I am making a super ticket here because I think that we should more globally consider how to improve clarity around save functionality. We should try to get more user feedback and/or do some usability inspections here.
Specifically, PhenoTips autosaves, but there is also save button at the bottom as well. It isn't clear what has been saved since the last edit session. There isn't a way to tell if something has accidentally been changed. This can be helped by allowing viewing of all edits for curators see PT-722 Open but won't help the average clinician user.
The labels of the save buttons are confusing, see PT-709 Open
This is also related to PT-727 Closed where I am unsure if I am in edit or view mode.
This is also related to the missing/duplicate records issues with concurrent autosave.