Ardens-QMasters is a solution that has been made available after the recent merger of Ardens with QMasters. Ardens is a clinical decision support and workflow optimisation solution that is currently being used in over 2,000 GP practices and includes the following features:
- Standardised clinical templates offering localised best practice guidance and SNOMED compliant coding of clinical data covering many clinical areas to save time during consultations and ensure all clinicians whether they are GPs, nurse practitioners, or paramedics are following the same national and local clinical guidelines. This includes multi-morbidity templates to assist with the management of complex patients with multiple medical conditions.
- Real-time coding alerts work alongside our templates to warn clinicians when an incorrect diagnostic clinical code has been used. These are updated as national guidance or coding requirements change.
- Patient Recall system to help manage recalls for bloods tests, hospital tests, injections and procedures, and long-term condition reviews. This includes a tracking system to ensure that recalls are not missed and automated reminders for reception when they are speaking to patients.
- Locally Commissioned Services module including templates and reporting to assist practices with recording data and complying with local contract specifications, with aggregate reporting to assist the CCG with monitoring performance and paying practices.
- Clinical safety alerts and reports based on MHRA and NICE guidance that are updated regularly as new guidance is published. Practices that have had CQC inspections often receive “outstanding” ratings for clinical safety when our alerts and searches are installed.
- Searches and reporting based on national and local contract requirements to assist practices, PCNs, or CCGs with monitoring performance (both on an individual basis and aggregate reports across multiple sites).
- QOF Data Validation Reports that will identify patients who are currently being managed for a QOF-related chronic disease but, due to a coding error made when they were diagnosed, are not on the QOF register and so the practice is under-reporting their prevalence and not being paid for their management of those patients (QOF income is dependent on both points achieved AND disease prevalence).
- Integrated links to local clinical pathways and guidelines accessible from within EMIS Web to allow quick access to these resources during consultations.
- Fully managed local referral forms (compatible with NHS e-Referrals) that auto-populate with relevant data from the clinical record. Forms are updated automatically to the latest version as they are published by the CCG.