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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

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.

Posted by: Atlas MD

August 28, 2018

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What’s New in Atlas? Improvements to the Billing Section

DPC is such a simple concept. But still clinics find many ways to make their businesses unique. One of our most often requested category of features has to do with billing flexibility. So we’re happy to announce two of our most often requested features.

Service Fees
Though many DPC clinics operate under a subscription model, many of our users are also beginning to offer bolt-on services. Procedures and services that go above the standard subscription fee.
Though you could always make special one-off charges to patient accounts, it never quite felt built in.
This week we’re launching a new service fees section inside of your billing tab. It allows you to create these optional services and their corresponding prices.
Then when you perform the service, you can add that charge right to the patient’s invoice with a single click. Learn more about the new service charge feature here.

Enrollment Fees
Another way Atlas users are customizing their billing structure is to add an enrollment fee at the time of patient sign up. Like with Service Fees, you could always hack this with a misc. charge, but it’s better when it’s built in.

Enrollment fees have a separate billing category and have full company coverage support, so companies can decide exactly how they want to cover for their employees.

Now under Settings / Clinic Extra Charges you can specify an enrollment fee. Then when adding a new patient, adding that fee to the patient invoice is a simple checkbox during account creation. What used to be four steps is now one. Better yet, they’re broken out in billing reports so you can see just how they affect the bottom line. Read more about the new enrollment fee feature.

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July 26, 2018

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What’s New in Atlas? Efficiency and Details All Around.

The name of the game is efficiency. Not speed. Not money. Not “let’s-see-how-many-people-we-can-fit-through-the-door-today.”

In DPC, a really big part of your goal is to do what you do well in a way that allows you to spend more time with patients. It’s that simple. It’s also the theme of this new feature release announcement.

Pay for Multiple Items at Once.

Allow your patients to pay for one single line item, or several all at once with the new multiple payments feature. Your point of sale process just got a lot easier for you and your patients. Learn how over here.

Better Patient Name Recognition.

Atlas’ code just got a little smarter. Now the algorithm will recognize when certain names might sound the same, and will flag them accordingly. For example, Johnson = Jonson = Johnsen. Slick, isn’t it?

Here’s the cherry on top. Now Atlas also does a better job of alerting you to double check you’re in the right spot if a name is flagged as ambiguous. We bet you won’t miss the alert flag up by the patient’s name…

Grandfathered Pricing.

Your practice will likely change shape a bit over the years, and that’s a good thing. Now you can update your pricing tier structure to accommodate for bringing in new patients at a higher monthly rate while allowing your existing patients to continue paying their current monthly fee.

You know the drill – it’s grandfathered pricing, and now Atlas has it. Get the details over here.

More Detailed Dispense History and Exported Report.

Atlas has added more data to the dispense history page and the dispense history report. This will be super helpful when you’re working with state agencies from a compliance perspective. Also, it means fewer clicks for you when you’re checking the items you’ve been dispensing. Win-win.

Better Bank Transfer Exports.

Your bank transfer export now features all the deets, including all payments involved in each payout.

This’ll be helpful for reconciliation work, or if you’re just looking up the status of each payment.

NDC Tracking on Allergies.

Now you can use the drug autocompleter when you’re entering an allergy. And if you pick an item from said autocompleter, it’ll be tracked as a drug allergy. Why this change? You guessed it – it’ll make your data entry process easier since you can choose from an autocompleted list.

Posted by: AtlasMD

January 25, 2018

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Announcing the Patient Dashboard!

Let’s talk about your patient charts. Sometimes knowing the last thing that happened with your patient is most helpful. Cue your patient’s chronological activity stream. But sometimes you want specific info front and center when you open the chart and now you have that option, too.

Let’s break it down. By default, your patient’s chart is set to a chronological activity stream so you can see the latest activity at the top of the thread. If that works for you – hey, that’s great. But if you want a big picture, aerial view, click the dashboard icon at the top right of your patient’s chart. Then watch as the patient’s information presents itself just like your main dashboard. You can drop, drag, expand, and minimize the items there so that what you need to see for that patient is right where you want it to be.

Once you’ve arranged it perfectly, your work is saved. Go ahead, navigate away from the patient’s chart. Go do your thing and come back later – the arrangement you set earlier will still be there!

Oh, and if you want to flip back to chronological view, go for it – just click the list icon in the upper right corner. Switching back to dashboard view will show you your items just as you left them – so you get the best of both worlds.

You’re dying to play with it, right? 

Posted by: Atlas MD

November 6, 2017

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What’s New in Atlas.md? Faxing PDF Attachments, That’s What.

We’ve been excited about releasing this feature for a while now, and we know you’ve been looking forward to it, too. Today we get to share the good news that you can now fax PDF chart attachments right from Atlas.md. We have big plans for expanding this feature’s reach as time goes on; this is juuust the beginning.

So here’s how it works.

When you upload a PDF to a patient’s chart, you’ll now notice a fax icon over to the right. From there, the process is just like you’re used to.

It’s cost-effective, too.

Faxing costs your practice 7 cents per page. Before you send the fax, you’ll see an estimate of your total, so you’ll know exactly what you’re being charged. Full transparency is the name of the game, so you’ll also find your cost included in your clinic’s next subscription billing cycle, using the credit card you already have on file with Atlas.

Let’s talk about file size.

We know you guys are super efficient, so you probably won’t run into a size problem… but just in case we thought we’d mention it. You can fax pretty much anything, as long as it’s under 20 MB, and under 200 pages. Anything bigger or longer than that won’t go through. If it did, we might feel sorry for the guy on the other end of the fax…

So that’s all there is to it! You can now fax PDF attachments from inside Atlas. Now, go play with the new feature. You know you want to.