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The Cardiology module provides streamlined access to cardiology-type reports and images, such as Echocardiograms and Holter reports, which previously would have been found in either the Radiology or Transcriptions modules.

  Initially, this module will display studies/reports from Hamilton Health Sciences and London & Area hospitals only and may not contain all Cardiology reports available for the patient.  Reports from other contributing source systems during this transition period, will continue to be available in the Radiology and Transcriptions modules and users should check these modules for additional cardiology–related reports. Additional cardiology data from other contributing hospitals are expected to be available in this module in mid 2019. For more information, please refer to the Data Integration Status chart by visiting https://info.clinicalconnect.ca/CC/healthcare/data-integrations.

Cardiology Images
The Cardiology module may include the corresponding diagnostic images from South West Ontario only, if available from the source system, and will display the camera icon beside the report line item.

Radiology image presented in the Cardiology module may use the following viewers:

  • GE Centricity Universal Zero Footprint (ZFP) Viewer - for SWODIN images contributed by all hospitals except Hamilton Health Sciences
  • eUnity – for radiology images from Hamilton Health Sciences

Please refer to the reference guides below for more detailed information:

SWODIN Images

The GE Centricity Universal Zero Footprint (ZFP) Viewer is used to view all SWODIN images and is approved for diagnostic use. To learn how to use the GE Centricity Universal Zero Footprint (ZFP) Viewer, refer to the reference guide available from the following link:

Non-HHS Radiology Image Viewer: GE Centricity ZFP Quick Reference Guide http://info.clinicalconnect.ca/CC/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Quick-guide-ZFP-viewer-V6.0-S1.1.pdf

Hamilton Health Sciences Images

Radiology images from Hamilton Health Sciences are displayed on the eUnity Zero Footprint viewer, which is approved for diagnostic use.  Reference guides to learn how to use this viewer are available in the following links:


HHS Radiology Image Viewer: eUnity Quick Guide

http://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/workfiles/CC/Education/eUnity%203%200%20Quick%20Guide%20-%207-Oct%202013.pdf

HHS Radiology Image Viewer: eUnity Training Guide

http://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/workfiles/CC/Education/eUnity-CC_training%20slides_Oct%2016_AM_FINAL.pdf

 

New Result Indicators

If new results are available in this module, the New Results indicator will display with an orange indicator as shown below.
(Refer to New Results & Preferences section in the user guide for additional details).

 

 

 

 

 

 

To access the Cardiology module, click the Cardiology option from the Clinical Modules menu.

The following table provides a summary of some of the key features of the Cardiology module.

Feature

Summary

Smart Filter

Text typed in the Smart Filter Search box narrows the list of results to display only those related to the text you entered.

In the following example, the Smart Filter Search box is used to narrow the list of results to display only results that included holter.

All other results are filtered out and do not display in the Results List view until the contents of the Smart Filter are cleared.

 See the Smart Filter section to learn more about filtering results and lists with the Smart Filter tool.

Encounter filter

The Encounter filter is available in this module and by default, is set to All Regional Encounters in order to view data from all encounters.

Options include:

  • Encounter - Displays information only for the selected encounter or visit.
  • Patient - Displays all information from all Patient encounters from that source hospital system only.
  • All Regional Encounters – In this module, this filter displays available data from all hospitals in South West Ontario.

Days Back Filter

The Days Back filter refers to the amount of information presented in the view based on the number of days back from the date of patient discharge. For an admitted in-patient, the Days Back filter refers to the number of days back from the current date (today).

 The Days Back filter in this module is set to 180 days as the default but can be changed to a maximum of ALL. However, the ALL Days Back setting may impact system performance if returning large volumes of data.

Make sure that your Days back is set appropriately to include the available data in that date range. Example: If you’re looking for a result that was completed two weeks ago, and the Days Back is set to 7 days, then you will not be able to see that result.

Column Filters

Column filters are available to filter data to narrow down the information presented in the module’s list view

Column Keyword Filters allow you to filter the list of module information by the entries displayed in each column.

Column Date Range Filters are used to filter your list by date range. Each date range filter uses two date filter boxes to set your preferred date range.

See the Column Filter section of this guide for more detail about using Column Filters.

Cardiology Preferences

The Cardiology module has a set of preferences that can be accessed and configured by clicking the Preferences button in the header or through your Global Preferences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After updating your preference settings, click the Apply button to save your changes.

 

The following table provides a summary of all available preference settings:

Preference

Description

Default Detail Location

Allows you to set the default location of the Detail window:

  • Bottom –Details are displayed below the results list.
  • Top –Details are displayed to the right of the results list.

Sort By

 

Allows you to set which column you want your results to be sorted by.

Sort Direction

Sorts the Sort By column results in Ascending or Descending order.

PDF Export Orientation

Allows you to configure the PDF page orientation when exporting data. Options include Portrait or Landscape orientation.