A number of pre-defined messages can be created in MedicalDirector Blue Chip, and used later on items such as invoices, receipts and so forth. The following information describes the process of creating, editing and deleting an Invoice message, although a similar procedure is used for all types of messages.


1.     From the MedicalDirector Blue Chip Main window, select Setup > Practice > Messages. The Message Setup window appears.

2.     Select the appropriate tab for the type of message you wish to manage. This example uses the Invoice tab.

o       To delete a message, select the message from the list at the left-hand side of the window, and then click  You will be prompted to confirm this action.

o       To edit a message, select the message from the list at the left-hand side of the window. Make changes as necessary to the message body, within the lower section of the window. Instructions for modifying the message body can be found at Step 5 for creating a new message, following.

o       To create a message, continue now to Step 3.


3.     Click  The New Common Message window appears.


4.     Enter a name for the new message, and then click to continue. You will be returned to the Message Setup window, with your new, blank message ready for modifying.


5.     Enter your new message in the text box provided at the bottom of the window. The message body can contain two types of information:

o       Free-type: This is text you simply type into the window. You can use any characters, and any amount of text.

o       Field Codes: Field Codes are placeholders for data. These placeholders get replaced for the data they represent at the time the message is used. For example, instead of entering an Assistant's name into the message (in which case you might need to create a new message for each Assistant who works at your practice), you can simply use the Field Code of [AsstName]. When the message is used in a document, the [AsstName] field is automatically replaced by the actual Assistant's name. To add field codes to your message body, click the insert point where you would like the field to appear, and then click the appropriate numbered Field Code button from those provided at the top of the Message Setup window. Note that some of the Message Setup window tabs do not provide Field Code buttons.


6.     Once you have finished editing your message, click to save the changes and close the Message Setup window.