Adding Clinical Data

Data in Vision 3 is added using Read codes, Vision 3 dual codes all data using both Read codes and SNOMED CT.

Remember - To add data to a patient record, you must first select a patient and open an appropriate Consultation, seeStarting a Consultation for details.

To add clinical data:

  1. Enter either:
    • A keyword - Type in one or two partial words in the Read term for Characteristic or Read Term - Add, for example asthma, or Abdo pai and press enter:

    See Keywords for further details.
    • A Read code - Type # and then the code, for example #H33 for Asthma, code entry is case sensitive and press enter:

  1. If the appropriate term is not returned, press <F3> to display the Read Dictionary screen or simply use the up and down arrow keys to move through the offered list:

Note - If you are using the Search Text, a warning message displays about the time it may take, this search is actually very fast so select Yes to continue.
  1. Simply highlight the term required and select OK to return to the original data entry screen or the correct structured data area (SDA).
See Structured Data Areas for further details.
Training Tip - Vision+ also provides a quick data entry tool with targeted templates and reporting, see Vision+ Help Centre for details.
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