The Text Field is one of the most commonly use fields within the EHR ability. The Text Field allows the user to type into a specified field. The Text Field can also be formatted to only allow certain answers, such as phone number, social security number, zip code, or date.
Click the Add Field button in the section editor and select Text field. You will be prompted to rename the field in section details. This will also rename the Text Field in the field editor.
You can mark this field as required if you need to be sure the patient enters information into the specified box. The box will be labeled in red when it is required.
If the field is for providers only, check the box to Hide from Clipboard. This field will not be displayed when the patient is filling out the form on the iPad application.
MacPractice will also allow you to add a placeholder to the element. This placeholder will be displayed in the field in light gray to help instruct the user.
You can also decide if the box is data specific or if you would like to limit the amount of characters that can be used in the field.
Once all the settings have been made, click the Preview tab to see the section after making changes. Continue adding fields to this section until complete.