Introduction to Patient Flags


We are excited to introduce the Enhanced Patient Flag Module, designed to augment the functionality of OfficeEMR. This module empowers practices with the capability to create custom flags for patient charts, enhancing chart management and accessibility. These practice defined and customizable flags are prominently displayed in the updated Patient Header, accessible across the entire OfficeEMR suite, including EMR, iScheduler, Billing, and eDocuments.

While these patient flags are configured to be visible across all four portals by default, there is flexibility to limit their display to specific portals as per practice requirements. At a glance patient flags benefits include helping staff to quickly identify patients based on physical needs while at the practice (e.g., accessibility), identifying patient risks (e.g., fall risk), medication risks (e.g., blood thinners), and so much more.

Important Note on Usage: We urge practices to exercise discretion when creating patient flags to avoid an excessive number of flags, which could diminish their benefit. Practices using too many flags will not be able to all display (fit) on the dynamically adjusting patient header and will require users to drill into the Patient Flag Assign screen to see all flags assigned to a patient.

To access Patient Flags within iScheduler, the latest version, iScheduler v2, is required. Currently, iScheduler v2 is in Beta Testing and is limited to clients with the iScheduler v2 feature flag enabled. iScheduler v2 is scheduled to be included in the release on 1/25/2024 following resolution of a bug that prevents launching of Telehealth sessions from the schedule. Until this release, only Beta Testing clients will have the capability to see and use Patient Flags in the iScheduler section of iSalus. Clients eager to utilize Patient Flags in iScheduler before the next release should contact support for activation. Post-release 1/25/2024, this functionality will be accessible to all clients.