"Search Casual Appointments" function -- can you search through the notes sections?

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Hi,

Recently we've discovered the "Search Casual Appointments" function and have found it to be really useful for locating a casual note with extra info that was placed in the diary, but the exact date of making the appt was forgotten -- thank you! The only drawback is that searching using the "Contains Characters" box only returns results that have those keywords in the Description, not in the Notes.

Is it at all possible to search through the Notes sections in Casual Notes, not just the Descriptions? We often put casual notes about patients in the diary, but don't put the patient's name in the Description, as this is not hidden by the privacy function, so therefore can't search for the patient's name as a keyword in the Casual Note. If not, do you think this function could be added in future versions of Front Desk?

Thank you for your time, we look forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,

Millie
Admin @ Mortlock Clinic/Eyre Sports Physio
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Steven, Business Care

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Hi Mortlock Clinic team

We think this is a good idea. Look for it in a future Front Desk release.
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Hi Steven,

I've just learned from reading this reply that this function exists!

Which reminds me - I've been meaning to ask - can us practitioners somehow search Clinical Notes?  I often need to look back in a patient's file for a keyword...e.g. a specialist's name or a medication name...but on long-term complex patients, this means speed-reading through screeds of info.  

Is there a "Ctrl + F" option for Clinical Notes?  Or can there be???

That would be great!

Thank you,

Ally Russell - Eyre Sports Physio
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Hi Ally

Unfortunately Clinical Notes are encrypted which makes it difficult to search. What we may do in the future, is add one field where you can add some key words which we will leave unencrypted, allowing you to search this section of Clinical Notes by keyword.

What does the Community think?
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Thanks Steven, although I'd hoped for better news :)  If there was a field left for unencrypted key words to aid future searches, that would be better than nothing.  Provided it took you to the day/date/Clinical Note where those keywords were added (which is what I'd presume it would do?).  Cheers, Ally.
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