Both methods to locate duplicates launch the Merge Patient Records tool.
From the tool the professional can review demographic data and action data for two or more patient records to determine if they are duplicates.
Demographic data: The tool displays the demographic information that has been entered for each patient. The professional can then select the patient record with the best set of demographic data, and the new merged record will use this ‘best’ demographic data. By default, the tool will use demographic data from the patient that has the most recent action.
Session and Action data: In the same manner as Noah’s import Merge process, all the action data (e.g. audiograms, fittings, etc.) are merged, keeping the exact same session and action date and time.
By default, all patient records in the tool will be included in the merge. If one of the presented records is not a duplicate, then the professional can uncheck the “include” box. Once the professional finds two or more patients to be merged, they can click on the Merge button and the records will be merged.
There is no undo on the merging duplicate patients process. It is therefore recommended to have a current backup in place in case patient records are merged in error.
After the Merge is complete, only the newly merged patient will be present in Noah and the other patient record(s) will be deleted.