Community Sessions & Appointment Types
If your patients are using the MediRecords patient mobile app, or you are using the MediRecords Appointment Widget, and you want patients to be able to book appointments online, then you will need to create 'Community' sessions (opening times) for each user, and share appointment types that can be booked. These will then be reflected on the MediRecords Community calendar and MediRecords Appointment Widget Calendar.
Creating a community session for either your practice or your providers is very similar to creating regular sessions, which was covered in the previous part of this tutorial.
To create a community session, first navigate to the Sessions section of Appointment Settings and click New Session.
When the new session form opens, click Calendar to reveal a drop-down list, and click Community.
Complete the rest of the form with all the required details, and click Save.
The newly created community session will now be visible in your appointment calendar, and online in the MediRecords Community, so that patient's who use the mobile app can book appointments online. Remember, you will need to create a community sessions for individual practices and doctors, for each day of the week that you want them to appear in the MediRecords Community calendar.
To quickly view your list of community sessions, click Filter to reveal a drop-down list, and then click Community.
Sharing Appointment Types
To have appointments available to be booked through the app and the Medirecords Appointments, what appointment types can be booked need to be designated. This is done by adding them to the community.
For more information about Appointment Types, please refer to our article here.
To add appointment types to the community, click Appointment Types, then click Edit after hovering over the appointment type you wish to add.
Click the Tick-Box next to Community, then click Save.
This appointment type is now available to be booked in community sessions.