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.

Posted by: Atlas MD

September 24, 2019

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What’s New in Atlas? Forms.

Information and data are some of the most crucial modern tools being leveraged in the healthcare industry in order to deliver smarter, more informed care. Atlas’ new feature, Forms, is designed to make it easier than ever to collect and use this data.

Custom Forms

Gif of a clipboard and formWhereas traditionally doctors had to rely on manual charts and forms, now users can create custom, digital forms within Atlas for patients to fill in. Like traditional hospital checklists and flowsheets, these forms can then be answered to gather and track data over time.

The type of data gathered is entirely up to the doctor in question. Forms simply provides a blank but structured canvas that gives users complete discretion with regards to parameters of the questions they would like to ask, as well as the type of answers that they would like patients to give. It also allows for customization of the value field of the answers for greater specificity.

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Once you’ve created a form, you can give it to as many patients and have it answered as many times as you like. You can then easily view and manage all of your forms and patient responses on the Forms dashboard.

Forms can also be answered outside of patient charts allowing doctors to use day-to-day checklists when running their practices.

For more details regarding forms check out our new help article, and if you have any other questions, please drop us a line at support@atlas.md.

Posted by: Atlas MD

May 7, 2019

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What’s New in Atlas? Easy Reporting Feature.

Atlas has always allowed doctors to make their patients’ lives easier, but we also want to make it easy for doctors to help companies and businesses provide care for their employees.

Now, when companies request data and stats on their employees’ care, doctors can quickly pull, download, and email accurate reports to the companies they partner with.

With our new Utilization Report feature, clinics can check all of the following details about how employees are experiencing care with their clinic:

  • Total # of patients
  • Total # of appointments
  • Total # of prescriptions
  • Number of patients with at least 1 appointment
  • In-house dispensed prescriptions
  • Lab requests
  • Lab results
  • SMS messages
  • Emails
  • SMS Messages (outside office hours)
  • Emails (outside office hours)
  • Phone calls (outside office hours)

Businesses Can Now Track and Engagement

Utilization Reports make it possible for businesses to analyze their employees’ healthcare paths, but it’s also useful for clinics. Clinics are able to tweak existing offers and tailor new offers based on how employees are experiencing care.

Atlas.md makes it even easier for companies and individuals to get and give personalized care.

Posted by: Atlas MD

March 7, 2019

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What’s New in Atlas? Security for Security’s Sake

DPC Security

Atlas has always taken users’ security and flexibility to heart. We want our docs to be able to work the way they want to work. Today we’re giving you even more flexibility with how you secure your data.

We’ve had two-factor authentication (2FA) in the app for a long time now, and we sincerely hope that you’ve all had that enabled and are relying on it as yet another check. But many people don’t realize that SMS–like everything these days it seems–has its own vulnerabilities. 

Modern security standards advocate for a new sort of 2FA. One that relies on really strong cryptographic calculations instead of mobile messages winging through the air. Basically you install an app on your phone or device that continually updates a passcode based on an agreed-upon handshake with Atlas. 

This is such an oversimplification it’s a bit unfair, but for the sake of brevity, that’s how you can think about it. If you really want to understand more about how it works click over here.

Atlas now supports this more secure authentication method, and we hope all of our clinics adapt it into their workflow. You’ll need to make sure all your users grab one of those apps and then enable it on your settings page. The new help article on it will walk you through all the details. We’ve even got a nice video to help a complicated thing get simple. 

We hope you’ll enjoy the new security flexibility built into this feature. It’s peace of mind that you’re doing your best to keep your patient health data as safe as it can be. In the meantime, we’ll be over here trying to explain to people the difference between MFA, 2FA, MMS, and SMS … so many acronyms these days.

Posted by: Atlas MD

February 14, 2019

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What’s New in Atlas? Mentions and More!

Communication is the backbone of your business, and we’re always developing ways to help make communication between patients and colleagues even easier. With a smooth and quick mentions feature, you can now get answers or feedback even faster than before.

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Atlas is helping you get a little more organized. Instead of trudging through your inbox, we wanted to free up communication by letting you tag people in notes and when sending files.

Whenever you have a quick question for a doctor, need a colleague to review an item or file, or want to share a document before sending it back to your patients, you can now ping your colleagues that much faster by adding the “@” symbol before their name.

Your team members will be able to access and reply to all mentions quickly, so you can keep patient records organized and keep your practice running smoothly. Doesn’t that feel lighter?

For details on how to use mentions, check out our help article.

Interaction AnalyticsAnalytics feature

We didn’t want to stop by improving your messaging experience. We’ve also made at-a-glance stats a thing. Now you can grab all this when you export patient lists:

  • Date of 1st visit
  • Total number of chart interactions
  • Total number of prescriptions
  • Total number of appointments
  • Total number of attachments
  • Total number of diagnoses
  • Total number of tasks
  • Total number of lab results
  • Total number of calls
  • Total number of SMS Messages
  • Total number of Emails

So the next time you want to keep up with your patients, or help them keep up with you, you can make it happen with a few clicks.

Posted by: Atlas MD

November 8, 2018

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What’s New in Atlas? Improvements to Enrollment, Exports and More

We’re happy to announce a whole raft of new features and improvements we’ve released this fall.

Enrollment Improvements

Patient Quick Add for Companies
We’ve added the ability for you to use the short form to quickly onboard patients that are part of a company payment plan. So when you land that new big corporate group, you can get them into Atlas just that much quicker.

Notification Email Improvements
We’ve redesigned the notification emails for new patient enrollment to include even more of the useful details you might want to know at a glance.

Sidebar Improvements

Preferred Pharmacy NumberMortar and pestle with doctor symbol
Unfortunately one of the things many doctors have to do frequently is call the pharmacy for a patient. “Missing” faxes, refills, inventory, etc. No more having to dig. Your patient’s preferred pharmacy number is now right there in the sidebar when you view their chart.

Redesigned Medical History
Patient health history is even easier to review at a glance with the newly designed format in the sidebar.

Consistent Persistent Sidebar
Now Atlas remembers how you prefer to have your sidebar as you navigate the app. Open or closed, you get to have it how you like when you like.

Export Improvements

Excel Friendly Dates in .csv Exports
We’ve improved the formatting for data in .csv exports. Now the dates are automatically recognized by Excel without any fiddling.

Billing History Export to .csv
From the detailed billing history page of a patient or a company, you can now export the data in an Excel friendly format. This is a great way to share with parties who you don’t want to have direct access to Atlas.

Company Balance Export
If you need a list of companies who owe you money, you can now get a list and a total from the Company Billing page.

Dispense History Export Improvements
We’ve improved many things about the dispense history export. Manufacturer name, branch location, and patient contact data are some of the highlights. If you ever need a list of patients who are on a certain drug, you’re one click away from having a list of phone numbers and names.

Download and Print Options for Subscription Invoices
Now you can print or download all of your subscription invoices from Atlas. Easier to share. Easier to archive.

Improved Patient Export
Now you can see upcoming appointments and the primary doctor in the patient export.

Shipping History Export
Now you can export a subset of your shipping history. Filter by branch, or date range to get exactly the data you’re looking for.

Other Improvements

Disable Drag & Drop in the Calendar
Though being able to easily rearrange your calendar was one of our core design goals, not all users like things so fluid for every account. An accidentally dragged date can lead to a missed appointment, and an upset patient. Now you can disable the feature across your entire account.

Macros on Email Drug Labels
Now the macros you know and love throughout Atlas also work on the Email Drug Labels. Streamlining your workflow and messaging to your patients even more.

Wrapping Up

We hope you love all of the improvements to Atlas.md we’ve launched this month. If you have questions or comments, please send them over to support@atlas.md for a speedy response, or drop by our Facebook group to chat about things https://www.facebook.com/groups/atlasmd/

Posted by: Atlas MD

September 18, 2018

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Does #directcare Have Better Quality Outcomes?

#physicianburnout is an actual hashtag that doctors are using, and some physicians are calling for a movement to make sure that burnout prevention is discussed in every meeting. But are you aware that physician burnout isn’t just some faraway concept that affects someone’s brother’s cousin’s wife? In fact, it’s a little closer than you might think, and it influences more than just the physicians.

“The U.K. researchers found that burned out physicians are twice as likely to provide unsafe care and have unprofessional behavior. They’re three times more likely to receive low patient satisfaction ratings…” (Healthcare Dive)

We didn’t need an analysis to tell us that, right? It’s a serious problem, and it’s seriously influencing the way patients get care.

But is it true what they say? That #directcare doctors provide better quality outcomes?

Well considering that a Medscape study found that “nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors were burned out, depressed, or both” due to “EHRs and long work days…that raise their stress levels,” it makes sense that #DPC doctors are more well qualified to provide healthier care to their patients in a healthier way.

Why? Because DPC physicians don’t have the same bureaucracy, buttons to click, or boxes to check. Small, private practices have reported less instances of burnout. “Only about 13.5% of physicians in such primary care practices in New York City reported burnout, compared to the national average of 54.4%” (Healthcare Dive reported from The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine).

So the next time you’re feeling a little overextended at work, remember that you have full control of your patient scheduling, the number of patients you see, and just how deeply you let burnout creep into your practice.

Posted by: Atlas MD

September 4, 2018

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What’s New in Atlas? Billing and Enrollment Improvements

In our ongoing efforts to let you run your clinic in the way that makes the most sense for you, we’ve launched a couple new small but large features. A checkbox here, or a radio button there can mean the difference between Atlas.md being a perfect fit, and not fitting at all for some clinics.

For the rest of us, the flexibility these features add will let us know that Atlas will continue to fit perfectly no matter how your clinic grows in the future.

Handling Fee for Prescriptions

You’ve always been able to control the prices for the medications you dispense in Atlas. But a feature that is often requested in support is to add a handling fee to the prescription. Our suggestion at support has always been to divide your handling fees across your inventory and just raise prices a bit.

That amounted to more work for some clinics, and Atlas is definitely not about making you do more work… Or math. Now you can add a handling fee for your prescriptions in Atlas.md. It’s as easy as filling in a blank under your settings. Everything else is automatic. Read more about prescription handling fees here.

Shorter Patient Enrollment Form

There’s no way around it. Eventually you have to collect a lot of data about a new patient joining your clinic. Previously that information was all collected at the time the patient joined your clinic.

But some doctors worried that they were throwing just too much at a new patient. Billing info, contact info, health history, family history, medications. On and on. It’s all vital data that you need to collect, but some doctors wanted to reduce the friction at that critical moment when a patient decides to join.

Now you can enable an abbreviated enrollment form for your patients. You can collect only those absolutely necessary bits of information needed for you to contact the patient, and initiate the billing process with them. Read more about the abbreviated patient enrollment form here.