Step 2: Eliminate Repetition with Auto SALT
Much like a repetitive strain disorder, repetition can cause a strain on your practice. Having to manually re-enter data is mind-numbing, tedious, and time-consuming work that can lead to burnout.
Fortunately, ChiroSpring provides the perfect remedy with its auto SALT (Same As Last Time) feature, also known as "ditto." As you write your SOAP note, ChiroSpring’s chiropractic practice management software automatically populates the note with information from the patient's previous visit. This saves you from typing the information out every single time you create a note.
Moreover, this automation extends beyond just notes; it applies to claims, too. Previous diagnoses and charges copy over, allowing you to change only what’s different for the current visit.
Additionally, auto SALT proves particularly powerful with ChiroSpring's Super Note feature. It can be used at every visit, ensuring a smooth transition of information from one appointment to the next. Plus, you can exclude individual sections, like exams, from auto SALT to prevent unnecessary repetition. However, during a re-exam, you can still pull data from the previous exam into the current notes with a single click.
Auto SALT saves you in other ways, too. It allows you to maintain consistent records, avoid data entry errors, and help patients understand their ongoing history and treatment plan. As a result, you’ll dramatically improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.
Step 3: Harness the Power of SOAP Macros
What elevates this system further is the power of SOAP macros, which are akin to custom shortcuts. These macros can auto-generate sentences or even entire paragraphs with a single click, further speeding up the note-taking process.
For example, suppose you frequently encounter patients with a specific condition like a herniated disc. With ChiroSpring, you can create a macro that instantly inputs a detailed explanation in your note. This not only saves you time but also ensures accuracy and consistency in your documentation.
In essence, SOAP macros work hand in hand with pre-populated notes to maximize efficiency, standardization, and customization in your notes. Together, they help you create high-quality, good SOAP notes in a fraction of the time they would normally take.
Step 4 (Optional): Consider Dictation
If you can speak faster than you can type, you have the option to remove typing from the process altogether. ChiroSpring’s SOAP notes feature supports dictation on any device, allowing you to communicate your thoughts quickly and naturally. Imagine “writing” your entire note with your mobile device using just your voice. Transforming dictation into documentation is right at your fingertips.
The Final Step: Save & Sign
If you're busy or have complex patient cases, you may not always have time to complete a SOAP note. No worries—ChiroSpring’s new Save & Sign feature allows you to save the progress of your notes. When the time is right, you can return to your note for review and finalization.
Choosing to sign off at a more convenient time, like during a break, is easier than juggling too much at once. This approach ensures you'll be more thorough and accurate in the review process. With a less rushed review process, you'll have peace of mind in case of an audit.
ChiroSpring: The Fastest Chiropractic SOAP Notes You’ll Ever Take
Creating efficient and effective SOAP notes isn’t just about documentation. It's about enhancing patient care, improving your practice's workflow, and ensuring compliance. But while SOAP notes are an essential tool in your repertoire, they shouldn’t be a stressful or time-consuming chore.
With ChiroSpring's robust and user-friendly platform, you can create SOAP notes in only 15 seconds. It empowers you with easy access to patient profiles, auto SALT, customizable templates, intuitive SOAP macros, and a streamlined system for capturing essential data. It effectively simplifies and speeds up the process without compromising the quality or detail of your notes.
To find out more about how ChiroSpring can enhance your practice, feel free to reach out to our team. We're here to help you streamline your practice for optimal efficiency and patient care.
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