Blazingly Fast Charting
Charting with MD HQ is all about speed. Whether you are entering in your subjective and objective notes, assessment and plan piece-by-piece or using our innovative shortcuts, MD HQ's charting tools make the process simple, painless and fast.
With an encounter note open, MD HQ's all-in-one-screen layout means that you can simultaneously view any part of the patient's record to the right and left of the encounter note – no need to tab between screens. While some parts of the record appear minimized to save space, they remain easily accessible. And the default layout can be customized so that you will always see what's most important to you at a glance.
The main text block is for subjective and objective notes, while assessment, plan, and charges can be added in the blocks to the right. Embedded smart search functions make it incredibly easy to find and add information. You can also upload dictation or attach a document or image. And frequent auto-saving – once per minute – protects against loss of work.
Plan items include the usual things like rxs, orders, etc., as well as supplements (with our extensive, built-in supplement database, if desired) and your custom plan items for things like recommendations, lifestyle rxs, and whatever else you might want.
Sharable Encounter Summaries let you easily share information about the visit with the patient via the Patient Portal. Generally, the default is to share the encounter date, visit type, diagnosis, and plan (including recommendations and custom plan items), but you can also choose to share all or part of the note's text in the specific instance. Or you can change your default settings to share more or less information.
When you're ready to take charting to the next level, MD HQ's Quick Add and Chart Parts tools give you encounter note auto-fill and templates like you've never seen before.
First, Quick Add lets you search for and add a single piece of information from the database – diagnosis, order, charge, etc. – by typing one of ten straightforward, two-letter prefixes (like "rx" for prescription) to tell the system which database to search, followed by an underscore and search terms (also separated by underscores). As usual, you can use full or partial words or numbers in any order and the system searches as you type. When you find what you're looking for, adding it puts basic information into the body of the note and adds a suggested action, where applicable, all with just a few quick keystrokes.
Second, our unique, ultra-flexible Chart Parts system lets you create your own combinations of text, facilities, suggested actions, and even certain information from the patient's file, to quickly add to the note. This tool is super-flexible – use it, for example, to add any combination of:
- Text phrases, such as short, often-used phrases that you don't want to retype (or misspell) over and over
- A text outline for your subjective and objective notes
- Lab panels
- Differential dx info, which you would edit in the particular case to reflect the chosen diagnosis and applicable treatment plan
- Groups of diagnoses, plan items (rxs, orders, supplements, etc.), and charges
Blazingly fast charting is then as easy as typing a Chart Part name or nickname in the main text block as you're typing up your note and selecting from matching results that appear to the left. Text from a selected Chart Part goes in the main text block, while diagnoses, plan items, and charges appear as suggested actions that can quickly be dismissed or accepted in the particular case.
MD HQ also supports support fillable custom electronic charting templates that are accessed via the Chart Parts system (i.e., simply by typing search terms in the main text block). These forms might be, for example, templates for wellness exams, review of systems, and can even include images that you can draw on and save to the note. This tool is perfect for visually localizing a problem area, for acupuncturists, and for anyone who practices bodywork.