The World Health Organization on March 11, 2020 declared the rapidly spreading Coronavirus outbreak, associated with the transmission of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) a pandemic. COVID-19 infections cause a range of illness severity, from no symptoms to severe illness and potentially death. Coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath and may appear between two and 14 days after exposure.
CDC has issued Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). This includes but not limited to Diagnostic Testing, Laboratory and Radiographic Findings, Clinical Management and Treatment.
ChARM Health has updated its EHR software to help the providers prepare for and respond to community spread of novel Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)
We have created comprehensive COVID - 19 Screening Questionnaire for ready use by Providers and it is available use Settings > Questionnaire > ChARM Library. Practices can search for COVID-19 and import the Questionnaire to their account and can start using.
New Diagnostic (Dx) Code Templates based on CDC Interim Guidlines are made available in Settings > Templates > ChARM Library > Template Type - All Template. You can search for COVID-19 and import them into your account.
You can now order the COVID-19 specific tests from LabCorp, Quest, Clinical Labs of Hawaii, Sound Medical Labs and BioReference Lab, through the ChARM platform.
|Lab Name||COVID-19 Test(s) Name [ code ]|
|Quest Diagnostics||SARS-CoV-2 RNA, QUALITATIVE REAL-TIME RT-PCR [ 39433 ]|
|LabCorp||SARS-CoV-2, NAA [ 139900 ]|
|Sound Medical Lab||COVID 19 NASOPHARYNGEAL [ COVID 19 NP ]
COVID 19 OROPHARYNGEAL [ COVID 19 OP ]
|BioReference Lab||Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Nasopharynx [ TH68-0 ]
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Oropharynx [ TH69-8 ]
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19- Pooled NP/OP [ TH71-4 ]
|Clinical Labs of Hawaii||SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) by RT-PCR (CLH 4219) [ U685 ]
Rapid Flu A/B Antigen w/ reflex to Influenza A/B PCR w/ reflex to SARS-CoV-2 PCR (COVID-19) (CLH 4221) [ RFLAGX ]
Rapid Flu A/B Antigen w/ reflex to SARS-CoV-2 PCR (COVID-19) (CLH 4220) [ RFLXCO ]
Influenza A/B PCR w/ reflex to SARS-CoV-2 PCR (COVID-19) (CLH 4222) [ INXCOV ]
To order COVID-19 test with any of the above labs, you can choose the appropriate lab and test.
UCSF's COVID-19 Adult Clinical Evaluation Guide suggests checking the abnormalities in Chest X-Ray & Chest CT Scan, as well. Imaging orders like the Chest X-ray and CT scan can be ordered as part of a chart note in the 'Imaging' section.
ChARM EHR comes with an integrated TeleHealth solution. The US Government is encouraging the usage of TeleHealth as a safe option for handling the Patient surge in this emergency scenario by waiving the existing restrictions for Medicare Services. If you have not yet subscribed to the ChARM TeleHealth, you can subscribe from the 'Add-ons' section