eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration User`s Guide

eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration User`s Guide

eWebExtra OfficeMate

Integration User’s Guide

April 2014

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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Index

1 Getting Started

1 eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration Overview

1 Software Requirements

2 Opening the OfficeMate Integration Home

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Setting Up the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration

7 eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration Setup Overview

8 Connecting the Patient Info Inbox to OfficeMate

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Installing the Schedule Sync Application

Installing the Patient Info Inbox

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Connecting the Patient Info Inbox to OfficeMate

Opening the OfficeMate Integration Home from the Patient Info

Inbox

16 Setting Up the Standard Schedule and Patient Forms

18 Completing the Advanced Settings

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Setting Up Practice Locations

Setting Up Reasons for Visit

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Setting Up Insurance Carrier Schedule Categories

Setting Up and Assigning Schedule Templates

Setting Up E-mail Notification Addresses

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37 Processing Online Appointment Requests and Patient History

Forms

37 Patient Info Inbox Overview

37 Processing Appointment Requests

39 Processing Patient History Forms

Patient Matching Overview

Searching for a Patient Match

Creating a New Patient

Reviewing Patient Forms

47 Getting Support

47 Phone Support

47 Online Support

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Getting Started

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In this chapter:

eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration Overview, 1

Software Requirements, 1

Opening the OfficeMate Integration Home, 2

The eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration provides your patients the flexibility of recording their medical information and requesting appointments online, making your practice flow more smoothly and efficiently. With the eWebExtra OfficeMate

Integration, you can easily record patient information and schedule appointments in OfficeMate with the information your patients provide through your eWebExtra site.

eWebExtra

OfficeMate

Integration

Overview

The eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration is an integrated group of web-based services and desktop applications that extend your eWebExtra website capabilities. It gives patients online access to your office at their convenience.

The eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration consists of these features and functions:

Online Patient Forms: A web-based application for patients to fill out forms prior to their office visit.

Online Appointment Requests: A web-based application for patients to request appointments.

Patient Info Inbox: A local application, integrated with OfficeMate, that receives and displays notifications of patient forms and appointment requests for your practice to process.

eWeb Schedule Sync: A local application that continuously synchronizes the availability of providers and locations from the OfficeMate Scheduler with the provider and location schedule available to patients online.

OfficeMate Integration Home: A web-based tool that configures how

Patient Forms and Appointment Request schedules are presented to your patients on your eWebExtra website.

Software

Requirements

In order to use the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration, you must have the following software and web-based applications:

OfficeMate v10.0 or above, OR OfficeMate Enterprise v2.0.43 or above

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Opening the OfficeMate Integration Home

Opening the

OfficeMate

Integration

Home

The eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration is set up from the OfficeMate Integration

Home.

To open the OfficeMate Integration Home, follow the instructions below:

NOTE

After you install the Patient Info Inbox, you can access the

OfficeMate Integration Home from the Inbox. For more information, go to

“Opening the OfficeMate Integration Home from the Patient

Info Inbox” on page 15 .

1.

In a web browser, log in to http://www.eyefinity.com with your Eyefinity user

ID and password.

2.

Click the eWEB tab on the Eyefinity home page.

3.

Click Manage Your Site.

Your eWebExtra home page opens.

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Click Manage Your Site.

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Opening the OfficeMate Integration Home

5.

Click OfficeMate Integration.

One of the following occurs:

 If you are registered for the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration but have not set up the integration yet, the OfficeMate Integration page opens and displays a graphic of an exclamation mark.

 If you are not registered for the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration yet, the page displays the text “Coming Soon.”

 If you have already published the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration, a graphic of a green check mark appears.

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6.

Click Set Up eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration.

OR

If you have already published the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration, click

Update.

The login page for the OfficeMate Integration Home opens.

NOTE

Eyefinity recommends that you bookmark the login page so that you can access the OfficeMate Integration Home more quickly in the future.

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Type your eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration Username and Password and then click Login.

The OfficeMate Integration Home page opens. The first time that you open the OfficeMate Integration Home, the site prompts you to select your practice name as you would like it to appear on your eWebExtra website when patients request appointments or submit forms.

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To set up your practice name for the first time, perform one of the tasks below:

If you would like to keep your current eWebExtra name, click OK.

If you would like to change your practice name, type the new name in the

Scheduling and Forms Integration Practice Name text box and click

OK.

You are now ready to start setting up the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration.

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Setting Up the eWebExtra

OfficeMate Integration

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eWebExtra

OfficeMate

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Setup Overview

In this chapter:

eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration Setup Overview, 7

Connecting the Patient Info Inbox to OfficeMate, 8

Setting Up the Standard Schedule and Patient Forms, 16

Completing the Advanced Settings, 18

This chapter explains how to set up the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration.

The OfficeMate Integration Home allows you to control which providers, locations, and reasons for visit are visible to a patient when the patient requests appointments or fills out forms on your eWebExtra website. It also allows you to specify which insurance carriers are supported by those locations and providers.

Setting up the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration consists of the following steps:

1.

Connecting the Patient Info Inbox to OfficeMate. This step includes: a.

Installing the eWeb Schedule Sync application on the server that stores your OfficeMate data. The eWeb Schedule Sync is an application that runs in the background and updates the eWebExtra OfficeMate

Integration with provider availability.

NOTE

Only install the eWeb Scheduler Sync file on the server that stores your OfficeMate data. Installing the eWeb Scheduler

Sync file on workstations will cause scheduling conflicts.

b.

Installing the Patient Info Inbox on all the OfficeMate workstations you will use for scheduling. The Patient Info Inbox application uploads your providers and offices to the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration.

2.

Setting up and publishing the standard schedule and patient forms. In a few moments after publishing, two navigation links appear on your eWebExtra site: Appointment Request and Patient Forms. Patients can click these links to submit appointment requests and patient forms online.

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Completing the advanced settings, which includes:

 Setting up practice locations.

Setting up reasons for visits.

Setting up and assigning insurance carrier schedule categories.

 Setting up and assigning schedule templates.

 Setting up e-mail notification addresses.

NOTE

You do not need to complete all of the setup steps at once. The

OfficeMate Integration Home saves all completed changes.

Connecting the Patient

Info Inbox to

OfficeMate

This section tells you how to install the Schedule Sync and Patient Info Inbox applications so that OfficeMate and the Patient Info Inbox can exchange data.

Installing the Schedule Sync Application, 8

Installing the Patient Info Inbox, 11

Connecting the Patient Info Inbox to OfficeMate, 13

Opening the OfficeMate Integration Home from the Patient Info Inbox, 15

Installing the Schedule Sync Application

This section tells you how to set up the Schedule Sync application. The Schedule

Sync application is a program that runs in the background and syncs the schedule on your eWebExtra website with the OfficeMate Appointment Scheduler every ten minutes.

All changes made to the availability of providers and locations in OfficeMate is reflected in your online schedule on your eWebExtra site after the eWebExtra

OfficeMate Integration is published. The Schedule Sync application prevents patients from requesting appointments for time slots that are unavailable.

NOTES

Only install the eWeb Scheduler Sync file on the server that stores your OfficeMate data. Installing the eWeb Scheduler Sync file on workstations will cause scheduling conflicts.

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To install the Schedule Sync application on the server, follow the instructions below:

1.

From the OfficeMate Integration Home page, click First Time Install.

2.

On the Patient Info Inbox Setup page, click the eWeb Scheduler Sync hyperlink and save the Windows installer package to the server.

3.

Run the eWeb Schedule Sync file you downloaded in the previous step.

The eWebExtra Schedule Sync Setup Wizard opens.

4.

Click Next.

5.

Install the Schedule Sync in this folder: C:\Program

Files\Eyefinity\eWebExtra Schedule Sync\.

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6.

Click Next and follow all the instructions in the wizard to install the Schedule

Sync application.

7.

After the installation is complete, click Finish to exit the wizard.

The Schedule Sync application is now running on your server and will continuously sync the availability of providers and locations in the

OfficeMate Scheduler with your online schedule on your eWebExtra site after the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration is published.

8.

To proceed with setting up the Patient Info Inbox, go to “Installing the Patient

Info Inbox” on page 11

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Installing the Patient Info Inbox

The Patient Info Inbox is the application that receives and displays notifications of patient appointment requests and patient forms. You can set up as many Patient

Info Inboxes as needed.

NOTES

You must install the Patient Info Inbox on the same computer that has OfficeMate installed.

• After installing the Patient Info Inbox, you can add it to the Add-Ins drop-down menu in OfficeMate. For more information on setting up add-ins, see the OfficeMate User’s Guide.

To install the Patient Info Inbox, follow the instructions below:

1.

On the Patient Info Inbox Setup page, click the Patient Info Inbox hyperlink and save the Windows installer package to your computer.

2.

Run the Patient Info Inbox file you downloaded in the previous step.

The eWebExtra Patient Info Inbox Setup Wizard opens.

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3.

Click Next.

4.

Install the Patient Info Inbox in this folder: C:\Program

Files\Eyefinity\Patient Info Inbox\.

5.

Click Next and follow all the instructions in the wizard to install the Patient

Info Inbox.

6.

After the installation is complete, click Finish to exit the wizard.

7.

To proceed with setting up the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration, go to

“Connecting the Patient Info Inbox to OfficeMate” on page 13 .

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Connecting the Patient Info Inbox to OfficeMate

The Patient Info Inbox requires a database connection with OfficeMate in order to be able to share information about patients, locations, schedules, and providers.

You establish the connection with a Practice ID and API Access Key.

Any providers and locations that you want to be visible to a patient when the patient requests appointments or fills out forms on your eWebExtra website must first be set up in OfficeMate.

To connect OfficeMate to the Patient Info Inbox, follow the instructions below:

NOTE

Repeat this procedure for each Patient Info Inbox you are running.

1.

On the Patient Info Inbox Setup page, locate the Practice ID and API

Access Key. Copy or write down this information.

NOTE

If you think that security has been compromised, or you want a new API Access Key, click Generate New Key and your new key will appear in the API Access Key field.

2.

Open the Patient Info Inbox by clicking the Windows Start button, selecting

All Programs, and selecting Patient Info Inbox.

The Patient Info Inbox Login window opens.

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3.

Type your OfficeMate user ID and password in the User ID and Password text boxes and click Log In.

If you are logging in for the first time, a dialog box appears, notifying you that the API Key needs to be configured.

4.

Click OK to close the dialog box.

The Patient Info Inbox opens.

5.

From the Patient Info Inbox window, click Tools and select API Key

Configuration.

The API Access Key Configuration Form page opens.

6.

Paste or type the Practice ID and API Access Key values that you copied

in step 1 into the corresponding text boxes on the API Access Key

Configuration Form page.

7.

Click Configure.

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8.

From the Patient Info Inbox window, click Tools and select Upload

Providers and Locations.

NOTE

Repeat this step each time you change providers or locations in

OfficeMate.

A dialog box opens confirming that Providers and Locations are updated.

9.

Click OK to close the dialog box.

Opening the OfficeMate Integration Home from the Patient

Info Inbox

After you install the Patient Info Inbox, you can open the OfficeMate Integration

Home directly from the Patient Info Inbox.

1.

Open the Patient Info Inbox.

2.

Click Tools and select Go to OfficeMate Integration Home.

The OfficeMate Integration Home login page opens.

NOTE

Eyefinity recommends that you bookmark the login page so that you can access the OfficeMate Integration Home more quickly in the future.

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Setting Up the Standard Schedule and Patient Forms

3.

Type your eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration Username and Password and click Login.

The OfficeMate Integration Home opens.

Setting Up the

Standard

Schedule and

Patient Forms

Once you have installed the Patient Info Inbox and eWeb Schedule Sync, you are ready to set up the standard schedule and patient forms.

1.

From the OfficeMate Integration Home page, click Standard Setup.

The Standard Schedule Setup page opens.

2.

To include the standard schedule on the website, click the Schedule checkbox.

3.

If you want to have patient forms available on the website, select the Patient

Forms checkbox.

4.

Provide up to four email addresses where you would like to receive appointment request notifications. You must enter at least one email address. All appointment requests are also sent to the Patient Info Inbox.

NOTE

If you would like appointment request notifications to go to more than four email addresses, create an email distribution list and enter it here.

5.

If you chose to include the schedule on the website, select the locations and providers that will use the standard schedule. If you did not choose to include the schedule, go to step 7.

6.

Select the appointment minute increments to use on the standard schedule.

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7.

Click Complete Setup to add the standard schedule and/or patient forms to your website.

In a few moments after completing the setup, new navigation links appear on your eWebExtra site: Appointment Request and/or Patient Forms.

Patients can click these links to submit appointment requests and patient forms online.

8.

You can change the order of the navigation links from your eWebExtra Site

Builder.

NOTE

After you complete the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration, be sure to update the Patient Info Inbox, as needed.

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Advanced

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Completing the Advanced Settings

After you have completed the standard setup, you can click the Advanced

Settings links to set up additional eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration features.

Setting Up Practice Locations, 18

Setting Up Reasons for Visit, 20

Setting Up Insurance Carrier Schedule Categories, 23

Setting Up and Assigning Schedule Templates, 27

Setting Up E-mail Notification Addresses, 36

Setting Up Practice Locations

This section tells you how to set up the office locations that you uploaded from

OfficeMate so that they display correctly when a patient requests appointments or fills out forms on your eWebExtra website.

NOTE

If you add or remove offices from OfficeMate, update the Patient Info

Inbox with the current offices. For more information on updating

offices, go to “Connecting the Patient Info Inbox to OfficeMate” on page 13

.

Follow the instructions below to set up office locations for the eWebExtra

OfficeMate Integration:

1.

From the OfficeMate Integration Home page, click the Show advanced

settings... hyperlink.

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2.

Click the Practice Locations hyperlink.

The Practice Locations page opens.

3.

For each location, select the correct time zone for that location from the

Location Time Zone drop-down menu.

NOTE

If your server is in one time zone but an office is in another, select the time zone of the office.

4.

For each location, type the office name you want patients to see in the

Display Name text box. This is the name that will be displayed on your eWebExtra website and the Patient Info Inbox.

5.

Click Save.

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Setting Up Reasons for Visit

This section tells you how to set up Reasons for Visit. Patients choose from these reasons when requesting appointments from your eWebExtra website.

To set up the Reasons for Visit, follow the instructions below:

1.

From the OfficeMate Integration Home page, click the Show advanced

settings... hyperlink.

2.

Click the Reasons for Visit hyperlink.

The Reasons for Visit page opens.

3.

To add a new reason, perform the following steps.

a.

Click the Add a Reason for Visit hyperlink.

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The Add New Reason page opens.

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b.

Type a reason in the Reason for Visit text box.

c.

Click Save.

4.

To change the name of a Reason for Visit, perform the following steps.

a.

Click the Modify hyperlink next to the reason you want to modify.

The Edit Reason page opens.

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b.

Type the new name in the Reason for Visit text box c.

Click Save.

NOTE

You cannot modify the Other (Please specify below) reason.

When a patient requests an appointment, a blank text box displays below this reason so that the patient can type his or her own reason.

5.

To change the display order, click the arrow buttons in the Display Order column.

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Setting Up Insurance Carrier Schedule Categories

This section tells you how to set up insurance carriers so that they display correctly on your eWebExtra website.

Understanding Insurance Carrier Schedule Categories, 23

Assigning Schedule Categories to Insurance Carriers, 23

Understanding Insurance Carrier Schedule Categories

Each insurance carrier that a patient can select must be assigned to a schedule category. A schedule category determines which appointment times a patient with a specific insurance carrier sees when he or she requests an appointment.

By default, each carrier is assigned to Schedule Category 1. You can assign a different number to a specific carrier or a group of carriers. You can assign up to four schedule categories.

NOTES

For example, if you only want patients with VSP and Medicaid to make appointments for Mondays and Tuesdays:

Assign Category 2 to VSP and Medicaid.

When creating a schedule template, assign Category 2 to

Monday and Tuesday. For more information on creating and assigning schedule template, go to

“Setting Up and Assigning

Schedule Templates” on page 27

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Assigning Schedule Categories to Insurance Carriers

Follow the instructions below to assign schedule categories to insurance carriers:

1.

From the OfficeMate Integration Home page, click the Show advanced

settings... hyperlink.

2.

Click the Insurance Carriers hyperlink.

The Insurance Carriers page opens.

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3.

To add an insurance carrier, perform the following steps.

a.

Click the Add Insurance Carrier hyperlink.

The Add New Carrier page opens.

b.

Type the insurance carrier name in the Insurance Carrier Name text box.

c.

Select a category from the Schedule Category drop-down menu. d.

Click Save.

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4.

To modify an insurance carrier, perform the following steps.

a.

Click the Modify hyperlink next to the carrier you want to modify.

The Edit Carrier page opens.

b.

Type the new name in the Insurance Carrier Name text box.

c.

Select a category from the Schedule Category drop-down menu.

d.

Click Save.

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To delete an insurance carrier, click the Delete hyperlink next to the carrier you want to delete.

6.

To assign a Schedule Category to an insurance carrier, select the category from the Schedule Category drop-down menu next to the carrier.

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Setting Up and Assigning Schedule Templates

This section tells you how to set up provider and location schedules that are displayed to patients on your eWebExtra website.

Opening the Provider and Location Schedules Page, 27

Assigning and Publishing Schedule Templates, 27

Creating a New Schedule Template, 29

Modifying an Existing Schedule Template, 30

NOTE

To display the correct schedules on your eWebExtra website, make sure that all locations, providers, and provider schedules are set up correctly in OfficeMate.

Opening the Provider and Location Schedules Page

1.

From the OfficeMate Integration Home page, click the Show advanced

settings... hyperlink.

2.

Click the Provider and Location Schedules hyperlink.

The Provider and Location Schedules page opens.

Assigning and Publishing Schedule Templates

You need to assign a schedule template to each provider that practices at each location that you want available to patients online. You can use the pre-loaded templates, or you can create and assign your own templates.

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Follow the instructions below to assign a template to each provider at each location:

1.

Open the Provider and Location Schedules page. For more information on opening the page, go to

“Opening the Provider and Location Schedules

Page” on page 27 .

2.

For each row, select a template from the Template drop-down menu.

NOTE

If you do not see a template you want, you can create a new template or modify an existing one. For more information on creating new templates, go to

“Creating a New Schedule

Template” on page 29

. For more information on modifying a

schedule template, go to “Modifying an Existing Schedule

Template” on page 30

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Click Publish to publish a provider’s schedule at a location on your eWebExtra website. This schedule will be available online after you publish the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration. For more information on publishing the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration, go to

“Setting Up the Standard

Schedule and Patient Forms” on page 16

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Creating a New Schedule Template

You may want to create a new and uniquely-named template for each provider and location combination that requires a unique schedule. You create a new schedule template by basing it on an existing template. You can use any existing template as a base template.

1.

Open the Provider and Location Schedules page. For more information on opening the page, go to

“Opening the Provider and Location Schedules

Page” on page 27 .

2.

Click the Create New Template hyperlink in the Template column for the provider and location for which you want to create the template.

The New Schedule Template page opens.

3.

Select a template to base the new template on from the Schedule template

model drop-down menu.

4.

Type a name for the new template in the New schedule name text box.

5.

Click Save.

The new template is assigned to the provider and location for which you created the template. The new template name also appears in the Template drop-down menu for all providers at all locations.

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Modifying an Existing Schedule Template

Modifying a template modifies that template for all providers and locations to which the template is applied. You may want to create a new and uniquely-named template for each provider and location combination that requires a unique schedule.

1.

Open the Provider and Location Schedules page. For more information on opening the page, go to

“Opening the Provider and Location Schedules

Page” on page 27 .

2.

Select a template from the Template drop-down menu.

3.

Click the Edit Template hyperlink.

The selected template opens with the Reasons for Visit tab active.

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Select the check box in the Display column for each Reason for Visit you want to appear on your eWebExtra website.

5.

Select the duration (in minutes) allowed per appointment for each type of visit in the Duration column.

6.

Click Next.

The Reasons for Visit Schedule tab opens.

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7.

Select the radio button for the Reason for Visit for which you want to create a schedule.

8.

In the Appointment Scheduler, click the time slots that you want to be available for the selected Reason for Visit.

9.

Repeat steps 7–8 for each Reason for Visit you want to add to the template.

NOTE

To assign a Reason for Visit during the same time slot as another Reason for Visit, click the white grid space next to the existing Reason for Visit.

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To edit a specific Reason for Visit appointment time slot, click the time slot and modify the time slot as needed.

11.

After scheduling all of the Reasons for Visit, Click Next.

The Insurance Carriers tab opens.

12.

Select the check box in the Display column for each insurance carrier you want visible to a patient when the patient requests appointments or fills out forms on your eWebExtra website.

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13.

Click Next.

The Insurance Carriers Schedule tab becomes active.

14.

Select the radio button for the Category for which you want to create a schedule.

15.

In the Appointment Scheduler, click the time slots that you want to be available for the selected Category.

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16.

Repeat steps 14–15 for each Category you want to add to the template.

NOTE

To assign a Category during the same time slot as another

Category, click the white grid space next to the existing

Category.

17.

To edit a specific Category appointment time slot, click the time slot and modify the time slot as needed.

18.

After scheduling all Categories, click Save.

The Provider and Location Schedules page opens. If the template has already been published, the changes take effect immediately.

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Setting Up E-mail Notification Addresses

This section tells you how to add e-mail addresses so that notifications of submitted appointment requests can be sent directly to office staff.

Adding e-mail addresses is optional. All appointment requests are sent to the

Patient Info Inbox, regardless of whether e-mail addresses are set up or not.

To add e-mail addresses to the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration, follow the instructions below:

1.

From the OfficeMate Integration Home page, click the Show advanced

settings... hyperlink.

2.

Click the Email Notification Addresses hyperlink.

The Email Notification Addresses page opens.

3.

Type up to ten e-mail addresses in the text boxes.

4.

After adding e-mail addresses, click Save.

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Requests and Patient History Forms

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Patient Info

Inbox Overview

In this chapter:

Patient Info Inbox Overview, 37

Processing Appointment Requests, 37

Processing Patient History Forms, 39

This chapter explains how to process appointment requests and patient forms that arrive in the Patient Info Inbox from your eWebExtra website.

After a patient submits an appointment request or fills out a form online, the

Patient Info Inbox receives and displays the item in a similar way to an e-mail inbox.

Keep the following in mind when using the Patient Info Inbox:

The Patient Info Inbox displays requests and forms for all offices.

Each row in the Patient Info Inbox represents an online appointment request or history form.

• The Inbox is refreshed at regular, frequent intervals. To manually refresh the list, click the Refresh button.

To keep the Patient Info Inbox window on top of all other windows on your screen, click Options, and select Always on Top.

• To open the OfficeMate Integration Home, click Tools and select Go to

OfficeMate Integration Home.

Processing

Appointment

Requests

After a patient submits an appointment request from your eWebExtra website, the request appears in the Patient Info Inbox for processing. The appointment will not appear in the OfficeMate Scheduler until you process the request from the Patient

Info Inbox.

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Processing Appointment Requests

To process a pending patient appointment request, follow the instructions below:

1.

In the Patient Info Inbox, click the Appointment Requests tab.

2.

Double-click the request you want to process.

The Appointment Request for Patient window opens.

3.

Review the appointment request.

4.

Accept or decline the appointment by selecting the Accept Appointment

Request or Decline Appointment Request radio button.

5.

Choose to send or not send the patient an e-mail regarding the appointment request by selecting the Send Patient Email or Do Not Send Patient Email radio button.

When you select Send Patient Email, a pane opens in the bottom half of the window with the default e-mail text that you can modify.

6.

To print the appointment request details, click Print.

7.

To schedule the appointment, record the appointment in the OfficeMate

Scheduler.

NOTE

Eyefinity recommends recording the appointment in the

Scheduler before clicking Process Appointment Response because clicking Process Appointment Response permanently removes the request from the Patient Info Inbox.

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8.

Click Process Appointment Response.

The Process Appointment Request dialog box opens reminding you to capture or record the patient’s name, contact information, and appointment details.

9.

Click OK.

The Process Appointment Request dialog box closes. The appointment request is removed from Patient Info Inbox. If you chose to send an e-mail, the e-mail is sent to the patient.

Processing

Patient History

Forms

After a patient submits a form from your eWebExtra site, the form appears in the

Patient Info Inbox for processing. Both new and existing patients can submit a form from your practice’s eWebExtra site. Any new or modified patient demographic data will not appear in OfficeMate until you process the form.

This section includes the following topics:

Patient Matching Overview, 40

Searching for a Patient Match, 41

Creating a New Patient, 42

Reviewing Patient Forms, 43

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Patient Matching Overview

When a patient form arrives in the Patient Info Inbox, the eWebExtra OfficeMate

Integration automatically attempts to match the patient with a patient in the

OfficeMate database using all of the following criteria:

First three characters of the first name

Entire last name

• Date of birth

If there is an exact match of all criteria, an asterisk (*) appears in the Match column and the Review button displays.

If there is no automatic match, the Match column is blank and the Find Patient

Button displays.

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This flowchart illustrates the process of matching forms to patients:

Asterisk (*) in

Match column?

NO YES

Click Find Patient

& search for patient

NO

Click

Create Patient

& create new patient

Patient exists in OfficeMate?

YES

Double-click the patient match

Click Review

Process form in

Review Patient Form window

Process form in

Review Patient Form window

Figure 3-1:

Process form in

Review Patient Form window

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Searching for a Patient Match

1.

In the Patient Info Inbox, click the Patient Forms tab.

The Patient Forms tab becomes active and displays any pending patient forms.

NOTE

To update the list of patient forms, click Refresh.

2.

If an asterisk (*) displays in the Match column, click Review and go to

“Reviewing Patient Forms” on page 43

; otherwise, go to step 3.

3.

Click Find Patient.

The Patient Search window opens.

If there are no existing patient records in OfficeMate with the same name, a dialog box opens, prompting you to perform another search or create a new patient.

4.

If the dialog box for no records found in OfficeMate opens, click OK to close the dialog box.

5.

Search for a patient match by typing variations or shortened versions of the patient name in the Last Name and First Name fields and clicking Search.

All patient names in OfficeMate that meet the search criteria are displayed.

6.

If you still cannot find a patient match, go to

“Creating a New Patient” on page 42 ; otherwise, go to step 7.

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7.

If you see that the patient already exists in OfficeMate, click the patient in the search results and click Select, or simply double-click the patient.

The Review Patient Form window opens.

8.

To continue processing the patient form, go to “Reviewing Patient Forms” on page 43 .

Creating a New Patient

1.

Search for a patient match in the OfficeMate database. For more

information, go to “Searching for a Patient Match” on page 41 .

2.

In the Patient Search window, click Create Patient.

The Create Patient Confirmation dialog box opens, reminding you that you are about to create a new patient record.

3.

Click YES to create a new patient.

A confirmation box opens confirming that a new patient was created in

OfficeMate.

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Click OK.

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Processing Patient History Forms

The Review Patient Form window opens with the Insurance tab active.

5.

To continue processing the patient form, go to “Reviewing Patient Forms” on page 43 .

Reviewing Patient Forms

After you match a patient in the Patient Info Inbox to a patient in OfficeMate or create a new patient, you are able to review and process the patient’s form.

NOTES

Patient medical history is not displayed during processing. After you submit the form for processing, medical history is included in the PDF that is created and attached to the patient’s record. It is expected that the provider will enter this information in

ExamWRITER.

• In order to open the Review Patient Form window, you must first complete one of the following procedures:

“Searching for a Patient Match” on page 41

“Creating a New Patient” on page 42

To review and process a patient form after linking it to a patient, follow the instructions below:

1.

If you have just created a new patient, the Review Patient Form window opens with the Insurance tab active. Click Back or the Demographic tab to make the Demographic tab active.

2.

With the Demographic tab active, select the check boxes for the patient data you want to appear on the patient form and in the OfficeMate database.

 To select only information from the patient form, click the Select All

(Patient Forms data) hyperlink.

To select only information from the OfficeMate database, click the Select

All (OfficeMate data) hyperlink.

NOTES

The social security number recorded by the patient online is not transferred to OfficeMate; you must manually change or add the social security number.

Any demographic information not displayed in the Review

Form window, including information for Meaningful Use, is not transferred to OfficeMate; you must manually add this information to OfficeMate.

If you decide the patient you selected is not the correct patient, you can click Find New Patient to return to the

Patient Search window.

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3.

Click Next or the Insurance tab.

The Insurance tab becomes active and displays the insurance data the patient recorded on the online patient form.

4.

Manually record the patient’s insurance information in the patient’s record in

OfficeMate, since insurance information is not automatically transferred into

OfficeMate.

5.

Click Next or the Finalize tab.

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6.

Click Submit to finalize patient form processing.

A dialog box opens, confirming that patient form processing is about to be completed and that the form will be removed from the Patient Info Inbox.

7.

Click OK on all confirmation dialog boxes to complete form processing.

The Review Patient Form window closes. The Patient Info Inbox does the following:

 Creates a PDF of the patient form.

 Attaches the PDF of the patient form to the patient record via eDocuments.

Removes the patient from the Patient Info Inbox.

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Getting Support

4

Phone

Support

Online

Support

In this chapter:

Phone Support, 47

Online Support, 47

Eyefinity considers our Customer Care department the backbone of a successful, positive relationship between our company and you, our client. Our goal is to continually enhance the level of service provided by our Customer Care department. Eyefinity offers reasonable annual software maintenance agreement fees and, simultaneously, must establish and enforce our service guidelines in order to keep these fees equitable. This chapter outlines our service guidelines and policies.

Eyefinity offers toll-free customer care from 6:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time. Dial

877.448.0707 to reach our Customer Care team. Customer Care is closed on

Saturdays and Sundays, and the following major US holidays: Christmas Day,

Thanksgiving Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day.

Your calls are answered live by our knowledgeable Customer Care team who will assist you with your support issues. Eyefinity’s service levels are equal to or better than the best service levels provided by any competitive help desk service in our industry today.

For more support information on the eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration, go to the

Eyefinity support web page at http://www.eyefinity.com

. You can e-mail your support questions to the Eyefinity Customer Care department at [email protected]

Eyefinity also maintains an extensive online knowledge base that is full of helpful articles and answers to frequently asked questions about the OfficeMate practice management solution. We highly encourage you to seek out answers to your questions and submit new questions using this knowledge base at http://www.officemate.net/omkb/ .

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Index

Symbols

* (asterisk)

,

40

A

add-in programs

,

11

API Access Key configuring locating

,

13

,

14

appointment requests processing

,

37

C

Customer Care team e-mail address phone number

,

,

47

47

E

e-mail addresses

,

36

e-mail support

,

47

eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration overview

, setting up

,

1

7

I

insurance carriers adding to schedule template schedule categories setting up

,

23

,

23

,

33

N

new patient creating

,

42

®

O

OfficeMate add-in programs

,

11

online support

,

47

overview eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration eWebExtra OfficeMate Integration setup

Patient Info Inbox patient matching

,

,

37

40

,

1

,

7

P

patient forms creating new patient from demographics eDocuments insurance information matching with patient

PDF

,

45

processing

,

,

,

45

39

43

,

,

43

43

,

, reviewing social security number

,

44

41

,

42

43

Patient Info Inbox

* (asterisk) installing opening overview

, opening Patient Info Manager

,

,

,

11

13

37

patient forms

40

always on top folder location

,

,

,

37

appointment requests

12

39

,

37

configuring API Access Key configuring Practice ID

, connecting to OfficeMate processing patient forms

,

14

,

,

8

,

13

43

,

14

15

Patient Info Manager opening

,

2

opening from Patient Info Inbox

,

15

patient matching

,

40

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Index

Practice ID configuring locating

,

13

,

14

practice locations display names setting up time zones

,

,

18

19

,

19

Provider and Location Schedules page opening

,

27

providers and locations assigning schedule templates uploading from OfficeMate

,

15

,

27

publish schedule templates

,

27

R

Reasons for Visit adding to schedule template setting up

,

20

,

30

S

schedule categories assigning to insurance carriers understanding

,

23

,

23

Schedule Sync application folder location installing

,

8

,

9

schedule templates assigning to providers and locations creating new insurance carriers

,

,

30

27

,

,

29

28

,

33

insurance carriers schedule modifying publishing

Reasons for Visit

,

30

Reasons for Visit Schedule unpublishing

,

,

34

31

,

27

software requirements

,

1

support e-mail online

,

47

,

47

U

unpublish schedule templates

,

28

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