Backdate an encounter

Backdate an encounter up to 7 days to allow sufficient time to catch up on home or weekend visits.  The 7-day limit is imposed for medico-legal reasons and should provide sufficient time.  Any changes to an encounter will create an Audit Note in the History view.

To backdate an encounter:

  1. Go to Zedmed's Reception tab. 
  2. Select Clinical Records.
    The Zedmed Clinical console will open.
  3. Start an encounter with the patient.
    For a detailed explanation of how to do this, see the Start an encounter article.
    When the encounter starts, the Current Encounter pane will open and display the clinical modules.
  4. Select Backdate from the Current Encounter menu.
    The Start Date dialog will open.
  5. Select a date up to 7 days earlier.
    Choosing a date that is more than 7 days earlier will result in an error message.
  6. Select OK to save and exit.