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Recipe Name

Identify Patients with Hepatitis C

Rationale

As there is now a cure available for hepatitis C it is useful for practices to identify those patients diagnosed with hepatitis C to recall and treat them.

Target

Patients with hepatitis C who have not been treated yet

CAT Starting Point

  1. CAT Open – CAT4 view (all reports) loaded
  2. Population extract loaded and extract pane "hidden"
  3. Optional Only (star): Filter Pane Open and under the 'General' tab, "Active Patients (3x < 2 years)" selected
    *The decision to select either "Active" or "All" patient is left to the practice to make




  • In Filters Pane
    1. Select 'Conditions' tab
    2. Click 'Other' tab then check 'Hepatitis C' under Hepatitis and Liver




  • Click 'Recalculate'


To see the list of patients with hepatitis C click on the 'View Population' icon.


This will load a worksheet with the list of patients and their information particularly the last column that shows the assigned provider and date of last visit.


This list can be used as a source for recall using Recall CAT or, if you are using Topbar, you can create Topbar prompts for these patients to alert the providers when anyone on this list is visiting.



Create a prompt to display in Topbar

 

Remember you need to be in the CAT4 Daily View to be able to create prompts. Other pre-requisites are:

  • Topbar is installed
  • CAT4 is linked to Topbar via Edit/Preferences/Topbar - check here for details: Linking CAT4 to Topbar

 To start CAT4 in the Daily View, click on the 'Daily View' icon in the dashboard:



Once you have applied the filter(s) and displayed the patients of interest as described above, you can create a prompt that will be shown to all clinicians using Topbar if a patient meeting the prompt criteria is opened in their clinical system. The full guide is available at CAT PLUS PROMPTS and a short guide on how to create prompts in CAT4 can be found at  Creating a Prompt in CAT4

To start you have to use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the patient details report and select "Prompt at Consult - Topbar" then click on "Go" to give the new prompt a name.

 


The name you enter is the prompt text displayed in Topbar, so choose a simple but clear name that tells the clinician seeing the prompt what should be done.



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Exporting and Printing Reports
To Export Patient List to Microsoft Excel:

1.  Click on the “Export Icon”  at the top of the Patient Reidentification window.

2.  Click on “Excel”

3.   Choose a file name and a location to save to (eg. Create a folder C:/ClinicalAudit/CAT Patient FollowUp)

4.  Click “Save”

 

The steps above will produce a list of patients with contact details in MS Excel which can then be used to:

1.   Go back through the individual patient records in the GP Clinical Desktop System and update known records

2.  Phone patients to update their record

3.  Produce a mail merge to recall patients for follow up