Creating a Letter

 

1.     Ensure you have been granted permission to create a new letter. Permissions are managed via BC Secure.

2.     Open the patient record for whom you wish to compose a letter.

3.     In the Patient Explorer, select the Correspondence menu item. The Patient Documents window appears.

 

4.     Click  The New Document window appears.

o       Select a template to base the letter on.

o       Select an Associate Account if required. The Associated Account drop-down box contains the accounts associated with this patient's record. If no accounts have been created for this patient, the field is disabled. By selecting an account to associate the letter with, practitioners will find the letter more easily when they go to review letters before printing.

o       The Document title field will automatically display a contraction of the template name. For example, Letter to Solicitor will display the patient's name and the template contraction Sol Let.

o       If you wish to defer the printing of a document, enable the Deferred Printing check box. Letters flagged in this way appear in the WP Deferred Printing menu of the Practice Explorer.

o       Enable the Practitioner Review check box if you wish to have the letter reviewed by the Associated Account Practitioner, before it is saved. The Practitioner Review check box is only available if you have chosen an Associated Account.

 

5.     Click to commence your letter. MedicalDirector Blue Chip will open Microsoft Word for you and load your selected letterhead, ready for you to type your letter.

6.     Upon completing your letter, exit Microsoft Word. Your letter will be saved to MedicalDirector Blue Chip, and appear in the Correspondence list in the Patient Explorer with other letters for the patient.