Setting up telehealth appointment invitations

Overview

The telehealth feature allows Blueprint OMS users to do the following:

  • Include customizable telehealth instructions in appointment invitations, for a variety of telehealth platforms
    • Note: your clinic can use appointment invitations for telehealth appointments, without having appointment reminders enabled for the system
  • Set telehealth appointment types
  • Send and resend telehealth invitations independently of any event on the schedule
  • Launch telehealth videoconferences directly from Blueprint OMS

This page covers how to set up Telehealth appointment invitations. This is handled at Setup > Scheduling > Telehealth.

Sending email address and phone number

Email address

At Setup > Scheduling > Telehealth, set the sending email address for telehealth appointment invitations. This email address will also receive any replies to telehealth emails.


Phone number

The telehealth invitation texts will be sent from 647-496-3133, which is the number of Blueprint Solutions' outbound messaging gateway. It is not possible at this time to customize this number or to make this number display differently on patients' phones.

Setting up videoconferencing platforms

At Setup > Scheduling > Telehealth, you may: add new platforms to the existing platform options, edit the platform-specific email and SMS instructions of different telehealth platforms, and deactivate and reactivate telehealth platforms.

Adding a new telehealth platform

  1. At Setup > Scheduling > Telehealth, click the  button. 
  2. The Create videoconferencing platform dialog box will appear. 

    1. Specify the name of the platform. 
    2. Optionally, set the platform to be the default videoconferencing platform for telehealth appointments.
    3. If a URL is required for meetings on this platform, leave the URL required checkbox checked and enter a base URL in the Videoconference URL field. If a URL is not required for meetings on this platform, uncheck URL required.
    4. In the Email instructions tab, enter email instructions for this platform. Insert merge fields as needed.

    5. In the SMS instructions tab, enter SMS instructions for this platform. Insert merge fields as needed.

  3. Click .

Editing a telehealth platform's details

  1. At Setup > Scheduling > Telehealth, right-click on the desired platform and select Edit details.
  2. The Edit videoconferencing platform dialog box will appear. In it, make the desired changes.
  3. Click .

Deactivating and reactivating telehealth platforms

Deactivating a telehealth platform will prevent it from appearing in menus as a telehealth platform option in the future.

To deactivate a telehealth platform, go to Setup > Scheduling > Telehealth, edit that telehealth platform's details and uncheck Active. Then hit .

To see the list of deactivated platforms, check the Show inactive platforms option in the Platforms pane. To reactivate one of these, edit its details and check Active. Then hit .

Setting provider-specific URLs

If a provider has provider-specific telehealth settings, then, when a new telehealth appointment is created for that provider, those provider-specific telehealth settings will override the default platform and URL set in the Videoconferencing platforms pane.

Adding provider-specific URLs

  1. At Setup > Scheduling > Telehealth, click on the  button.
  2. The Add provider videoconference URL dialog box will appear.

    1. Select a provider.
    2. Select a videoconference platform.
    3. Set the provider's videoconference URL.
  3. Click .

Editing provider-specific settings

  1. At Setup > Scheduling > Telehealth, right-click the provider whose settings you want to edit, and select Edit details.
  2. The Edit provider videoconference URL dialog box will appear. In it, make any desired edits.
  3. Click .

Deleting provider-specific settings

  1. At Setup > Scheduling > Telehealth, select the provider whose settings you want to delete.
  2. Click the  button below the Provider-specific settings pane.

Telehealth appointment invitation emails

Appointment invitation: used when a telehealth event is created by a user, and when a telehealth event booked online is verified

Instruction templateEmail addressed to patientEmail addressed to alternate contact (if primary contact)

The instruction template can be customized for each platform; the instruction template is shown here for comparison with the email templates.

Last-minute invitation: used when a telehealth event's videoconference instructions are resent, when a user initiates a videoconference from a non-telehealth event, and when a user initiates a videoconference from the Patient menu

Instruction templateEmail addressed to patientEmail addressed to alternate contact (if primary contact)
The instruction template can be customized for each platform; the instruction template is shown here for comparison with the email templates.

Telehealth appointment invitation SMS messages

Appointment invitation: used when a telehealth event is created by a user, and when a telehealth event booked online is verified

Instruction templateSMS addressed to patientSMS addressed to alternate contact (if primary contact)
The instruction template can be customized for each platform; the instruction template is shown here for comparison with the SMS templates.

Last-minute invitation: used when a telehealth event's videoconference instructions are resent, when a user initiates a videoconference from a non-telehealth event, and when a user initiates a videoconference from the Patient menu

Instruction templateSMS addressed to patientSMS addressed to alternate contact (if primary contact)
The instruction template can be customized for each platform; the instruction template is shown here for comparison with the SMS templates.