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.
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Patient Lists in OutSmart respect certain Patient Privacy Rules:
Following the above rules ensures that Patient Privacy is respected, even in clinics with multiple patients, or in the case of a practitioner working in several locations.
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.
A patient will be automatically connected to a practitioner or an office they are not already connected to if they are booked in with that practitioner or at that office.
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: