Differences in SOAPware Version 4 and SOAPware 2011+
This lesson will outline some of the main differences between SOAPware Version 4 and SOAPware 2011/2012.
*Note: The following steps are applicable to SOAPware 2011 and 2012, despite the difference of versions shown in the following screenshots.
2011/2012 User Log In
SOAPware 2011/2012 Interface
Accessing Charts in Version 4
Accessing Charts in 2011/2012
SOAPware 2011/2012 Workspaces
2011/2012 Task Manager
The To Do List from Version 4 is now known as the Task Manager. To Do Lists from Version 4 do not transfer to SOAPware 2011/2012. Every user with a log in ID will now automatically have a Task List. To ensure seamless transition, all To Do Lists must be completed prior to the conversion. Tasks have more functionality and contain more information than To Do Lists.
- Control Buttons have been replaced and Quick Access Buttons have been added.
- Tasks can show all tasks assigned, owned, created or pertinent to a specific patient.
- Tasks can be sorted by columns.
- Notes can be displayed and viewed with mouse over.
- Reminders can be associated with Task Items.
Version 4 Chart Layout
2011/2012 Default Chart Layout
SOAPware 2011/2012 Splitter Bars
Splitter bars are a function that will open or close, to give the user more or less information within a chart section.
Splitter bars will collapse or expand to display more information including a mini toolbar, as well as a document list within a chart section. Actions such as creating a new docutainer, scanning, removing, and signing off a docutainer can be performed within the splitter bar.
SOAPware 2011/2012 Chart Navigator
Chart Navigator can be viewed by Relationship, Linear or by Timeline for the patient. Control buttons have been replaced with quick access buttons. Docutainers can be moved from one chart section to another by the drag and drop method. Chart sections in the Chart Navigator can be added to the Chart Layout. The Chart Navigator can be accessed by clicking on the Docked tab or selecting Chart > Chart Navigator from the Menu Item Bar.
Encounters to SOAPnotes
Encounters are now called SOAPnotes. Each field in version 4 was separated by lines, now in 2011 each field is separated by brackets.
Version 4 Summary Documentation
SOAPware 2011/2012 Summary Documentation
Version 4 Templates have now been replaced with 2011 Docuplates. Templates created in Version 4 will convert to 2011/2012, but their function is now considered obsolete. Docuplates can be found in the user's local database, as well as the SOAPware Online Library. Docuplates can be created for every chart section. To access Docuplates, either Click on the docked tab or Select Docutainers from the Menu Item Bar.
2011/2012 SMARText Items Manager
SOAPware 2011/2012 SMARText Items have many different item types and functionalities. SMARText items are the backbone for documentation within SOAPware. These items may be used in any field or Chart Section. Structured SMARText items are searchable and reportable and are necessary to participate in the Meaningful Use Initiatives. Items in the SMARText Items manager can be searched in the user's local database, or on the SOAPware Online Library. To access the SMARText Items Manager select Docutainers from the Menu Item Bar or use the keyboard command F10.
2011/2012 Billing Statements
2011/2012 Billing Statements are contained within the patient's chart as a chart section named "Billing Statements". Billing Statements pull structured information from the Assessment and Plan fields of the SOAPnote. New functionality has been added to this section with the addition of the CMS 1500 Form.
2011/2012 Rx Manager
2011/2012 Rx Manager has many new functionallities. Information is pulled from various sections of the chart and displayed in the Rx Manager. Allergy information as well as drug interaction information will display in the Rx Pad. When adding a new prescription, the Rx Manager will automatically update the SOAPnote Medication Field as well has prompting the user to update the Summary Medication Field. Rx Manager can retrieve patient eligibility and drug formulary information. Rx Manager meets the Meaningful Use Stage 1 Criteria for e-Prescribing. This can be accessed from the Docutainer Menu Item and selecting Rx Manager,or by by using keyboard command F8.
2011/2012 Pulled Charts
2011/2012 Encounter Viewer
Version 4 Print Key Commands
2011/2012 Print Commands
Version 4 Report Writer
2011/2012 Document Designer
Report writer has been changed to Document Designer. Edit buttons have been added for easy access. Some Data Commands used in Version 4 will not convert to SOAPware 2011/2012. Document Designer is located in the Tools Menu Item.
2011/2012 Security Administration
Security settings from Version 4 will not transfer to SOAPware 2011/2012. Security is required in SOAPware 2011/2012 for all users. Groups and Roles have been added to allow or deny access to various functions and chart sections within SOAPware. All current and inactive user actions are now logged automatically and can be tracked with audit logs. Audit logs can also be performed on a specific patient's chart. Security is accessed by clicking on the Tools Menu Item or through the Security Manager Workspace.