Import bulk clinical documents

This article describes how to set up and use the Bulk Document Import (BDI) utility to import clinical images and documents.

The Bulk Document Import utility (BDI) tool can:

  • Import document files in all popular formats: photos, images, PDF, MS Word documents (.doc and .docx), RTF, .txt, HTML files
  • Import scanned documents using a local or network scanner
  • Import photos directly from a digital camera.

The BDI tool does not require interaction through the Bp Premier user interface. BDI is a separate utility with the following advantages:

  • Users do not require access to the patient clinical record
  • Documents and images can be stored in any provider's Inbox or directly into the patient record
  • Documents and images can be stored in the BDI utility until staff are ready to allocate them.

Note: BDI storage of images is a practice-wide holding area, not user-specific. All documents scanned to the general Inbox will be visible to all users until processed.

BDI File Size Options

It is essential to minimise the size of files you are importing to reduce database growth.

Using the BDI tool

Using the BDI tool is a three-step process:

  1. Import the documents from file, scanner, or camera.
  2. Edit the image. This step is optional, but allows you to optimise imported documents for your practice.
  3. Send the documents to a provider's Inbox, or send to a patient record.
  1. On Windows 7, go to Windows StartAll Programs > Best Practice Software > Best Practice > Bulk Document Import
  2. On Windows 8 and higher, click on the Windows flag icon in the bottom right, select the down arrow to view apps, and click on Bulk Document Import under Best Practice Software.

  3. Enter your Bp Premier username and password into the login prompt. The Bulk Document Import screen will appear.
  4. Bulk Document Import

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