OpenVista® Pharmacy works in tandem with OpenVista Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) and OpenVista Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA) to facilitate a closed-loop medication management process. OpenVista Pharmacy creates, in the words of Silver Hill Hospital President Sigurd Ackerman, MD, "a triple-check safety process" that "eliminate(s) the potential for a medication error."
Fully integrated with OpenVista CareVue, OpenVista Pharmacy enhances patient safety by ensuring the availability of always-current and accurate medication information, dramatically reducing potential errors across the entire medication management process. With a proven track record in facilities inside and outside the VA healthcare system, this solution supports the comprehensive, best-practice medication management requirements of a modern healthcare enterprise.
An essential complement to OpenVista Pharmacy's robust feature set is OpenVista BCMA. Natively integrated with the full OpenVista EHR, including both Pharmacy and CareVue, BCMA improves medication administration accuracy and increases documentation efficiency. Two-way electronic communication between the prescriber (clinician) and pharmacy staff virtually eliminates transcription errors.
With the OpenVista MEDS medication management application, Medsphere has added a familiar, user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) to the traditional appearance of VistA Pharmacy. OpenVista Pharmacy functions are presented in a tabbed workspace, allowing for multiple concurrent activities within the same GUI session under a single login.
The OpenVista MEDS Dashboard constantly monitors for stat orders and other important events. When these events occur, the appropriate gauge triggers, keeps a running tally, and provides direct action (e.g., order review) on the event.
Pharmacy Pricing Engine
The OpenVista Pricing Engine supports enhanced medication charge calculation and billing management. Through the use of intelligent rules for calculation and medication prices, it gives pharmacy departments increased revenue opportunities and more accurate and timely cost control.
Designed for complexities of inpatient medication reimbursement, the system features a wholesaler data upload of current medication costs; these are immediately and automatically passed on to the payer.
The Pricing Engine also provides other key benefits:
Allows pharmacy management to define medication pricing rules via accurate, timely drug pricing data
Provides billing with correct, current CMS data and calculations, thus fewer rejections
OpenVista Pharmacy Benefits
Seamless integration across closed-loop medication workflow
Zero transcription errors when physicians order medications directly in CareVue
Improved patient safety: Through BCMA, provides a consistent real-time, point-of-care solution that supports “the five rights” of medication administration
Efficient communications: Integrated pharmacy patient medication profiles improve medication order processing and clinical review
OpenVista Pharmacy Features
Direct, instant communication among clinician, pharmacist and nurse
Inpatient pharmacy unit dose and IV functions
Outpatient pharmacy prescription functions
Pharmacy interventions and adverse reaction tracking
Order review clinical checks (allergy, drug interaction, duplication, dose)
Controlled substances functionality
Perpetual inventory functionality
Drug information for patients and clinicians
Drug-specific laboratory monitoring alerts
Home medication list
Order flags that alert clinicians and nurses at the point of care
Library of standard reports
Multi-facility, multi-clinic support
Integrates inpatient/outpatient medication records across encounters
Incorporated medication reconciliation support with action profiles
The GUI includes the pharmacy dashboard, the action panel menu and a labeled workspace.
OpenVista Pharmacy initially appears on the desktop as a dashboard with a panel of gauges that are activated when specific patient events occur.
OpenVista Pharmacy :: Pharmacy Dashboard
Patient Profile in a Single Interface
The OpenVista Pharmacy Patient Profile displays the patient medication history in a single user interface.
OpenVista Pharmacy :: Patient Profile in a Single Interface
Single Sign-On for Multiple Sessions
Multiple OpenVista Pharmacy sessions can coexist as tabbed pages under a single login for efficient multitasking workflow.
OpenVista Pharmacy :: Single Sign-On for Multiple Sessions
Baseline Reports Launcher
A dedicated Reports Menu consolidates many existing pharmacy reports under a
OpenVista Pharmacy :: Baseline Reports Launcher