SOAP reports are among the ways that you can note any tests that might be needed for the patient. Digital software designed for chiropractors, like ChiroSpring, will have sections of the digital note system laid out so the most common tests have their own categories that you can enter them in and additional space to note any more uncommon tests that are not listed. The results can be filed in the same system, so it’s easier to see what is done and what is still needed and to not have to rely on memory. Past treatments can be noted, along with their effects or lack thereof. That makes it easier to note what has worked with the patient and what has not.
Even if you need to refer a patient to another chiropractor, digital SOAP reports can make the process more efficient. If you are both working in the same system, the notes can be forwarded to the other practitioner with ease, and the documentation will be able to assist them with their later work.
SOAP reports are still seen as a necessary evil. But there is much you can do to make the process as easy as possible without sacrificing accuracy. With that, you can get back to treating patients, which is why you entered this industry in the first place.
ChiroSpring is an all-in-one practice management and EHR system built specifically for chiropractors to help them regain face-time with patients, spend less time on back-office tasks, maintain a limited staff, and save operational costs.
To see how ChiroSpring can help you simplify how you manage your practice, reach out to one of our specialists today!