If you've been using Genie for a while you're probably very well acquainted with the Tools menu. Occasionally you may notice some features in this menu that you've never used. If you're wanting to know a bit more about these features or the Tools menu in general, please read on.
Before you begin
The Tools menu is only available from within the Clinical Window. Many of the features in this menu are available from other areas in Genie as well.
The Tools menu changes depending on the practice type that is set for your Genie. This practice type is set via File > Set Practice Type. Some options that are available in the Tools menu for one practice type, may not appear for others.
If you are curious about the options that are specific to your specialty, please refer to our article on Genie Specialty Modules
These features will appear in the Tools menu for all users, regardless of practice type.
Interested Parties: This will open a list of interested parties for the patient. These can also be accessed from the patients Demographics. You are also able to Add additional interested parties, or Delete parties that are no longer relevant.
New Consultation: New consultation will simply open a blank consultation record for you. This can also be opened by selecting the Add Consult button at the top of the clinical window.
Modify Today’s Consultation: This option will open up the consult record that you have already created for today. If there is no consult record existing for today, it will simply open a blank consult record for you.
Consultation Summary: This option can be used to see a list of the patient's consultation notes from a particular period. Selecting this will open a pop-up window where you can choose the time frame in which you wish to search. Once you have set your parameters, select OK and Genie will present you with a list of the consults from that time period in the preview panel.
Print Complete Record: This option will print out the patient's complete record. You will first be prompted with a settings window as below, and this will allow you to choose the parts of the patient's Clinical Window that you would like to print.
Quick History: Displays a list of all the item numbers which have been charged for this patient in the last two years.
Add Task: Allows you to assign a task as a reminder to yourself or another user about the current patient. This will be listed in the Other or Checklists/ Script Archive tab of the Clinical Window. For more information on tasks, please refer to our Tasks Knowledgebase Article
Add Procedure: This will open up a new Procedure window. For more information on adding procedures, please refer to our Adding Procedure Records article.
Add Pathology Result: This will open a window that allows you to manually enter the details of a pathology results you have received.
Add Document: Opens up a document window which allows you to enter free text. This document can then be accessed via the Documents tab in the Clinical Window's contact list.
Add Measurement: Allows you to add in a measurement record for your patient.
HealthLink Online: This will open a web page that will allow you to create a NSW Digital Fitness to Drive Medical Assessment SmartForm. Once you have opened Tools> HealthLink Online, select New > Roads and Maritime Services > NSW Fitness to Drive Medical Assessment. This will allow you to submit this form via Genie.
Bariatrics: This will open the Bariatrics module. The Bariatrics module is a paid module available in Genie version 8.2.4 or above.
Register for My Health Record: Allows you to register your patient for My Health Record
|Feature||Available in Specialty|
|Open Current Pregnancy||GP, Obs/Gynae/IVF|
|Add WorkCover Claim||GP, Orthopaedic, Ophthamology, Plastic Surgery, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Other Specialty, Podiatry, Other Allied Health|
|Lesions||GP, Obs/Gynae/IVF, Plastic Surgery, Rheumatology, Other Specialty|
|Centrelink Certificates||GP, Orthopaedics, Ophthamology, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Other, Podiatry|
|Estimate PEFR||GP, Other Specialty|
|INR Control||GP, Obs/Gynae, IVF, Dermatology, Other Specialty|
|Thyroid Control||GP, Obs/ Gynae/ IVF, Dermatology, Other Specialty|
|Percentile Charts||GP, Obstetrics, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Other, Podiatry, Other Allied Health|
|Alcohol Audit||GP, Dermatology, Other Specialty|
|Mini Mental State||GP, Dermatology, Other Specialty|
|Aged Depression||GP, Dermatology, Other Specialty|
|PASI Scores||GP, Rheumatology, Dermatology|
Open Current Pregnancy: Will open or start a new pregnancy for this patient. Only available if the patient is marked as female and is over 12 years old.
Add Workcover Claim: This will allow you to create a new WorkCover Claim for the patient.
Lesions: Opens the Lesions module which allows for easier tracking of excisions of lesions and ordering/tracking of histopathology.
Centrelink Certificates: Allows you to add a Centrelink Certificate.
Estimate PEFR: Provides an estimate of the Peak Flow Rate based on height.
INR Control: Allows you to keep track and control patients' INR doses. INR pathology results can be linked to the INR Control by highlighting the INR reading in the result and clicking the INR button to record the information about the reading.
Thyroid Control: Allows you to keep track and control patients with thyroid conditions.
Percentile Charts: Displays paediatric percentile charts for the patient. These will automatically plot any measurements recorded in the Measurements table. You can add new measurements from this window by clicking on the Add Record icon. Conversely, you can delete measurements by selecting the relevant measurement and clicking the Delete icon.
From Genie version 8.6.6, you can download and use the percentile charts from different health organisations. For example, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). These can be downloaded by selecting Special > Software Updates, in the Miscellaneous tab ticking the checkbox to the left of the relevant percentile data and clicking the Install 1 item button. In the window that appears, click Replace to replace the current percentile data with the selected data, or Append to add it to your existing data.
Note: Replacing the percentile data will replace it for all patients in Genie. The only way to change back to the original data would be to download the Percentile Data from the Software Updates window and select Replace.
When you open the Percentile Chart window for the patient, you can select which chart to view the measurements against by selecting the relevant option in the Age Range field. If you choose to append the new values, you will have several options available in this field.
Alcohol Audit: Opens an Alcohol Disorders Identification Test. The results of the test are placed in the Treatment/Plan section of the consult window. This occurs even if you have not yet created a new consultation record. This also applies for the Mini Mental State Examination and the Aged Depression Scale.
Mini Mental State: Opens a Mini Mental State Examination. The outcome of this examination will be placed in the Treatment/Plan section of the consultation record.
Aged Depression: Opens a Geriatric Depression Scale questionnaire.
PASI Scores: Opens Face, Hand & Foot/Whole Body PASI Scoring system for psoriasis.
Rheumatology: The Rheumatology module allows you to record and monitor details of a patient's rheumatic disorder across a number of scales, such as DAS28, BASDAI, ASDAS, RAPID3 and SDAI.
Some Tools are specific to particular specialties, and as such they will only appear when you have a certain practice type set. For more information on Practice Type specific features, please refer to our Genie Specialty Modules article.