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Date Entry Consistency

When entering dates, some fields require slashes to be entered. Others require 4 digit years. And different ones let you pick from a date picker while others don't. Can you please make this perfectly consistent throughout the EHR?

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  • J Steve Mayo commented  · 

    Yes, please make every date field intuitive in this way. There is no reason not to include your own high standard of excellence and great user experience at every single entry of a date, rather then just a few. *same applies to zip-code look-up data entry excellence. Please make these programming routines system wide / universal.

  • Anonymous commented  · 

    when entering phone numbers in the demographic section we would like the dash to be added between numbers automatically

  • Anonymous commented  · 

    Yes, please. It seems like a small thing, but can get very frustrating and time consuming over the course of the day. Also, some drop down boxes allow you to type the first few letters and it takes you to that spot in the list, others don't. Please make them all able to just start typing. Makes choosing from a long list, like states or provider list, much easier.

  • Ms Hayley Adams commented  · 

    if i put dashes instead of slashes PF will not allow that date to work at all-

    can we have auto fill for dates- so dashes slashes or whatever just auto fill

    please thank you

  • Mrs Gina Larkins commented  · 

    Please change the first 2 numbers for the year to "20" to represent this century instead of for the 1900s. We input more 2000 years than 1900s and would make data entry a lot easier!

  • Dr Paul Kim commented  · 

    During adding patient's insurance information, it asked to put effective date manually. Unlike patient's DOB area, practice fusion didn't recognize as Date format, so I had to put / between day, month, and year. Using iPad, these extra typing is kind of pain. Is it possible to change setting, so it could put / automatically?

  • Mrs Carolyn Goodwin commented  · 

    Could all Date & Phone number fields be formatted for dates and phone numbers? This seems minor but would save time and keystrokes

  • Kaci Tinsley commented  · 

    When entering a patient's phone number, Automatically add the dashes between numbers. One less key-stroke to do.
    Currently when a number is entered it looks like: 5555555555
    Would like it to automatically enter the dashes where needed: 555-555-5555

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