Plus™ templates are color-coded to reflect the current status of the text.
Black Text - This
is simply text which has been hard-coded into the template.
Blue Text - This is a default value for a pop-up
Red Text - This is an optional pop-up window that
can be clicked if needed.
Green Text - This signifies that the user has
activated the dialog and made a change.
Plus™ templates also, in many cases, contain predefined values. "Default
phrases" provide the text for a "normal" note. This
reduces the time necessary to create a note because the majority of a
"routine" case is already charted.
Our notes reflect a
"What you see is what you get" philosophy. All of the exam charting is
done from one screen. There is no need to switch between screen to enter each
section of information. The note is laid out as you write it.
Note from an Old Note
or documentation for follow-ups are a breeze with the New Note from an Old Note
command. Simple choose a patient's past note to use as the basis for the new
visit. Typically these notes are very similar to the previous visit - so very
little extra work is necessary to complete the documentation for the new visit.
Plus™ can analyze all of the treatments for a certain diagnosis and rank order
them for you when you are writing a note. This ranking makes the common
treatments easier to find and improves the speed of your charting.
Plus™ revolutionizes documentation with a simple and effective way of handling
your medical content. Each history dialog contains a tab for Common, Topic, and
- This tab is
user-definable. For Allergies, you are able to show only the allergies that you
use frequently to make your list more manageable.
- The Topic tab is
simply a categorized tree diagram that allows you to pick your specific history
items from the category headings.
Type in the first few letters of the item that you're looking for, and the
"All" tab will search the database for the history item that matches
includes History dialogs for: Medical History, Social History, Medications,
Allergies, Family History, Surgical History. Appropriate disciplines will also
include: Immunizations, Growth Charts, OB History, Menses History, and Genetics
can improve the flow and efficiency of your office by creating additional
documentation based on the information in your note.
In only 4
mouse-clicks you can create a professional letter to refer a patient, or thank
another physician for their kind referral. The letter includes either the full
patient note, or just the impression and plan sections for their reference.
Instructions can be printed and sent home with the patient regarding their
Similar to a referral
letter, the patient letter is simply a letter template that can be printed and
sent to your client.
When an order has been documented in the note, a worksheet can be
printed to show what the physician has ordered.
Create a script
right from the program using the extensive medical library. The information
for the script is also included at the bottom of the patient's note, and in
the patient's medications folder for easy and consistent reference.
The Billing Wizard
pulls the billing codes from the dialogs used in the exam documentation.
Simply associate the Diagnoses with the appropriate Treatments, and print the
SuperBill Statement. (Some of the billing interfaces allow a direct transfer
of this information to their program -call for information.)
most important distinction for Charting Plus™ is the flexibility. It is, by
far, the most flexible and user-definable program on the market today. Our
templates are composed of customized dialog boxes that each have a different set
of characteristics. Some are simple text macros, while others have dynamic
slider bars for quickly entering numerical values or anatomical graphics for
describing the location of the condition.
History dialog is used in General Medicine to complete a immunization record for
the patient. This includes childhood immunizations and travel boosters.
Annotator allows the physician to write or draw on the Charting Plus™ graphics
and then store them in the patient's multimedia folder for future reference.
The E & M
Wizard makes short work out of the tedious challenge of E & M coding. Exam
elements in Charting Plus™ have been specially "tagged" so the
program can easily count the number of E & M bullets that have been
documented, and then list the appropriate codes for the visit.
utilizes many full-color graphics to quickly describe an anatomical location.
The HotSpot Editor allows the user to define and modify these areas, and the
text descriptions. With this tool, existing graphics can be modified by the
user, or new images can be added to the program.
has been added to the patient's history (from a note, or by adding the
information directly to the patient's folder), can be pulled into the history
section of a note.
- Information available in the patient's history will automatically be
information can be added to a SOAP note by simply pressing the HX button in
Plus now offers a secure way for medical personnel to discuss confidential
patient information or offer reminders regarding patient care. MediNotes
Messenger is a text-based communication system that is stored and distributed
through the program database. Since it is contained within the secure program,
only the recipient (Charting Plus user) is able to access the message.
patient list can pull the scheduled appointments into a manageable list for
quick access by the physician. The patient list can be updated manually by
office staff, or can automatically pull in scheduled patients from the Appointments
PRO electronic scheduling program (available through MediNotes Corporation).
Many of the new voice dictation software packages can dictate into Charting Plus™.
This is true with the popular Dragon
NaturallySpeaking™ and IBM
ViaVoice programs. These programs can be purchased separately from
Charting Plus™ through national or local retail electronic chains.
- When looking at voice systems to use in conjunction with Charting Plus™,
realize that the minimum hardware requirements for these programs are usually
higher than those for running Charting Plus™.
Charts (Primary Care)
chart can be completed for pediatric patients based on the age, height, weight,
and head circumference. This feature creates a dynamic line graph representing
the charted values over the lifetime of the patient.
Explorer (Primary Care/OB-GYN)
dialogs have been bundled together in what is referred to as the Prenatal
Explorer. This feature of the program includes: