Periodically, you should evaluate the list of employers in your database and purge any unused employers. That way the list of employers will be smaller and easier to manage when you create a new patient, and you won’t accidentally assign an incorrect employer to a new patient.

To purge (delete) unused employers:

Find patients attached to old employers.

Patients (especially inactive or archived patients) may still be attached to employers you no longer need. In the Office Manager, click Reports > Reference > Employer List. Check Include Employees on the report. Use the list to find patients attached to those employers and clear them from those patients.

Delete the employers.

From the Office Manager, click Maintenance > Reference > Employer Maintenance. Click Purge. Select the employers you want to delete, and click Delete.