- We have added the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Concise (AUDIT-C) to the Alcohol Use section of Social History. It is a brief alcohol screening instrument that reliably identifies persons who are hazardous drinkers or have active alcohol use disorders (including alcohol abuse or dependence). The AUDIT-C is a modified version of the 10-question AUDIT instrument.
- The AUDIT-C has 3 questions and is scored on a scale of 0-12. Each AUDIT-C question has 5 answer choices valued from 0 to 4 points. In men, a score of 4 or more is considered positive, optimal for identifying hazardous drinking or active alcohol use disorders. In women, a score of 3 or more is considered positive. Generally, the higher the score, the more likely it is that a person’s drinking is affecting his or her safety.
Alcohol Use and Audit-C
Up-to-Date Alcohol and Smoking Status
We have added the ability to mark a patient’s smoking and alcohol use as “up-to-date”. The checkbox can be checked when you review the patient’s social history and you want to indicate that the information is up-to-date.
Electronic Prescribing (eRx)
Patient Address Required
The patient’s address is now mandatory to send prescriptions electronically.
Weight and Height Sent to Pharmacy
The latest weight and height for the patient, when available, are now also sent to the pharmacy when prescribing electronically.
Dispensed Quantity’s Unit of Measure - NCPDP Changes
The choices in the Quantity drop-down menu have been updated to the latest NCPDP list for dispensed quantity’s unit of measure. When renewing a prescription for which the quantity’s unit of measure is no longer supported, you will be required to select another unit of measure.
The option to send electronically to the pharmacy the cancellation of a prescription will be available in a version coming soon
Rx Change Requests from Pharmacy
The option to support the reception of proposed changes from the pharmacy or pharmacy requests for additional information (e.g. Prior authorization number, Certificate to Prescribe etc.) will be available in a version coming soon.