Adding multiple conditions or allergies to patients

You can assign medical conditions and allergies to patients in Health History to remind you of and to keep a record of any conditions, illnesses, or allergies your patients may suffer from. For example, you could assign a medical condition to document that a patient experiences excessive bleeding or has diabetes.

Important: The HIPAA Privacy Rule established national standards to protect an individual's medical records and other personal health information. The rule applies to health care providers and requires appropriate safeguards to protect personal health information and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that health care providers may make of such information without a patient's authorization.

To add multiple conditions or allergies to a patient

1.   In any module except the Office Journal and eDex, click File, point to Switch To, and then click Health History.

The Health History window appears.

2.   If necessary, click the Select Patient toolbar button and select the patient you want to add the conditions and/or allergies to.

3.   Click the Add toolbar button, and then click Add Multiple.

The Health History –  Add Multiple dialog box appears.

4.   Select the appropriate conditions and/or allergies in the Available list.

Note: To add more than one selection at a time, press the Ctrl key while making your selections.

5.   Click the Add button.

The conditions and/or allergies you selected appear in the Selected list.

Note: To remove a condition and/or an allergy, in the Selected list, select the item you want to remove, and then click Remove or Remove All.

6.   Click OK.