Note: The HIE (Health Information Exchange) Consent Checkbox should be checked to send HL7 messages for any patient.
- Within the General tab, enable both checkboxes:
- Use Default Incident When Importing Charges: Enabling this checkbox adds CPT codes imported into MacPractice to the default incident within the patient's ledger. When unchecked, MacPractice will prompt to select which incident to add the incoming CPT codes where multiple incidents are present.
- Match Middle Name When Importing: Enabling this checkbox matches the HL7 message to the patient's account using patient's middle name.
- Within the Outgoing tab, check any applicable checkboxes to enable MacPractice to send the corresponding information as an HL7 message to SpringCharts.
You can send scheduling messages from MacPractice to SpringCharts using the HL7 bridge. Before you begin using this feature, you will want to make sure that SpringCharts is set up to use MacPractice's scheduling system rather than its own. Log on as an administrator to the SpringCharts server application and click on HL7 Link. Make sure that the Use Appointment System radio button is set to PMS.
In MacPractice, you will want to make sure that New Appointments, Modify Appointment, Cancel Appointment and Delete Appointment in the MacPractice HL7 Preferences window are enabled.
Scheduling messages will be sent from MacPractice when you create, save or update your appointments. The appointments should appear in SpringCharts within a few moments. They do not need to be imported. The appointments will be organized by the appointment provider's MacPractice user ID and appointment date. Click on Change Schedule to change to a different appointment provider's schedule or to a different date.
If the patient already exists in SpringCharts you will be able to access the patient chart and patient information by clicking on the appointment. If the patient does not exist in SpringCharts yet, the patient will be listed as an Unregistered Patient. Patients listed as unregistered can be imported from MacPractice later if needed.
In SpringCharts, the appointment time will be listed, followed by the patient name and date of birth. The next field is considered a note in SpringCharts but is pulled from the appointment type field in the MacPractice schedule. Lastly, the appointment date and appointment provider user ID are listed.