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The patient data tab initially displays a search box and two buttons.
The function of the two buttons are:
To retrieve a patient (or view a list of patients):
If an exact match is found, that patient record will be displayed.
If an exact match is not found, or wild card search was performed, a list of matches will be displayed:
To retrieve a patient from the list, double click on the caret in the far left column.
Clicking the MRU button displays a list of the most recently accessed records:
To retrieve a patient from the MRU list, click on the name.
The Add icon becomes visible only after a search is performed. This is to minimize duplicate record entry:
After patient retrieval, or upon creation of a new record, patient demographic data is displayed. See the Patient data topic for a description of the fields.
There are four icons related to patient data editing:
To delete a patient record, click on the File drop down menu then click Delete patient. Please note: this will permanently delete the currently displayed record.
Patient records consume very little storage space, therefore, unless you are certain that you will never access a patient's file again, it is not necessary to perform the delete function.