What’s New in the Atlas.md EMR’s Patient Access iOS App?

We’re always looking for ways to improve, and you’re probably getting used to seeing our frequent update articles about features we’ve added to the EMR. But this time we have new features to announce for the Atlas.md Patient Access iOS app! These updates make it easier for you to track data, and ensure safety remains top of mind.

Manage and track patient health data in one place.

HealthKit Integration: The HealthKit merges patients’ health and fitness data from multiple applications and houses them in one place. HealthKit integration allows you to work smarter by decreasing the time you spend tracking and managing your patients’ information. While it’s already possible to merge health data with HumanAPI and FitBit, the HealthKit is an extra feature that increases the app’s fitness-tracking capabilities so you can easily monitor your patients’ health and so patients can reach their fitness goals.

  • HealthKit makes it even easier to track and manage patient health data because it integrates directly to the patient’s phone — patients’ caloric intake, sleep-tracking information, nutritional information, vital signs, and more can now be tracked and submitted with one easy application.

Safely connect with your patients.

Touch ID Security – we are excited to introduce a safer way for you and your patients to connect. Touch ID security decreases patient vulnerability by requesting a fingerprint authentication every time a patient gets back in the app. This security feature is much more difficult to crack than typical passwords, so you and your patients can collaborate safely and effectively. This security feature works on all products that support Touch ID (iPhone 5S and up).

  • Use fingerprints to login
  • Reduce risk

With these new features, you can manage and track patient information and ensure patient security — allowing you to focus on what matters: your patients’ health. We’re constantly improving the security and connectivity features on the iOS patient access app so you can have the freedom to connect with your patients in a real and a safe way.

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July 17, 2015

Be Poised to Scale Gracefully.


We want you to start your Direct Care practice the right way — without cutting corners or having to sacrifice quality because you think you can’t afford it. It’s why we do the things we do. You know, like offering all our consulting services absolutely free. Or traveling the country to help spread the word about DPC nationwide. Things like offering an EMR specifically built for Direct Care clinics that will do more than just meet intrinsic startup needs.

Let’s pause there for a second – that’s a really good point. When you’re starting off, you might only be thinking in terms of the near future. And that’s fine for the most part. But you’d do yourself well to expect expansion. And when you use the Atlas.md EMR, you’re making a smart short-term decision, but you’re also planning for long-term growth.

This EMR is unique because it fits a small clinic with just a few practitioners running the show. But as you grow (from two docs, to four docs with two nurses, to a second, third, tenth location, etc.) the Atlas.md EMR will scale accordingly. Let’s take a look at how that’s possible.


Your calendar view can display just your appointments, the appointments for the entire practice, or any combination of the two. This flexibility gives you complete control over what happens within your practice walls.

Task Assignment

The ability to assign tasks to others makes it possible to communicate cross platform, cross patient, or even cross location. Task assignment coupled with notification reminders ensures you’re not letting anything slip through the cracks. Your team will actually operate as seamlessly as they appear.

Billing Reports

The billing reports you can pull for your practice break things down so simply for an accountant that it wouldn’t matter how many providers are contributing. The reports show the patient’s MRN or company name (for privacy), the amount of the payment made, processing status, the type of payment and the date. You can also filter to show a specific timeframe, and export to a CSV file anytime you need. We’ve thought ahead for you!

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July 15, 2015

ACH Is Coming to the Atlas.md EMR!

To everyone who has asked (or silently wondered) if we can do direct withdraw through the EMR using a credit or debit card, we have great news! We’ve been accepted into our payment processor’s private beta for ACH, which means the real thing is right around the corner. We’re already working on integration logistics; before you know it you’ll have additional options to make your patients’ lives more convenient. We’ve only just begun development but we’ll let you know when a firm launch date evolves.

Here are some resources that talk a little more about what ACH entails:

The Atlas.md EMR is Lowering Credit Card Transaction Fees!


After much internal consideration, research, and full-circle thinking, we’re in a really exciting position to show you just how much we care about the success of your Direct Care practice. The credit card transaction fee in the Atlas.md EMR has dropped from 3.1% to 2.5%.

We’re Putting Ourselves in Your Shoes

At the core of it all, we’re only giving you what we would want if we were in your position. And that’s to know the company behind the product is thinking about us all the time. We’ve lowered the fee to make all the features you’re privy to more affordable and cost effective. It’s worth the loss in profit to us to know you’re getting the most bang for your buck!

We’re a Business, But…

Our driving passion isn’t to make money. It’s to help you build and run a successful DPC practice that will give you the life you want, and your patients the care they deserve. The whole point of Direct Primary Care is to lower overhead and cut red tape. Actions speak louder than words, which is why we dropped that number. A transaction fee may seem like a small thing, but we know it’s huge to you.

Thank you for being loyal customers of the Atlas.md EMR. We hope we can remain by your side as you continue to breathe life into Direct Care.

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May 6, 2015

What’s New in the Atlas.md EMR?

This month we’re excited to announce fewer feature updates, but bigger updates. The features below enable you to communicate more easily with your patients, further building your relationship from the ground up.

RubiconMD Integration

Request feedback from a specialist right from the app using the RubiconMD. When you enable RubiconMD integration to your Atlas.md account, you’ll be able to request direct (and remote!) feedback from a specialist about a particular client case. Read more about how RubiconMD works.

Introducing Growth Charts
Now you can track your patients’ growth from right inside the vitals and stats section. Find out more about how growth charts use height, weight and BMI information to plot the charts over here.

Newly Redesigned Patient Invoice
Introducing a completely redesigned invoice! Its new features improve clarity and aim to make everyone’s lives easier by helping patients understanding their invoices in a more timely fashion. Oh, and Atlas.md now uses a new PDF rendering engine that will result in much sharper invoices with improved typography. See the breakdown of all your patient’s invoice features here.

Non-NDC Inventory Tracking
This feature has been requested by many of you, and we’re thrilled to announce its launch! Now you’ll have a handle on your non-NDC inventory inside your account. You can track and sell supplements, vitamins or even fitness tracking devices right from your clinic inventory. Read on here about how you have more control over those non-FDA-controlled meds.

Easier Credit Card Updating Process
Now you can easily ask your patients for updated credit card information with just one click. When a patient’s card expires, or doesn’t work properly, you can send them an email which allows them to handle the information update on their own.

Appointment Change Notifications
In addition to appointment confirmation notifications, your patients will also receive a notification if their appointment has been updated. Everyone’s on the same page!

New Date and Time Macro!
Introducing simpler date and time entry for you busy docs. Enter #time for mm:hh, enter #date for mm/dd/yyyy, or simply use #now for a combination of both formats. View all available macros here.

Smarter Family Details Editing
Keep family information synced and as up-to-date as possible. Now if you edit an address or a phone number for a patient who’s part of a family, you’ll have the option to update that data for the other family members as well.

We can’t wait to hear what you think of these new features, and hope they do indeed make your life, and your patient relationships better. Send us a note over at support@atlas.md, or just reply to this email!

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March 25, 2015

What’s New in the Atlas.md EMR?

What’s New in the Atlas.md EMR?

This month, simple is better. Read below for all the ways the Atlas.md EMR encourages a simpler process for running a Direct Care practice.

Simplified Prescription Interface
You’ll notice more intuitive placement of buttons, making prescribing again and refills much simpler processes. Get the details here.

Create Custom Vitals & Stats Categories
This new feature in the vitals and statistics section allows you to track the stats that mean the most to you (and your specialty!), enabling you to provide an even more personalized experience for your patients. Learn how to create a custom category over here.

Account Fax Number
You can now enter your fax number from your settings page, which means your fax recipients will be able to respond more easily since your fax number will be more visible to them.

Improved Archival Experience
Now when you’re unarchiving a patient, you’ll have the opportunity to recreate the patient’s monthly subscription. In addition, if you archive a patient who is part of a family, you have the option to archive other family members as well – saving time and money. Read more here.

More Detailed Download Records Capability
Now when you download a patient record, you get not only the patient’s chart, but all the files that come along with it. Just unzip the resulting file and view the content, which will be organized in folders.

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February 17, 2015

What’s New in the Atlas.md EMR?

The latest feature releases and updates in the Atlas.md EMR include ways to make your clinic more efficient, accountable, and accurate.

Edit Vitals & Stats
Vitals & Statistics are now editable. By clicking the new “Details” button for each measurement, you can edit or remove the entry entirely. Learn what’s possible over here.

New Patient Importer
Now you can import your patient list quickly and easily by uploading a CSV. Read more about how it works over here.

Introducing Lab Panel Organization
Now you can easily save groups of tests you request frequently. Saved groups are shared across the entire account for easy clinic-wide access. Learn how to utilize lab panels over here.

Better Handling of Quest Results
If a lab result comes back from Quest not matching an existing patient, skip the duplicate entry and assign the result to the correct patient instead. Read where to find your mismatched results here.

Email Quest Request to Patient
If your patients prefer a digital or printed copy of their lab order file, this new feature makes that possible. Learn how here.

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January 12, 2015

What’s New in the Atlas.md EMR?

Some of the new features launched in the latest round of Atlas.md EMR updates include better security, better activity tracking, enhanced custom billing options for labs, and MMS messaging support.

New Inventory Sales & Expense Widget: The new inventory sales and expense widget shows you in plain daylight what you’ve profited vs what you’ve spent during any timeframe you choose. Read more about the widget here.

Two Step Authentication on Login: Now you have the option to enable two step authentication when you log in, during which you’ll enter an SMS code sent to your cell phone for an extra layer of account protection. Read more about that over here.

Better Activity Tracking: Now the app tracks your keyboard strokes, so if you’re typing a long note about a patient you won’t be logged out automatically for inactivity.

In-App Mass Emailing: Now you can send a mass email to multiple patients from right inside the app. Click here for all the details.

Send and Receive Images through SMS: Text isn’t the only hotshot in town anymore. Now images sent and received through MMS are stored inside the app, just like SMS messages.

Custom Labs Billing: Now you can enter custom prices for labs with a simple click. Read more about how it works here.

Open Prescription Alert: Forget to finish a prescription? We’ll help remind you with an alert that shows open prescriptions one week old or more.

Additional User Roles: Now your Atlas.md account can include more than physicians and nurses. New user roles include Nurse Practitioner, and Physician Assistant. Read more about user roles over here.

Money Saving Techniques: In case you’re curious how much money is being saved on prescriptions ordered and filled through the Atlas.md EMR, that magic number is now being displayed on the sales site. The number grows daily so check back often!

What’s New in the Atlas.md EMR? Part One.

Here a look into the latest feature updates we’ve launched.

Introducing Your Files Inbox
The new Files Inbox feature allows your clinic to connect to other file sharing applications, or email-in files to make your clinic’s life easier by providing a quick and easy way to send attachments to your account. Essentially, your documents will now be accessible to the entire office. Catch up on the details over here.

Better Vitals Tracking
Now you can integrate fitness apps to Atlas.md to track vitals, or enter them manually to stay on top of your patients’ health. Read more about this update here.

Expanded Appointment Reminder Options
You can send appointment reminders using any of the patient’s preferred methods of contact, which now includes Twitter DMs. To review the full list of scheduling and appointment reminder options, read this.

But wait, there’s more! Now when you set an appointment, you can kill two birds with one stone by scheduling follow ups or reminders right then and there. That’s right – you can choose when the appointment notification goes out. Find out how over here.

More Macros
We’ve added some helpful macros to use throughout the application. Some of the newest include:

  • #SH: Social History
  • #HH: Health History
  • #CCH: Chronic Conditions History
  • #Vitals: integrates with vitals tracking feature above and inserts the latest reading taken.

Check out the full list here.

Custom Lab Attachments
You already know that if you use Quest for your lab processing, results are automatically uploaded to your patient’s chart. If you use another lab provider, however, now you can upload the results you get from them, and still tag it as a lab result so it’s just as searchable as Quest information. Read more about it over here.

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October 7, 2014

The Social, Functional, Custom EMR Wishlist.

Dr. Val Jones wants more from her EMR.

She’s looking for social functionality, accountability, ease of use and _personality_. She has high expectations of the docs in her community. She knows that by entering comprehensive notes in the patient’s chart, everyone is better off for it. She can only imagine how useful being able to attach photos to those notes would be. And she definitely sees the benefit in being able to tag notes for easy search and reference later on.

Dr. Val, we hear you. And we felt the same way, which is why we jumped at the chance to create an EMR for Direct Care docs, by Direct Care docs. The Atlas.md EMR stacks up pretty well to Dr. Val’s wish list. Let’s break it down: Read more