Clinical Desktop Configuration

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The Clinical Desktop View is a view of all of the patient information the clinician, physician or user needs to be able to care for a patient. With the Allscripts Touchworks v11 Clinical Desktop each user will have the ability to create their own view(s).


"Your point of view" - You know what information you want to see and how you want to see it displayed on your desktop.

"Key clicks" - You can eliminate excessive key clicks jumping from screen to screen.

"Time Saver" - You won't have to waste time searching for the information you are looking for, it will all appear exactly where you want it, all on one page if you'd like.


Clinical Desktop View Starter Sets - Allscripts provides a standard starter set of Clinical Desktop Views upon delivery of the Clinical Desktop in v11; users can use what’s provided or easily build their own view(s).

Security - Each TouchWorks user must have the “Workspace View Edit” security code assigned to them to be able to create or edit their “Clinical Desktop View”. This security clearance will activate the “edit” button in the Clinical Desktop.

Full Screen Display – At any time you decide that you want to view one particular components information all by itself, simply check the box “Open in Full Screen Display”. This same check box may be used if for any reason you do not like or wish to create a layered view. No need to build layered views. (see a picture of the "Full Screen Display" view at the end of this document.)

Let's get started

We'll configure a Clinical Desktop View using View 4.

Log in to TouchWorks as an administrative user.

Click Work Def Admin from the vertical toolbar.


From the Workspace Definition Administrations workspace click Add/Edit Desktop View on the bottom left of workspace.


The Edit View Dialog window will appear. Here you’ll see the default view, which in this example is the Adult Patient View utilizing View 3. You will also see the 8 Views you can pick from to create a new view.


Let’s create a new view named Dr. HeartBeat using View 4.

Click the “New…” button. The Create New View box will appear. Type in a New View Name, it can be anything you’d like, but please keep in mind that your new view name will be seen by other users.


Click OK

Click on the View you’d like to create. 555.jpg

This example uses View 4, so when chosen, view 4 appears on my screen. 666.jpg

Next, decide which of these Components you want in each workspace.


Let’s say we want to view the following Components in the workspace on the left: Allergies, Meds/Orders and Problem. Check the boxes associated with Allergies, Meds/Orders and Problem Click the “Add Selected” button in the left side workspace.


Now I’ll add Health Management Plan and Chart Viewer in the top right workspace and Encounter and Patient Worklist in the bottom right workspace.


Click Apply to save the view and stay on this page, or click OK to save view and return to the main page and Vertical Tool Bar or click Cancel to cancel the action.

This completes the basic design of the Clinical Desktop view.

Here is the Full Screen Display view. THis view allows you to view one components information at a time. Simply, check the "Open in Full SCreen Display" and then click on the component you;d like to access.