Update Truform Integrations for Medical History
Currently PBHS Truforms integrate into OMSVision. The demographics integrates well, but the medical history section integrates with terminology that a dentist or physician would not use, or wording that does not correspond to the question on the patient questionnaire.
For example, if someone selects "Bleeding tendency/abnormal bleed?" on the form, it will integrate as "blood bleeding tendancy." In the integration, tendancy is misspelled and should be "tendency," and the term "blood bleeding tendancy" would never be used by a health professional. Instead, it should integrate as "bleeding tendency."
An example of an integration not completely matching the question is if a patient selects "Osteoporosis/osteopenia," it will integrate as "osteoporosis." In this case, terminology is fine, but the patient could actually have osteopenia and not osteoporosis, which would lead to inaccurate medical records. Instead, it should integrate as "osteoporosis or osteopenia" to match the question. There are other more subtle changes (eg. immune system problem-->immunocompromised, high blood pressure-->hypertension, premedication-->requires antibiotic prophylaxis, kidney trouble-->kidney disease, dialysis-->on dialysis, stomach ulcers-->stomach ulcers or acid reflux, contagious diseases-->history of contagious disease, stroke-->history of stroke, thyroid trouble-->thyroid disease, low blood pressure-->hypotension, heart attack-->history of heart attack, heart irregular beat-->irregular heartbeat, heart pacemaker-->pacemaker, heart surgery-->history of heart surgery, bronchitis chronic cough-->bronchitis or chronic cough, hay fever sinus-->allergic rhinitis or chronic sinusitis, tuberculosis-->history of tuberculosis, blood transfusion-->history of blood transfusion, blood anemia-->anemia, jaundice hepatitis liver disease-->liver disease, fainting-->history of syncope, convulsions epilepsy-->epilepsy. There are likely other integrations that can be improved, but these are the integrations that we use.
Thank you for considering this important request. Our records should reflect the quality of care and should have proper terminology. This is especially important when records are shared with co-therapists and other healthcare providers.