Please ensure that when you onboard a patient to the COVID Oximetry @home care pathway, information about this event is recorded in your local system so that it can be shared beyond your GP practice in shared records, such as the Summary Care Record (SCR) with Additional Information.
The SNOMED code 1325191000000108 Telehealth pulse oximetry monitoring started (situation) should be used to consistently record onboarding to the COVID Oximetry @home pathway.
The COVID Oximetry @home pathway typically lasts for 14 days but this may vary slightly due to patient factors or local service configuration.
To add the SNOMED code in SCR Additional Information:
- EMIS Web users should record the code as an active problem - please ensure that the problem status is configured so that it remains active for a duration appropriate to the COVID Oximetry @home pathway
- SystmOne users record the code as an active problem - on or after discharge from the pathway, the problem status should be made inactive to update the patient’s SCR so that it is no longer included
- Vision users should record the code as Priority 1 or an active problem - on or after discharge from the pathway, the Priority 1 or active problem status should be removed to update the patient’s SCR so that it is no longer included
Upon closing and saving the GP record, an SCR update will be triggered. For patients who have opted out or who have chosen not to have Additional Information in their SCR, an update will not be triggered, and in this case, the information will not be available on SCR.
If your GP practice is using a template to record COVID Oximetry @home care, please ensure that the template is configured to record 1325191000000108 Telehealth pulse oximetry monitoring started (situation) as described above.
Find further guidance on SCR Additional Information.