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Connect other programs with MedFORCE Scan using the External Link Tool

February 25, 2015

Category: Tips & Tricks

Did you know that you can connect almost any software directly to your MedFORCE files? Whether it’s your billing program, Excel, Word or any other 3rd party software, our External Link Tool buttons can be configured to effortlessly open or create a patient file within MedFORCE Scan. Get instant access to all of the documentation and information you need, regardless of the software you use.

The External Link Tool is a standard feature in MedFORCE Scan.

  • Instantly view or create patient files
  • Implement in almost any software you use
  • Create unlimited number of buttons within 3rd party applications
  • Customize buttons to link to specific patients and fields within your documents
  • Name your buttons with meaningful terminology
  • Options for static or dynamic buttons, depending on where the pertinent information appears in the 3rd party program

Contact our Support Team at or [845] 426-0459 x2 and we’ll be happy to help you set it up.

To design and create buttons yourself, follow these steps:

  • Open the program you’d like to connect directly with your documents
  • Right click on the External Link Tool in your system tray and select “Show Form”
  • Follow the step-by-step instructions to create, customize and publish your button.

Although it is a simple process to set up a button, we typically recommend Administrators create them for consistency and efficiency. For Install clients, the buttons should be configured on each work station. For Hosted/SaaS clients the buttons can be configured centrally to appear for all users.

As always, if you have any questions or need any help, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Support Team. We will be happy to help you implement a custom linking button or can organize an online training on this tool with the implementation team. You can reach our support team at [845]426-0459 x2 or by emailing




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