The Open Contact function retrieves a known Contact Record on CaMS to the screen. Once the Contact Record is retrieved, contents of the record can be viewed and/or updated.
Note: A Contact Record may also be opened from the result list received via the Activities/Contact Consumer Search.
To Open a Contact Record:
From CaMS Main Menu:
Note: The Office field defaults to the office the user is logged on to; the Primary Administrator field defaults to the user name that was used to log onto the system. The Last Name, Social Security Number and Case ID fields are enabled - information may be entered in these fields. The cursor focus is on the Last Name field.
Enter: Consumer's Last Name
Do not enter any blank spaces (space bar characters) in the Last Name field. The system will interpret the blank spaces as characters in the Last Name.
Enter: Consumer's Social Security Number
This should narrow search to one consumer since duplicate Social Security Numbers are not allowed on CaMS.
Enter: Case ID Number (10 digit number)
This will narrow search to one case since CaMS will not assign duplicate Case ID Numbers.
Note: When you type in the consumer's last name, the First Name, Middle initial, Suffix and Date of Birth fields become enabled. If you enter the Social Security Number or Case ID Number, the Date of Birth field also becomes enabled. All or partial data may be entered on this screen. As stated above, entering only the Consumer's Case ID, should result in the case being displayed on the screen.
Complete additional data, if appropriate.
Enter: First Name Enter: Suffix from drop down list
Enter: Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
Click: OK Button
The open contact record may be viewed and/or updated.