Reminder associations are the method eVet uses to "satisfy" and close out previously existing reminders on the medical record for a patient.
Reminders are always associated with themselves, and do not need to be explicitly set up. Certain types of reminders "satisfy" a larger scope of reminders than just themselves. For example:
- 3 year rabies reminders satisfy 1 year rabies reminders and vice versa.
See When is a previous reminder on a patient medical removed or marked as satisfied? for information on the criteria that marks old reminders as "completed" using reminder associations.
To set up reminder associations on reminders added to billable items you must first “add reminder” to the billable item.
Once the reminder settings have been entered in the “Edit Reminder” screen click on the “Reminder Associations” drop down. The reminders can be filtered by entering code or keyword. *Note: If the billable item searching for does not appear in the drop down this means it does NOT have a reminder added.
Select all of the billable items that will be deactivated by the item reminder currently being edited. What this does is when any of the items exist in the medical record and the item is invoiced and checked out then the associated reminder will be deactivated and replaced with the reminder currently being edited.