Cardiovascular Risk Scoring
Cardiovascular (CV) risk scoring, also known as the Framingham risk score, can be calculated within the Ava EMR.
This allows physicians to easily check their patient’s risk, without needing to leave their workflow.
There are two ways to access the CV calculator in Ava, from the patient chart and from the Tasks section. This tutorial will walk you through both.
Under Calculated Results
- The patient who you would like to calculate a result for either has labs which contain their cholesterol and blood pressure information or you have this information available from somewhere else.
1. To create a new calculation, click the plus icon on the Calculated Results section
The Calculated Results section can be found in the bottom right corner of a patient chart.
2. Select “Framingham Risk Score” and then click New
A popup will appear
The information in the popup is pre-populated from the patient chart, but can be easily adjusted.
3. Select the Family History check box if either of the following criteria apply:
The father of the patient had a heart attack at an age of less than 55 years and/or the mother of the patient had a heart attack at an age of less than 65 years.
4. Check off the other boxes if appropriate
You can hover over the list icon to see the patients current medications
5. A calculated value will appear in the box at the bottom of the popup
6. Click Save to save the calculation to the patients chart
To reference and edit previous calculations, click the expand icon on the Calculated Results section.
Under the Task Section
- You have an incoming lab in your tasks section containing information about the patients cholesterol and blood pressure.
1. Claim + Sort an incoming lab
For more information about handling incoming documents click here.
2. Select the calculator icon above the lab task
3. This will toggle the CV risk calculator pop up
This pop up works exactly the same way as the one in the patient chart.