In addition to patient appointments, Halaxy allows you to add personal appointments to your calendar. Personal appointments differ from patient appointments in that they do not have a patient or fee assigned to them.
You can use personal appointments to denote your own appointments and block out times in your calendar during which patients cannot make an appointment. You can also use them to quickly block out public holidays or days when you take leave.
To make a personal appointment in your calendar, click the time of the appointment on your calendar as usual, then click the Personal tab on the top of the appointment booking form.
You can enter key information about the appointment, such as:
Title/purpose (e.g. lunch);
Location (University Cafe, Smithville);
Other comments, such as practical notes to yourself (e.g. "remember to bring an umbrella").
You can set recurring and repeating personal appointments which function in the same way as recurring and repeating patient appointments. You can also select a colour for the appointment and a separate colour for the text on the appointment. By default, personal appointments appear in dark grey in your calendar.
Click Save to add the personal appointment to your calendar.
You can change the details of the appointment by clicking the Edit (pencil) icon, and you can delete the appointment by clicking the Delete (cross) icon.
When you make another personal appointment with the same title, Halaxy automatically prepopulates the appointment colour and duration for you.
You can create group personal appointments by adding multiple practitioners to a personal appointment. Group personal appointments can be useful in your practice for scheduling staff meetings or simultaneously blocking out everyone's calendar on a public holiday, for example.
After creating a personal appointment, you can add practitioners by clicking Add Additional Practitioners in the Appointment Information form: