Dentrix Ideas

Color-coded Patient Alert / Family Alerts flags

We would like to be able to color code the patient alert flags that show up on the Appointment Book. Right now, they are all yellow. We'd like to have color options to identify a balance alert (green flag?), premed needs (blue flag), severe special needs (red flag?), etc. Thank you!
  • Guest
  • Jul 9 2019
  • Planning to Implement
  • Jul 9, 2019

    Admin response

    Great idea, thanks for submitting it!
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  • Guest commented
    5 Apr 09:49pm

    I would like my computer to simply "tell" me these things from now on. My eyes are weary. When I click on any patient, I want my computer to say "allergic to penicillin" or "bad debt" or "needs five fillings" right out loud so I don't have to look it up. And when the patient hears it, it would be a starting point in any conversation.

  • Guest commented
    12 Jan 09:29pm

    We are STILL waiting for this to be implemented. We think we had a fabulous idea! Looking for a way to especially and quickly identify Medicaid patients.

  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    great idea! ALSO make the billing type BIGGER
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    Sometimes we get in a hurry and scroll through the alerts, if they could be catagorized some how (using color code, either text, or heading on alert box), to alert each area that the alert pertains to them that would make sure alerts would not get missed.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    The ability to set a color to billing types would make it more visible in both the FF and the ledger especially if it is a questionable account.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    Would like to be able to use colored text in the name field in the family file to diferentiate patients with a PPO/Network insurance or if there is a problem with an account balance. That would allow anyone making an appointment to immediately recognize any issue as far as scheduling. If we could use colored text in the family file, their name would be in that designated color on the appointment book, chart, ledger or anywhere their name appears. THANK YOU!
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    Especially health conditions versus medications! Keep the red cross for health conditions and have another color cross to show medication-related alerts like drug allergies, etc.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    If Medical Alert - The "PLUS Sign" is marked in GREEN for One Medical Alert marked as "Healthy", We will not have to Open up the Alerts for Healthy Patients saving us lots of time on about half of our patients.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    I use Red Charts for patients needing Pre-Meds BEFORE any Dental Work & use Bright Yellow Charts for patient with Latex Allergy. Regular Manila color for the rest. So, If we can use similar color coding in the PLUS SIGN symbol of Medical Alert - Green for Healthy, Red for any & all Alerts (as it is now) & Yellow for Latex Allergies - Half Red & Half yellow for Patient needing Pre-Med as well as is Allergic to Latex - It will definitely help in proper medical management of patient.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    I agree
  • Alex commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    Agreed! This would help one rapidly identify the subject of a note. Actually, the pop-up itself should be able to be color-coded so when it comes up, anyone can tell at a glance the importance of the note. We have a problem with some patients having a number of notes and staff tend t simply click through them, not reading them, to get to the module they want. Color coding would ensure significant alerts stand out and are looked at.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    I agree! This would help since the flags are so over used in most offices.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    Our office totally agrees! It would be alot easier for our front and back office!
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    I would like to have the flags that pop up be color coded!! We find that most of the staff gets irritated with the flags and do not bother to view them. We have limited the flags where they pop up but still not helping.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    Patient Alert Note should be available in a variety of colors - Users have a choice (i.e. I can see a Pink Alert Note faster than Grey)
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    Patient Alert Note should be available in a variety of colors - Users have a choice
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    It would be great if the premed was a different icon on the schedule instead of having to open every medical alert to see who needs a premed. Identify it with a pill so it's easy to spot.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    With multiple providers in our office we would love a feature that alerts you when rescheduling or wait will calling an appointment that tells you that there is a coordinated appointment with a different provider. Ex: hygiene and x-ray (we have a dedicated x-ray technician), or doctor and hygiene.
  • Ellie commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    I would like to have a Financial Agreement alert that can be attached to an appointment or somehow flagged for a due date so it will pop up and remind us to call patient. Currently, the addition of the color to the hand-shake icon is too subtle and there is no other way of knowing when a payment is due unless we manually write it as an event on a particular day or in the appointment book Note.
  • Guest commented
    9 Jul, 2019 04:25am
    Create another tab/module similar to the medical alert tab that allows us to keep track of life events, interests, etc for our patients. Would be nice to click on this tab quickly and review personal information about our patient before they arrive to help refresh our memory of recent life events such as marriages, new babies, deaths in family, vacations, etc and help provide a caring environment for our patients
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