Posted by: Atlas MD

May 3, 2021

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A Moment to Say Thank You

It’s been a strange year, and, for many of us, one of the hardest in known memory. We’ve had to sacrifice in every possible domain of our lives – our work, our freedoms, and our health.

But perhaps no one has had to sacrifice more than the healthcare workers who, when called upon to keep us safe, rose unflinchingly to the challenge. While many stayed inside doing their part to halt the spread of the virus, those working in healthcare were in the labs, in the hospitals, and on every healthcare frontline working tirelessly and fearlessly to protect everyone. It’s because of them, and you, that we can see a light at the end of the tunnel, that we have managed the miracle of developing an effective vaccine in an impossible timeframe, and that we will find a way back to normal.

When we made Atlas.md, we wanted to help doctors connect with patients in order to provide higher quality care – and more of it. But we never imagined just how essential this tool would become, and how effectively it would be wielded by our doctors to help others in a time of crisis.

There is no update today. We just wanted to say that we see you – everything you’ve achieved, and everything you’ve sacrificed – and to say thank you for everything you’ve done. Who knows what the world would be without you.

Posted by: Atlas MD

April 21, 2021

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What’s New in Atlas? Import Lab Results.

We take feedback from our doctors seriously and are always working to implement features that will make using Atlas.md a better, easier, and more productive experience. Our latest update, the Import Lab Results feature, is a direct result of this feedback.

This feature allows you to move test results from labs directly into Atlas.md as discrete data. Instead of only being able to view test results as a static PDF, this information can now be viewed as tabular data, allowing for way more flexibility when it comes to compiling and tracking results.

Observation History

The Import Lab Results feature also allows you to compile multiple different iterations of the same test and view the concurrent results all on the same page. Using LOINC codes provided by the lab companies during the result reporting process, you can review and track these results over time. This is especially helpful for identifying trends and saves massive amounts of time by being able to view all results simultaneously.

Exporting Results

You can also export this data as a .CSV file. So if you’d like to view the data in an Excel or Google spreadsheet, manipulate it further, or send it off to a patient or colleague, you can do so easily from the results page.

Note: At the moment the Import Lab Results feature is only available for lab results from Quest Diagnostics.

For more information about requesting labs, check out this article, and if you’re unsure about how to enable labs from Quest Diagnostics, you can find out more here. And lastly, if you have any questions regarding the Import Lab Results feature or anything else, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line at support@atlas.md.

Posted by: Atlas MD

February 16, 2021

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What’s New in Atlas? Multiple Chart Attachments

Before now, when adding attachments to a patient’s chart, you were only been able to add one single file at a time. We’ve updated this feature to allow multiple attachments in different formats to be uploaded simultaneously. This means you’ll now be able to compile files and images from different sources, helping you to better organize information and attachments within a patient’s chart. We’re confident that this feature will save you time and help you work more efficiently.

If you have any questions regarding multiple chart attachments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at support@atlas.md.

Posted by: Atlas MD

November 10, 2020

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What’s New in Atlas? Form Invitations, ICD-10 Search, QR Refill Improvements, and More.

While the days continue to chill we’re happy to announce a few new features – and the improvement of some existing ones – that we’ve been working on during the fall. These enhancements go a long way to improving Atlas.md’s functionality, helping you save time and provide even better healthcare.

Form Invitations

Having patients manually fill out forms is time-consuming for all parties involved. To help users gather data more quickly and effectively, we recently introduced Form Invitations, a feature that allows doctors to email forms directly to patients within Atlas.md. Time that would otherwise be spent manually inputting data can now be directed towards patients.

ICD-10 Search and Improvements

We introduced an ICD-10 Search to help users find ICD references more simply in the app. Since its inception, we’ve made some improvements so that users can now perform multiple searches simultaneously and export ICD data in an Excel-friendly format.

We also upgraded to ICD-10-CM 2021 to, among other things, accommodate for the new Covid-19 and vaping-related disorders codes. It’s now easy to tag and search for Covid and other related ICD cases.

Improvements to QR Refills

Since launching QR Refills we’ve made several important tweaks. When requesting a refill, patients can now add comments and provide information to the doctor handling the refill. Doctors can now also give patients the option of determining how they would like to receive their refill. This means fewer calls, less admin, and more thorough communication.

Improvements to Growth Charts

Finally, we have continued to improve on Growth Charts in a number of ways. Whereas previously visual charts were only provided for CDC charts, the feature now also provides full visual growth chart support for WHO charts.

We also added full support for both the imperial and metric systems of growth charts, respecting the account-level setting for units. Now you can view growth charts metrics in whatever way works best for you.

Lastly, we added a #growth macro that allows users to include a quick text-based representation of the most recent growth data of the patient. This is especially useful when adding text notes and reports to a patient’s chart.

Get in Touch

We hope these changes and additions are improving your experience. If you have any suggestions or questions you’d like answered, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at support@atlas.md.

Posted by: Atlas MD

June 3, 2020

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What’s New in Atlas? QR Refills

At Atlas, we’re always looking for ways to streamline the prescription process and make getting necessary medicine to patients as easy as possible. With our new QR Refill feature, we’re putting the convenience of remote refill requests into the hands of patients and providing doctors with more choice on how they want to handle refills.

Precision Prescribing

One of the main benefits of running an in-house pharmacy is being able to dispense the exact amount of medication that a patient requires. This reduces the risk of both overprescription and general waste. Once a patient runs out of medication, however, acquiring a refill becomes a bit tricky.

Typically the patient would have to call a clinic and speak to a doctor or physically visit the clinic in order to request a refill. In some cases, the clinic in question might reach out to the patient before their medication runs out. Both scenarios are time-consuming.

Rapid Refills

With the new QR Refill feature, doctors now have the option of including a QR code on prescription labels and medication bottles. Once a patient’s medication runs out, they can request a refill simply by scanning the QR code with their smartphone.

Once the QR code of a label has been scanned, the doctor who dispensed the medication will receive a notification asking them to approve or dismiss the prescription refill request. This eliminates the need for patient calls and visits with regards to prescription refills, saving massive amounts of time for both doctors and patients.

Activation Required

As a precaution against disrupting our users’ current dispensing and refill processes, QR Refills are disabled for existing Altas.md accounts, so you’ll have to enable the feature before you and your patients can start using it. All Atlas.md accounts registered after the rollout of this feature, however, will have the feature enabled by default. Check out our help article for information about enabling QR Refills.

If you have any questions regarding QR Refills, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at support@atlas.md.

Posted by: Atlas MD

May 7, 2020

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What’s New in Atlas? Improvements to Growth Charts, Family Management, and More.

We want to thank our Atlas users and all of you in the healthcare field for everything you’re doing to help keep the world moving forward in these strange times. Though Atlas.md is always pushing ahead, we’ve held off on publishing a few new features until the time was right. The last thing we wanted to do was distract our users with changes that required their attention during a stressful time. But we have been watching how you’ve been using Atlas during this new normal, and we want to highlight a few minor upgrades that we hope will help.

Revised Growth ChartsGif alternating between a graph and the acronyms "CDC" and "WHO".

After quite a few user requests, we recently replaced traditional growth charts with a tabular version to allow for more flexibility when calculating percentiles from both the CDC and the WHO datasets. However, after launching and receiving feedback, we quickly realized that many users also prefer visual graphs. With those responses in mind, we’ve revised growth charts to include both growth percentile tables and visual charts with CDC information.

Improved Family Management

We’ve introduced a new Family Management page that lets you manage and review family members, and provides a clear breakdown of their status within Atlas.md. From there you now also have the option to change the Head of Household, rename the family, and more.

Improved Video Calling

Video calling is now supported by most major browsers, the only exception being Chrome on devices using an iOS operating system. On top of that, doctors can now send out multiple video call invites to different patients which will be answered on a first-come-first-served basis should two or more patients answer simultaneously. These video invites can now be sent via SMS and email

Companies Collection List

Companies can now be added to the collections list in the same way that patients can. This makes it easier to see which companies are falling behind in their payments, and to organize them in a single localized list.

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We’ve been devoting quite a bit of time to making Atlas.md more accessible for companies, starting with improvements to the Employee Enrollment feature. When creating enrollment forms for employees, users can now include their own fully customized enrollment fees. This provides users with the flexibility and specificity to fine-tune their fees based on the employer and their respective offerings.

Any Questions?

We hope you’re happy with the improvements we’ve made. If you have any suggestions or questions you’d like answered, don’t hesitate to get in touch at support@atlas.md.

Posted by: Atlas MD

March 10, 2020

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What’s New in Atlas? DPC Startup Kit

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It goes without saying that we at Atlas are passionate about the Direct Care movement and its potential to radically transform healthcare. We’ve committed ourselves to help doctors connect directly with their patients in order to provide the most effective, affordable and hands-on care. With our latest delivery, the DPC Startup Kit, we’re taking this desire for healthcare reform one step further by providing all doctors with the tools to start their own DPC clinic – absolutely free of charge.

Build Your DPC Practice From the Ground Up

If you’ve ever stared morosely at a mountain of paperwork that has to be filled out to satiate insurance companies then you might have a sense that there’s something wrong with the current state of healthcare in America. We do, too. It’s why we’re in this game.

Many doctors know intrinsically that healthcare shouldn’t be this expensive or this complicated, but they’re unsure of a better or easier way to practice. The DPC Startup Kit definitively demonstrates that an alternative is possible by providing the path and means for any doctor to build their Direct Care practice from the ground up.

What’s in the DPC Startup Kit?

The DPC Startup Kit is a crash course on everything a doctor needs to know in order to successfully start a DPC clinic. It contains detailed information regarding everything from securing a location to practice to dealing with Medicare, marketing your clinic, establishing your business entity, remaining compliant, starting a website, employing staff, and much more.

Readers will also find the contact details of relevant doctors, lawyers and industry specialists to assist them in their journey.

We’ve gone the extra mile to address every potential hurdle, no matter how small or banal, to equip any doctor with the knowledge to guarantee the success of their clinic. It can be used as a step-by-step start guide or consulted periodically to research a particular aspect of the Direct Care model.

The Startup Kit also lets users track and save their progress as they navigate through its contents. This makes it easy to see what’s already been accomplished, what the next step is and how much more there is to go.

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We put a lot of effort into making the Startup Kit as comprehensive as possible and believe it has the potential to change the game for doctors looking for an alternative solution to healthcare. Share it with your friends and colleagues, or anyone else who might be interested in Direct Care. Together we can shift the tide towards an affordable, sustainable healthcare model that puts patients first.

If you have any questions regarding anything you read in the DPC Startup Kit, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line at support@atlas.md, otherwise…

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Posted by: Atlas MD

December 9, 2019

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What’s New in Atlas? Employee Enrollment Form.

In recent months we’ve turned our focus towards making Atlas more accessible and effective for companies and businesses. Our latest feature, Employee Enrollment Form, does just that by making the process of enrolling company employees into Atlas a more streamlined and straightforward affair.

Customized Employee Enrollment

Signing up to any clinic or medical service often involves an extensive amount of paperwork. For larger companies with dozens or hundreds of employees, this can be quite a time-consuming process. To make this entire operation less painful, we developed the Employee Enrollment Form feature. This lets companies create their own partially customized enrollment form that can then be shared with employees.

This feature can be enabled from the Company profile page in Atlas and functions almost exactly the same as the normal enrollment form. Users can customize certain aspects of their enrollment form, such as patient coverage, in order to refine their offerings based on their company needs and requirements. These customizations work independently and won’t affect any settings of the main account enrollment form.

Once enabled, users will be given an embeddable enrollment form link which they can then email to or share with employees. Any patient that enrolls from this link will then automatically be assigned as an employee of that company profile within Atlas.

If you have any questions regarding company enrollment forms, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line at support@atlas.md.

Posted by: Atlas MD

November 13, 2019

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What’s New in Atlas.md? DrFirst and e-Prescription Integration.

At Atlas, we believe that equipping doctors with the latest tools is one of the most effective ways of helping them provide quality healthcare. In the latest update, in an effort to push the boundaries on what Atlas can deliver, we’ve partnered with DrFirst to give doctors the capacity to prescribe and manage medication electronically.

Putting Doctors First with DrFirst and Rcopia

DrFirst is a company specializing in healthcare solutions and medical software. They offer numerous tools and services aimed at streamlining the process of managing and prescribing medication, and we’ve teamed up with them in order to equip Atlas with e-prescription capabilities utilizing their prescription software, Rcopia.

Once Atlas is integrated with Rcopia you’ll be able to simply and electronically prescribe medication to your patients. You’ll also have full control over the prescriptions and their quantities using Rcopia’s inventory management system. This doesn’t mean there’ll be any extra administration or number-crunching. All actions taken within Rcopia are automatically synchronized in Atlas, ensuring your patient charts and prescription histories are always up to date.

To get started with Rcopia, you’ll first need to register. Get in touch with us and, together with DrFirst, we’ll guide you through the process step by step. For more information about registering, check out our help article.

Once Rcopia is successfully integrated you’ll be able to access it via a new eRx button on your Atlas interface. From here you’ll easily be able to prescribe medication to patients and manage your e-prescriptions.

With DrFirst you’ll also be able to enroll in a prescription drug monitoring program, or PDMP. You can find more information about PDMPs here.

If you have any other questions, please drop us a line at support@atlas.md.

Posted by: Atlas MD

October 3, 2019

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What’s New in Atlas? Chart Filtering.

Data has an unruly habit of accumulating in huge quantities in short spaces of time, so it’s important to be able to sift through it all when you’re looking for something specific. Atlas’ new Chart Filtering feature allows you to do just that.

Now, instead of having to manually search through charts for a diagnosis or prescription, you can now simply filter through chart streams based on criteria such as the date, author and the following data types:

  • Notes
  • External messages
  • Tasks
  • Appointments
  • Attachments
  • Diagnosis
  • Prescriptions
  • Labs
  • Faxes
  • Rubicon
  • Form answers

You can access Chart Filtering by clicking on the cog menu within the patient chart page.

Chart Filtering is just another way in which Atlas is making it easier and faster for doctors to provide more informed healthcare to their patients.