How The Practice Fusion Reporting Features Can Help Make Data More Manageable
Practice Fusion is a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR)—a digital version of patients’ medical records, maintained over time—with the ability to automate information access and streamline the clinician’s workflow. It can also support other care-related activities, such as quality management, evidence-based decision support, and outcomes reporting.
In its medical records-keeping role, Practice Fusion may include all key administrative and clinical data relevant to patients’ care, such as patients’:
- Medical history
- Vital signs
- Progress notes
- Laboratory and radiology data
In today’s healthcare landscape, providers deal with all this information and more—what can be an overwhelming amount of data. Fortunately, Practice Fusion has reporting features that can help to organize information about patients, the practice, quality data, and more, to make it more accessible and manageable.
Keep reading to learn some of the new and improved reporting features included with a Practice Fusion EHR subscription.
Types of Practice Fusion reports
To view the types of reports Practice Fusion has available, click Reports in the left-hand navigation bar of the Practice Fusion EHR. After opening the Reports section, users can select the search bar to locate specific report types.
There are 3 primary categories of Practice Fusion reports:
- Quality reporting
- Clinical reporting
- Practice management reporting
(For detailed information about the individual types of reports below, please see the linked resources in the Knowledge Base section of our robust library.)
These reports provide an intuitive interface to help monitor progress in multiple different quality programs. For instance, the electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) Dashboard uses Practice Fusion data to measure the quality of health care provided. eCQMs are utilized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for various quality reporting programs, such as the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
The Meaningful Use Dashboard (Medicaid Promoting Interoperability) report is used to track progress toward meeting Medicaid Promoting Interoperability requirements and to assist with attestation. A Meaningful Use Dashboard – Historic report is also available. This report enables those who used Practice Fusion during 2011, 2012, and 2013 to generate reports from their Meaningful Use Dashboards for that period.
The MIPS Dashboard is an easy-to-manage tool that enables users to track progress and manage requirements for each MIPS performance category required by CMS for submission.
Clinical reporting enables users to generate reports of specific patient information, such as the Chart notes report, which searches practice chart notes. This report type can search charts from all providers or be limited to a single provider; and can search all chart types or be limited to a specific chart type or types.
The Prescription report will retrieve a history of all prescriptions issued per provider; the Medication report generates a report of patients that have been prescribed a particular medicine. Users can also create a Patient prescription history, which generates a report of a patient’s prescription history over the previous 12 months, including information from pharmacy benefit managers, payers, and pharmacies.
Patient reports can be generated using the Patient list report and Patient list report NEW. These two reports run advanced searches of the practice’s patient population using various clinical and demographic data combinations. They include the ability to create custom reports that can be saved for repeat use to save time.
Practice management reporting
The practice management reports help streamline practice operations. For instance, the Appointment & eligibility report can retrieve a list of appointments by date, status, provider, patients’ insurance eligibility, or facility. Others, like the Activity feed and audit report, are designed to help improve practice productivity and efficiency. There are also reports that can help streamline the revenue cycle management, such as the Payer report, which will generate a list of payers for your practice and patients, and the Billing report, which enables users to review and manage the practice’s superbills.
Reports can be generated from within the Reports section of the Practice Fusion EHR. There, users can select the desired report type, then input any required information. A report is generated by clicking Run Report in the upper right corner of the screen.
Report results can often be filtered or sorted to make them more accessible. For instance, a report might show only active or inactive patients, or results might be narrowed to a specific date range.
Many reports can also be exported or printed. After running the report, click Export or Export to .CSV to export data to .CSV format. The user will choose a location for saving the file, then click Save. To print, click the Print button in the upper right-hand corner of the report, next to the Export button. (Note: Appointment and Prescription reports can be printed but not exported.)
To learn more
Practice Fusion’s diverse report types can help your practice run more smoothly and efficiently in multiple areas. Contact us today if you want to learn more about the reports available with a Practice Fusion EHR subscription and how they might benefit your practice.