Record Today's Notes

Patient notes are recorded from the Today's Notes section in the patient record.

Today's Notes

What's the best way to record notes?

There are three ways of manually adding notes:

You can use a combination of all three methods to enter notes. Bp Premier will also automatically add notes as a result of information recorded by the provider in other areas of the patient record and software, such as completing a health assessment, or sending a HL7 ereferral.

Can I set defaults for my notes?

You can set the patient record to open by default in Today's Notes from SetupUser preferencesGeneral tab. Many of the default settings for the patient record and Today's notes can be set from the User preferences screen.

The Visit Type, Visit Date, and Visit time fields in Today's notes default to the provider's default visit type and today's date and time, but can be changed in user preferences.

Can I edit notes from a past visit?

Yes, within limits. See Delete or amend past visit notes for more information.

Can I backdate notes?

If you have installed Indigo SP1 or later, the Visit Date in Today's notes cannot be set earlier than one month prior to the current date. When you print visit notes from the word processor, the visit date will be printed with the notes as Recorded On.

If you need to indicate that notes were recorded on a date earlier than this (for example, notes were entered into the wrong patient and discovered over a month later), you must add text to this effect with the visit note.

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