Resource Centre - Pharmacy - Hospital Medications View

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The Hospital Medications module displays a list of medications from source hospitals contributing to ClinicalConnect.

Refer to the Integration Status chart to view which facilities are contributing pharmacy data: https://info.clinicalconnect.ca/CC/healthcare/data-integrations

a note icon Only in-patient hospital pharmacy orders for the selected visits/encounters are listed in the Hospital Medications module of ClinicalConnect, and may not represent a complete and accurate list of patients’ medications. Always review medication order details including the start and stop dates thoroughly when using this module. Any of these medications may have been discontinued or on hold at discharge. Click the medication line item to view associated details if using data for prescribing purposes. The Hospital Medications module in ClinicalConnect is currently not meant to act as an all-encompassing medication reconciliation tool.

To access patient pharmacy data:

1. Click the Pharmacy option from the Clinical Modules menu. 

2. Click the Hospital Medications tab. 

image of the hospital medications tab

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

Feature Summary

Smart Filter

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

Encounter Type

image of the encounter type options

The Encounter Type filter is available in select modules and by default, is set to All Regional Encounters in order to view data from provincial repositories.

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 - Displays data from provincial repositories or all visits across all hospitals available in the portal.

Status Filter

image of the status filter options

This option allows you to configure the default medication status filter:

  • All – Displays all medications.
  • Active – Displays active medications for inpatient admissions
  • Inactive – Displays inactive medications.
  • On Hold - Displays medications that are on hold.
  • Discontinued – Displays medications that have been discontinued.

Status and Status flag columns 

The Status and status flag column 

Image of status and status flag column

 

Filtering Medication by Name using the Smart Filter

Clicking the Name column header sorts the list of medication alphabetically by name. If you want to locate a specific medication name, type the name (or the first letters of the name) of the medication in the Smart Filter box. 

The list of medications will be filtered to only show rows that include text that matches what you entered in the Smart Filter

Example: sodium is typed in the Smart Filter and the list is filtered to only show rows that include sodium.

image showing the filter medication by name using the smart filter

 

Filtering Medication by Route using the Column Filter

Using the Column Filter you can filter medications by the route that was used. To filter by route:

1. Click the dropdown arrow in the Column Filter box under the Route column header.

2. Select the routes you want to filter your list by. 

image showing filter medication by route using the column filter

3. The list of medications will be filtered to only show routes that match those selected in the column filter. 

Example below: List of medications filtered by IV, IV continuous, and IV direct. 

image showing the list of medications filtered

 

Viewing Hospital Medication Details

Medications are displayed in a sortable list. Click the row of the result you want to view to see even more details about the medication that was used.

image viewing the hospital medication details

Depending on your preference settings, the Hospital Medications Detail window will either show up to the right of the results list or below the results list. 

a tip icon To customize where details are viewed on the screen, see the Navigation Layout section of this guide.

 

Hospital Medications Preferences

The Hospital Medications module has its own set of preferences that can be accessed and configured by clicking the Preferences button preference button in the view header or through your Global Preferences. 

image of the preferences tab

After updating your preference settings, click the Apply button 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 Details window: 

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

Encounter Type

image of the encounter type options

The Encounter Type filter is available in select modules and by default, is set to All Regional Encounters in order to view data from provincial repositories.

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 - Displays data from provincial repositories or all visits across all hospitals available in the portal.

Status

This option allows you to filter the list of medications by the current status of the medication:

  • All – Displays all medications.
  • Active – Displays active medications.
  • Inactive – Displays inactive medications.
  • On Hold - Displays medications that are on hold.
  • Discontinued – Displays medications that have been discontinued.

Sort By

image of the sort by options

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

Sort Direction

image of the sort direction options

After setting the Sort By column, you can select to sort the data in Ascending or Descending order. 

a tip icon If the Sort By column uses a date (numeric) field, selecting Descending order will display the most recent rows of data at the top of the list view. 

a tip icon If the contents of the Sort By column uses characters A through Z, setting the Sort Direction to Ascending will order the list view alphabetically from A to Z. Setting the Sort Direction to Descending will order the list view from Z to A.

PDF Export Orientation

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