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  PracticeWorks: Integrating additional programs and file types with PracticeWorks
Posted by: Joel on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:13 PM
 
  Tips and Tricks
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Even though PracticeWorks has built in support for its own documents and it has limited integration with images via scanners, it falls short in many areas. Most significant, a lot of new technologies (and a lot of neat programs) have been developed for Windows since most of the PW integration was written back in 1998. Many new "file types" exist that could be tied to a patient: Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) and scanned images or images from digital cameras that have newer interfaces not supported by PracticeWorks' "old" integration interfaces are two examples. There are also many times when using a "high end" word processor (such as Microsoft Word) is more desirable than the "built in" document system of PracticeWorks. For example, Microsoft Word has extensive imaging capabilities built in. Using it to compose a letter to a specialist would allow for x-rays, intra-oral camera images, and other things to be inserted directly into the document. Finally, a lot of these file types are sent TO you (vs. being generated by you). Many files are sent via electronic means (like email). Emails themselves are a file type in Windows that may be worth saving on a patient by patient basis. This article describes a simple technique (combined with a Lighthouse utility program) that opens up the entire world of Windows documents to be managed by PracticeWorks.

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  PracticeWorks: Appointment shortcuts
Posted by: Joel on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 11:53 AM
 
  Tips and Tricks
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This is number two in a series of articles designed to bring to light many of the things the software is capable of, but most users simply don't know exist. This article covers "appointment shortcuts" - keyboard shortcuts that can speed up the appointment creation and scheduling process. As with my first article, these tricks represent some of the cooler things we put in version 1.0 of the software - and promptly forgot about! The appointment definition tricks are actually some of our favorites.

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  PracticeWorks: Working with dates and calendars
Posted by: Joel on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 09:54 PM
 
  Tips and Tricks
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There are all types of goodies embedded in PracticeWorks that were designed to make your daily use of the software quicker and easier. While most of them are technically documented somewhere, most people (including myself) couldn't tell you where! With nearly 20 megabytes worth of documentation shipped with the system, there is just too much material for one person with even a hint of a life to digest. Buried deep within those millions of bytes of manuals, however, are some real gems - simple things that can make your work day easier. The "tips and tricks" article series is intended to bring to light many of the things the software is capable of, but most users simply don't know exists.

This article covers working with date fields and "the calendar". The tricks here represent some of the things that have been in the software since version 1.0 and we simply assumed everyone knew. In our seminars, we are surprised to find out how many users are unaware of these handy shortcuts.


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