Order Management (OM)
6.0 Toolbox Parameters

 

The following outlines the Order Management Toolbox Parameters. These parameters can only be entered/edited by your OM MEDITECH Specialist. Your OM Toolbox Parameters can be viewed by adding the OmParam.MgmtToolboxView Procedure in the MIS Menu Procedure Access Dictionary.


OM Toolbox Parameters (Main Tab)
The OM Toolbox Parameters define key settings that are important to the functionality of your clinical software. Note that only your MEDITECH applications specialist can change the values of your parameters.

Note:User-definable parameters are available in the OM Custom-Defined Parameters Routine.

Pharmacy Category
This is the category that is used for medication orders in Order Management.

PHA Facility
Enter the facility whose pharmacy database is referenced by lookups in dictionaries and order entry fields
.

Lookup: Facility Dictionary

Use First Databank POEM Strings
To prevent the loading of First Databank order strings without first obtaining licensing from First Databank enter Y. Otherwise enter N.

Lookup Orders by Category Group
This field determines whether users lookup orders by order category or by category group in various orders-related routines. To lookup orders by category group, enter Y. To lookup orders by order category enter N.

Some routines affected by this parameter include the Requisitions Routine, the Cancelled Orders Report, the Daily Order Log Report, and any other routine where users can select orders based on order category or category group.

Associated Data MAR Display Hours
To allow the ability to define a cut-off time for the display of associated data on the MAR, enter Y. Otherwise, enter N.

If the values in this field is yes, the MAR Display Hours field will display on the Associations page in the Order Dictionary for medication orders.

Business Unit
Enter the business unit where the selected item or information is available.

Lookup: Business Unit Dictionary (an internal MEDITECH dictionary)

Compile Times
Enter the time (in military time) when the system creates B/AR batches.

Lookup: Enter Time Screen

Facility Tab

Facility/Active
Enter the facilities where the selected item or information is available or select the facility whose information you want to edit.

To activate the item for the selected facility, enter Y at the Active field. To deactivate the information (but keep it on file), enter N. To permanently delete the information for a facility, select it and click the X below these fields.

Midnight Run Start
Enter the time (in military time) at which the Order Management Midnight Run background job should begin.

Access to Admissions Reason for Visit
Specify how you want users to view the Visit Reason field in the Clinical Data Routine.

Clinical Data – Main
Enter the custom data screen used to determine what queries appear on the Main screen of the Clinical Data Routine.

Order Connection
Enter the order connection for which you want to defined downtime printing settings. When connections are not available for these applications, orders print with the format and to the destination defined at the following fields.

Lookup: Order Connection dictionary (an internal MEDITECH dictionary)

Downtime/Stop Request Output Format
Enter the format used with printed orders or requisitions when the selected application experiences downtime.

Lookup: Order Output Format dictionary (an internal MEDITECH dictionary)

Downtime Destination
Enter the destination where orders or requisitions print when the selected application experiences downtime.

Lookup: Available destinations

Priorities
Enter the order priorities (Routine, Stat, or Urgent) for which you want to define downtime printing destinations. When Connections are not available for the selected application, orders and requisitions with these priorities print to the designated destinations.

Destination (Priority Printing)
Enter the destination where orders or requisitions with certain priorities print when the selected application experiences downtime.


File Maintenance Tab

Facility Selection Fields
These fields display all of the facilities information defined in this dictionary.

Select the facility whose information you want to view or edit. When you select a facility, the values of the other fields on the page change to reflect the values defined for that facility.

Days to Update Stats
Enter the number of days the system delays in compiling statistics. You use this field to determine how long after the date of service the system waits before generating statistics.

Delaying the compiling of statistical data allows your organization to include backdated procedures. To prevent the system from compiling statistics, leave this field blank.

Lookup: Keypad/Calculator


Orders Tab

Facility Selection Fields
These fields display all of the facilities information defined in this dictionary.

Select the facility whose information you want to view or edit. When you select a facility, the values of the other fields on the page change to reflect the values defined for that facility.

Ask Order Source?
Specify how the order source fields appear on ordering screens for non-providers.

To specify that order source fields:    Enter
Do not appear on ordering screens N
Appear on ordering screens Y
Appear on ordering screens as required fields R

Default Order Source
Enter the order source you want to appear as the default value at the source field when users enter orders.

Lookup: Order Source dictionary

Reject all non-connected orders > # days in past
Enter the number of days in the past for which users can enter orders (that is, backdated orders). If you do not enter a value the system uses 7 days as a backdate limit for orders.

MEDITECH recommends that the maximum number of days not exceed the number of days set at the Days to Update Stats parameter. If the maximum days exceeded the days to update, the system cannot generate statistics for backdated orders.

When the two parameters are correctly defined, the system generates charges and statistics for backdated service dates.

Reject all orders > # days in future Parameter
Enter the number of days into the future for which users can enter orders.

Restore Orders Limit (days)
Enter the number of days after patient discharge for which a user can restore orders.

Continuous Order Cutoff
Enter the number of days after the initial service date that the system automatically stops a continuous order. If the system should never automatically stop a continuous order, leave this field blank.

Ask for Modifiers?
If the system should prompt for modifiers during order entry, enter Y. Otherwise enter N.


Amb Orders Tab

Facility Selection Fields
These fields display all of the facilities information defined in this dictionary.

Select the facility whose information you want to view or edit. When you select a facility, the values of the other fields on the page change to reflect the values defined for that facility.

Include Prescription Sequence Number
To include prescription sequence numbers when printing prescriptions, enter Y. Otherwise, enter N.

Include DEA Number on Prescriptions
To include DEA numbers when printing prescriptions, enter Y. Otherwise, enter N.

Require PRN reason (Ambulatory Orders)
To require users to enter a PRN reason when recording patient home medications enter Y. Otherwise enter N.


Electronic Signature Tab

Facility Selection Fields
These fields display all of the facilities information defined in this dictionary.

Select the facility whose information you want to view or edit. When you select a facility, the values of the other fields on the page change to reflect the values defined for that facility.

Patient Discharge CNC, Remove from ES Queue?
To remove orders canceled due to patient discharge from the unsigned orders queue (that is, the list of orders requiring signatures), enter Y. To keep such orders on the unsigned order queue, enter N.

View Before Order Sign Parameters
To require that users view orders before signing them, enter Y. Otherwise enter N.

Remove from ES Queue if cancel reason is
Enter cancel reasons that remove orders from the electronic signature queue.

OM Edits to Re-Queue for ES
Determine which edits made in the order management routines cause medication orders to be re-queued for electronic signature by the ordering doctor. This parameter allows you to prevent edits from being made in these routines without the knowledge of the ordering doctor.

If the types of edits defined at this parameter are performed on medication orders, those orders appear on the Unsigned Orders Report and in the list of orders accessible from the Sign function.  

To re-queue an order when it has been:   Enter
Edited Edit
Held       Hold
Renewed  Renew
Resumed   Resume
Stopped   Stop

PHA Edits to Re-Queue for ES
Determine which edits made in the Pharmacy routines cause medication orders to be re-queued for electronic signature by the ordering doctor. This parameter allows you to prevent edits from being made in pharmacy without the knowledge of the ordering doctor.

If the types of edits defined at this parameter are performed on medication orders, those orders appear on the Unsigned Orders Report and in the list of orders accessible from the Sign function.

To re-queue an order when it has been: Enter
Edits the order comment Comment
Changes the medication dose Dose
Edits the dose instructions Dose Instruction
Places the order on hold Hold
Changes the sig Sig
Edits the stop date Stop Date

PCS Edits to Re-Queue for ES
Determine which edits made in the patient care routines cause medication orders to be re-queued for electronic signature by the ordering doctor. This parameter allows you to prevent edits from being made in these routines without the knowledge of the ordering doctor.

If the types of edits defined at this parameter are performed on medication orders, those orders appear on the Unsigned Orders Report and in the list of orders accessible from the Sign function.

To re-queue an order when it has been: Enter
Edits the order comment Comment
Changes the medication dose Dose
Edits the dose instructions Dose Instruction
Places the order on hold Hold
Changes the sig Sig
Edits the stop date Stop Date


Applications Tab

Facility Selection Fields
These fields display all of the facilities information defined in this dictionary.

Select the facility whose information you want to view or edit. When you select a facility, the values of the other fields on the page change to reflect the values defined for that facility.

LIS Priority
Enter the LAB priorities that you want to associate with Order Management priorities.

Lookup: Available LAB priorities

OM Priority
Enter the Order Management priority that you want to associate with the selected LAB priority.

You can enter one of the following priorities:

Ask BBK Wristband Number
Specify how the system prompts for the blood bank wristband number.

To specify that the system Enter
Prompts for the BBK wristband number Yes
Does not prompt for the wristband number No
Requires users to enter the wristband number Require

Require PRN Reason
To require users to enter a reason for orders requiring a PRN schedule, enter Y. Otherwise, enter N.

Add Interactions to Med Event Audit Trail
Enter Y to:

To disable the tracking of medication order events, and undo the comment requirement enter N.

DC’d Meds on Current Order Table
To include discontinued medications on a user’s list of current orders, enter Y. Otherwise, enter N.

Specimen Collection Order
Enter the default order used for specimen collections

Lookup: Order dictionary

BBK PCS Wristband Query Parameter
Enter the query used for blood bank wristbands.

Lookup: Query Dictionary