Have you Updated your Software?
This week, we released a new version of AcuGraph 5—version 184.108.40.206. It’s chalk-full of exciting updates and features (like Global Record Search) that we think you’ll really love.
To access the new features, you’ll need to update your software. To do so, open your AcuGraph 5 software. A prompt should automatically appear encouraging you to update the latest version of AcuGraph 5. If no prompt appears, click on the ‘Help’ button at the top of your screen, and select ‘Check for Update’. You’ll be guided through the installation process, and you’ll be ready to start using these new features in a jiffy!
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Global Record Search
In this post, we’ll explore one of the new features in the latest AcuGraph release: Global Search. To learn more about this feature, you can read on in this post, or watch the short video below!
You can access the global search function in AcuGraph by clicking on the ‘Home‘ icon in the top left corner of your software, and then choosing ‘Global Search‘ in the Patient Records section.
You can use the Global Search function to search across all of your patient records. This means you can search for a keyword that was inputted at any time, for any patient, and find all the instances of its occurrence.
For instance, perhaps you know of a past patient who had a sprained ankle and you need to look up the notes, but you can’t remember the patient’s name or the date of the appointment. Global Records search will make it really simple to find the notes you’re looking for.
Example 1 – A Ring and A Rash
Let’s practice! In this example, we’ll pretend that we recall a patient who had problem with a ring that was causing a rash. However, we don’t remember which patient it was, or when we last saw them. So, we can enter the Global Records Search function, click in the search box and simply type the word ‘ring.’ This will bring up a list of all of the patients whose records match our search term.
The list will display first the name of the patient, and then the record type. As you will see in the list, the global search sifts through all record types, including regular notes, chief complaints, home care instructions, patient locations, etc.
Patients will be displayed in reverse chronological order, with the patient you’ve seen most recently at the top of the list. You can click on the patient name to be taken into the patient’s file, or you can click on the record type to be taken directly into the record where the keyword was found.
As you can see, the Global Search feature is a very powerful addition to AcuGraph that will make it so much easier for practitioners to recall past patient interactions.
Example 2: Multiple Search Terms
Additionally, you can use Global Record Search to look for a phrase with multiple words. For instance, say you need to search for a patient who had neck pain. You could search the term ‘neck pain,’ or you could even flip the terms and search for ‘pain’ and ‘neck.’ AcuGraph will search for and display records that include both search terms. So, the more specific you are in your search, the more accurate your results will be.
Finally, let’s search for a patient who had a injured to their toe. If we type the word ‘toe’ into the search field, we get a long list of results that could be difficult to sift through. But, if we can remember that the toe was broken and then include both of these terms in the search, only one result comes up—and it’s just the one we’re looking for.
Don’t Miss Out on this Cool New Feature!
With these new improvements to AcuGraph’s “search-ability,” we hope you’ll reach new heights in your record keeping, and even in your ability to synthesize information, discover patterns and complete case studies. Global Records Search is just one of many powerful and exciting new features in the latest AcuGraph release. Don’t miss out—make sure to install the update today.