Using the ABC Button for Marking
Technical Level: Easy
Sometimes in the workflow of a clinic, a method is needed whereby the staff can mark a patient for some purpose, e.g., begin registration, verification, etc. Clockwise provides just such a method: the ABC button found just to the left of the patient name on the patient queue screen. Toggling this button on causes the patient line to be highlighted in blue. Toggling the button again removes the blue highlight.
If the clinic's workflow dictates that the patient be marked Ready while the blue highlight is enabled, the green highlight of the Ready action will 'trump' or override the blue highlight.
This option can be used for whatever purpose the clinic deems best - or not at all if it serves no purpose. There is no wait time logic tied to this feature. Many staff members will use it to indicate that they have started the registration process on a patient.