Since the creation of the SOAP note by Dr. Lawrence Weed of Yale University, medical providers have been using this method for recording patient notes and interacting with other professionals, including attorneys, insurance carriers, other providers, and more.
Chiropractic practices must ensure that medical records contain the most relevant data and are easy to find and immediately available. SOAP notes help them achieve those goals. This guide shows chiropractors how to identify which quick SOAP notes chiropractic software helps them work more efficiently and how to avoid software that makes them do double the work (i.e., manually re-entering data, etc.).
What to Look For in Efficiency-Focused SOAP Note Software
Running a chiropractic practice involves tedious but necessary note-taking and data entry. Since most chiropractors prefer to spend their time face-to-face with patients, finding a software solution to reduce or eliminate the need to organize and search for paper documents is critical. That’s where efficiency-focused SOAP note software comes into play.
Here are features that you should look for in efficiency-focused SOAP note software.
One feature that you can count on with ChiroSpring’s software is its HIPAA-compliant cloud base. You will never lose a patient’s information again, and you can access it from anywhere from the cloud. Also, you won’t have to worry about you or your staff having to manually back up anything, like with a traditional server. As long as there’s a secure internet connection, backups occur automatically, and you can access information at any time.
This feature means chiropractors can count on:
- Software always including the latest update
- Anywhere, anytime access
- Managing multiple practices using genuine multi-location software
Chiropractors can enjoy running a 100% paper-free practice. That means getting rid of filing cabinets containing folders and paper charts. With ChiroSpring, you can upload documents for quick and easy access, including:
- Image scans, including GIF and JPEG images
- PDF documents
- Word documents
- ZIP files
After uploading documents, you can tag them by type (i.e., new patient intake form) and include notes for additional organizational capacity. This feature enables quicker access later.
ChiroSpring’s SOAP notes feature means you can customize SOAP notes in ways that work best for you. It also enables providers to create individual SOAP note experiences. Create efficient workflows by pinning and arranging commonly used charges, diagnoses, and macros. Take these customizations a step further by removing exams, SOAP tabs, and treatments that you don’t use.
Easy customizations make it easier to:
- Manage patient complaints: Quickly record patient complaints into a digital body and show patients a graph featuring their progress over time.
- Create customized care plans: The Care Plan feature enables chiropractors to create and manage prescribed services sets.
Intuitive touch interface
Record information quickly using CHIROSPRING’s core design element: the touch interface. The modern chiropractor needs flexibility and touch-capable tablets. Every button, grid, navigational control, scroll bar, and text box works with touch controls.
- Create SOAP notes quickly with one finger.
- Scroll through SOAP notes and other documentation.
- View images and pinch to zoom with a single touch.