How to configure Open Dental and EASy to print Grouped Prescriptions

Grouped prescriptions are available in EASy version 15.1.x and later. Grouped prescriptions allow you to conveniently print up to 4 prescriptions on a single sheet of paper.  

To begin using Grouped prescriptions, it will be necessary to import some custom Rx sheets into Open Dental. From the Open Dental main menu, select Setup > Sheets. This will open the sheets window. If you don't already have a custom Rx sheet showing in the pane on the right, click on the 'Rx' sheet  on the left, then click 'Copy. This custom sheet will handle single prescriptions that you still may want to print in Open Dental as you have always done.

In order to have Grouped Prescriptions function properly, you will need to have templates for 2, 3 and 4 prescriptions. To import these, Click 'Import', then import the 3 sheets named Rx2, Rx3 and Rx4. These are located in a folder name 'Anesth Custom Rx Sheets' in the same program folder as Open Dental. When you are done, your Sheets setup screen should look something like this:

 Click 'Close'

Click 'Close'

Next,  open up the Anesthesia Preferences window by clicking on the Anesthesia > Preferences menu item. Click on the 'System' tab to launch the following window:

  Click on the 'Setup Grouped Rx' button  This will launch the Group Rx configuration window. Click on 'Add new Rx Group' to add a new prescription group.


Click on the 'Setup Grouped Rx' button

This will launch the Group Rx configuration window. Click on 'Add new Rx Group' to add a new prescription group.

This will launch the following window. Select up to 4 prescriptions to add to a prescription group and click 'Add'

Next, give this Rx group a unique name.

    and click OK. Then add another prescription group or click 'OK' to close the window.  To print a group prescription for a patient, select a patient and click 'Print grouped Rxs...' from the Anesthesia main menu. Select the grouped Rx you want to print, and click 'Print checked Rx Group'. Then select the location you want to print for (if you haven't set up multiple locations in Open Dental and EASy, the Default location will be the only one listed). When you select the location, the provider dropdown will automatically be populated with the appropriate provider for that location.

 

and click OK. Then add another prescription group or click 'OK' to close the window.

To print a group prescription for a patient, select a patient and click 'Print grouped Rxs...' from the Anesthesia main menu. Select the grouped Rx you want to print, and click 'Print checked Rx Group'. Then select the location you want to print for (if you haven't set up multiple locations in Open Dental and EASy, the Default location will be the only one listed). When you select the location, the provider dropdown will automatically be populated with the appropriate provider for that location.

  Click OK, and the Windows print dialog will appear  . Click print to print your prescriptions.

Click OK, and the Windows print dialog will appear. Click print to print your prescriptions.

If everything has been configured properly, the grouped prescriptions should print on a single sheet of paper.

    The printed prescriptions will show in the same place in the chart

 

The printed prescriptions will show in the same place in the chart