Specify whether the form can be Locked (unable to be edited), the lock delay and any conditions that have to be met before it is lockable
Medical Records and some personal events may need to be locked immediatly or after a delay so that they cannot be edited. You can specify a Form to have save and lock, specific conditions that have to be met for the lock (e.g. the save and lock only appears when a status changes, or when specific fields are entered) and the time delay between saving and the locking. See the steps below:
In the Advanced Properties Set the Lockable Field to "Yes" and a Lock Delay selection box will appear. Choose a delay if you need one
Set the Lockable Field to Yes.
Lock Delay is the time between when the event is selected to be save and locked and the delay until the lock is applied to the form. Having a 24hour lock allows you go back into the form to add additional notes or correct any fields before it is locked.
Most Medical Forms and Injury Forms have a 24 hour lock delay, but check with you local government to see if there are any restrictions around medical data and how soon afterward they need to be locked.
N.B. For advanced systems with linked records that pull into the event form, it is always a good idea if you are locking linked records to set a 24 hour lock. If your linked records pull to a SOAP note and you don't enter the correct date and then lock the form, your soap note won't pull through the correct information and the date can't be edited!!.
When this is set the Save and Lock button will appear on the Event Form (as shown here).
If you need the Save and Lock button to only appear when certain form conditions are met (such as injury status equals to fully available) this can also be done.
The example here shows that the Injury form CANNOT be selected to be saved and locked because an additional locking criteria has been added to the Advanced Form Properties. It is not until these properties are met that the Save and Lock button will appear to be selected (as shown in the image in the step below).