Robust Reporting

Centricity’s foundation is extremely robust, capable of reporting on any and all data entered into the system. Reports can be run both ad-hoc for simple querying of statistical information as well as having the capability to develop a complicated, analytical report for advanced forecasting. With over 1,500 forms and reports developed, your department will be able to use these forms and run reports at go-live.

Standard reports are provided and additional reports will be identified during the business process analysis. Reports can be standardized across all facilities or specific to individual facilities. In addition, reports can be categorized by a number of other factors such as service areas, specialties, etc. CQI reporting can also be defined and implemented and will require input from your department as to the reportables.

Centricity’s reporting capabilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides flexible query tools capable of building complex queries with multiple conditions
  • Capable of running queries and reports on demand (ad hoc), scheduling to be run at another time, or scheduling to be run periodically (Daily, weekly, monthly, temporarily for a range of dates)
  • Capable of automatically sending scheduled reports via secure email or SFTP
  • Provides capability of viewing reports online within the system or saving to PDF-A, word, excel or CSV format
  • Running any query, canned or standard report does not degrade system performance
  • Provides a standard patient summary report that prints out key clinical data such as problems, medications, allergies, current orders, labs and vitals
  • System reports are written in a standard reporting tool (i.e. Microsoft SQL Reporting Services or Crystal Reports)
  • Provides detailed and summary security audit reports that may be used to track activity by provider, by patient, and by activity type
  • Provides data warehouse functionality (cross- patient reporting, statistical analysis, data mining, etc.)
  • All data in the system including metadata is available for reporting

A comprehensive audit report that includes all chart access activities including print, fax and export actions on chart documents that would be performed by staff as part of normal “healthcare operations” in HIPAA terminology

Ability to modify reports

While any ODBC-compliant report writer can be used to create custom reports, Crystal Reports and/or SSRS is recommended. Crystal Reports is the basis of all of the standard Centricity reports. Using the separately purchasable Crystal Reports together with GE Centricity provided data schema information, custom reports can be designed and imported into Centricity for direct use within Centricity. Such imported reports appear to the user alongside the GE Centricity-provided reports. Writing custom reports requires a staff member of moderate technical ability who has some comfort with SQL queries and macro-level programming. Fusion offers classes in Crystal Reports specific to the Centricity data schema.

However, ad-hoc reports are extremely easy to use and anyone at the end user level will be able to create and/or modify these kinds of reports.

Ability to Run Ad-hoc Reports

Several examples of ad-hoc reports that can be created include:

  • Ad-hoc reports that can be created to find all patients with missing demographic information (such as last names)
  • Ad-hoc reports that can be created to track any and all medication and dosage fields
  • Ad-hoc exception reports that can be created to see which patients did not receive a medication for a given time frame
  • Ad-hoc reports that can be created to see which patients are due to have their medications (prescriptions) renewed or refilled
  • Ad-hoc order reports that can be created to see such things as all open orders for specific departments or all past-due orders
  • Ad-hoc reports that can be run on any requisition fields to track such things as all pending requisitions, all requisitions of a specific type, all requisitions for a given patient classification, etc.
  • Ad-hoc that can be created to track all aspects of inventory management
  • Ad-hoc reports that can be created to query on definable fields and records
  • Ad-hoc reports that can be created and run on the-fly without the need to save a report definition
  • The average user can customize an ad hoc Inquiry to meet a specialized need in the moment


Ability to Run Queries

Similar to ad-hoc reports, inquiries or ‘queries’ allow for instant access to clinical data that is available in the Chart Module. Unlike Reports, the average user can customize an Inquiry to meet a specialized need in the moment. For example, you’d like a list of all patients on a specific medication. Or, you’d like a list of clinical providers who have more than 15 documents that are not signed on their Desktop.

If there is an Inquiry that you utilize frequently, you may also save those parameters for future use. If you are building an Inquiry of patients, you may also switch to the Reports area and utilize the Letters section once the patient population has displayed itself in the results section. This way, you can print Letters for that specific patient population. Also, Inquiries may also be used to send Bulk Flags/Care Alerts to a specific patient population that has been captured by the Inquiry.