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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Idaho won’t even allow abortion for an ectopic pregnancy. Beyond bonkers
    It's the natural result of having morons decide on policy.

    Not everything should be up to the voters.

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  • leswp1
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    Originally posted by Swansong View Post

    I hear that, but lay the blame where it belongs then, which is on the manufacturer. You said yourself that you had to do almost all the leg work anyway.


    Also - depending on the policy of your provider's company - they can print scripts anyway. If they use Epic, they just set to Order Mode to "Print" and it'll print. This is used in EDs very regularly, for patients that aren't sure where they will fill a script (or homeless patients, or whatever).
    If we printed script and it was presented we were penalized. Pretty sure this is still the rule. They want everything trackable and to force it to go thru the pharmacy they are in bed with.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Idaho won’t even allow abortion for an ectopic pregnancy. Beyond bonkers
    Holy Christ

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Idaho won’t even allow abortion for an ectopic pregnancy. Beyond bonkers

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Driving through rural Michigan, the signs are some unholy blend of:

    Anti-Abortion
    MAGA
    You need Jesus/Bible verse out of context
    Seed and Feed 1 mile ahead
    Weed 3 miles ahead
    No "US out of UN"?

    Pretty much every rural area, unless there's university there. Voltaire wrote about "la betise de la campagne" in the 1720s and nothing has changed in 300 years.


    Last edited by Kepler; 01-06-2024, 05:42 PM.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Driving through rural Michigan, the signs are some unholy blend of:

    Anti-Abortion
    MAGA
    You need Jesus/Bible verse out of context
    Seed and Feed 1 mile ahead
    Weed 3 miles ahead
    Drove through Branch Township on the way to Ludington last weekend, past Stephen Lee's "Trumpland" masterpiece.

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  • MissThundercat
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    Driving through rural Michigan, the signs are some unholy blend of:

    Anti-Abortion
    MAGA
    You need Jesus/Bible verse out of context
    Seed and Feed 1 mile ahead
    Weed 3 miles ahead

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  • Swansong
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    Anyway. abortion. Should be legal in almost all circumstances. And f these fascists.

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  • Swansong
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Swan, I won't disagree that eScripts probably save time for most prescriptions. But I'll also add this isn't a rare script. It's been in the top probably 25-30 for decades.

    It creates a real farking mess when it's stressed like with the shortages we're seeing now. And shouldn't even use the word "now" because this is like year two of crisis level shortages and like year five or six of regional shortages. The system and our laws need to do better. Because this isn't just a patient care issue, it's a massive cost to everyone.

    Generally I find electronic records to be a good thing. But in this instance they are making things worse
    I hear that, but lay the blame where it belongs then, which is on the manufacturer. You said yourself that you had to do almost all the leg work anyway.


    Also - depending on the policy of your provider's company - they can print scripts anyway. If they use Epic, they just set to Order Mode to "Print" and it'll print. This is used in EDs very regularly, for patients that aren't sure where they will fill a script (or homeless patients, or whatever).

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Swan, I won't disagree that eScripts probably save time for most prescriptions. But I'll also add this isn't a rare script. It's been in the top probably 25-30 for decades.

    It creates a real farking mess when it's stressed like with the shortages we're seeing now. And shouldn't even use the word "now" because this is like year two of crisis level shortages and like year five or six of regional shortages. The system and our laws need to do better. Because this isn't just a patient care issue, it's a massive cost to everyone.

    Generally I find electronic records to be a good thing. But in this instance they are making things worse

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by leswp1 View Post
    I have a niece in Austin. I hope to God she moves if she ever decides to get pregnant.

    I no longer recognize the Country of my birth.
    I can't understand how any woman with an education past the 4th grade could continue to live in the slave states.

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  • Swansong
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    Les, we're just never going to see eye to eye on this. Literally millions of good healthcare providers (from MDs to nurses aids) disagree and find EHRs to be incredibly beneficial, not to mention patients. I'm not sure when the last time you used an EHR, but what you're describing hasn't been a reality for many years.

    Pining for a paper process is literally - literally - doing what the right wing neanderthals are doing with their pathetic wishing for "the good ol days". We aren't going back and we shouldn't, because the benefits far outweigh the losses. And not for nothing, but it's because of this absurdly strong refusal to embrace the modern that we're finally, in the 2020s, going through the same growing pains that every other industry went through in the 90's and 00's.


    And yes. Approve an RX request is quite literally as easy as a few clicks. Look in your request folder. Click one. See what it is. If you want more info, click the report - that's right there in the message - to tell you the med list and allergies and contraindications. Or click another button to see the entire chart. And then click "approve". Or "refuse" and route the message to your medical assistant to follow up.


    Or.... someone pulls the refill request fax off the machine and gives it to a nurse, who gives it to the correct doctor, who then needs to go find the record on the shelf, dig through, decide to approve (maybe), tell the admin who needs to call the pharmacy or fax it back. Yeah, totes easier! It used to take me days when my script ran out before CVS would have the new one and I could go pick it up. Now, with my PCP (who uses the EHR I work on), that yearly renewal is done in the same day, and I can pick it up at CVS that day or the next*.




    *as of January it's a few extra days because my new pharmacy mails it, because I don't want to drive to Dedham.

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  • leswp1
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    I have a niece in Austin. I hope to God she moves if she ever decides to get pregnant.

    I no longer recognize the Country of my birth.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Sc will now be hearing two more abortion cases this term

    goody

    just start the gulags now to murder women

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  • leswp1
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    Originally posted by Swansong View Post
    I am utterly baffled by that. It's the easiest thing in the world. Push a few buttons, go pick it up at the pharmacy (or they mail it to you). I used to maintain the Surescripts interface. It just... worked.
    Chiming in because I started with all paper, then worked with a choice and then was forced to go all Escript.

    Paper the flow was simple- Discuss with the pt as you wrote the scripts. The pt saw what was written. They could bring to diff pharmacies if needed. Often the pharmacies would have loss leaders so they could save boatloads of money. If I had a really sick pt I could call the pharmacist, speak to a real person, ask availability and they would make it up so the pt didn't have to wait while feeling awful. Also if the pt had transportation issues I could call ahead so they could have it ready. (this was really imp for young Mums who took the bus or got a ride that was time sensitive

    Choice of paper or EHR- OK. Could still give written scripts so the pt had a choice. They could present the script to pharmacy- often the paper was faster than it having to route thru the system, queue and wait until the set time that the tech pulled it off the system

    Required EHR- Increased the time pts had to wait by hours (not an exaggeration- some places it was 3+ hrs and in a few next day). Penalized if we didn't use the system- they withheld increasing amts of our withhold if we gave paper and by the time I left there was a lifetime penalty imposed by BCBS if I went over a certain percent of paper scripts. Unable to give a VO (verbal order). No way of bypassing the wait for the pts who were in need. THere was no fast track. Pharmacies cleared orders on the hour. That meant if I submitted a script at 1:05 then they had to wait a full hour before it was taken off and then more time for it to be filled.

    Often system has triggers that slow the process. Pt has Pen allergy. Prescribe Keflex- 2% cross allergy= they call hours later to ask did I know this? Am I sure. Yes, I fvcking am. Now the pt is 5 hrs without the antibx, still waiting.

    If the pt had some RF that were from LT pharm and others going to local one that meant opening and closing things to get it to capture reliably. I cannot begin to list all the people I know who have issues with the scripts for acute illness being sent to LT pharm because the system can't handle switching back and forth. Error often doesn't get identified until after office is closed because people are so used to waiting hours before being able to pick up.

    Push a few buttons? HAHAHAHAHA!
    Write a script- Staff jots a note asking for RF and notes last appt, next appt. Quick sift thru the written chart to do review of last notes or anything else that has happened since last RF- less than a minute because they are all visible and can be skimmed--> write OK to RF with instructions. Jot a quick note to staff saying it is ready or call it in. I could do 20+ RF in less than 15 minutes.

    Renewal via EHR- message asking for RF--> open multiple windows to review last notes, messages, other interactions- when was last script, last appts, insurance coverage (changes depending on time of yr). Open up med, click buttons to OK med, amount, RF. Open up another window to send message to either pt or staff. Each bit of info takes time to load, no matter how fast they load it is still way more steps and you are at the mercy of how things were entered.

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