Group to Specialty Mapping

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Webcast Details

This webcast gives an in depth look at the different options for configuring the specialty dictionary and the modules affected by specialties. Group to specialty mapping will also be discussed for those clients upgrading from v10 to v11. This webcast will be benefit all clients interested in or currently using v11 Note.

Webcast Materials

Link to webcast slide deck

Additional Information on specialties

Q&A

Q: It is recommended to use the Allscripts-delivered specialties before trying to manually-create specialties.

A: True


Q:Which of the following statements is False?

A: One group can be linked to many specialties.


Q: What is the purpose of Group to Specialty Mapping?

A: To be able to access v10 notes after turning on the use of v11 note.


Q: Are there any issues with creating custom specialties?

A: The issue that comes from custom specialties that is the organization will not be able to use any of the specialty favorites since the favorites are linked to the AHS specialties. You’d have to load them in again to those new custom specialties. Also assigning to note forms and note templates.


Q: Can the Secondary Specialty in TWUser Admin be tied to a user/provider be used to drive favorites?

A: No, this is for reference only.


Q: Say we decide to create custom specialties and assign them to note forms and templates. When we take the quarterly note updates, will our custom specialties be overwritten by the Allscripts delivered specialties?

A: It depends on how you have set up your note forms. Allscripts recommends copying the delivered note forms to a client specific naming convention and then editing them after (i.e. editing content and/or adding specialties). If you have done this, then the updates will only overwrite the delivered forms. But if you have edited the Allscripts forms, then yes, they could be overwritten.


Q: Do manually created specialties have any effect on Stimulus Reporting?

A: Yes they do. In order to report on the quality measures required for Meaningful Use, an organization will need to map manually created specialties to a list of Allscripts delivered specialties. If new specialties are created after the original mapping is done, you will need to perform the mapping again to pull in the new specialties.


Q: Multiple practices are competitors, some owned/managed/employed - others independent who can use notes not approved by the healthsystem. How should we map all the groups to the "Surgery" specialty but prevent emplyoyed from using independent notes?

A: If training your users on which note types to choose in the note selector window is not an option, then I would suggest using sub-specialties to split up the different practices' note types. One suggestion would be to make several sub-specialties of Surgery. You would need to assign the user/providers to the sub-specialties in TW User Admin, so the correct sub-speicalty defaults. I would also suggest copying the Surgery ACI Specialty favorites to the different sub-specialties. You cannot PREVENT a user from accessing notes in another specialty, but you can make it less intuitive by defaulting the sub-specialty.


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