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How to get the most out of Elation’s new pre-natal flowsheets

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How to get the most out of Elation’s new pre-natal flowsheets

How to get the most out of Elation’s new pre-natal flowsheets February 28, 2018

Elation recently released built-in prenatal flowsheets to enable OB/GYN practices and physicians to reduce time spent documenting and make things more easy-to-use and streamlined overall.

How do you create a new flowsheet?

OB/GYN providers can use prenatal flowsheets for all charts where the patient’s gender is listed as “female”. If you are an OB/GYN and do not have access to our prenatal flowsheets, contact us at so that we can turn it on for you!

  1. To create a new prenatal flowsheet, go to the Clinical Profile on the left-hand side of the chart and click the “+ Add Flowsheet” button, as seen in the screenshot below.
  2. The top of the flowsheet is designated for the entire pregnancy. The synopsis section can be used for a pregnancy-specific problem list, or any other notable elements about the pregnancy.
  3. At the bottom of the flowsheet, providers can add individual OB visits. The only required fields are the current date and gestational age. The gestational age calculates automatically once the Estimated Delivery Date (EDD) is completed.

When a patient checks into the hospital to deliver, provider can send the patient’s prenatal flowsheet along with key pregnancy lab results easily within Elation by attaching the patient’s flowsheet, relevant labs, and Clinical Profile to an outbound Letter and eFaxing it directly to the hospital. For more information on sending letters in Elation, refer to this Help Center article.

If a patient would like to have a copy of their flowsheet to bring directly to the hospital, anyone at the practice can print the flowsheet via the Actions dropdown.

Once a patient is no longer pregnant, open the patient’s prenatal flowsheet and click on the Actions dropdown to “End Flowsheet.”

How do the flowsheets enable collaboration?

Elation’s new dynamic built-in prenatal flowsheets for OB/GYN physicians and practices allows everyone at a practice to collaborate more easily. Because staff typically record weight, blood pressure, and urine, we’ve designed our prenatal flowsheets with those three vitals listed first. This format allows staff to record necessary vitals for individual OB visits and save them as a draft.

Any provider at a practice can access the prenatal flowsheet and simply open the saved draft and review/add any additional information before signing off on the visit.

Once the note is signed by the provider, a new row will appear on the flowsheet with their initials under the “Signed” column. You can then hover your mouse over the initials to see the provider’s full name and credentials.