Setup Digital Signatures

By 09/10/2020Odontogram, Setup
Please note: The setup process described below is critical for the use of Digital Signatures throughout Power Practice.

You must follow this guide to enable signature features throughout the program.

Description

Version 5.0 introduced the ability to save and utilize digital signatures attached to a user’s login ID. These pre-set signatures can be used to digitally signoff on treatment and clinical notes.

This article applies to version 5.0 +

Step-by-Step

Enabling signatures:

  1. Visit the Options menu at the top of the program.
  2. Select Chart Settings from the list.
  1. Select the Note Options button at the bottom.
  2. Enter the Daily Password (by calling Support).
  3. Press the Ok button.
  1. In the new window,  enable the Signature Required tick box.
  2. Press the Ok button on the right.
  3. Press the  Save button and then close this window.

As you may have noticed, the Notes options section allows a few extra levels of control.

Restrict to Same Day Edits: Enable this setting to disallow modifying notes from a past date.  You will only be able to modify a note on it’s entry date.

Restrict to Same Day Deletes: Enable this setting to disallow deleting notes past their first entry date. You will only be able to delete a note on the it’s date.

Be sure to utilize these new features, along with digital signatures, to gain comprehensive control over your clinical records and entries.

You are now ready to utilize the new signature feature.

Please see the Additional Resources section below for links to the other articles relevant to signatures.