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    Default SOAPware informaton to editable PDF file

    We are struggling with the following: For PCMH we need to take information from SOAPware and transfer it to a PDF file which we can edit, remove specific patient data and attach to the 2011 PCMH Survey tool We have arrived at the following solution: SOAPware to Updox, then purchase a PDF editor (first one we looked at was about $129). So, my question is are there other easier solutions and does anyone have experience with a PDF editor that is user friendly. Thanks so much, TLT

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    Once you have the file in Updox you can edit it there. You do not need a separate PDF editor program. After you have edited it you can save it to your disk or import in into the patient's chart. Also you can attach a survey or even create forms in Updox.
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    Thank you, we will give that a try. Saves a lot of fussing around, not to mention buying another program

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlturke View Post
    We are struggling with the following: For PCMH we need to take information from SOAPware and transfer it to a PDF file which we can edit, remove specific patient data and attach to the 2011 PCMH Survey tool We have arrived at the following solution: SOAPware to Updox, then purchase a PDF editor (first one we looked at was about $129). So, my question is are there other easier solutions and does anyone have experience with a PDF editor that is user friendly. Thanks so much, TLT
    I just submitted for PCMH, I used screen shots of soapware using the windows function, used microsoft paint to save as a jpeg and black out patient data and then dragged the image into a word document for most of the items

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    For easier screenshots, you might want to try Skitch: http://evernote.com/skitch/

    It's free, easier than paint, and has some really great features, like the ability to blur out any information that you want. It's great for de-identifying PHI.

    You really shouldn't have to edit PDFs, that quickly becomes costly since it requires Adobe Acrobat. I believe that screenshots should work for just about everything in the 2011 reporting.
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    Good morning: Andrew, it seems as if patient name would be on each screen shot, right? So, we would need to edit and remove. Or, am I missing something? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlturke View Post
    Good morning: Andrew, it seems as if patient name would be on each screen shot, right? So, we would need to edit and remove. Or, am I missing something? Thank you.
    Yes, you'll want to remove all PHI from the screenshots that you turn into the NCQA - I'm not aware of anything that requires it.
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    I will answer your question and we will see if Andrew also answers.

    Yes the patient's name would be on the screen shot. It would have to be edited out. See the above post from James for his procedure:

    I just submitted for PCMH, I used screen shots of soapware using the windows function, used microsoft paint to save as a jpeg and black out patient data and then dragged the image into a word document for most of the items

    James


    The advantage to this is that Microsoft paint is a free (no added charge) Windows component.
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