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Important: IP Address Range Announcement

gMed has recently expanded its corporate infrastructure. In an effort to maintain seamless connectivity for support, please verify that your infrastructure security is configured to allow traffic to and from the following additional IP address range:

162.199.197.65 – 162.199.197.69

If necessary, please forward this request to your IT personnel, as they’ll need to verify this provision is in place before Monday, November 16, 2015.

gGastro Version 4.58 Release Notes

We are very excited to announce the release of gGastro version 4.58.

Please review the release notes, which contain information about all of the new features and efficiencies in 4.58, by following the links below.

gPortal

gPortal got a whole new set of powerful feature additions as well as a complete visual makeover.

It can be customized with images and color schemes to better represent your practice. And it looks great on the patients’ mobile devices!

You will now be able to send gGastro generated documents, or scanned, imported or faxed documents from gGastro to the patient via gPortal. This can be done via Output Manager or directly from the document. Update requests can now include Review of Systems. They can also be accepted or denied in whole or by section. Patients will be able to select coded medications when filling out the update request on gPortal. Managing portal messages just got easier as well: a portal message can be filed without having to reply or task; replying to a portal message from a task will include the original message text so that you can maintain the full conversation trail with the patient, and portal message location can be easily updated.            

Pathology workflow and ADR report

Working with pathology results and related activities is an important part of any GI practitioner’s daily tasks. There are a number of important updates that will streamline some of the more commonly used areas, such as being able to access letters and GIQuIC or gQuality popups from the task related to any pathology result, whether it is received via interface, fax, scan or import. It is also possible to update the wording on the diagnostic study entry related to the pathology result. This wording will then reflect on the patient profile or the subsequent visit notes, helping you to review patient history more quickly.

Whether participating in GIQuIC or choosing to use the built-in gQuality reporting option, you can now run an Adenoma Detection Rate report straight from gGastro. As long as the pathology findings have been reflected in the GIQuIC/gQuality popup, the report will be able to provide accurate Adenoma Detection Rate.

GIQuIC

GIQuIC reporting includes EGD as of release 4.58. There are also many efficiencies and automation in the collection of the data. For example, Indications are now mapped based on ICD code selection, so you don’t have to select a secondary GIQuIC specific wording for the indications; follow up interval is defaulted from the order created on the service; and complications can be mapped, so that the wording does not have to be an exact match to GIQuIC defined options.

Clinical Quality Measure additions

Two new  Clinical Quality Measures (CQM’s) were added to gGastro to help facilitate your Meaningful Use and PQRS reporting. Those measures are: Preventive care and screening: Tobacco use screening and cessation intervention and Pneumonia Vaccination status for older adults.

gExchange

Interface related configurations and options have been brought together in a powerful gExchange module, which will allow gMed staff to implement and support interfaces in a more efficient way. This will also allow our clients’ super users to manage some of the settings independently without having to engage gMed.

Important Message: NC Cancer Registry

As you know, the State of North Carolina requires cancer case reporting to the NC Central Cancer Registry.  Reporting to a cancer registry is also a Menu Measure for Stage 2 Meaningful Use attestations. At this time gGastro offers a variety of other Menu measures to help you comply with Stage 2 Meaningful Use reporting requirements.

To remain compliant with the State’s cancer case reporting requirements, if you have not already done so, we strongly encourage you to visit the NC CCR site and familiarize yourself with those reporting requirements. The cancer case data can be manually entered and reported via a state-provided on-line tool called Eureka.

You can find detailed instructions and reporting requirements of how to report via Eureka on the SCHS website here.

Participation in the manual online reporting does not qualify for the Meaningful Use Menu measure as it requires automated electronic reporting.

gMed is evaluating the option of integrated reporting to cancer registries directly from gGastro. The evaluation includes alignment with MU andCDC reporting requirements, as well as understanding variations between different states. At this time it is our recommendation to continue/maintain your reporting through the Eureka system provided by NC CCR.

gGastro Version 4.57 Release Notes

We are excited to release the newest version of gGastro, version 4.57.
 
Performance:
 

The primary focus of release 4.57 has been on performance and robustness. Our team of engineers and quality assurance specialists focused on researching and optimizing many areas of gGastro to increase the response turnaround of the application.  As a result of this undertaking, we anticipate to see significantly faster speed of navigation in certain areas of the system. Please keep in mind that overall application performance depends on many factors, including hardware, network, software updates, etc. Continue reading