PCC, or your practice’s System Administrator, can use the User Administration (
useradmin) program to create new accounts and grant or deny access to Practice Management features.
- 1 Introduction: PM vs. PCC EHR User Administration
- 2 Add a New PCC User Account
- 3 Run the Practice Management useradmin Tool
- 4 Change a User’s Practice Management Password
- 5 Lock Out a Practice Management User
- 6 Restore or “Unlock” a Previously Locked Practice Management User Account
- 7 Edit an Authorization List on Your PCC Server
Introduction: PM vs. PCC EHR User Administration
When you need to change user permissions, adjust passwords, or adjust other user settings, use the User Administration tools in PCC EHR.
useradmin program, described below, to manage login accounts for your Practice Management applications and for System Administrator access to your PCC server.
PCC recommends that you:
Encourage users to keep their passwords to themselves.
Have your staff change their password periodically.
Lock out former staff members from the system as soon as possible. Inform PCC when you do this, especially if the staff member has a home connection to your server.
Train your staff to log out of their workstation when they are finished. Do not allow several users to share the same login window.
Add a New PCC User Account
To learn how to add a new user account to practice management and your practice’s PCC server, read Add a New PCC User Account.
Contact PCC support for additional assistance.
Run the Practice Management useradmin Tool
useradmin from either the System Administration window in your Practice Management windows or by typing
useradmin at a command prompt.
useradmin performs sensitive administrative functions, only authorized personnel can run it, such as your office’s System Administrator or PCC’s Customer Care Team.
useradmin keeps an internal list of authorized users; the System Administrator can change this list at any time.
useradmin screen looks like this:
Authorized users may press the appropriate function key to add or lock out a user, change a user’s password, or edit authorization lists.
Command Prompt Shortcuts: Authorized users can type the commands listed on the screen instead of running the
useradmin program to select them. For example, a system administrator might type
userpasswd at a command prompt to reset a user’s password.