The DominoPDF software enables the USHR electronic claims process to automatically convert all completed case documents from Domino documents to PDF files and seamlessly upload the files into their document repository without user intervention.
USHealthRecord (USHR) is an Ambulatory Meaningful Use certified, cloud-based Electronic Health Record / Personal Health Record company for both medical and dental space. USHR has been around since 1997.
The state of Arkansas presented an opportunity to USHR for electronic claims processing. The current process includes doctors driving into the state offices to review mailed in paper charts and printed x-rays. All collaboration utilizes standard mail and therefore, can take months for each case to get completed. All of these factors drive up doctor and government costs, as well as, cause the patient care to drag out to months. Once the case is complete, the office staff has to scan all documents and submit into their document repository.
The DominoPDF software enables the USHR electronic claims process to automatically convert all completed case documents from Domino documents to PDF files and seamlessly upload the files into their document repository without user intervention. This integration saves the state, doctors, and patients money and helps the doctors to provide better patient care.
The main technical issues involved had to do with the correct file naming and filling of all patient case records that were converted to PDF and uploaded into the State’s repository. The file naming was all handled by DominoPDF as an input value and the code was able to dictate where the output file resulted. DominoPDF also handled the document formatting that was required by the State by using view form formulas and document url passed to DominoPDF.
'Get unique file name...
sFilename = "USHR_" & vFilename & "_" & Format$(fcount, "00000") & ".pdf"
sLocation = sDir & "\domino\html\pdf\" & sFilename
ftparray(fcount -1) = sFilename
'Build URL from database and document ID...
sURL = sHost + cPrintView + claimDoc.UniversalID + "?OpenDocument"
'Convert URL to PDF...
pdfGenReturn = DoPDF(sURL, sLocation, "WebUsername=someuser;WebPassword=somepassword;
About The Author
Joe Roblee is the CTO for USHealthRecord and solely wrote TeamLINKS and completed the first Dental based Meaningful Use Certification. Joe has over thirty years’ experience in software development and healthcare.