If you opt to transfer chart notes from from one chart to the other, here is a helpful tip to make the transferring of the data easier.
You can select the 'copy' button from the actions drop-down on the top right corner of the patient chart. Select Copy Note to Clipboard.
Another window will pop up that will allow you to copy the data to a clipboard. Use the CTRL+ C or Command + C buttons to copy the note to a clipboard.
Now you can paste the contents into a blank Notepad or Microsoft Word document. This will make the process much easier when transferring the chief complaint, subjective, objective, assessment, and plan sections into a blank note using copy-and-paste. Please note that vital signs will have to be entered in manually.
Once you've transferred the patient's information, you can deactivate the duplicate chart by going to the Patient Profile and unchecking the "Active Patient" button. Save your updates prior to closing.
In the future, this patient chart will appear in the patient search tool if the 'show inactive patients' option is selected so you may want to change the patient's first and/or last name completely to avoid any potential confusion.