Use this space to enter alerts that pertain to a patient, rather than all patients on an account. Some common alerts include warnings about a patient's serious medical condition, language barrier, phobia, or other situations that would affect patient care.
Click the plus button above the Alert table to open the search window. Search or scroll through to select the alert. If the record is not present, use the plus button to create a new one. New alerts may be created through the References ability and user privileges may be set to restrict adding references on the fly. MacPractice does not recommend adding actual patient names to the alerts, such as "Sally is always late," as this reference is available on all patients throughout the database. Use an alert such as "Habitually late to appointments" instead.
Once a patient has been assigned an alert, a yellow triangle will display in the patient selector. Click this triangle to view the alert pop-up (provided you have appropriate privileges to view alerts). Disable the alert preference if you do not want the pop-up to appear automatically.
The bottom of the Alerts tab can be used to add information if the patient is deceased. Enter a diagnosis for the cause and edit the date of death. When these fields are used, the patient's age will be listed in red.