You can edit an appointment as needed.
To edit an appointment
How to get there
On the Schedule menu, click (or tap) Calendar.
The Calendar page opens.
On the Calendar page, click (or tap) an appointment.
The Appointment Information panel opens.
To open the Overview page of the patient's record, from the Appointment Information panel, click (or tap) the patient's name. However, be aware that any changes to the appointment information will be lost.
To view, add, or edit the patient's contact information, preferred contact method, and primary contact, from the Appointment Information panel, click (or tap) the Contact Info tab.
To view the appointment information for other members of the patient's household who have appointments scheduled on the same day as this appointment, from the Appointment Information panel, click (or tap) the Related Appts tab.
To view, add, edit, or delete the patient's medical alerts, from the Appointment Information panel, click (or tap) the Medical Alerts tab. If the patient has an medical alerts, a medical alert icon appears on the appointment.
To open the patient's clinical chart, ledger, or treatment plans, click (or tap) Chart, Ledger, or Tx Planner below the patient's name on the Appointment Information panel.
Change any of the appointment information, such as the procedure, provider, operatory, date, or time, as needed.
Set up the following options:
Status - Select a different status if necessary. The corresponding status icon appears on the appointment (for example, Unconfirmed is a question mark ).
ASAP - Select this check box if the patient wants to be contacted if an earlier date and/or time becomes available. With this option selected, the patient will show on the ASAP List. With this option selected, the patient will show on the ASAP List, and an ASAP icon appears on the appointment.
Needs Follow-up - Select this check box if any of the procedures for this appointment require you to follow up with the patient after his or her visit. The patient will show up on the Patient Follow-up list after his or her appointment.
Premedicate - Select this check box if the patient prefers to be medicated before any of the procedures are performed or if any of the procedures require premedication.
Tip: To remove a procedure from the appointment, click the corresponding Remove button .
Add Tx Planner - Click (or tap) this link to select one or more visits with treatment-planned procedures that you want to attach to the appointment, and then click (or tap) Update appointment.
Note: When you position your mouse pointer over a treatment-planned procedure, either the details of all the procedures in the corresponding case appear (if it is assigned to a case) or the details of only this procedure appear (if it is not assigned to a case).
Other - Enter a reason, other than that of the selected procedures, for the appointment.
Tip: You can enter a time using various formats. For example, you can type 08:30, 8:30a, or 8:30 AM; 8a or 8am; 13:30, 1:30p, or 1:30 PM; or 1p or 1pm.
Length - The length of the appointment is determined by the selected procedures or the specified time range, but you can change the length as needed. The end time of the appointment changes accordingly.
Contact Info - On the Contact Info tab, you can view or update the patient's contact information, contact preferences, and automated reminders preference (this option is available only if the patient is the primary contact for himself or herself or anyone else and has a supported mobile phone number). Any changes that you save from the appointment will be reflected in the patient's record.
The patient's primary contact also appears.
To change the primary contact person for the patient, click (or tap) Edit . In the search box, begin typing the contact's name, continue typing as needed to narrow the results, and then select the appropriate name from the list of matching results. Or, to make the patient whose appointment you are viewing the primary contact, click (or tap) Switch to "Self" at the bottom of the results list.
To assign the primary phone number of the patient's primary contact (if different from the patient) as the primary phone number of the patient on the appointment, click the Copy Up button . To assign the patient's primary phone number as the primary phone number of the patient's primary contact (if different from the patient), click the Copy Down button .
Related Appts - On the Related Appts tab, you can view the appointment information for other members of the patient's household who have appointments scheduled on the same day as this appointment. For your reference, the number of related appointments, if any, appears next to the name of the tab.
Medical Alerts - On the Medical Alerts tab, you can view the medical alerts that are attached to the patient's record. You can also add medical alerts to the patient's record as needed.
Tip: You can quickly change the appointment date, time, operatory, and/or provider by clicking (or tapping) an open time slot on the schedule in the column of any provider or operatory (depending on whether you are viewing the schedule by provider or operatory) on any day of the displayed week (if you are viewing the schedule by week) or on the displayed date (if you are viewing the schedule by day).
Click (or tap) Save.