Care Management Platform (CMP)
Build 0.0.0.4295 | November 20th, 2019
These are the highlights of the changes available in this week’s Care Management Platform (CMP) release. It should be noted that this week’s release contains several Voice of Customer items that deliver on recent requests from customers that are actively using CMP to operate their practices.
This week’s release includes the implementation of the initial solution for printing the Schedule Dayview. CMP users now have the ability to print their schedule, providing practices with the day’s appointment activity when they do not have or use computers in their operatories or other treatment areas. We hope that this initial step will help alleviate some of the issues for those CMP offices that have expressed the need to generate printed schedules.
Users can simply click the new “Print Schedule” action in the side panel of the Schedule Dayview UI. It should be noted that this control is disabled when the Schedule DayView is on a past day / date or in a multi-day / week configuration. Once clicked, a print preview dialog will be displayed, providing users with the ability to modify some of the print settings prior to printing (per the browser’s native capabilities). The generated dayview will reflect the user’s current day configuration, showing (or hiding) the current set of chairs / operatories displayed and displaying appointment coloration (or not) based on primary provider or appointment type. Each appointment will display the patient’s first name and last initial, the associated appointment type or list of scheduled procedures (per the current Schedule Dayview functionality), and the assigned providers’ initials. Confirmation status is also reflected - using the standard caret on the upper right corner of the appointment tile.
The practice’s schedule will typically fit on a single piece of paper, provided that the practice doesn’t have a large number of chairs in view (7+) or unusually long working hours (9+). In other words, the printed schedule can handle an 11-hour window (standard 8 working hours + 1 hour break + 1 hour before and after working hours) for up to 6 chairs in a single page. When these boundaries are exceeded, the generated printout will intelligently split the day’s schedule across pages , optimizing for enlarged, readable sizing of appointment information. Users have the option to save ink or prevent the display of the appointment tile coloration by either turning off the option in their Schedule View Configuration (side panel of the Schedule Dayview UI) or by modifying their print settings (by unchecking the “Background Graphics” options in the print dialog).
We are happy to provide this new functionality to CMP users and look forward to receiving feedback. Planned enhancements include the addition of associated anatomy information (e.g., tooth number and surfaces), when applicable, and possibly a legend for the provider or appointment type color mapping.
The following fixes and optimizations have been added to CMP this week.