This highly requested feature is now now ready for your office! (database level 5.11+)
From the patient’s Careplan you can select a careplan entry – for example “3 times weekly starting 11/1/2009 through 11/15/2009” – and quickly schedule multiple appointments for a patient directly to scheduler, while picking the preferred time/dates. This feature is useful for all practice types, from cash-only to personal injury since it allows rapid appointment entry & the quick printing of these appointments for the patient. It nicely integrates the clinical Careplans with the clerical Scheduler & visit posting.
You can block schedule the following Careplan entries: Daily, Daily AM/PM, Weekly. Other intervals can more easily be cloned. Click the careplan entry (ie. 10/01 Weekly entry selected below) then click the “Block Schedule” link to see the block schedule careplan overlay.
block schedule directly using careplan entries!
1. If all slots for the doctor are taken you can quickly insert one.
First click on a taken slot for the doctor, so it presets that doctor. Now click “new appointment”, select the patient then click “Select Slot”. Now press “Add Extra Slot” and create the additional slot.
2. Future Appointments view is for…. you guessed it…. viewing only future appointents 🙂
To view all appointments for the week simply click the date and in the calendar click Week. To view all appointments for the month for a specific patient, in scheduler F3 find the patient & click the date, then month button. Presto!
3. Keyboard shortcuts are your friend in patient finder. Especially the less obvious ones.
For example in the patient dropbox type “all” (without the quotes” and press down arrow to immediately go to all patients. To find Joe Fitzgerald simply type fitzg and press down once or twice until Joe Fitzgerald appears right before your eyes! No need to keep reaching for the mouse. Continue reading