eCW General Information
Below is general information about using Open Dental with eClinicalWorks.
Users in Open Dental are automatically created when a user first launches Open Dental from eCW. The initial Open Dental password will match the user's eCW password. If an eCW password changes, it also needs to be updated in Open Dental. This can be done by logging into Open Dental using the old eCW password, then selecting File, Change Password. Changing Passwords
Every time you add a new visit type in eCW, contact eCW so they can update their interface.
Two kinds of PDFs can be sent from Open Dental to eCW as part of the HL7 messages.
In eCW, the PDF files can be accessed in Patient Documents.
Prescriptions, medications, problems, allergies, and medical history are entered into eCW and show in Open Dental's read only Chart Medical Area.
Prescriptions show in the read-only Medical window. For 32 bit operating systems they may show in the Progress Notes. Prescriptions should always be created in eCW. eCW will then create an identical prescription in Open Dental, viewable in the read-only Medical window.
Tight Integration: eCW will be your Practice Management and EHR system for meaningful use. Open Dental only provides dental charting.
Standalone mode: You can use eCW or Open Dental for EHR meaningful use, but not both. If you are going to use Open Dental, see Open Dental EHR.