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Patient List Privacy is a built-in feature of the OutSmart system. In designing the system, we have considered both collaborative clinics as well as clinics where practitioners do not share information. The Patient List Privacy features of OutSmart ensure that in both of these scenarios, patient information can be kept as private, or as shared as needed. This is achieved by recording the connections, or ‘links’, between patients, practitioners and clinics/offices.
The Patient Link is an important piece of information that allows OutSmart to determine what you have permission to do with a patient record. For example:
There are more examples of why the Patient Link is important, but all are geared towards maintaining Patient Privacy. It’s also useful to note that the OutSmart Calendar plays a central role in organically giving both admins and practitioners the permission to see specific patient records when supported by an appointment booking.
There are two main reasons why you might want to connect a single patient record to several office locations, or several practitioners:
It is important however to be able to maintain Patient Privacy, while still being able to share a patient record among offices or practitioners.
Patient Lists in OutSmart respect certain Patient Privacy Rules:
Following the above rules ensures that Patient Privacy is respected, even in clinics with multiple practitioners, or in the case of a practitioner working in several locations. These procedures ensure that either an Admin Staff member or a Practitioner are directly involved and aware of the sharing of patient information.
A patient can be assigned to a practitioner by the Admin staff, through the Master Patient List in an Admin account:
Example of active and inactive links between patients and practitioners. This is a view from an Admin account.
A patient can be assigned to a practitioner by any practitioner in an office, simply by the creation of an appointment in the Calendar between the patient and the practitioner:
A patient can be assigned to an office by a practitioner, through the Master Patient List:
Example of Patient to Office links. This view is from the practitioner account.
A patient can also be assigned to an office by booking an appointment with a practitioner at that office: