Keeping a record of a patient's medical history details is important. Some patients with particular conditions are not suitable for certain treatments. Medical history details in Core Practice appear as an alert each time that you access the patient's profile, as well as being fixed on the page.
It is also important that the reception staff enter the patient's medical history details when they first visit your clinic, as well as updating it if that is ever necessary. This is why having a patient's medical history details on file and easily accessible is crucial.
- Starting from the patient's profile, click on History.
- Here you will see a number of fields where you can enter this particular patient's medical history information.
A number of fields ("Dental cond present", "Med cond present" and "Allergies present") are dropdown menus. Simply click on the free space in these mentioned fields. If the condition which you need to apply to the patient is not in the dropdown menu, you will see available space below it in which you can type freely.
- Click on Save Changes each time you make a change.
- This information is stored in the top row of the patient's profile.
Only "Allergies" and "Med Cond" are shown at the top of the patient's profile page. Conditions from the dropdown menu appear with their own names, whereas custom conditions will appear as an "info" icon (shown above). Hovering your mouse over the icon will reveal the condition.
This is the easiest way for dentists to see a patient's medical history details. Once a patient has completed their medical history form, you should upload the attachment to their file, as well.