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SOAP / Medical Chart FAQ

How do I change the patient on a SOAP chart?

If you need to change the patient on a SOAP chart, you will need to open that SOAP chart in editing mode.  This means that if the chart is locked, you will have to unlock it.  Only the practitioner who created the chart has the permission to enter the chart in editing mode.

Once you have the chart open, click on the patient’s name at the top left of the chart.  This will open up the configuration window.  Change the patient from the patient list drop-down menu, and then click on save.  The patient associated with that chart has now been changed.  You can then lock the chart again if needed.

Note that OutSmart keeps an audit trail of all changes.

How do I chart Informed Consent?

There are 2 methods you can use to note informed consent in your SOAP charts.  You can use the informed consent area at the top of the SOAP chart interface, or you can use the informed Consent section available as a section which can be added to the “Plan” page of your chart.

Both sections have the ability to save SmartLists, which can greatly speed up your charting process.  You can learn how to create and access SmartLists here.

Informed Consent area at the top of your SOAP charts

Informed Consent area at the top of your SOAP charts

To add an Informed Consent section to your “Plan” page of your chart, click on the +P button just above your chart index on the left side of the page, and then select “Informed Consent” from the menu of available sections.

Adding an Informed Consent Section to your Plan page in SOAP charting

Adding an Informed Consent Section to your Plan page in SOAP charting.

How do I add tables, lists, and images to my medical charts?

If you want to add tables, lists, or images to your text fields while charting in OutSmart EMR, you can do so simply by going to a NEW line in the text field, and clicking on the “plus” icon that shows up to the left of the text field.

Placing your cursor on a NEW line in a text field means that your cursor is at the beginning of the line, and there is nothing else in that line.  You can usually just press enter to get to a new line.  Once your cursor is on a new line, the “plus” icon shows up automatically, and gives you access to add tables, lists and images.

Add tables, images, and lists to your SOAP charts

Go to a new line to see the “plus” icon, and then click on it.

 

Clicking on the "plus" icon gives you access to creating tables, lists, and images.

Clicking on the “plus” icon gives you access to creating tables, lists, and images.