Custom Appointment Lengths
Currently, in the new EHR, appointments can only be set on the 1/2 hr. Our office frequently uses 45 min. slots, thus the current restriction makes the schedule looked cluttered and patients visits are not booked correctly.
Hi everyone—quick update here. As of 5/29/2015, we have resolved this issue in the scheduling workflow. Please let us know if there are other parts of the scheduler that you would like us to work on.
Here’s more info on the feature: http://knowledgebase.practicefusion.com/knowledgebase/articles/485019-how-can-i-customize-my-default-appointment-time-an
Hi Miranda--thanks for clarifying.
RE: the 2nd part of your comment, we are tracking that work here: http://knowledgebase.practicefusion.com/forums/276361-product-ideas/suggestions/7153428-save-scheduler-settings-from-session-to-session
There is a way to view the day schedule in 15 minute slots yes, but when actually scheduling a patient, you can only choose an appointment time in increments of thirty. We also work with appointments that are fifteen minutes, and as of right now we have to set it for the 30 minutes and then save, then drag the appointment up 15 minutes. (Also I wish that it would save our preferences of view from day to day-as for right now I have to reset everything how we like it every log in.)
Dr Zohra Siddiqi commented
this feature is nonfunctional. It is misleading. We need to have options of 15minute appointments that actually show up on the schedule as fifteen minute appointments. We used to be able to do this with the old emr.
Angela Wallace commented
I AGREE WITH DEBBIE NO WAY TO CHANGE A PT'S SCHEDULED TIME FOR LESS THE HALF HOUR. NEED TO BE ABLE MOVE THEM IN 15 MIN SLOTS
I agree - we need to be able to pick the appointment time and change it in, at minimum, 15 minute intervals. 1/2 hour is unacceptable. As it stands an appointment has be cancelled in order to move the time 15 minutes. It already is taking more steps/times to schedule and needing to cancel an appointment and reschedule just adds more time/steps and change of error. It should take one "click" to move a same day appointment to another time.
this feature is there but it doesnt work. i changed the time slots to every 15min but it doesnt change in the calender when you put the patients appt
mira patel commented
our office uses uses 15 min time slots we are ahaving hard time making appointmens
This is a huge problem for our office because we schedule patients every fifteen minutes and with the new EHR that is not possible. Please tell me you guys are going to fix this ASAP!
Amee Saxton commented
We not only need to be able to pick appointment length, but to schedule appointments on the quarter hour, like 1:15 and 1:45. Now, if we schedule an appointment at 1:00 for 45 minutes, we can not schedule another appointment at 1:45???
Isabel Ramos-Wing commented
In our office, in the Edit Pt Appt window, we were able to manually enter :15 or :45 in the time slot but now we get an Invalid Date message when we try this. As has been said, the drag and drop is cumbersome, especially when you are on the phone talking to a patient and taking information.
When rescheduling a patient it only allows 30 min. time slot.
Debbie Foley commented
This would be very helpful to us also. At least half of our appointments are scheduled on the 15 minute mark. We have found a work around of scheduling at 9:30 AM for example and then dragging it to 9:45, but that is cumbersome.
Sorry for not explaining better.
My comment is in regard to the limited times that an appointment can begin. On my system in the new EHR, I can only select "at the top of the hour" and "half-hour". Yes, the length of appointment can be from 15 min on in 15 min increments, but this doesn't help us schedule when we can only select the 1/2 hour times--I have to book the appointments on top of each other right now and it is confusing.
We use 45 min. appointments a lot. I would like to be able to select an appointment starting time of 9:15 or 9:45, for example.
Thank you for responding to my suggestion.