At SigmaMD, we recognize the importance of swift and accurate documentation. One of the innovative features we've introduced to aid this is the use of variables within the Clinical Notes.
What are Variables?
Variables are predefined shortcuts that allow you to swiftly pull specific data from the patient's chart, integrating this data seamlessly into your notes without manual entry.
How to Use Variables
To leverage this feature, simply type the
$ shortcut. This action will prompt you with options to insert predefined data points. The list is being constantly improved and the available options are:
$patientLastNameto retrieve the patient's first and last name respectively.
- For the entire name, utilize
$patientAgeto fetch the patient's age.
$patientDOBfor the patient's date of birth.
$patientPreferredNamefor the patient's preferred name.
$patientAddressfor the patient's full preferred address.
$patientSexfor the patient's sex at birth.
$patientContactpatient's phone number and email, separated by a comma.
$patientDemographicsgroups all the patient information listed above on a single paragraph, excluding age and sex.
Patient health data
$allProblemslists all the problems on the patient health data, organized between active and other statuses.
$allAllergieslists all the allergies on the patient records, organized between active and other statuses.
$allMedicationslists all the allergies on the patient records, organized between active, intended, and past medications.
$allImmunizationslists all immunization records on the patient chart.
$allProcedureslists all procedures from the patient records, chronologically organized.
$activeProblemslists only the problems with status active, relapse, and recurrence from the patient chart.
$activeAllergieslists only the active allergies from the patient chart.
$currentMedicationslists only the active medications from the patient chart.
$socialHistorylists the patient's status for tobacco use, sexual activity, alcohol consumption, and recreational drug use.
Using Variables in Notes and Macros
The true power of variables is realized when you see the flexibility they offer. Not only can they be used directly within the notes, but they can also be incorporated into macros. This dual functionality ensures that your documentation process is as streamlined and personalized as possible.
Expanding Our Variable Library
While we currently offer a foundational list of variables, our team is in the process of expanding this selection. Our goal is to furnish an even more comprehensive list of variables to further ease your documentation.
Have a Variable Request?
Your feedback is invaluable to us! If there's a specific variable you believe would enhance your documentation process, please get in touch with our support team. We're committed to improving your experience and optimizing your clinical workflow.