Navigation Concept Print
The EMR navigation works like a web application. With the top bar general functions can be chosen (e.g. sending a message, checking the day list, switching to the system menu for presetting etc.).
The main menu on the left side provides all functions related to patient data (reviews, clinical and admin data entry etc.).

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Patient Data

The top 10 menu buttons are related to clinical patient data:
  • Dashboard (quick overview important patient data)
  • Reviews (established data reports)
  • Encounter (reason for today visit)
  • History (8 parts history of the patient)
  • Chief Complaint
  • General Exam (VA, refraction etc.)
  • Anterior Exam (cornea, lens, lids etc.)
  • Posterior Exam (retina, macula etc.)
  • Special Exam (images, HRT, OCT etc.)
  • Diagnosis (permanent and acute diagnosis ICD)
Admin Data
The bottom 7 buttons are related to administrative data for the patient encounter:
  • Demographics (patient name, DOB, gender etc.)
  • Sticky Notes (individual notes, information for next visit etc.)
  • Prescriptions (drugs, glasses, CL etc.)
  • Letters + Reports (e.g. letters to referring physicians)
  • Admin Data (billing codes, superbill data etc.)
  • Information Center (guidelines, manuals etc.)
  • Shortcut (individual user setting for a preferred function)
  • Quit Patient (Complete patient data and save)
Learning curve
Because of the ergonomic navigation and data entry concept, the ifa electronic medical record is very easy to learn. Clinical pathways are transferred to the logical data entry routines which are based on Preferred Practice Patterns (e.g. PPPs published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology/AAO). Templates are offered for the 8+8 concept (eight part history + eight part eye exam).