ChartStar offers the perfect mix of simple
"point and click" technology for those who
are non-typists with keyboard shortcuts
for typists who are keyboard friendly.
Using the new Browser based revision of
the software, a physician not comfortable
working with a keyboard can display scheduled
appointments, patient records, lab results,
messages, etc using only the mouse.
ChartStar's strong cross referencing means
that once an item is entered into the encounter,
it can be viewed not only in that encounter
but also in flowcharts, graphs and in the
appropriate section of the Patient Profile.
ChartStar runs on a normal Windows network
and so voice recognition software such as
Dragon Dictate can be used if preferred
by physicians. Scanned images of documents,
pictures, drawings, etc are stored with
the medical record to be viewed and/or printed.
Documents such as referral letters and patient
handouts can be created in any word processor
such as MS Word to automatically include
patient demographic and medical record data.
Please ask us more about our medical record
system or ask us for a physician reference
- they'll tell you themselves that Asystar's
ChartStar is one of the best computerized
medical records there is!
The Patient Profile gives a "snap shot"
view of the patient's record, showing the
most recent values and/or text for each
item. Certain items can be flagged on entry
to not show in the Profile and sections
can be further suppressed when viewing,
leaving this the perfect format to print
There are many display options for viewing
the Profile (full text, no text, brief text,
sections open or closed, etc) and each user
can define their own preferences for the
Profile to be stored under their ID code.
A custom header and footer is designed for
each clinic which can include your clinic
logo as well.
From the Profile, you can easily produce
flowcharts of one or items allowing the
physician to scan the record for lab results
in conjunction with medications, diagnoses,
Every patient visit is entered in an encounter.
Encounters can be accessed from a list of
encounters which is sortable by date, doctor,
site or type. In addition, you can click
on any date in a Flowchart to view that
encounter. Once in an encounter, you can
move forward and back chronologically through
the record using the Next & Previous buttons.
Again, clicking on any term in the encounter
will generate a flowchart of that item.
Encounters can be printed individually or
in selected groups and will print with the
Clinic header and logo along with any patient
Flowcharts can be produced interactively
by clicking on any medical term in the chart.
Alternately, you can select a number of
items from the Profile and instantly view
a flowchart showing each item over time
in its own column. They can be sorted in
either chronological or reverse chronological
Preformatted flowcharts are also created
and stored both globally and by user for
use in common situations. Examples would
include diabetic flowcharts, prenatal flowcharts,
INR flowcharts, etc.
With no extra effort, graphs are plotted
automatically by the system from the data
entered during the encounter. Any physical
finding or lab result can be graphed and
viewed and/or printed. This includes growth
graphs for infants which will contain the
high, low and median for children of that
sex and age. Parents will love them!
Physicians can use Code Display to view
the Normal Values for lab tests. Also, the
help function behind each code can be used
as a medical assistant for hard to remember
details such as memory tests.
Digital images can be stored for future
viewing and printing.
Image History lists all scanned images on
file for the selected patient. Related items
are listed together sorted by date.
No need to know or look up either ICD9 codes
or tariff codes when you use ChartStar.
By checking off options specific to each
medical term, non typists can easily enhance
an entry with little keyboard effort.
Text can be added by selecting from a list
of standard paragraphs or by pulling the
last text for that code from the record
to be edited or added to in this encounter.
Each entry screen is geared for the type
of item being entered -you are asked dose,
units, quantity, etc, for medications, dates
for procedures and results for lab tests.
Images or electronic files of any kind can
be attached to each code within an encounter
Templates can be designed for each user
to allow formatted entry for common types
of encounters (eg. Prenatals, complete physicals,
etc) and quick pick lists can contain those
codes you use often. Lab tests can be added
from a unique quick pick list after which
the lab requisition can be printed.
Prescriptions can be printed during the
process by merely clicking on the medication
icon. First DataBank Drug Database is a
subscription option to give online drug
interaction, dosage recommendations and