It could happen that a practitioner consulted a patient but did not have the opportunity to create a record. The practitioner is able to create this record for example the next day and backdate the record.
To backdate a record, follow these steps.
Create a new record like you normally would. Next, scroll down and look up the link Backdate record.
Click this link to open the date selecting window. Select the consultation date.
After saving this window you will notice a warning at the top of the record, clearly marking this record is backdated.