The Next Available feature is the most efficient way to schedule an appointment while ensuring that you are following your practice’s scheduling policies. It allows you to enter the desired conditions for the appointment and then provides a list of available date/time slots that fit the criteria.
Perform the following steps to schedule an appointment using Next Available (you can do this either from the Patient record or from the main Scheduling screen):
The Next Available Appointment screen will appear, as shown below.
A list of date/time/site options will appear at the bottom of the screen, as shown below. Ten options will appear at a time. If none of those work for the patient, click More to get ten additional options. Repeat this until you arrive at an option that the patient accepts.
The Appointment screen will appear, as shown below.