Our dynamic OB flow sheet and management list can be used to support the tracking and management of certain conditions throughout a pregnancy
This blog was updated August 25, 2023.
In the world of obstetrics and gynecology, management of patient records can be important. This is especially true when patient conditions or scenarios present possible risks during pregnancies.
One tool you can use to help track, monitor and follow up with patients is the ModMed OB Management List, a feature of our specialty-specific OBGYN electronic health record (EHR) system. Rather than being just a static “problem list” or list of checkboxes, the OB Management List is dynamic, pulling patient data to help you manage changing conditions and diagnoses and helping you build a more informative antepartum record.
Here, we’ll explore the capabilities of our OB Management List and how it empowers providers to help track certain details during a pregnancy.
What Is the OB Management List?
The OB Management List is a dynamic list that continually gathers patient information entered by the practice. By leveraging structured data, this tool captures changes and provides suggestions for diagnoses and additions to the problem list that you can select. An update to the list is just one click away.
For instance, if a pregnant patient is over the age of 35, the OB flow sheet suggests an option for the user to add advanced maternal age to the patient’s OB Management List on the antepartum record.
Suggestions from the OB Management List may help nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives catch potential issues when an obstetrician is not available. The list may also help the user avoid time-consuming manual searches for diagnosis codes, simplifying documentation.
Efficiency With OB Management
One of the key benefits of our OB Management List is that it can help you be more efficient. The list can reduce the burden of extensive searching for ICD-10 codes by automatically suggesting them based on data entered during patient visits. This can speed up the documentation process during visits, freeing up valuable time for physicians to focus on patient care.
Like traditional OB problem lists, the OB Management List keeps important details about a pregnancy visible to the provider. Even in cases involving multiple clinicians, this feature can bridge information from one visit to the next, as well as surface past history and procedures, vital signs, symptoms and even test results.
Clinical and Financial Insights
Accurate and comprehensive coding is important for both clinical and financial reasons. The OB Management List may also be used to support billing by providing descriptions of care. For physicians who are putting in extra work to care for pregnant patients with varying conditions, keeping track of everything can be challenging. Manual or disconnected systems may also make it easy to forget certain activities.
OB Management Lists at Your Practice
The OB Management List can help your OBGYNs manage patients’ health during pregnancy. While other EHR systems may offer basic checklist capabilities, the OB Management List is dynamic. It constantly pulls in new information, helping you keep important details front and center.
For a close-up look at the OB Management List, request a demo.
This blog is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or medical advice. Please consult with your legal counsel and other qualified advisors to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards.