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5.1 – Managing Referrals from the Odontogram

Description

You can now easily access patient referrals via the Odontogram module, saving clinicians the trouble of swapping modules to gather referral information.

This article applies to version 5.1 +

Step-by-Step

  1. Visit the File menu in the upper left corner of the program.
  2. Select Open/Select Patient.
  3. Search for your patient.
  4. Activate the appropriate patient file.
  1. Visit the Odontogram module via the Charting menu.
  2. Right click within the module window.
  3. Select Patient Referrals.

Referred By:

  1. You will be presented with a condensed referral window. It will display all current information available in the patient file’s Referral tab.
  2. From here, you can add a new Referral By using the ellipses button.
  3. As with standard referral entries, you will need to choose a type from the list. Patient will allow you to search for a patient within your database.
  4. Source presents a selection window wherein you can select an existing record or create a new one.
  5. The same is true for Doctor. You will have a list of existing referral offices to choose from and the ability to add more.
  1. You will need to choose a Procedure Type/reason this patient was referred to your office.
  2. You can choose an existing option in the list or add a new one using the green plus folder.
  3. Double left click the desired option, or highlight it and press Ok.
  1. Select the Save button to preserve the records you’ve entered.
  2. You can choose to add a Note using the available button. You can enter helpful details for future reference.
  3. Enter your note information in the white box.
  4. Select the Save folder to commit the note to the patient file.

Referred To:

  1. The next available space relates to referrals to other doctors sent by your office. Select Add to begin the process.
  2. Select the ellipses button to see your list of options. You will be presented with your list of Doctors/Referral Offices, the same options presented when adding a Referral By. Choose an existing record or create a new one.
  1. Set the referral status to Active, Completed or Pending, depending on your situation.
  2.  Select the Date Out, typically the current date.
  3. Select Date Due to designate when this referral will require reassessment.
  4. Add a note, this will greatly improve communication and clarity across the office.
  5. Select Ok to save your work.
  1. You can Edit or Delete the entry you’ve made using these buttons.
  2. The next available options relate to the patient’s Family Dr. and Dentist. These are often used when handling temporary or emergency patient visits.
  3. You can further elaborate on the patient’s health care providers in the name boxes.
  4. You can also set a Dr. type in the dropdowns beside them. These types are created elsewhere in the program so feel free to call Support for advice on how to create more.

This concludes the available options for patient referrals accessed via the Odontogram. If you have any outstanding questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Support team.