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Setup The Cliniko Integration

Sync patients and appointments from Cliniko to send targeted e-mail and sms campaigns, and to trigger automated workflows within Oncord.

In this article:

Before you get started.
What data is synchronised?
Automation Triggers.
Marketing Send Conditions.
Connect Oncord & Cliniko.
When Does a Sync Happen?
Add Online Bookings to Your Website.

Before you get started

The integration between Oncord and Cliniko is free, and can be enabled regardless of which Oncord plan you are running. It's worth noting that in order to get the most value from the Cliniko Integration, we recommend enabling Oncord's Marketing features - so that you can send email and/or SMS campaigns. 

An easy way to determine whether you have this plan enabled is to look for the "Marketing" heading in the left sidebar of your Oncord Dashboard.

Upgrading your Oncord plan is an easy and instant process, simply go to Settings > Features, and enable the marketing module (read more).

What Data is Synchronised?

The Cliniko integration works by synchronising the following information:

From Oncord From Cliniko

  • Changes to a contact will be reflected in Cliniko.
  • Deleting a contact will not delete them in Cliniko.
  • Creating a contact will not create a patient in Cliniko (to ensure that your Cliniko patient list remains clear of all subscribers etc). 

  • All patients within Cliniko are pulled into Oncord.
  • Changes to a patient will be reflected in Oncord.
  • Deleting a patient will not remove them from Oncord.
  • The Cliniko online booking calendar can be embedded in your Oncord website, which allows contacts to book appointments.
  • Alternatively, you may add a "Book Now" button to your website, which links to your online booking calendar. 
  • Appointments are pulled into Oncord, and appear in the relevant contact's activity feed.

Note: Because deletions are not reflected in either system, you may need to delete entries in both systems.

Contact Fields Synchronised

When a contact is synchronized with Cliniko, a blue Cliniko logo will display, allowing you to view their patient record. The following contact fields are also synchronized with Cliniko:

First Name, Last Name.
Address, Suburb, Postcode,  State, Country.
Email Address.
Phone Number.
SMS & Email Marketing Accepted Status. 
Date of Birth. 

Appointments Synchronised

Appointment data is pulled into Oncord, and will appear in the relevant contact's activity feed. The following appointment data is synchronized with Oncord: 

Appointment Start & End Times. 
Appointment Type.
Whether a patient arrived at the Appointment.
Whether a patient cancelled their Appointment. 
The Practitioner.

Automation Triggers

Note: Email and SMS communications will only send to contacts whose marketing status is set to subscribed in Oncord. This setting is linked to the SMS & Email Marketing Accepted Status setting in Cliniko.

Enabling the Cliniko integration will add the following automation triggers within Oncord: 

On an upcoming appointment: 
An automation triggers upon a specified number of hours or days prior to an appointment. You may further specify the appointment type and practitioner. Typically, this automation trigger is used as an appointment reminder or to send patients important information about their upcoming appointment.

When a contact cancels their appointment: 
Trigger an automation when a contact cancels their appointment. You may further specify the appointment type and practitioner.

When a contact did not arrive at their appointment: 
Trigger an automation in the case that a contact does not arrive at their appointment. You may further specify the appointment type and practitioner.

When a contact finishes their appointment: 
Trigger an automation in the case that a contact finishes their appointment. You may further specify the appointment type and practitioner.

When will automations start to trigger for appointments?

Only appointment activity that happens after your Oncord account goes live, and the Cliniko integration is enabled and syncing.

Appointment Types reflected in Oncord automations

Oncord needs to sync at least one appointment before the appointment's type will appear as a setting for automation triggers. If you've created a new appointment type within Cliniko, and it hasn't appeared in your Oncord account yet, try creating a test appointment in Cliniko first for that new appointment type, and then run a sync via Oncord Dashboard > Settings > Apps. After doing this, the new appointment type should appear in the Automations area.

Marketing Send Conditions

When sending an email or SMS campaign via Oncord, you can target your campaigns based on appointments.

When the appointment is booked (such as date).
The Appointment Type.
The Practitioner.

Note: E-mail and SMS communications will only send to contacts whose marketing status is set to subscribed in Oncord. This setting is linked to the SMS & Email Marketing Accepted Status setting in Cliniko.

Cliniko SMS & Email Marketing Accepted Status

When syncing contact data from Cliniko to Oncord this includes the contacts SMS & Email Marketing Accepted Status. Only contacts whose status is "Subscribed" will actively receive marketing communications send through your Oncord account.

If this setting in Cliniko is not enabled, when the contacts are imported into Oncord their Marketing Status will be set to "Pending". To fix this and set them to Subscribed in Oncord, go to the SMS & Email Marketing Accepted Status setting in your Cliniko account and enable both Email and SMS for all contacts. 

To push this change straight away into your Oncord account you can do a manual sync by going to Settings > Integrations and click the sync button in the Cliniko box, this will sync and push the updated Marketing Status for your contacts. After this information is synced and updated your contacts in Oncord will be shown and set with the marketing status "Subscribed".

Connect Oncord & Cliniko

The first step to enable the Cliniko integration, is to connect Oncord and Cliniko.

Navigate to Dashboard > Settings.
Select the "Third Party Integrations" page.
Click the "Enable Integration" button in the Cliniko integration box, and follow the steps to allow Oncord to access your Cliniko account.

When Does a Sync Happen?

You can choose to enable or disable automatic synchronisation within the Cliniko integration configuration page (Dashboard > Settings > Third Party Integrations). 

Oncord will batch-sync with Cliniko two minutes after an update takes place within Oncord.

For instance, if you updated a contact's email address at 2:00pm, and then their phone number at 2:03pm. Both changes would be reflected at 2:04pm within Cliniko.

If no update takes place within Oncord, a scheduled sync will take place after one day to download data from Cliniko. You can also push a sync manually by clicking the "Synchronise" button on the Settings > Integrations page of your Oncord account.

Add Online Bookings to Your Website

Cliniko's online booking calendar allows you to take bookings via your website 24/7, reducing time spent taking bookings over the phone.

Before adding the online booking calendar to your website, follow Cliniko's provided instructions to configure and enable your online bookings page: Cliniko: Set Up Online Bookings.

There are two methods available for adding a booking function to your Oncord website:

1. Your Booking URL can be used as a simple text link or "Book Now" button on a page of your website, to direct the user away from your website to make an appointment via your Cliniko Online Bookings Calendar. 

2. Embed Code can be added to a page of your Oncord website, which will embed your Cliniko Online Bookings Calendar on the page. You can find instructions below. 

Embed Your Cliniko Online Bookings Calendar

Within Cliniko:

Navigate to Settings.
Click the "Online bookings" link, located under the Appointments heading.
Locate the "Code to embed in your website".

After retrieving the above code, login to your Oncord Website and add the embed code to a page:
(the following steps are shown in the video below)

We recommend you create a new "Book Now" page. (Creating a New Page)
Edit the website page (Dashboard > Website > Pages, click to select a page to edit).
Click the "Insert" button on the left-hand side of the editor.
Drag-and-drop the "EMBED" element onto the page.
Click to select the newly added embed code element, and select "edit" in the blue dropdown menu.
In the left sidebar, paste the embed code provided by Cliniko, and click "Apply".
Click the "Save" button, to save the page.