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May 2023 - Changelog
May 2023 - Changelog

Details of all the Dentally features and changes you can expect to see in May 2023. Read the full product update below ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Written by Amber Morris
Updated over a week ago
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Welcome to our May 2023 Product Update

Our monthly Product Update and Newsletter are here to keep you informed about what is happening here at Dentally.

You can use the below to navigate to the relevant section or browse the whole changelog at your leisure;

*Key for your reference; ๐ŸŒŸ Improved ,๐Ÿ› Bug Fix , ๐Ÿ†• New*

ALL Regions

๐ŸŒŸImproved: API Updates

Waiting List information now available on public API for external processing

๐Ÿ†• New: Patient archive reasons
When archiving a patient you will now be asked to select a reason for archive. The reason will be shown on the patient record for future reference and is available as a new filter in the patient report. All communication to patients archived with a reason of Deceased will be blocked.

๐Ÿ†• New: Task List Notifications
You will now receive a notification when another user assigns you a task. Additionally, the number of tasks due today or that have past their due date is displayed on the Task List menu icon. The count will only include tasks assigned to you. For tasks that are linked to a patient, their patient record will indicate the number of tasks due today or that have passed their due date.


๐ŸŒŸImproved: NHS NI Improvements

Patient fee awarded added to the NHS Claims report for NHS Northern Ireland practices.

๐ŸŒŸImproved: NHS number indicator

Dentally will now show the green check indicator when an NHS number is updated through your NHS Schedule.

๐Ÿ›Bug Fix: NHS Northern Ireland

Incomplete Denture treatments now show the appropriate fee percentage of the completed denture.

Dentally Portal

๐Ÿ†• New: Appointment Vertical Scroll

The new vertical availability scroll makes it easy for patients to find available appointments. The scroll displays a list of available appointments in a vertical column, making it easier to scan for the best time and date. It also now skips days with 0 availability and for dental and hygiene appointments, it jumps to a date near to the patients recall due date.

๐ŸŒŸ Improved: Making required forms more visible to patients

Sometimes, patients are not engaging with the action cards displayed in the Portal. This means the patient is likely to not complete the required forms. In order to get more patients opening forms, we're experimenting with the colour of these action cards.

๐ŸŒŸ Improved: Dynamic consultation category descriptions

We've moved away from a fixed description of the consultations category. We now smartly detect which consultations you have active and use those as the description. Helping patients navigate to the correct category and booking their appointment online.

๐ŸŒŸImproved: Postcode is now an optional sign up field for Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

We know that not all patients in Ireland know their Eircode, therefore we've made this field on the sign up registration form optional and not mandatory. Allowing more new patients to book and register at your practice.

๐ŸŒŸImproved: Showing patients required forms immediately after booking
Sometimes booking an appointment doesn't mean the patient is ready for their appointment. So as a way of getting more patients ready by completing their forms online. We now show the required forms as action cards immediately after the patient books an appointment.

๐ŸŒŸImproved: Helping patients navigate back to the portal

Our appointment cancellation and confirmation emails didn't include a link to the Portal. To make it easier for patients to find their way back, we've added in a button to the template. Allowing patients to quickly navigate back to the Portal for booking new appointments and managing their existing appointments.

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