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CS Dental Employee
CS Dental Employee

Updating the Schedule

Good morning PracticeWorks community,

We are reviewing updates to PracticeWorks for the first release of 2018. One of our top priorities, and a long standing request, is for the schedule to fill the screen. This means getting rid of the green on the right and bottom on widescreen monitors, along with removing the schedule book graphics. 

Early work on the schedule looks like this:

Preliminary Widescreen PracticeWorks Schedule

On a side note, this carries over to the pending page so you'll be able to see more pending appointments on the screen. 

In this discussion, I'd like to know what other areas of the schedule will enhance the workflow in your practice. For example, one PracticeWorks user suggested adding the practice's monthly goals to the calendar. (If you're not familiar with setting up the practice's monthly goals go to File->Preferences->Office Monthly Plan). 

I'm looking forward to the discussion. 

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bert
Premolar II

Re: Updating the Schedule

Hi Jeremy

Font size readability

Drag and drop appts

For those offices that use charting the charting module at full screen option would also be a great improvement.

Thanks

Bert

CS Dental Employee
CS Dental Employee

Re: Updating the Schedule

Hi bert‌,

Font size has come up in several discussions. Good to get some validation on that!

Can you be more specific on drag and drop appointments? Do you mean the ability to drag appointments rather than right click and selecting reschedule? 

We are considering larger screen resolutions for the chart in the future. I agree with you that it would be beneficial. 

Thanks for your feedback.

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bert
Premolar II

Re: Updating the Schedule

Hi Jeremy,

Drag and drop appointments instead of reschedule similar to Softdent

Bert

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joedindo
Premolar I

Re: Updating the Schedule

I would like to see block booking change made easier.  Currently, it's very cumbersome and difficult to use. More drag and drop ability would be very helpful.

CS Dental Employee
CS Dental Employee

Re: Updating the Schedule

No argument there. Blocking booking needs some development love. We're looking through the backlog for the next release. At this point we are looking very carefully at insurance estimating issues (benefits remaining problems, estimating limitations) and ensuring the clinical to front office workflow is solid. I'll keep you posted!

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joedindo
Premolar I

Re: Updating the Schedule

I would also lobby for a more practical way to enter producer goals. Currently, we have to go into File, Preferences, Office Monthly Plan. Then enter total production and collections, and then split it amongst each producer by percentage.  That is so cumbersome.  Why not allow a $ goal be entered for each producer per month?  That would be simple and straightforward...

denise2215
Canine II

Re: Updating the Schedule

Adding additional tabs at the top of the appointment book for more customization would be great including a back button so you don't have to go to the calendar each time.   Font and readability are of high importance!  

CS Dental Employee
CS Dental Employee

Re: Updating the Schedule

Font has come up several times. We're looking into what's possible there. 

Can you elaborate on "additional tabs at the top"? 

Thanks!

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denise2215
Canine II

Re: Updating the Schedule

Jeremy, 

At the top of the appointment book there are currently 6 tabs Pending, Today, and then 4 customizable ( mine are set to .  I would love to see more tabs to customize and also a Back tab that moves the pages to previous days.  Have more short cuts to go through the appointment book instead of having to go to the calendar each time makes booking appointments faster and if a patient changes their mind and wants a day you have already passed.  Thanks

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