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Creating a patient from an incoming fax or lab result
Creating a patient from an incoming fax or lab result

How to create a new patient from a fax or lab in your inbox

Updated over a week ago

If you receive a fax or a lab result for a patient that does not yet exist in your TELUS Collaborative Health Record (CHR), you can easily add them when you process their incoming document or result.

⚠️ Important: Before adding the new patient, search your CHR database by both name and ID number to avoid creating duplicates.


1. In your Inbox, open the fax or lab result. If the CHR cannot automatically match the document to a patient, a warning appears at the top.

💡 Tip: Depending on the lab type, the following must match for labs to automatically match to a patient in the CHR: the patient's ID (both the Issuer and the ID itself), first and last name, sex, and date of birth. The patient must also be active in the CHR (i.e. not archived).

2. To search for the patient:

a) Click the magnifying glass icon. Search by both Name and ID.

b) If the matching patient appears in the list, click the patient name to assign the document to the patient.

3. If you cannot find the patient, click Create Patient. A demographics window opens, where you can enter patient's information, while scrolling through the body of the document.

💡 Tip: If both windows do not open side by side, fully expand your web browser window. You can also zoom out (based on your browser) to see more of the page at a time. 

4. Click Save. The document is assigned to the patient.

Updated May 12, 2023

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