The PCC 8.0 release includes new features that may need extra planning, training, or configuration. Read below to learn more, and share relevant details with your physicians and staff.
Read the PCC 8.0 Release article for complete details on these features.
Contact PCC Support at 1-800-722-1082 for information about these or any features in PCC 8.0.
- 1 Get Ready for PCC eRx!
- 2 Implement Vaccine Inventory Management
- 3 Train Staff on Account and Patient Management in PCC EHR
- 4 Introduce Patients and Families to Sending Images and Documents
- 5 Review and Configure Practice Vitals Dashboard Access
- 6 Configure The Appointment Book for Multiple Providers
- 7 Adjust the Location of the Documents Component
- 8 Adjust the Location of the Communication Preferences and Account Demographics Components
- 9 Change Your Document Tasking Workflow
- 10 Update Your Oldest Workstations
- 11 Configure New SNOMED Diagnoses
Get Ready for PCC eRx!
Your practice’s PCC EHR administrator, prescribing expert, or PCC champion should carefully review the PCC eRx 2017 Migration Considerations article. It will tell you everything you need to know to get ready for the new PCC eRx.
Implement Vaccine Inventory Management
After your PCC 8.0 update, you can adjust immunization lot statuses, quantities, and implement the new vaccine inventory tools in PCC EHR.
To implement vaccine inventory management, first use the Immunization Configuration tool to review and update all of your practice’s vaccine lots in the Lot Manager. For each lot, you can now set the status and enter lot amounts.
Negative Numbers in the Lot Manager?: After your PCC 8.0 update, you will notice that your practice’s immunization lots in the Lot Manager will have negative numbers. This is because PCC EHR now tracks all administrations and automatically decreases lot quantities. Since your lots did not have a quantity before, but you have performed many administrations, the numbers are now negative. You can fix this by editing each lot and entering an adjustment based on the original quantity of the lot.
The Report Library includes two new reports, the Vaccine Inventory Transaction Log and the Vaccine Inventory Reconciliation Worksheet, to help you with the process.
PCC recommends you review these tools, introduce them to your staff, and decide as a practice when and how to implement vaccine inventory management. As always, your Client Advocate can help you figure out how to match PCC EHR’s tools with your practice’s workflow.
Additional documentation and a Vaccine Inventory training video is coming soon.
Train Staff on Account and Patient Management in PCC EHR
Prior to the PCC 8.0 update, only users of Partner were able to add new accounts, add new patients, reassign patients to different guarantors or custodians, and edit many of the custom account-related fields. The update introduces all of these features to PCC EHR.
Your practice may wish to change your workflow around editing and updating patient and account information.
Introduce Patients and Families to Sending Images and Documents
Patient portal users can now send you images and documents through secure portal messages. You may wish to introduce this concept to families and invite them to give it a try.
Review and Configure Practice Vitals Dashboard Access
Use the User Administration tool to configure which users should be allowed to access the Practice Vitals Dashboard.
If you are part of a multiple-practice group, use PCC’s Care Center features, or for some other reason have more than one Practice Vitals Dashboard, you should review which users should have access to each dashboard.
Configure The Appointment Book for Multiple Providers
If your practice uses the new PCC EHR Appointment Book, you can now mark appropriate providers as schedulable in the User Administration tool, enter their standard and custom hours, and enter their preferred visit reason lengths.
For more information, read Appointment Book Configuration.
Adjust the Location of the Documents Component
When a visit, phone note, or other encounter has a lab result, completed form, or other document attached to it, that document appears in a Documents component on the chart note. The Documents component only appears when the encounter has an attached document.
As part of the PCC 8.0 update, you can now customize where the Documents component appears on a chart note. For example, you may choose to edit your Well Child protocols so that Documents appear earlier on the chart note.
You can edit the location of the Documents component for each protocol in the Protocol Configuration tool in the Tools menu.
Adjust the Location of the Communication Preferences and Account Demographics Components
Prior to the PCC 8.0 update, a Contact Information component included patient communication preferences and account information. Now that PCC EHR includes more account demographics editing, there are two components: Communication Preferences and Account Demographics.
Your practice can use the Protocol Configuration tool to edit the layout and positioning of components on the Demographics section of the patient’s chart. You can also edit chart note protocols to adjust or place the new components into your visit workflow.
Change Your Document Tasking Workflow
Does your practice create phone notes whenever you need to add a task to a document? PCC 8.0 supports document tasks. You can create, review, and complete tasks right on a document, without the need for an additional encounter or chart note.
If you wish to implement document tasks at your practice, review these features with your staff and plan for a practice transition to the new workflow. Your PCC Client Advocate can help.
Update Your Oldest Workstations
If staff at your practice use a workstation that is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Ubuntu, or an out-of-date version of MacOS, you should make plans to update that workstation.
PCC 8.0 will warn these users at login that their operating system will no longer be supported after PCC 8.1.
Configure New SNOMED Diagnoses
PCC 8.0 updates your SNOMED library to the March 2017 edition. You may wish to:
Share New, Useful Descriptions w/ Your Clinicians: New SNOMEDs include better otitis media variations, expanded body sites for contusions, and bilateral impacted cerumen.
Review New BMI Descriptions: The March 2017 update replaces some BMI diagnosis descriptions. For example, “Body mass index high” and “Body mass index low” have new recommended descriptions of “Increased body mass index” and “Decreased body mass index”. The PCC 8.0 update dynamically adjusts any of your chart note protocols where renamed BMI descriptions appeared as default diagnoses. Patient historical chart records will not be adjusted.
Map New Favorites for Billing: After your PCC 8.0 update, you may wish to review billing configuration for new SNOMED diagnosis descriptions. Use the Billing Configuration tool to configure which ICD-10 diagnoses are mapped to each SNOMED-CT description. Read the Billing Configuration article to learn how.
Lock Diagnoses From Portal and Patient Reports: If your practice uses the Diagnosis Configuration tool to make certain diagnoses “locked”, or hidden from the Patient Portal and patient-facing reports, you may want to review the list of new diagnoses and make updates. For example, you may want to lock some new SNOMED-CT concepts. For more information, see Hide Sensitive Diagnoses from the Patient Portal and Patient Reports.
New Favorites Do Not Have Assisted Mapping: The 500 new SNOMED diagnosis descriptions added to the diagnosis Favorites list do not have “assisted mapping” to an ICD-10 billing code. That means that if a physician uses one of these diagnoses on a chart, the biller will need to select an appropriate ICD-10 billing code later. You can proactively assign ICD-10 codes to these new SNOMED descriptions, and review the mapping for any diagnosis, in the Billing Configuration tool. A complete list of SNOMED diagnoses that were added to the Favorites list by the 8.0 update that do not have a default ICD-10 mapping appears below. You can also download a printable PDF.
|Abnormal finding on auditory function study||Abrasion of left forearm||Abrasion of right forearm||Abscess of left axilla||Abscess of left lower eyelid|
|Abscess of left lower limb||Abscess of left upper eyelid||Abscess of right axilla||Abscess of right lower eyelid||Abscess of right lower limb|
|Abscess of right upper eyelid||Acquired ptosis of eyelid of right eye||Acquired receptive language impairment||Acute atopic conjunctivitis of bilateral eyes||Acute atopic conjunctivitis of left eye|
|Acute atopic conjunctivitis of right eye||Acute blistering eruption of skin||Acute conjunctivitis of bilateral eyes||Acute conjunctivitis of bilateral eyes caused by chemical substance||Acute conjunctivitis of left eye|
|Acute conjunctivitis of left eye caused by chemical substance||Acute conjunctivitis of right eye||Acute conjunctivitis of right eye caused by chemical substance||Acute desquamating eruption of skin||Acute discoid eruption of skin|
|Acute eruption of skin||Acute eruptive lichen planus||Acute erythematous eruption of skin||Acute excoriation of skin||Acute exudative skin eruption|
|Acute follicular conjunctivitis of bilateral eyes||Acute follicular conjunctivitis of left eye||Acute follicular conjunctivitis of right eye||Acute infectious conjunctivitis||Acute iritis of left eye|
|Acute iritis of right eye||Acute myringitis of left ear||Acute myringitis of right ear||Acute non-suppurative otitis media of bilateral ears||Acute non-suppurative otitis media of left ear|
|Acute non-suppurative otitis media of right ear||Acute otitis externa of bilateral ears||Acute otitis externa of left ear||Acute otitis externa of right ear||Acute otitis media of left ear with effusion|
|Acute otitis media of right ear with effusion||Acute papular eruption of skin||Acute purpuric eruption of skin||Acute serous otitis media of bilateral ears||Acute serous otitis media of left ear|
|Acute serous otitis media of right ear||Acute suppurative otitis media of bilateral ears||Acute suppurative otitis media of left ear||Acute suppurative otitis media of right ear||Acute tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus|
|Allergic conjunctivitis of bilateral eyes||Allergic conjunctivitis of left eye||Allergic conjunctivitis of right eye||Allergic contact dermatitis of left eyelid||Allergic contact dermatitis of left lower eyelid|
|Allergic contact dermatitis of left upper eyelid||Allergic contact dermatitis of right eyelid||Allergic contact dermatitis of right lower eyelid||Allergic contact dermatitis of right upper eyelid||Allergy to tree nut|
|Amblyopia of left eye||Amblyopia of right eye||Anorexia nervosa co-occurrent with dangerously low body weight||Anorexia nervosa co-occurrent with significantly low body weight||Apnea of newborn due to neurological injury|
|Arthropathy of right elbow||At risk for drug therapy problem||At risk for heritable disorder||Atypical Rett syndrome||Avulsion of fingernail of left hand|
|Avulsion of fingernail of right hand||Avulsion of toenail of left foot||Avulsion of toenail of right foot||Baby premature at delivery 23 completed weeks||Baby premature at delivery less than 23 weeks|
|Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy||Bilateral acute dacryoadenitis||Bilateral acute dacryocystitis||Bilateral acute iritis||Bilateral acute lacrimal canaliculitis|
|Bilateral amblyopia||Bilateral calf pain||Bilateral foot joint pain||Bilateral red eyes||Bilateral sciatica|
|Bilious vomiting of newborn||Birth asphyxia with Apgar score 5 minute Apgar score 4-6||Bleeding following tonsillectomy||Blepharitis of bilateral eyelids caused by staphylococcus||Blepharitis of bilateral lower eyelids|
|Blepharitis of bilateral upper eyelids||Blepharitis of left eyelid||Blepharitis of left eyelid caused by staphylococcus||Blepharitis of right eyelid caused by staphylococcus||Blister of lip|
|Brief resolved unexplained event||Bullous myringitis of bilateral ears||Bullous myringitis of left ear||Bullous myringitis of right ear||Bursitis of left Achilles bursa|
|Bursitis of left shoulder||Bursitis of right Achilles bursa||Bursitis of right shoulder||Calcaneal spur of left foot||Calcaneal spur of right foot|
|Candidiasis of nose||Care plan goal achievement status unknown||Care plan goal agreed||Care plan goal not agreed||Cellulitis of both external ears|
|Cellulitis of finger of left hand||Cellulitis of finger of right hand||Cellulitis of left external ear||Cellulitis of left forearm||Cellulitis of left lower limb|
|Cellulitis of left upper limb||Cellulitis of right external ear||Cellulitis of right forearm||Cellulitis of right lower limb||Cellulitis of right upper limb|
|Cellulitis of toe of left foot||Cellulitis of toe of right foot||Childhood cellulitis of perianal region caused by beta-hemolytic Streptococcus group A||Chondromalacia of right patella||Chronic mood disorder|
|Chronic mucoid otitis media of bilateral ears||Chronic mucoid otitis media of left ear||Chronic mucoid otitis media of right ear||Chronic nonsuppurative otitis media of bilateral ears||Chronic nonsuppurative otitis media of left ear|
|Chronic nonsuppurative otitis media of right ear||Chronic otitis media of bilateral ears||Cigarette smoker (1-4 cigarettes/day)||Cigarette smoker (5-9 cigarettes/day)||Classic onset hemorrhagic disease of the newborn due to vitamin K deficiency classic onset|
|Closed injury of eyeball||Closed left elbow dislocation||Closed left patella dislocation||Closed left shoulder dislocation||Closed right elbow dislocation|
|Closed right patella dislocation||Closed right shoulder dislocation||Closed subluxation left patellofemoral joint following trauma||Closed subluxation right patellofemoral joint following trauma||Complex wound of head|
|Concretion in conjunctiva of left upper eyelid||Concretion in conjunctiva of right upper eyelid||Contusion of brain due to birth trauma||Contusion of cerebellum due to birth trauma||Contusion of finger of left hand|
|Contusion of finger of right hand||Contusion of globe of left eye||Contusion of globe of right eye||Contusion of left ankle||Contusion of left forearm|
|Contusion of left hip region||Contusion of left thigh||Contusion of left toe||Contusion of left upper arm||Contusion of right ankle|
|Contusion of right forearm||Contusion of right hip region||Contusion of right thigh||Contusion of right toe||Contusion of right upper arm|
|Crush injury of finger of left hand||Crush injury of finger of right hand||Cyst of bilateral ovaries||Cyst of face||Cyst of kidney|
|Cyst of lateral meniscus of left knee||Cyst of lateral meniscus of right knee||Cyst of neck||Cyst of prepuce||Dacryocystitis of bilateral lacrimal sacs|
|Dacryocystitis of left lacrimal sac||Dacryocystitis of right lacrimal sac||Dark yellow urine||Decline in functional status||Decreased mobility of tympanic membrane|
|Dental caries due to fluorine deficiency||Derangement of lateral meniscus of left knee||Derangement of lateral meniscus of right knee||Derangement of medial meniscus of left knee||Derangement of medial meniscus of right knee|
|Derangement of meniscus of left knee joint||Derangement of meniscus of right knee joint||Developmental delay of fine motor function||Diabetic on non-insulin injectable medication||Discontinued medication without order|
|Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder||Dysfunction of bilateral eustachian tubes||Early childhood developmental disability||Eczema of scalp||Eczematous dermatitis of bilateral eyelids|
|Edema of left eyelid||Edema of right eyelid||Effusion of right knee joint||Electronic cigarette user||Esophoria of bilateral eyes|
|Esophoria of left eye||Esophoria of right eye||Exophoria of bilateral eyes||Exophoria of left eye||Exophoria of right eye|
|Exotropia of right eye||Failure of lactation with attachment difficulty||Failure to thrive in neonate||Fetus or newborn infection caused by Anaerobic bacterium||Fetus or newborn infection caused by bacterium|
|Fetus or newborn infection caused by Escherichia coli||Fetus or newborn infection caused by fungus||Fetus or newborn infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus||Fetus or newborn infection caused by Streptococcus group B||Fever with infection|
|Fluorine deficiency||Foreign body in left cornea||Foreign body in left ear||Foreign body in right cornea||Foreign body in right ear|
|Foreign body on left external eye||Foreign body on right external eye||Foul smelling urine||Furuncle of left lower limb||Furuncle of right axilla|
|Furuncle of right lower limb||Gastroesophageal reflux in child||Gastrointestinal infection||Hand muscle strain||Headache due to injury of head and neck|
|Hordeolum externum of lower eyelid of right eye||Hordeolum externum of upper eyelid of left eye||Hordeolum externum of upper eyelid of right eye||Hordeolum internum of left eye||Hordeolum internum of right eye|
|Hordeolum internum of upper eyelid of right eye||Hypoxemic respiratory failure||Idiopathic short stature||Impacted cerumen of bilateral ears||Infant dyschezia|
|Infant gastrointestinal regurgitation||Infection of bilateral ears||Infection of diaper area||Infection of left ear||Infection of right ear|
|Infection of skin of eyelid and periocular region||Infection of upper respiratory tract caused by fungus||Infective otitis externa of bilateral ears||Infective otitis externa of left ear||Infective otitis externa of right ear|
|Influenza caused by pandemic influenza virus||Influenza caused by seasonal influenza virus||Ingestion of toxic substance||Injury due to activity involving bicycle riding||Injury of finger of left hand|
|Injury of finger of right hand||Injury of left ear||Injury of left elbow region||Injury of left foot||Injury of left forearm|
|Injury of left hand||Injury of left hip region||Injury of left lower leg||Injury of left upper arm||Injury of left wrist|
|Injury of right ear||Injury of right elbow region||Injury of right foot||Injury of right forearm||Injury of right hand|
|Injury of right hip region||Injury of right lower leg||Injury of right upper arm||Injury of right wrist||Injury of rotator cuff|
|Injury of toe of left foot||Injury of toe of right foot||Iritis of bilateral eyes||Iritis of left eye||Iritis of right eye|
|Laceration of chin||Laceration of fascia of head||Laceration of finger of left hand||Laceration of finger of right hand||Laceration of head without foreign body|
|Laceration of left ear region||Laceration of left foot||Laceration of left thigh||Laceration of muscle of head||Laceration of neck with foreign body|
|Laceration of neck without foreign body||Laceration of right ear region||Laceration of right foot||Laceration of right thigh||Large for gestational age newborn|
|Left side sciatica||Lesion of left eyelid||Localized swelling of head||Locked joint of right knee||Lump in bilateral breasts|
|Minimal depression||Minimal major depression||Minimal major depression single episode||Minimal recurrent major depression||Moderately severe depression|
|Moderately severe major depression||Moderately severe major depression single episode||Moderately severe recurrent major depression||Moderate underweight in infancy childhood and adolescence||Mucopurulent conjunctivitis of bilateral eyes|
|Mucopurulent conjunctivitis of left eye||Mucopurulent conjunctivitis of right eye||Neonatal difficulty in feeding at breast||Neonatal effect of maternal postpartum depression||Neonatal gastroesophageal reflux|
|Nicotine user||Non-infective neonatal diarrhea||Non-ulcerative sexually transmitted infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis||Nonvenomous insect bite of left hand with infection||Nonvenomous insect bite of right hand with infection|
|Open bite of head||Open bite wound of neck||Open wound of forearm due to cat bite||Open wound of forearm due to dog bite||Open wound of hand due to cat bite|
|Open wound of hand due to dog bite||Oral cyst||Otalgia of left ear||Otalgia of right ear||Otitis externa of bilateral ears|
|Otitis media caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae||Otitis media of bilateral ears||Otorrhea of bilateral ears||Otorrhea of left ear||Otorrhea of right ear|
|Pain in bilateral lower legs||Pain in finger of left hand||Pain in finger of right hand||Pain in fingers of bilateral hands||Pain of bilateral eyes|
|Pain of bilateral forearms||Pain of bilateral hands||Pain of bilateral lower limbs co-occurrent and due to ischemia||Pain of bilateral thighs||Pain of bilateral upper limbs|
|Pain of joint of bilateral lower legs||Pain of joint of left foot||Pain of joint of left lower leg||Pain of joint of right foot||Pain of joint of right lower leg|
|Pain of left acromioclavicular joint||Pain of left ankle joint||Pain of left calf||Pain of left elbow joint||Pain of left eye|
|Pain of left hand||Pain of left heel||Pain of left hip joint||Pain of left lower limb co-occurrent and due to ischemia||Pain of left shoulder blade|
|Pain of left shoulder joint||Pain of left temporomandibular joint||Pain of left thigh||Pain of left wrist||Pain of right acromioclavicular joint|
|Pain of right ankle joint||Pain of right calf||Pain of right elbow joint||Pain of right eye||Pain of right forearm|
|Pain of right lower limb co-occurrent and due to ischemia||Pain of right shoulder blade||Pain of right shoulder joint||Pain of right temporomandibular joint||Pain of right thigh|
|Pain of right wrist||Pain of toe of left foot||Pain of toe of right foot||Pain of toes of bilateral feet||Paronychia of finger of left hand|
|Paronychia of finger of right hand||Paronychia of fingers of bilateral hands||Paronychia of left thumb||Paronychia of right thumb||Paronychia of toe of left foot|
|Paronychia of toe of right foot||Perennial allergic conjunctivitis of bilateral eyes||Perforation of cornea of left eye||Perforation of cornea of right eye||Perforation of dental restoration|
|Perforation of intestine co-occurrent and due to meconium ileus||Perforation of tympanic membrane of bilateral ears due to otitis media||Perforation of tympanic membrane of left ear due to otitis media||Periorbital edema of left eye||Periorbital edema of right eye|
|Postprocedural infection||Recurrent acute otitis media of bilateral ears||Red left eye||Red right eye||Repetitive strain injury of left ankle|
|Repetitive strain injury of left foot||Repetitive strain injury of left thigh||Repetitive strain injury of right ankle||Repetitive strain injury of right foot||Repetitive strain injury of right thigh|
|Repetitive strain injury of upper limb||Right side sciatica||Rupture of left Achilles tendon||Rupture of right Achilles tendon||Rupture of right tympanic membrane due to otitis media|
|Second degree burn of left hand||Second degree burn of right hand||Serous otitis media of bilateral ears||Severe acute respiratory syndrome of upper respiratory tract||Severe underweight in infancy childhood and adolescence|
|Sexually transmissible infection caused by Herpes simplex virus||Sexually transmissible infection caused by Human papillomavirus||Sexually transmissible infection caused by Molluscum contagiosum virus||Slow weight gain||Spasm of muscle of left calf|
|Spasm of muscle of right calf||Spontaneous rupture of bilateral tympanic membranes co-occurrent and due to acute suppurative otitis media||Spontaneous rupture of left tympanic membrane co-occurrent and due to acute suppurative otitis media||Spontaneous rupture of right tympanic membrane co-occurrent and due to acute suppurative otitis media||Sprain of finger of left hand|
|Sprain of finger of right hand||Sprain of interphalangeal joint of finger of left hand||Sprain of interphalangeal joint of finger of right hand||Sprain of left acromioclavicular ligament||Sprain of left foot|
|Sprain of left hand||Sprain of right acromioclavicular ligament||Sprain of right foot||Sprain of right thumb||Sprain of tibiofibular ligament of left ankle|
|Sprain of tibiofibular ligament of right ankle||Stiffness of joint of left hand||Stiffness of joint of right hand||Stiffness of left ankle||Stiffness of left knee|
|Stiffness of left shoulder||Stiffness of left wrist||Stiffness of right ankle||Stiffness of right knee||Stiffness of right shoulder|
|Stiffness of right wrist||Strain of flexor muscle of left hip||Strain of flexor muscle of right hip||Strain of jaw||Strain of left Achilles tendon|
|Strain of left quadriceps muscle||Strain of muscle of anterior chest wall||Strain of muscle of left groin region||Strain of muscle of right groin region||Strain of muscle of wrist|
|Strain of right Achilles tendon||Strain of right quadriceps muscle||Strain of tendon of left wrist||Strain of tendon of wrist||Strain of toe|
|Stricture of male urethral meatus following circumcision||Subluxation of radial head of left elbow||Subluxation of radial head of right elbow||Subungual hematoma of finger of left hand||Subungual hematoma of finger of right hand|
|Subungual hematoma of left thumb||Subungual hematoma of right thumb||Suitable for telehealth monitoring||Superficial bite of scalp||Superficial dehiscence of wound|
|Superficial foreign body of skin of left foot||Superficial foreign body of skin of left hand||Superficial foreign body of skin of right foot||Superficial foreign body of skin of right hand||Superficial injury of left eye|
|Superficial injury of right eye||Suppurative otitis media of left ear||Suppurative otitis media of right ear||Synovitis of joint of right knee||Tobacco smoking in mother complicating childbirth|
|Tobacco smoking in mother complicating pregnancy||Tobacco smoking in mother complicating puerperium||Tobacco use in mother complicating pregnancy||Tobacco use in mother complicating puerperium||Transgender identity|
|Ulcer of cornea of bilateral eyes||Ulcer of cornea of left eye||Ulcer of cornea of right eye||Under immunized||Vaccination record unavailable|
|Victim of child neglect||Victim of infant neglect||Viral fever|