bestpractice provides functionality through add-in units called modules. There are many different modules available for bestpractice, with still more at various stages of development. This page lists modules that are available for general release.
Below is a brief introduction to each of these modules.
From your assessment of acne severity, access the most appropriate resources and treatments options for your patient. If isotretinoin is appropriate, progress seamlessly to initiate and manage this.
The Acne Management module is available free of charge as a part of the Nationally Funded modules package.
Facilitate the reporting of adverse reactions to medications and vaccines with this on-line form. The completed form is sent electronically to the Centre for Adverse Reaction Monitoring (CARM) while a copy is retained in the patient record.
The Adverse Reaction Reporting module is available free of charge as a part of the Nationally Funded modules package.
Not currently available - under clinical review.
The Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter module is not currently available.
Calculate 5-year CVD Risk and then progress to decision support for the management of this risk. NZGG recommendations are interpreted and applied to the individual patient allowing the health practitioner to use his judgement for each person. The CVD Risk Modifier shows a patient how changing their results can change their CVD risk.
For more information, view the Cardiovascular Disease Management module page.
The Cardiovascular Disease Management module is available as a part of the Performance Programme Suite.
Calculate 5-year CVD Risk using only the minimal number of fields required by the Framingham equation. Because many of the fields are pre-populated by the patient management system, a CVD Risk can usually be determined in seconds.
For more information, view the Cardiovascular Disease Quick Screen module page.
The Cardiovascular Disease Quick Screen module is available as a part of the Performance Programme Suite.
This module covers four patient reviews to monitor health indicators, medication management, allergies/medical warnings, patient goals and barriers to achieving patient goals. Patient Information, referral forms and green prescriptions are also accessible via links in this module
The Care Plans module is available as a part of the Primary Care Suite.
This module represents the current guidelines for confirming the probability of asthma from an initial diagnosis of presenting symptoms. It also gives decision support for the control and treatment of childhood asthma using a stepwise approach.
For more information, view the Childhood Asthma module page.
The Childhood Asthma module is available free of charge as a part of the Nationally Funded modules package.
Create an individualised action plan illustrating which device the patient should use and when to use it. A black and white copy can be given to the patient at the consultation and a high quality, colour version is then posted to the patient’s address.
The Childhood Asthma - Action Plan module is available free of charge as a part of the Nationally Funded modules package.
This module combines features from the Diabetes and CVD Management modules in a new design that emphasises speed and ease of use.
For more information, view the Chronic Care module page.
The Chronic Care module is available as a part of the Primary Care Suite.
Whether there is clinical suspicion, or for opportunistic screening, the Chronic Kidney Disease module can be used to thoroughly evaluate and stage renal disease, or for management. Resources available via the module include guidelines for dosage adjustment of drugs in renal impairment, nomograms for kidney function and Renal Medicine National Referral Guidelines and Access Criteria.
The Chronic Kidney Disease module is available as a part of the Primary Care Suite.
Quick access to pre-populated calculators for Body Mass Index (BMI), Creatinine Clearance (CrCl), estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR), Low Density Lipids (LDL), Paracetamol Poisoning, Pregnancy Due Date and Sodium Imbalance.
The Clinical Tool Kit module is available as a part of the Primary Care Suite.
A logical and thorough resource to ensure effective screening and assessment of adults with depression. Leaving you more time to spend listening and engaging with your patients.
For more information, view the Depression in Adults module page.
The Depression in Adults module is available free of charge as a part of the Nationally Funded modules package.
This module focuses on the recognition and assessment of common mental disorders in the antenatal and postnatal period, and the management of depression in women during this period.
The Ante/Postnatal Depression module is available free of charge as a part of the Nationally Funded modules package.
The Depression in the Elderly module can assist in the assessment and subsequent management of depression in older adults. The Depression module defaults to the elderly version if the patient is 60 years of age or older.
The Depression in the Elderly module is available free of charge as a part of the Nationally Funded modules package.
Using appropriate resources and assessment tools, this module gives management options reflecting a stepped care approach for this unique patient group. Red flags highlight the need for referral.
For more information, view the Depression in Young People module page.
The Depression in Young People module is available free of charge as a part of the Nationally Funded modules package.
Complete your patient's annual diabetes review addressing their CVD risk, kidney, eye and foot health status. Resources available within the module include diet and lifestyle advice, green prescriptions, NZGG Interventions Guideline and links to Diabetes websites.
For more information, view the Diabetes Review module page.
The Diabetes Review module is available as a part of the Primary Care Suite.
Follow links to the Best Practice Journal, to websites for ordering patient and practice resources on-line and to Best Practice Interactive Case Studies and Quizzes. In addition patient information resources relevant to all our modules are available directly to print or email to patients.
The Education module is available as a part of the Primary Care Suite.
Provide the health professional's written advice to a patient to be physically active, as part of the patient's health management. This may be through Green Prescription services with the local SPARC/Sports Trust or for a practice managed process. Referral to Active Families extends the Green Prescription programme and provides face-to-face intensive support over time for obese children and their families/whanau.
The Exercise Prescriptions module is available as a part of the Primary Care Suite.
This module standardises the referral process while allowing ready access to supporting patient information. The post-termination check-up and Invoice for section 88 GPs is also automatically pre-formatted ready for use.
The First Trimester Termination of Pregnancy module is available free of charge as a part of the Nationally Funded modules package.
For children aged 2-18 years, a diet and physical activity assessment are offered from which recommendations on managing any concerns are made. Options such as Green prescriptions, Referral to the Active Families programme and Patient Information are facilitated.
The Healthy Children module is available as a part of the Primary Care Suite.
This module utilises a formula developed by Ryan et al which assists clinicians adjust oral anticoagulant doses in patients. It also recommends the time interval for the next follow up visit and prints a Patient Dose calendar if required.
For more information, view the INR module page.
The INR module is available free of charge as a part of the Nationally Funded modules package.
Either as a stand-alone module or as part of the acne management module; progress through patient consent documents, lab request forms, results and writing the script with quick access to the special authority process. Module includes both patient and prescriber information about the safe use of isotretinoin.
The Isotretinoin module is available free of charge as a part of the Nationally Funded modules package.
The Patient Prompt assists general practice to meet PPP targets by reminding the clinician at the time of consult what is due for the Patient.
For more information, view the Patient Prompt page.
The Patient Prompt is not part of a module suite, but available separately. For details please contact us.
The Roland-Morris Questionnaire focuses on activity intolerances related to low back problems. It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1983 and a substantial number of papers have been published on its psychometric properties, validity and reliability. The questionnaire can be given at the initial patient contact and then every 2-4 weeks thereafter.
The Roland Morris Lower Back module is available as a part of the Primary Care Suite.
Provide a framework of guidelines, standing orders and protocols to inform and direct the day-to-day practice of nursing staff. These documents are updated regularly in order to maintain currency and reflect changes in the field of best practice.
The Treatment Guidelines module is available as a part of the Primary Care Suite.
The Well Child/Tamariki Ora check provides a complete suite of Well Child Checks (with the exception of the B4 School check). It includes:
The Well Child Check module is available as a part of the Primary Care Suite.
The Patient Prompt module analyses the patient record at the time of consultation, providing notification of any areas where action may be required.
For more modules see the full list of standard modules.
A standalone version of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is now available. It is located under the Forms menu.
If you have not previously accessed the Depression module you will need to add the relevant bestpractice concept maps to MedTech. To do this, view the 'New AUDIT Variation' news item in bestpractice (select the News menu item on the Dashboard) and click the link there.
The concept maps are required to 'Save' the form to the Outbox and to Screening.
Other News items are available on the Latest News page.
The five most popular modules in the month of March were:
To see more, go to the Statistics page.
The Getting Started guide is a good place to start if you are new to bestpractice Decision Support. The articles in the guide provide a quick and focussed introduction to the areas of most interest to new users of bestpractice.
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