Xtract software comprises six modules – Test, Prescribe, Mix, Outsource, Inject, Comply. The Test module, described here, is the first of six modules. This module simplifies the process of testing, scoring, and recording results. All results are easily retrievable, and also integrated with the provider’s EMR.
Xtract is a software program specifically designed to organize patient care for allergy patients, from diagnosis and initial testing through successful completion of treatment. It is a cloud-based platform accessible via any network-connected device.
The patient dashboard offers providers a detailed overview of historical data pertaining to a specific patient. The dashboard includes patient photo, date of birth, medical record number, insurance information, as well as a field for patient notes. The provider review screen is generally used to look at the progress allergy shot patients have had over the course of their therapy.
Through this view the provider can review the shot history and filter by reaction, examine the ingredients of what is in the patient’s vials, and read notes the shot nurses have left over time. At a recheck visit 3, 6, or 12 months after the start of therapy, this type of information is valuable to discuss with the patient.
The Test Module makes ordering, administering, and documenting skin testing easy. Providers are able to quickly and easily customize which antigens are chosen for a skin test based upon geographic region or individual patient needs. Providers can select panels in the left column that have already been preset to include the desired antigens and can also add other antigens individually if desired.
Wheal and Flare is recorded in the Test module for each antigen administered. Xtract Solutions configures the software according to parameters set by the provider. Grading of skin reactions is determined based upon these individual parameters. A timer is available to alert the nurses that test results are available to be read.
A more complex scoring protocol can be customized and implemented based upon provider preference. In this example, intradermal tests are included on the same test, and two wheal sizes are measured and recorded.
Test results are accurately and quickly entered into the provider’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system, and can be printed to give a copy to the patient. Billing interface is also available to automatically bill the skin test with the practice management software/EMR.