Conducting the Bulk Loads
Once an interface between the Practice Management System and Touchworks is installed (via ConnectR), several sets of existing data are loaded into TouchWorks through a bulk-load process. Patient demographic, registration and scheduling are key data sets that sync the two systems. This data allows TouchWorks to display clinic schedules and builds a framework of basic patient data prior to their next visit. Having patient information already in the system enables the practice to pre-load already known records into TouchWorks. Commonly pre-loaded data is Problems, Immunizations, Medications, and Allergies (P.I.M.A.).
There are other bulk loads capabilities that will depend on the existing environment.