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Using the Search Tool in Your Patient Chart

Last Updated: Jul 17, 2018 06:21PM PDT
Ever wondered if there was a way to sort through the fives, tens, hundreds, of entries that may exist in a single patient chart? The "Search Chronological Record" tool allows you find specific types of notes, reports, labs, vitals and other values with ease.

You can use the "Search Chronological Record" tool to search for the following entries within a patient's chart. Click on each item below to see how the results will appear when you search for them: 
  1. Notes
  2. Key words
  3. Reports & Orders
  4. Medications
  5. Vaccines
  6. Vitals
  7. Lab Results (along with search terms for each test)  
  • NOTE: You must use the full string for the search to work, for example, you cannot only search for "gluc" you must type "glucose".

What will the search results look like in my Chronological Record?

1. Notes

To search for visit notes only, type in "progress note" or "progress notes" and press enter.

To search for all notes in the patient chart, type in "note" or "notes". This will include ALL types of notes: Visit, Email, Phone, etc.


2. Key words

Search key words from letters, visit notes, non-visit notes & messages.  

3. Patient Reports & Orders

Search for Reports and Orders by typing in the type of order or report you're searching for. 

4. Medications

Search for Medications by typing out the name of the medication.

5. Vaccines

To search for all vaccines type "vaccine",  "vaccines" or "immunizations"  
To search for a specific vaccine, type in the vaccine name ex. "flu" or "Tdap"  

6. Vitals

To search for all vitals type in "vitals".
To search for a specific vital, type in the vital name, ex. "BMI"

7. Lab results

Lab results that are received through a lab interface partner or where you have manually type the lab results into Elation will be be "searchable" data. (Words printed on fax PDFs uploaded to Elation will not be searchable, you MUST manually entered those values for trending).
  • Lab values in blue = within normal reference range
  • Lab values in red = outside of normal reference range

Reference the table below for search terms you can use for lab tests:
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