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The Allergies module displays patient allergy information from contributing facilities. Allergies are also flagged with icons in the patient header. To access the Allergies module, click the Allergies option in the Clinical Modules menu or click the Allergies icon Red icon for allergies in the patient header.


a note icon Allergies are only available from facilities integrating allergy information into ClinicalConnect. To view the list of contributing facilities, please visit this page:


Image showing the smart filter, column filter, allergy severity, and allergies icon for the allergies module

The following table provides a summary of some of the key features of the Allergies module.

Feature Summary

Allergies Icon

An Allergies icon displays in the patient header based on the information made available from the contributing source systems. The following Allergy icons may display in the patient’s record:

  • Allergies icon (red) - Specific allergies have been added to the patient’s record
  • No known allergies icon (blue) - No known allergies have been added to the patient’s record.
  • Allergies Not Documented/Collected icon (orange) - No allergies have been added to the patient’s record, or allergy information is currently not available.

This column displays Coded Allergies as Yes or No.

Coded allergies are those contained within the allergen dictionary look up from the contributing sources system and will display Y (Yes) in the column.

Allergy information that is “uncoded” is any free text additions made available from the contributing sources system and will display N (No) in the column.

Smart Filter

Text typed in the Smart Filter Search box narrows the list of results to display only those related to text you entered.

In the example below, the Smart Filter Search box was used to narrow the list of allergies to display only Morphine or Codeine. The user entered morph, cod which will search the allergies list grid for any text that included morph OR cod.

All other results were filtered out and do not display in the products list view until the contents of the Smart Filter are cleared.

a tip icon See the Smart Filter section to learn more about filtering results and lists with the Smart Filter tool.

Allergy Severity 

Displays the full allergy severity

  • Mild
  • Intermediate
  • Severe
  • Unknown

Viewing Allergy Details

Allergy results are displayed in a sortable list. In some cases, there may be additional allergy details available from the contributing source system.  Click the row of the allergy you want to view to see additional details.

Image of the allergy results display

a note icon Home and Community Care allergy information is integrated in the Allergies module using OACCAC is the Source.

Allergies Preferences

Module Preferences are used to customize how you want to view information presented in the Allergies module to suit your clinical viewing needs. Preferences need to only be set once, and can easily be updated anytime as your clinical needs change.

The Allergies module has it’s own set of preferences that can be accessed and configured by clicking the Preferences button preference button in the module header or by using the Preference Setup Wizard.

Image of the allergies module preferences tab

After updating your preference settings, click the Save & Apply button to save your changes.

To learn more about the various preference setting options, please visit the Common Preference Settings in ClinicalConnect section.