Set up Mobile computing

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Learn how to set up a laptop as a mobile computer.

Before you start

  • Security
    • Mobile Computer – Create Database
  • Set up

Mobile computer setup checklist

Prior to setting up a laptop as a mobile computer, verify the following:

  • Verify there is enough disk space for your Cornerstone database and images folders on the laptop that will be created as the mobile computer.
  • Appropriate security needs to be set up for mobile computer users. At least one user should have permission to access all mobile options.
  • Computers designated as end-of-period or lab workstations cannot be used as mobile computers.
  • Set printer assignments on the laptop. Once the laptop database is created, you cannot change these settings without undoing the laptop/mobile computer.
    • Printer assignments on the laptop set as a mobile computer will be overwritten the next time synchronization is run.
  • If you want end of day processing to automatically run on the laptop before synchronizing the database, select Run End of Day before and after mobile computer synchronization in End of Period defaults. Set this default on the main system. If this option is chosen, the following will occur:
    • There will be separate end of day records for each laptop.
    • End of day processing will be run on the main system every time a laptop is synchronized.

To avoid problems with creating or synchronizing the mobile computer, ensure the laptop is set to run as administrator. If the laptop is running the Windows 10 operating system or later, follow these steps to run Cornerstone as administrator:

  1. Right-click the Cornerstone icon on the desktop.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Select the Compatibility tab.
  4. Select Run this program as an administrator box.
  5. Click OK.

Set up the mobile computer

Perform this task on the laptop that should be created as the mobile computer. This laptop must be connected to the Cornerstone Database Server. Make sure you have enough hard disk space for the database before beginning.

Navigate to Tools > Mobile Computing > Create.

  1. Enter the name of your mobile database. This name is used to identify the database in the main practice database. Click Next.
  2. If needed, change the default location for the laptop database and shared folders. Click Next.
  3. If this laptop has previously been used for the Mobile Computing module, a message will appear asking if you are sure you want to overwrite the existing information. Click Yes to continue setting up the laptop.
    • Note: Verify the laptop was synchronized the last time it was used before overwriting the database.
  4. Press the Ctrl key and select (or deselect) highlighted staff members who will be checking out tentative medical notes on this laptop. Click Next.
  5. Select the staff members who will be checking out tentative correspondence on this laptop. Click Next.
  6. The database on this laptop will be created. This can take several minutes, depending on the size of your database.
  7. When copying is complete, click Finish.

Related reports

  • Mobile Computer Checkout Report
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