Scanning Set-Up & Options
There are several options that the user can set to customize Scanning settings for his/her needs. To access the Scanning Options area, Click Tools, Options, and Select Scanning from the tree view.
SOAPware Scanning allows the user to initiate an image scan from within SOAPware, and to have the resulting image imported directly into the current Document as a new Document Item.
These settings determine the quality of scanned images. Remember that the higher resolution set, the clearer the picture, but the slower the scanning time will be. To find these, go to Tools - Options.
Resolution: This controls the dots per inch. The higher the resolution is set, the larger a user's database will get.
Color Type: The user will be able to select Black and White, Gray or Color. Black and White will be the most accurate and fastest option. If the user wants to convert color documents, the user certainly can. Both Gray and Color will affect the Bit Depth of the conversion as well.
Bit Depth: Affects the granularity of the conversion. If the user has a Gray or Color type set, the higher the bit depth selected, the clearer the picture will be.
Scan Directly into SOAPware
With an unsigned Document open in SOAPware, Click Docutainers, New Image from Scan or Click the scan button in the Common Toolbar. This will launch the scanning software for the default scanner. Follow the manufacturer's directions to scan as usual.
After the scan is completed, the new scanned image will appear in the current Document as a new Image Document Item. The ability to rename the scanned image tab is accomplished by Right-clicking over the tab and Selecting rename.
Scanning as a New Docutainer
If the user would like for a scanned document to have its own docutainer, the user can use the scan button below the splitter bar to scan as a new docutainer.
Scanning Multi-Paged Documents
If the user has a self-feed scanner, the user will have the option to scan in multi-page documents. To use this, the user can Click the scan button just like with a single page document. When the scan is completed, the user will have one tab per page.
The user can also scan in signatures which can be included on document designs. It is recommended that the user scan the signature to the desktop and use Provider Manager to import the signature.
To use this signature on document designs, use the data item found under Misc > Clinician > Signature. This will use the signature stored in Provider Manager.