Patients - Background Information
The Patients Application is simply a list of patients that are tied to the currently logged-in user. Selecting one of these patients from the list sets them as the "active" or "currently selected" patient, which in turn allows the user to use other patient portal applications to access their records, information, and send messages and requests in their name.
Once you've selected a patient, their name -- and possibly some other information about them -- will appear inside the Current Patient Application housed on top of each page. This signifies that they are the currently selected patient, and their chart file will populate the data in all of the other Office Practicum Portal applications.