medCrowd feature update: unique IDs

Adding a unique identifier (ID) to Conversations allows you to match these Conversations to particular clinical cases.

If a Conversation is linked to a patient or a specific health record, you can add a unique ID, for instance, an NHS patient number, which will allow you to follow and retrieve it, whenever necessary.

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What can a unique ID be?

You can choose from a variety of unique ID types, such as:

  • the patient NHS care file number
  • the patient’s date of birth or
  • the patient’s initials

How can I add a unique ID?

When you create a Conversation, you will be given the option to add a unique ID, by simply selecting from the dropdown menu. This will facilitate cross-referencing across your systems.

What are the benefits of a unique ID and how can I use it?

You can also use the unique ID as a “label” to categorise Conversations, e.g. by therapy area or importance!

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The unique ID also helps you safely gather information about your patients or team, and quickly retrieve it at a later point.
Just search the unique ID on the website search bar, and all conversations that match the ID will be ready for you to view and access.

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Do you have any ideas for useful ID categories that you think we could add to our drop-down menu? Get in touch!

By Tea Meneghetti