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Provide Orders Management
Patch OR*3.0*425
Release Notes





December 2016
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Information and Technology (OI&T)
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Purpose
3. Audience
4. This Release
4.1. New Features and Functions Added
4.2. Enhancements and Modifications to Existing
4.3. Known Issues
5. Product Documentation

Introduction

This patch allows inpatient delayed orders to be manually released to outpatient locations.
This modification to VistA originated as a field-developed enhancement for local use at VA facilities. It was determined that the modification would be of benefit to the wider VistA user community, and so it is now being deployed nationally.
The following New Service Request (NSR) is resolved with this patch:

  • NSR20140205 Provide Orders Management

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to communicate changes to the VistA system resulting from implementation of OR*3.0*425.

Audience

This document targets users of the Order Entry/Results Reporting package in VistA and the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS).

This Release

The following sections provide a summary of the new features and functions added, enhancements and modifications to the existing software, and any known issues for OR*3.0*425.

New Features and Functions Added

This patch adds no new VistA or CPRS features or functions.

Enhancements and Modifications to Existing

OR*3.0*425 allows inpatient delayed orders (with the exception of Unit-Dose Meds orders and Diet orders) to be manually released to outpatient locations. Without this modification, care to patients can be delayed while providers re-enter orders previously entered as inpatient orders.
This solution is designed to address the specific scenario in which inpatient delayed orders are written for an admission event, but then the patient is not admitted (the patient remains an outpatient post treatment/post procedure) and the delayed orders are required at an outpatient location, such as a Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Under the current functionality, these inpatient delayed orders cannot be released to the outpatient location because the admission event never occurred. After implementation of this patch, the delayed orders (with the exception of Unit-Dose Meds orders and Diet orders) can be successfully released to an outpatient location.
The following routine was modified to implement this enhancement:

  • ORCACT0 – Validates order action

Known Issues

None.

Product Documentation

No additional end-user documentation is available for this patch.

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