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Chronic Disease Detection & What it Means for your Practice

Socrates has been working closely with the Irish Primary Care Research Network (iPCRN) to develop computerised tools that will identify patients with potential Chronic Disease. It is now available in your Socrates system.

How can it help your practice?

Diabetes Register
This will list all patients in the practice who are currently coded as having an active diagnosis of either Type I, Type II or Gestational Diabetes. Both ICD10 & ICPC2 codes may be used.

Type I Diabetes Finder
This tool helps suggest possible Type I Diabetic patients based on medications prescribed. For example, a patient will be suggested as a possible Diabetic if previously prescribed any form of Insulin. Once found, you can review each patient file & then code as Diabetic if appropriate. Once coded, these patients will automatically be added to the Diabetic Register.

Type II Diabetes Finder
As with the Type I finder, this tool will suggest a patient may have Type II Diabetes based on prescribed medication, for example, Metformin. Additionally, it may also suggest a patient may be Diabetic based on previous HBA1c levels. Once found, you can review each patient file & then code as Diabetic if appropriate. Once coded these patients will automatically be added to the Diabetic Register.

Diabetes Research Uploader & Report Generator
This tool uploads anonymised data to the iPCRN server which then generates, & emails back a detailed practice report which may then be used for audit. It will upload anonymised data from patients who have an active code of Diabetes. No patient identifiable information is included in this upload.

Flu Finder & Search Tool
This search tool uses an algorithm based on the HSE immunisation guidelines to find eligible patients who may be due a Flu Vaccination.

The Flu-Finder searches all active patients in your system & suggests they may be due a flu vaccination if they:

  • Are Over 65 Years of Age
  • Have a BMI >40
  • Are Currently Coded as Pregnant
  • Currently coded with a Chronic Disease

Paediatric Prescribing Tool
This tool lists all patients under 16 who have attended the surgery & been prescribed an antibiotic in the previous 12 months.

Benzodiazepine Prescribing Tool
This tool lists all patients who have been prescribed a Benzodiazepine type medication in the previous 12 months. It also includes the number of times prescribed.

Maternity Safe Prescribing Tool
This tool checks if any potentially harmful medication is prescribed for patients who are attending for antenatal care.

Call the Socrates Help Desk team on 071 9193600 or log onto www.ipcrn.ie to find out more.

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