Using the Patient Census (Admin Only)

The Patient Census shows details about the monitoring status of patients associated with your organization. From the Patient Census, the clinician can generate reports, see the reports for available for a patient, view historical data, and edit some patient details. See figures below.

To Access the Patient Census

  1. Log on to the VistaCenter interface using an account that has administrator-level permissions to manage patients.
  2. Select Patient Census from the Menu or select the icon in the sidebar (if available). The patient census interface is displayed. See figure below. The default view shows all currently monitored patients.
  3. Select the desired patient census view from the options. All selections are optional.
    • Column Visibility: Select this menu to show and hide individual columns. See figure below. 
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    • Monitored Between: Enter start and end dates (a day/month selector appears when you click in the field. Dates are calculated on GST boundaries. Click on the Filter button to apply the entered dates. 
    • Clinician Name: By default, all clinicians are shown. To focus on the patients of a single clinician, select clinician name from this menu.
    • Report Delivery Preference: By default, patients associated with all report delivery preferences are shown. To focus on a single report delivery preference type, select the type from this menu.
    • Show Patients: By default, the patient census shows patients with status Currently Monitored. You can choose to view other status types, such as Pending, Complete or All.
    • Sort the list by clicking on any header name. The view will sort by ascending (first click) or descending (second click) order.
    • Use the Search function to search for all or part of a patch ID, patient name, clinician name, or other identifying data.
  4. To view an individual patient’s historical data, click on the Historical button. See Historical Data  for more information. 
  5. To view/edit a patient’s details, click the Edit button.
  6. To view patient intake information, click the Intake button. 
  7. To export the current census view, click on one of the data export choices: CSV, Excel, PDF or Print.
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To View and Edit a Patient

  1. Access the patient census view (see above), and then find the patient in the census list. Click the Edit button in the Action column. A panel appears on the right side of the census view. Alternately, click the Intake button to view the patient intake information (the intake information cannot be edited). 
  2. Confirm and/or edit the information displayed. See figure below.
  3. Optionally, perform the following actions:
    • Edit patient details
    • Generate a New Vital Sign Report
    • Generate a New Event Report (ECG event)
    • View All Reports for Patient. Changes view to Patient Reports page.
  4. Click the Save Patient button to apply changes to patient details. To cancel changes, select another patient in the patient census view.
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To Generate a Vital Sign Report

  1. Access the patient census view (see above), and then find the patient in the census list. Click the Edit button in the Action column. A panel appears on the right side of the census view. 
  2. Click the New Vital Sign Report button. The Vital Sign Report panel appears on the ride side of the census view.
  3. Provide the following information:
    • Schedule At: Enter a date and time to run the report. By default, reports are run one minute after midnight of the next calendar day. Setting a day/time earlier than current will cause the report to run immediately.
    • Begin/End Report At: Enter the start and end times for the report. By default, the start and end times of the patient’s monitoring period are automatically selected.
    • Patient Name, DOB, Gender, Clinician Name: Enter this patient-specific data. Entries will be stored with the patient record and displayed in the report.
    • Patch ID, Device Name: These fields are populated automatically based on the current selection and will be displayed in the report. Modify if necessary.
  4. When finished entering information, click Generate Vital Sign Report. The report will generate at the scheduled time.
  5. To retrieve the vital sign report, click the Reports button in the action column. 
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To Generate an ECG Event Report

  1. Access the patient census view (see above), and then find the patient in the census list. Click the Edit button in the Action column. A panel appears on the right side of the census view. 
  2. Click the New Event Report button in the Action column. A panel appears on the right side of the census view. See figure to the right.
  3. Provide the following information. All entries will be displayed in the report header.
    • Patient Name, DOB, Gender, Clinician Name: Enter this patient-specific data. Entries will be stored with the patient record.
    • Patch ID, Device Name: These fields are populated automatically based on the current selection and will be displayed in the report. Modify if necessary.
    • Event Name: Enter the name of the event. For example: “Atrial Fibrillation” or “AFib”. Use your facility’s naming conventions.
    • Heart Rate (BPM): Optionally, enter the observed/calculated heart rate for the event.
    • ECG Amplitude: Select from the following options: 1/2x, 1x (default), 2x, 4x. The selected value provides results similar to the Historical ECG view.
    • Event Onset/Offset: Enter the start and end date/time for the event.
    • Report Findings (Comments): Enter clinical observations regarding the event.
  4. When finished entering information, click Generate Event Report. The report will generate immediately.
  5. To retrieve the event report, click the Reports button in the action column.
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To View Historical Data from the Patient Census

The Patient Census has a Cardiac Monitoring Historical View that allows you to quickly review the ECG and notification history for cardiac monitoring patients. Use this Historical View as follows:

  1. Access the patient census view (see above), and then find the patient in the census list. 
  2. Click the Historical button in the Action column. The view changes to the Historical View in the figure below. This Historical View has the following features:
    • Current Patient and VitalPatch ID 
    • Date and Time selectors. 
    • Channel selectors (Heart Rate and ECG by default) 
    • Notification List with filter controls 
    • See Historical View for more information on the Historical View controls.

  3. Use the Notifications list below the ECG plot to view the arrhythmia notifications in the current view. To filter the view, use the Filter by Detected Type field to enter an arrhythmia code type (for example, afib or pse). 
  4. Select Patient Census from the Menu to return to the Patient Census view.
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