Part 3: Windows Scripting

Q: Why script ?

1- You  find yourself typing the same thing, in the same sequence , over and over again in order to get a certain task done


2- A script can reduce some of this repetitive work and can save you a great deal of time.

 The Greenville CPRS macro

The macro is a small text file, saved with a “.vbs” extension.

It will pair a Clinic location with a Note Title

For example :

- WJB G TELEPHONE-X       …… and



-This does not require installation of a commercial product but the mechanism already exists as part of the Windows Operating system.

What It does.

1-With a one click, It will enter the new Clinic location , switch to the Notes tab,  and pick your Note.

2- Its even better if the note has a proper CPRS template attached so that proper documentation is further encouraged.


2 thoughts on “Part 3: Windows Scripting

  1. Denix

    I went through EMR start-up in December 2010. The result was a 50% decrease in collections for 1 month and slower patient progress through our practice still at 6 months. I have always used a scribe to enable me to focus directly on the patient, and the EMR has shifted more work onto them from other clerical workers in the office. We remain about 5% less efficient now 6 months later. For new offices adopting EHR, I would recommend, based upon my experience that full loads be maintained, but that EHR be introduced on NEW PTS ONLY for 1 or 2 months until all kinks are worked out and apopropriate adjustments are made, before expanding to a larger percentage of patients. At this time I am not sure that we will ever exceed our previous productivity; however, I still believe that in the long term there will be non governmental pay-offs that exceed our 100K$ investment and similar short term loss of productivity.

    1. Willy

      Actually, there is another issue that is conimg up in the next 3 years that may have even more importance as far as requiring doctors to have EMR.I have developed an interest in Coding and Documentation such that I am now certified by my specialty society as a Certified Coder. Through this, I have also become aware of the upconimg mandated change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and the requirements needed to code a chart so that we can get paid for our work. These requirements are so much more detailed than with ICD-9 that I really don’t know how anyone can follow them without having a fairly robust EMR. I belong to/work for a managed health plan that is often considered a leader in the use of EMR and we are already 6 months into our planning for this change and we are on a tight timeline to make sure that, hopefully, we will be ready for the federally mandated deadline of October 2013.PQRI or Meaningful Use may not be enough incentive to adopting EMR but just not getting paid at all probably is.


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