|About Conversations / Starting a Conversation|
You can create a group chat to start a conversation with one or more participants. You can specify a text context or a patient context for this group chat.
The Start A Group Chat panel appears.
This screen displays a link to your department and links to any favorites that you have specified. If your department is not visible, your administrator has configured your system to not display your department on this screen.
From this panel, shortcuts are defined when you right-click a group, a department or an individual user that may allow you to send a message or update your favorites list.
In the Add Context field, type the context that you want to use.
Press Enter to save this context. This is useful if you want to define a subject for your new group chat.
To specify a patient that this conversation is to be about, click Patient. The Start a Group Chat panel changes color to indicate that the conversation now has a patient context. Patients that are assigned to you are displayed.
Do one of the following to select the patient for this conversation.
In the Search field, type two or more letters or numbers to display a list of all patients whose name or location matches the text that you have typed. In this list, click a patient name to specify this patient as the context.
Click the name of your department to list all patients belonging to members of the department. In this list, click a patient name to specify this patient as the context..
Click a patient name to specify this patient as the context.
After you have selected your patient, click Staff to select the persons with which you want to have the group chat.
Click the names of one or more favorites to add them as chat participants.
Click the name of your department if it is visible. From the list of department members that appears, click the name of one or more members to add them as chat participants.
In the Search field, type all or part of the name of a group or user. A list of groups and users that match this search text appears. In this list:
The Vocera Platform Messaging Console creates a chat room that your selected participants have been invited to join.