In Ontario, if you have a health card swipe reader, you can swipe the patient’s card to easily add the patient to TELUS Collaborative Health Record (CHR). If the patient already exists, you can swipe their health card to quickly find them and update their demographic information or open their chart.
For a list of supported swipe readers, refer to Hardware and software requirements.
1. From the main menu, click Patients and then click the health card icon in the top-right corner.
2. When the Read Patient ID Card window appears, swipe the patient's health card. The patient's information is displayed.
3. To add the patient as a new patient, click Register This Patient.
The Register New Patient window opens, with the information populated from the health card (name, date of birth, sex, and OHIP number).
4. Complete the remaining fields to add the patient. For more information, visit Adding patients.
Updated May 8, 2023