Change Log March 6th, 2023

by Changelog

Introduction: Increasing progress note robustness

As we move further into 2023, one area of improvement that we’re excited about is continuing to increase the robustness of Chronicler’s progress notes. As best guidance and requirements change over time, we want to ensure that Chronicler continues to offer a robust documentation experience.

Our work towards this goal can be generally categorized into two buckets:

  • Enriching what Chronicler already provides.  This could take several forms (e.g. additional steps in the note builder, more statements and modalities, etc.)
  • Adding more opportunities for you to customize your workflow in Chronicler. For example, adding your own steps, moving the order of steps around, etc.

Over the coming months, you’ll see enhancements to Chronicler that move us towards this goal, and we’ll continue to be communicative throughout the process.

But that’s not all we’ve been up to. Here’s what’s changed in Chronicler!

What’s changed?

1. We’ve added a modalities step to the progress note workflow

In documentation, it is common to include your therapeutic modalities in a treatment plan, and then detail specific interventions from those modalities in your progress notes as you utilize them in session.

However, it can be helpful in many cases to specifically include modalities in your progress notes as well. To make it easier to do so, we have added a modalities step to the progress note workflow. You can use any of the modality statements that we provide by default, or add your own. 

We’ve enabled this new step by default, but you can turn it off by going to the Steps section of  “My Settings,” and clicking the slider next to Modalities.

2. We’ve added additional DSM diagnoses

Specifically, we’ve added diagnoses statements for the following diagnostic categories:

  • Dissociative disorders
  • Feeding and eating disorders

You can use these in your treatment plans, or find them in progress notes by clicking the “diagnoses” option in the “Identifying Information” section.

3. We updated the look of the Templates button

We learned through your feedback that it wasn’t clear at a glance what the purpose of that “T” button is, or even if it is a button. In response, we have updated the design of the button to better communicate its purpose and functionality.