (only allow "Scheduled Providers" to default)
  • Return user to the active Rotation Template when dismissing Add/Edit/Copy Rotation Template popups
  • Show up to two assignments in Add Appointment popup (more than 2 gets an ellipsis)
  • Update Exception Type for pre-existing exception templates, based on the description
  • Persist certain values from previous appointment when Rescheduling

Orders

  • Show Critical Orders count for non-provider users, in addition to providers
  • Fix order of AUCs in list box on Add/Edit Order
  • Fixed entry rules for BMI and Weight
  • Insert insurance information directly into the Add/Edit Order popup
  • Fix width/display on orders module landing page
  • Added Prior Auth Due Date filter

Demographics

  • Add Policy Number to Insurance information

PHR

  • Do not allow users to send messages to inactive providers

Admin

  • Display underlying permission names on hover in Admin
  • Set no default selection in Admin when user is not an Administrator
  • Add canned release message pre-set to System Notifications, instead of copy/pasting it every release

escribeHOST 6.24

Released Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Schedule

  • Add 'All Day' shortcut when adding a Location or Assignment in templates
  • Add 'Clear All' shortcut to remove all Locations, Assignments, and AM/PM max patients in templates
  • Fix bug preventing Copy Rotation Template.
  • Modify buttons to clarify workflow when editing/saving templates
  • Cleanup how warnings for affected appointments are presented for exception templates
  • Add Exception Types (Vacation, Conference, Off, Other) to exception templates
  • Add a free-text comment field to rotation templates
  • Add a tooltip to the Show-in-Summary Column to clarify what it does
  • Apply the Show-in-Summary field to the Calendar Template Spreadsheet

Orders

  • Expand fields to completely fill the width of the Add/Edit Order popups
  • Fix ui quirk where the Actions popup menu appeared above the orders module
  • Change the Due Date label to Results Due Date
  • Abbreviate 'Status' column
  • Display only provider's last name in the Provider column
  • Display only the CPT Code in the Test column (display description on hover)
  • Removed the Time component of Scheduled Date & Time to show only Scheduled Date

Tasks

  • Display patient preferred phone number directly in bottom the Task, and allow call-shortcuts if enabled in the browser

Charts

  • Display patient preferred phone number at the top of the patient chart in Mobile, and allow call-shortcuts if enabled in the browser

escribeHOST 6.23

Released Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Orders

  • Remove height/weight/BMI as required fields to sign an order
  • Finalize features, fix bugs

escribeHOST 6.22

Released Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Orders

  • New Orders module (Features not available until your administrator provides permissions)

Demographics

  • New fields for patient insurance: Primary Insurance, Subscriber ID, Group ID, Policy Number

Documents

  • For recent-only, always show the 10 most recent, in addition to all in the last 2 years
  • Persist unchecking 'Show recent only' until another patient chart is loaded

Schedule

  • Fix downloading Last Visit (documents with DOS before date-created previously could not be downloaded)

Schedule Templates

  • Add warning with list of appointments affected by Exception Day Templates
  • Add alternate-row shading to printed Rotation Template Spreadsheet
  • Fix errors in Room Day Templates
  • Sort assignments in Add-Assignment-Block
  • Sort assignments in Admin case-insensitive

escribeHOST 6.21

Released Monday, October 16th, 2017
Recent Documents October 2017

Documents

  • Show only recent documents (last two years) by default in patient charts
  • Add 'x' button to clear selection in radio buttons in all entryforms

Tasks

  • Add 'Created By' filter to task search

Meds

  • Add 'working' popup when loading the medication list for clarity
  • Prevent future date for medication concerns

Admin

  • Add account address and phone (for future functionality regarding printing orders)
  • Cleanup account settings presentation

Schedule Templates

  • Rotation Template Summary assignment/location pair fixes (remove unnecessary ?s)
  • Exception day templates AM/PM max override only when specified (instead of overriding with 0 if left empty)
  • Add checkbox to the Account Provider UI to distinguish Scheduled Providers from non-Scheduled Providers.
  • Omit inactive providers from the list of Porviders on the Add Provider Exception Day Template popup
  • Make Summary Day Template popup bigger to fit more on screen at once

Audit Log

  • Display schedule time using 24-hour clock

escribeHOST 6.20

Released Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Admin

  • Account settings now include a reply-to email address for outbound emails
  • Clarify and consolidate user permissions (no change to capabilities)

Meds

  • Fix error message when re-starting certain discontinued therapies instead of starting a new therapy

Tasks

  • Clarify descriptions of some Task areas and types

Indexing

  • Add [Batch Scan Jobs] tool to show statuses for all uploaded batch scans (similar to [Indexing Jobs] for indexed patient documents)

Orders

  • Temporarily remove Orders chart tool to accommodate new changes

Misc

  • Add [x] button to allow easy clearing of certain radio buttons

escribeHOST 6.19

Released Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Reports

  • New Report: User Performance Locations By Doctype By Location
  • Improve performance of Active User report

Admin

  • Improve audit log performance when searching for a single user

Misc

  • Improve performance for serverpush messages and user verification
  • Remove dates for patient status when un-setting that status

escribeHOST 6.18

Released Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Reports

  • New Report: Patient Charts with PHR User Count
  • Show better message when report results are empty

Tasks

  • New Task Type: Prior Authorization - PET

Admin

  • Show inactive providers in the account and outside provider libraries
  • Increase granularity of administrative permissions

Misc

  • Store all timestamps in UTC (instead of storing in user's timezone)
  • Display all timestamps in the user's local timezone (instead of the timezone it was saved in)
  • Standardize popup sizes across the app

escribeHOST 6.17

Released Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Reports Quick Reference April 2017

Reports

  • Added Reports admin module allowing on-demand reporting
  • New Report: Active Patients
  • New Report: Active Users
  • New Report: Documents In Progress
  • New Report: Indexing Jobs
  • New Report: Non-invasive Procedures
  • New Report: Outside Providers Without Fax
  • New Report: Patients Needing Office Visit
  • New Report: Tasks Created
  • New Report: Tasks Resolved
  • New Report: Transitional Care Management
  • New Report: User Performance

Indexing UI April 2017

Indexing

  • Improve page navigation UI
  • Clarify navigation vs action controls in indexing
  • Add go-to-page navigation that allows typing a specific page
  • Clicking on a successful indexing job goes to the source of the first page

Admin

  • Add formatting to system notifications, to allow links in future messages
  • Prevent inactive admin users from receiving system-generated tasks

escribeHOST 6.16

Released Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Schedule Templates

  • Creating and managing Rotation Templates
  • Creating and managing Provider and Room Day Templates
  • Creating and managing Exception Day Templates
  • Creating and managing Assignments and Reasons

Admin

  • Additional location management functions for scheduling
  • Improved layout of admin navigation tools

Charts

  • Next appointment reflects the earliest time for patients with multiple appointments in one day
  • Primary examiner removed from the Fax list for fax-on-demand

escribeHOST 6.15

Released Saturday, March 4th, 2017
  • Allow downloading advanced chart search results as a CSV file
  • Fix bug relating to EPCS that made it seem as if prescriptions were taking longer to be sent
  • Remove 2nd and 3rd fax number options from providers, and remove fax-enabled checkboxes
  • Add new HL7 Athena external provider mappings

escribeHOST 6.14

Released Friday, February 10th, 2017
Indexing Jobs (Quick Update Guide) Feb 2017
Indexing Module (Full Documentation) Feb 2017

Indexing

  • Add indexing jobs popup with pending/failure/success statuses for ALL jobs
  • Add status icons to indexing job pages
  • Allow (and require) manual toggling of completed/unindexed to move batch scans into and out of the unindexed queue

Providers

  • When editing users that are linked to providers, apply the edits also to the provider.
  • When editing providers that are linked to users, apply the edits also to the user.
  • Add 'date modified' to provider active/inactive toggle

Misc

  • Bugfix: allow user to print blank med list
  • Clarify the error when attempting to delete a patient with a PHR user
  • Align document types more accurately in escribe-scan-upload
  • New 'Prior Auth' task types: Exercise Stress Test, PVR, Carotid Ultrasound

escribeHOST 6.13

Released Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
Edit Location Codes 2017
  • Change default Document Type mapping in scan-upload for CCA
  • Standardize middle name length to 35 characters (providers, users, patients)
  • Add Location Codes to Locations section of Admin (with temporary values, can be edited by Account Admin users)
  • Add Rx refills and quantity to the printed Meds List
  • Allow more top-level domains in email (particularly for certain public school districts)
  • Collapse Task Search filters if there is at least one task found

escribeHOST 6.12

Released Thursday, December 1st, 2016

PHR

  • Add location to PHR message task
  • Fix patient chart tasks link from PHR message task
  • Small PHR UI cleanup
  • If user has just edited patient demographics, use the latest name when creating a PHR user
  • Update the UI to better reflect admin privileges for Manage PHR User

Providers

  • Use the same validation for middle name in user library and provider libraries
  • Fix searching for and displaying providers with apostrophes in their name
  • When linking provider to a user, require that the names match exactly in both libraries

Misc

  • Update the calendar widget in the Change Password popup
  • Remove Send Corrections button from documents
  • Standardize UI for deleting things
  • Deliver Xarleto/Eliquis report to CCA
  • 340b CaptureRx prescription reporting for SVMC

escribeHOST 6.11

Released Monday, November 14th, 2016

Login/Security

  • Users now MUST change their password upon logging in with a temporary password (following a reset-password email).

Misc

  • Standardize display of inactive med concerns and problems
  • Remove a rare, annoying but harmless 'error' popup
  • Update formulary information
  • Fix rare bug concerning publishing med concerns in office note that would prevent publishing

PHR


PHR PATIENTS
PHR ADMIN
PHR MANAGE USERS
PHR PERMISSIONS
PHR SEND DOCUMENTS TO PHR

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PHR:
Users can no longer delay entering the email for the patient (or representative) when sending a document to the PHR.
A PHR user (the patient or representative) must exist at the time the document is sent.
This is because we are now notifying by email when a document is sent to the PHR Portal.
As before, the user will be prompted to enter the patient's email to allow the patient to access the PHR;
HOWEVER, unlike before, this cannot be delayed.

ALSO, the user sending the document must have both PHR permissions:
  "Access PHR Chart Section" and
"Manage PHR Users"
Please take this change into consideration when assigning these two new permissions to your employees.

Patients with passphrases for the old PHR have been given usernames, and temporary passwords mailed.
Documents in the old PHR will be migrated to the new PHR, as soon as possible

PHR Login

  • Replace existing patient portal with new, more secure, PHR with more features
  • Replace 'passphrase' authentication with the same username/password security EHR users have
  • Allow multiple login accounts for a single patient (patient + patient representatives)
  • In addition to needing to set a new password upon login, PHR users must also enter the DOB of the patient

PHR Documents

  • Store PHR documents in secure Amazon S3 Cloud Storage, instead of locally on our servers
  • Add optional document result-status when sending documents to PHR, and display them to the patient in the PHR document list

PHR Admin

  • Add preview of PHR for users with 'Access PHR Chart Section' permission (user sees what the patient/patient-rep will see)
  • Add PHR Admin section to view all PHR users, and to reset the password of EVERY PHR USER AT ONCE
  • Allow users with 'Manage PHR Users' to add/edit/enable/disable PHR users, and reset their passwords via email
  • Pre-fill fields for PHR user creation using the patient's information
  • Automatically start the process of adding a user when attempting to send a document or message to the PHR

PHR Messages

  • Allow normal EHR users to send messages to patients, which appear in the PHR message inbox
  • Allow patient PHR users to send messages to their provider, which appear in the Task Inbox for that provider

escribeHOST 6.10

Released Thursday, October 13th, 2016

CaptureRx

  • Implement Patient File and Prescriber File for CaptureRx 340b

User Administration

  • Replace lock icon with "Reset password" button with icon on the User Permissions page
  • Added user's email address below the user's name on the User Permissions page

Fixes

  • Standardized display of all names in the app (e.g.: never have comma before provider credentials. previously, sometimes there was, sometimes there wasnt)

escribeHOST 6.9.1

Released Monday, September 26th, 2016
  • BUGFIX: Allow patient access to PHR (broken in 6.9)

escribeHOST 6.9

Released Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

User Administration

  • Allow admins to edit details of a user
  • When resetting passwords, automatically email random passwords to the user, instead of creating new passwords manually
User MUST have an email address saved to have their password reset. Please see the attached training materials for instructions on all the changes for Add User, Edit User, and Reset Password with this release.
Add User September 2016
Edit User / Reset Password September 2016

Providers

  • PCP field in Demographics is now sorting correctly.
  • Fixed display of the Change provider name popup on the Unsigned Reports queue.

Error Handling

  • Server-side error message have an English prefix now identifying the error.

escribeHOST 6.8

Released Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Browsers+Mobile

  • Mobile display of published notes improved (fonts adjusted for easier viewing, etc)
  • Improve scrollbars display for Mac OSX in Chrome and Safari (no change in Firefox)

Tasks

  • Add new task types: appointment clarification, pharmacist consult

Patient Charts

  • Add short names for chart sections (e.g.: "Medication Concerns" => "Allergies")
  • Improve vitals chart section (sort order, bmi display, comments display, error on saving)
  • Sign-and-notify message improvement
  • Fix hiding of certain fields in patient demographics while editing other fields
  • Sort provider names in orders section

Error Handling

  • Handle invalid URLs, connectivity errors, and server errors more gracefully
  • Show a warning on really long task comments instead of throwing an ugly error
  • Remove warning message when resizing the screen under certain circumstances
  • Handle duplicate MRN warning more gracefully
  • Clarify permission errors for research studies, labs, and emergency access

Advanced Chart Search

  • Rename Advanced Chart Search problems search to 'Problems (Office Note)'
  • Add Advanced Chart Search field 'Problems (Chart Section)' to search the not-yet-released problems module

Unsigned Reports

  • Clear provider when 'done signing' in unsigned reports
  • Implemented a progress message that displays while the user waits for the Unsigned Documents list to display.

Admin

  • Fix saving provider 'country' in provider admin
  • System Notifications admin ui improvements

escribeHOST 6.7.1

Released Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
  • fix bug where non-admin users could not create providers
  • improve user permissions for admin module

escribeHOST 6.7

Released Thursday, August 11th, 2016

System Notifications

  • Allow administrators to send real-time notification alerts to logged-in users
  • Allow escribeHOST to alert logged-in users of impending maintenance and releases

Documents

  • Improve PDF conversion performance

escribeHOST 6.6

Released Thursday, July 21st, 2016
  • Allow clearing selection dropdowns with an [X] button
  • Detect auto-logout in a more robust fashion, to prevent unnecessary forced logoffs
  • Standardize the display of provider name across the application (LastName, FirstName Credentials)

Problems ICD-10 to SNOMED-CT Mapping


Quick Reference Problem Mapping July 2016
  • Required for Meaningful Use! Users are encouraged to begin mapping
  • Allow admins to map ICD-10 codes to comparable SNOMED-CT codes

Vitals

  • Display tenths of an inch and tenths of a pound for height/weight/waist fields
  • Allow deleting vitals
  • Clarify BMI and BMI percentile fields as read-only, calculated values

escribeHOST 6.5

Released Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Mobile

  • Allow user to toggle between mobile ESH and desktop ESH on the login screen
  • Full-screen display of documents (top-right corner now has [X] button to close document)
  • Optimize document display for both "portrait" and "landscape" orientations
  • Optimize header spacing to fit more on screen
  • Optimize Med List for mobile

Vitals


Quick Reference Vitals June 2016
  • Add preview of new Vitals chart section

Admin

  • Allow administrators to remove provider-user linkings (in case of error)
  • Improve warnings on provider-user linking

escribeHOST 6.4.2

Released Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
  • Prevent inactive users from logging in

escribeHOST 6.4.1

Released Thursday, June 16th, 2016
  • Fix a bug where even briefly losing internet connection would result in user logout.

escribeHOST 6.4

Released Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Quick Reference Add User June 2016
Quick Reference Link Provider to User June 2016
Quick Reference Orders June 2016

Admin Add User

  • Allow account administrators to create new users in the Users Admin UI
  • Allow linking a user to an account provider

Documents

  • Improve display of document name in the document list
  • Improve resolution in "New" PDF document viewer
  • Persist user choice of "Old" or "New" PDF document viewer using cookies

Demographics and Chart Header

  • Group the list of Preferred Languages
  • Display date deceased and date transferred in chart header

Orders

  • Allow users to type immediately in the Add Note popup
  • Update Order status in the list immediately upon save

Reports generated

  • Nuclear Stress/BMI Report for CCA
  • CT Summary Report for CCA
  • Active Patients on Digoxin / Lanoxin for CCA.
  • Medication Concerns Report for Coumadin/warfarin/Eliquis/etc. for CCA
  • Unresolved Tasks Count by Recipient for AVG

Admin Locations

  • Added a column for Orders to the Locations Settings section of Admin (same initial settings as documents)

Fixes

  • Update left-side chart section selector when canceling demographics edit
  • Clear chart proactively when navigating away from the patient
  • Do not display default values in test field in Add Order popup
  • Add framework for ESH mobile platform