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Searching Patient Orders

In this article, you will learn how to search patients.

Step 1: When you open "Patient Search" page, all patient orders at your account will be shown. Patient Search results are displayed on grid with patient name, patient id, patient other ids, modality, accession number, study date and images count columns. You can sort the patient orders by clicking on these columns. The orders will be sorted accordingly the column you clicked on.

You will see "Record" section on the lower left corner of the page. The first figure in front of the parentheses indicates the total number of the orders. The figures in the parentheses indicate the first and the last row number of orders on the displayed page, respectively.

You can navigate through pages by clicking on "Previous" and "Next" button on the lower of the page. The figures between these buttons indicate the current page number and last page number, respectively.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

For filtering the patient orders, fill "Filter" field and the orders will be filtered automatically without having to click any command button. You can clear the "Filter" field to remove filtering.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 2: Patient orders can be searched by using patient name, patient id, patient other ids, accession number and/or study date and/or modality. If you have more than one institution, you can also search by specific institution. Enter any of these information in the related field and click on "Search" button.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 3: Related patient order or orders that are matching to your search parameters will be displayed on the page.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 4: In order to clear the search parameter, click on "Clear" button. If you want to see original Patient Search content, click on “Search” button after clearing your search parameters.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 5: You can also search patient orders by using Keyword search field. Entered information will be searched in patient name, patient id, patient other ids and accession number at the same time. Fill Keyword search field, then, click on "Search" button.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 6: Once you have clicked on, you will see related order or orders on the page.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 7: In order to clear your search parameters, you can follow the same steps in Step 4.

Step 8: You can also search patient orders by using the date range. For this, select the "Date Range" on the left side of the page. When you select a specific range such as "Today", "Yesterday", "Last Month" or "Last 10 Years", "From Date" and "To Date" information will be selected automatically according to this range. If you select "Custom Date Range", you can select "From Date" and "To Date" information as you like. After selecting the date range, click on "Search" button. Date Range search can be used with other search parameters.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 9: After clicking on, related patient order or orders will be shown on the page.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 10: For clearing your search parameters, you can follow the same steps in Step 4.

Step 11: You can also search patient orders by using modality of the order. Select the modality of the patient order on the left side of the page. When you select the modality, it will turn into blue colour. Then click on "Search" button. Modality filter can be used with other search parameters.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 12: After searching, you will see related patient order or orders on the page.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 13: For clearing your search parameters, you can follow the same steps in Step 4.

Step 14: If you have more than one institution defined, you want to search orders by institution. Select "Institution" on the lower left side of the page. Then click on "Search" button.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 15: After searching, related patient order or orders will be displayed on the page.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 16: You can also search patient orders by using the sub-user name. Select "User" on the lower left side of the page. Then click on "Search" button.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 17: After searching, you will see related patient order or orders on the page.

searching patient orders, searching dicoms

Step 18: In order to clear the search parameter, you can follow the same steps in Step 4.

Adding Documents to Patient Orders

In this section, you will learn how to add documents to patient orders. For more information read articles at here.

Step 1: On "Patient Search" page, you will see all patient orders with patient name, patient id, patient other ids, modality, accession number, date and images information.

adding documents to patient orders

Step 2: Click on the patient order, it will be selected and turn into blue color and order editing tools will be shown. Now, document can be added to patient orders in two different ways. First one is by clicking on "Add Document" icon on the right side of the order. The second one is right clicking on the patient order and clicking on "Add Document" menu item.

adding documents to patient orders

Step 3: After clicking, "Add Document" form will be shown. Click on "Select File" button to add a document. Supported file types are MP4, AVI, PDF, BMP, PNG, JPEG and JPG. After selecting the documents you want to add, they will be listed as shown below. You can change the name of file or add file description by clicking on the pencil shaped icon on the right side of the document info. After you added the file description, you can save it by clicking the disk shaped icon or cancel it by clicking on cross icon. Documents can be removed from the list by clicking on recycle bin icon.

adding documents to patient orders

Step 4: Once you have added all documents and made edits you want, click on "Upload" button to add them in the patient order. When you double-click on the order on "Patient Search" page, you will see the added documents on the left side of the page.

adding documents to patient orders

Adding Patient Orders to Folders

In this section, you will learn how to add patient orders to folders. For more information about folder usage read articles at here.

Step 1: On "Patient Seach" page, you will see all patient orders with patient name, patient id, patient other ids, modality and accession number information.

adding patient orders to folders

Step 2: Click on the patient order, it will be selected and turn into blue color and order editing will be shown. Now, patient orders can be added to folders in two different ways. First one is by clicking on "Add Order to a Folder" icon. The second one is right clicking on the patient order and clicking on "Add To Folder" menu item.

adding patient orders to folders

adding patient orders to folders

Step 3: "Add to Folder" form will be shown and all of the folders and their contents will be displayed (for more information about folder usage read articles at here). Click on the folder that you want to add the order. The selected folder will turn into blue colour and if you click on again it will be deselected. After you have selected the destination folder, click on “OK” button to complete folder selection process.

adding patient orders to folders

Step 4: After clicking "OK", the patient order will be added to the destination folder. On "Folders" page, you will see that the number of orders of the folder increases by one.

adding patient orders to folders

Step 5: When you open the destination folder by double-clicking on it, the patient order you added will be shown in the folder.

adding patient orders to folders

Step 6: If you want to remove the patient order from the folder, you can follow two different ways. For the first one, click on the order to select it, then click on "Remove" icon on the upper right side of the field. For the second one, right click on the order and then click on "Remove" icon.

adding patient orders to folders

adding patient orders to folders

Step 7: After clicking, a message box will be shown. Click on "Yes" to confirm that you want to remove the order from the folder. If you don’t want to remove it, click on "No".

adding patient orders to folders

Step 8: Once you have clicked on "Yes", selected order will be removed from the folder.

adding patient orders to folders

Step 9: In this way, you can add any patient study to any folder.

Moving Patient Images and Documents to Recycle Bin

In this section, you will learn how to move patient images and documents to recycle bin.

Step 1: On "Patient Search" page, you will see all patient orders with patient name, patient id, patient other ids, modality, accession number, date and images information.

moving to recycle bin

Step 2: Click on the patient order, it will be selected and turn into blue color and order editing tools will be shown. Now, patient images and documents can be moved to recycle bin in two different ways. First one is by clicking on "Move to Recycle Bin" icon on the right side of the order. The second one is right clicking on the patient order and clicking on "Move to Recycle Bin" menu item.

moving to recycle bin

Step 3: After clicking on the icon, a Message Box will be shown to confirm you to move the patient order to Recycle Bin. Click on "Yes" to confirm that you want to move the order to recycle bin. If you don’t want to move it to recycle bin, click on "No".

moving to recycle bin

Step 4: Once you have clicked to "Yes", selected order will be moved to recycle bin and the remaining orders will be shown in patient search page.

moving to recycle bin

If you want to delete patient images and documents permanently, follow the steps in the article Deleting Images and Folders Permanently.

Creating New Patient Order

In the next paragraphs, you will learn how to create new patient orders. First of all, you must have "Create New Patient Order" authorization. If you don't see the create new patient order icon, please contact us for this topic.

Step 1: When you open "Patient Search" page, all patient orders at your account will be displayed. In order to create a new patient order, click on "Create New Order" icon on the upper left side of the page.

creating new patient order

Step 2: After clicking, you will see "Create Order" form with patient name, patient id, patient other ids, birth date, institution and complaints fields. It is compulsory to fill patient name, patient id, birth date and institution information. When all of the values are entered, click on "Create" button to create the new patient order.

creating new patient order

There is a red dot next to the required fields. If you don't fill these fields you can not create the new patient order.

Filters are used in some selection boxes (modality and institution select boxes). So you can easily find the value you want to find.

Step 3: Once form is closed, created patient will be searched and will be shown on "Patient Search" page. Then, if you want you can add images and clinical documents to this new order.

creating new patient order

For more information read articles at here.

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