Orders Overview

The Orders component provides practices with an electronic way to submit outpatient orders to specific hospital departments. It also provides an electronic way to get updates on orders that have been submitted. 

Note: The "Orders" label is configurable in the application. Other labels such as "Requests" can be used. For simplicity, "Orders" is used throughout this topic's Help.

Help Topics on This Page

- Access Create Order
- Open Orders Inbox

Access Create Order

To access the Create Order function, select one of the following paths.

  • Complete the following steps to access the Create Order function from the Patient Search path:
    1. From the menu bar, select Search > Patient.
    2. Perform a Patient Archive or Global Search to find an existing patient.
    3. From the patient's row, select Actions > Create Order.
  • Complete the following steps to access the Create Order function from the Secure Messaging Inbox, Results Inbox, or Patient or Document Search results paths:
    1. From the patient's row, select Patient Name. The Patient Summary view opens.
    2. From the Patient Summary view demographics bar, select Create Order
  • Complete the following steps to access the Create Order function from the Orders path (applies to portal versions 4.5.0 and 4.5.1 only):
    1. From the menu bar, select Orders > Create Orders.
    2. Select Patient Search to find an existing patient. 
  • Complete the following steps to access the Create Order function when you are creating an order for a new patient:
    1. From the menu bar, select Search > Patient.
    2. Perform a Patient Archive or Global Search.
    3. From the search results area, select Create Patient Follow the Create Patient instructions.
    4. Once the patient is created, from the patient's row, select Actions > Create Order.

Open Orders Inbox

Complete the following steps to open the Orders Inbox:

  1. From the menu bar, select Orders. The "Orders Inbox" menu option is listed (portal versions 4.5.0 and 4.5.1) or the Orders Inbox is displayed (next portal major release).
  2. If listed, select Orders Inbox. The Orders Inbox is displayed (portal versions 4.5.0 and 4.5.1).

See Orders Inbox for more information.

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