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Choose a Message

Version 14.19

About Choose a Message

Main Navigation Bar > Phone (Messages group)
Main Navigation Bar > Portal (Messages group)
Main Navigation Bar > External (Messages group)
Main Navigation Bar > Need Action (Messages group)

Messages are sorted under category tabs.  Choose a message in one of the categories to view, reply, forward, and print a message.

Choose a Message Map

Number
SectionDescription

1

Category tabsMessage tabs include:
  • Unread Phone: New messages originating from phone calls.
  • Unread Portal: New messages originating from the Patient Portal.
  • Unread External: New messages originating outside the practice.
  • Needs Action: Messages that have been marked 'Act Req'.
  • Read: Messages marked as 'Read' from the Unread Phone tab.*
  • Sent: All sent messages 
(*Messages can be invalidated by the original sender from the Sent tab).

2

Message GridDisplays the list of available messages.

3

New Message The New Message button opens a new message window.

4

Comment The Comment button allows you to add a comment and saves the message in the patient chart without sending it to a recipient.

5

Reply The Reply button opens the message in Reply mode with the original sender as the recipient.

6

Reply All The Reply All button opens the message in Reply mode with all original recipients marked to receive the reply.

7

Forward The Forward button opens the message in reply mode without a recipient selected.  Select a recipient to receive the message.

8

ScopeScope narrows the parameters for the displayed messages.  Messages can be determined by viewers, dates, and confidential.
Version 14.10

About Choose a Message

Path: Smart Toolbar > Messages button
 Path: Smart Toolbar > Schedule button > Messages tab
 Path: Smart Toolbar > Chart button > Messages tab

Click on the Message (Telephone icon) button or the Messages tab to open the Messages window.  Messages are sorted under category tabs.  Choose a message in one of the categories to view, reply, forward, and print a message.

Choose a Message Map

Number
SectionDescription

1

Category tabsMessage tabs include:
  • Unread Phone: New messages originating from phone calls.
  • Unread Portal: New messages originating from the Patient Portal.
  • Unread External: New messages originating outside the practice.
  • Needs Action: Messages that have been marked 'Act Req'.
  • Read: Messages marked as 'Read' from the Unread Phone tab.*
  • Sent: All sent messages 
(*Messages can be invalidated by the original sender from the Sent tab).

2

Message GridDisplays the list of available messages.

3

+ New MessagesThe + New Messages button opens a new message window.

4

CommentThe Comment button allows you to add a comment and saves the message in the patient chart without sending it to a recipient.

5

Reply buttonThe Reply button opens the message in Reply mode with the original sender as the recipient.

6

Reply All buttonThe Reply All button opens the message in Reply mode with all original recipients marked to receive the reply.

7

Forward buttonThe Forward button opens the message in reply mode without a recipient selected.  Select a recipient to receive the message.

8

ScopeScope narrows the parameters for the displayed messages.  Messages can be determined by viewers, dates, and confidential.