Streamline your SOAP notes with patient management software

Welcome to the world of SOAP notes, a critical element in healthcare that ensures seamless communication and effective patient care.The recording of patient information has been traced back to cave paintings and stone carvings of prehistoric times and Egyptian surgical case reports documented on papyrus.

It was Dr. Lawrence Weed, professor of medicine and pharmacology at Yale University who was inspired to create the basis of the SOAP note in the 1950’s to improve documentation and clinical reasoning in medicine.[1]

Before we delve into the SOAP progress note features of ClinikNote, let’s take a moment to understand them and their integral role in healthcare.

SOAP notes consist of four sections:

Subjective: This is where the patient’s complaints or concerns are documented. It’s the story the patient tells about their illness or health issue. You might also include personal or medical issues that may impact or influence the patient’s day-to-day routine. It contains a complete account of the patient’s description of symptoms and progress from the last encounter.

For example, “Mary states: ‘I didn’t sleep well last night and I’ve had a headache all day’.”

Objective: This section includes factual information, such as physical examination findings, lab results, and vital signs. It also includes how the client presented themselves (affect, behaviour) based on your observations. For instance, “Barry is alert: oriented to time and place & he’s actively participating during today’s session as indicated by positive responses and prompt replies.”

Assessment: Here, the healthcare provider gives their professional judgment about the patient’s condition based on the subjective and objective information. It includes the implementation of clinical knowledge and understanding (DSM/Therapeutic Model, identify themes or patterns).

Plan: This outlines the steps to be taken for the patient’s treatment, including medications, therapies, or follow-up appointments. It outlines the next course of action as far as the treatment plan goes, given the preceding information gathered during your session.

These notes are not just a formality. They are a vital tool for patient care and communication among healthcare providers. They ensure that every healthcare professional involved in a patient’s care has a clear understanding of the patient’s health status and the plan moving forward.

SOAP notes should be accurate, easy to follow, access and share

One of the most critical skills that allied health professionals must learn is effective documentation. Your documentation guides diagnosis, treatment, referral to other services and is a reflection of you and your profession.

Professional note taking and documentation is a skill and like any skill, it can be learned and improved.

Streamlining SOAP Notes with ClinikNote

In the world of healthcare, time is of the essence. The more time you can save on administrative tasks like SOAP note creation, the more time you can spend on what truly matters – patient care.

That’s where ClinikNote comes in. ClinikNote is an intuitive and simple application that serves as the ultimate progress note generator and SOAP note template builder for medical professionals.

ClinikNote’s features are designed to aid in SOAP note creation, making the process more efficient and less time-consuming. The software allows you to create your own unique templates that suit your specific needs and preferences. This means you can turn your favourite paper clinical note templates into digital masterpieces using our software.

What sets ClinikNote apart is our commitment to flexibility. We understand that every healthcare professional has their own unique way of doing things, and our software is built to accommodate that. With ClinikNote, you have the power of digital clinical notes software, but you can still do things your way.

ClinikNote isn’t just easy to use – it’s also incredibly powerful. With features like drawing templates, you can provide even more detail and clarity in your clinical notes. Whether you need to include diagrams or drawings to illustrate your findings, or you want to add notes on the fly during a patient session, ClinikNote has you covered.

How to Create SOAP Notes with ClinikNote

Creating SOAP notes with ClinikNote is a breeze. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can do it:

  1. Create a ClinikNote account and set up all of your clinic information. Once you’ve done this, you’ll have access to our SOAP note template builder.
  2. To access the template builder, click on your name in the dashboard and select “My Account”. From there, click on the plus icon and select “New Form Template”.
  3. This will take you to the template builder screen where you can customize your SOAP progress note template to suit your specific needs.
  4. Start creating your own form templates in just a few simple steps. You can easily add different fields, checkboxes, and even drawing templates to your SOAP note template.
  5. Once you’re done, save your template. You can now use this template to create SOAP notes for your patients.

For a visual guide on how to use the template builder, check out this video tutorial on our website.

With ClinikNote, creating SOAP notes has never been easier. You can now spend less time on paperwork and more time on providing quality care to your patients.

ClinikNote update for Enhanced Patient Management

While ClinikNote’s SOAP note creation capabilities are impressive, they’re just the tip of the iceberg. ClinikNote is a comprehensive practice management software that offers a range of features designed to streamline your clinic operations and enhance patient management.

Let’s delve into some of these features and how they complement SOAP note creation.

  1. Appointment Diary: ClinikNote’s Appointment Diary feature streamlines the scheduling and management of appointments. It eliminates double bookings and scheduling conflicts, ensuring a smooth and efficient appointment process. This feature allows you to focus more on patient care and less on administrative tasks.
  2. Online Bookings: With ClinikNote, patients can book their appointments online at their convenience. This reduces the administrative workload and simplifies the appointment booking process, providing a better experience for both your staff and your patients.
  3. Patient Invoicing: ClinikNote simplifies the billing process with its Patient Invoicing feature. It makes it easy to generate and send invoices, saving you time and effort. This feature also ensures accuracy in billing, reducing the risk of errors.
  4. Improved Consent and Intake Forms: ClinikNote streamlines the process of collecting patient consent and intake information. With digital forms, you can collect all necessary patient information efficiently, reducing the time spent on paperwork.
  5. Reporting: ClinikNote provides a detailed overview of your practice’s performance. With this feature, you can track and improve your practice’s performance, helping you make informed decisions for your clinic.
  6. User Management: ClinikNote allows easy management of team members and their access to various features. This ensures the smooth operation of your practice and enhances team collaboration.
  7. Touch Screen Drawing: ClinikNote’s Touch Screen Drawing feature allows clinicians to capture clinical notes using touch screens. This makes it easy to capture clinical notes on any device, providing flexibility and convenience.
  8. Apple Pen Support: ClinikNote provides an intuitive and familiar way to capture clinical notes with its Apple Pen Support. This feature makes it easy for healthcare professionals who prefer handwriting to capture their notes digitally.
  9. Speech to Text: ClinikNote’s Speech to Text feature allows quick capture of clinical notes. This reduces the time spent on note writing, allowing you to spend more time with your patients.

These features, along with ClinikNote’s SOAP note creation capabilities, provide a comprehensive solution for efficient patient management. With ClinikNote, you can streamline your clinic operations, enhance patient care, and improve your practice’s performance.

Comparing ClinikNote with Traditional Methods

ClinikNote is not just another patient management software. It’s a comprehensive solution that revolutionises the way healthcare professionals handle SOAP notes and patient management. Let’s compare ClinikNote with traditional methods of SOAP note creation and patient management:

Feature ClinikNote Traditional Methods
SOAP Note Creation ClinikNote provides a template builder that allows you to create customized SOAP note templates. Traditional methods require you to write SOAP notes manually, which can be time-consuming and prone to errors.
Appointment Management ClinikNote’s Appointment Diary feature allows you to schedule and manage appointments efficiently. Traditional methods require manual scheduling, which can lead to double bookings and scheduling conflicts.
Patient Management ClinikNote allows you to create patient profiles and manage patient information efficiently. Traditional methods require you to manage patient information manually, which can be time-consuming and prone to errors.
Invoicing ClinikNote simplifies the billing process with its Patient Invoicing feature. Traditional methods require manual invoicing, which can be time-consuming and prone to errors.
Consent and Intake Forms ClinikNote streamlines the process of collecting patient consent and intake information with digital forms. Traditional methods require paper forms, which can be difficult to manage and store.
Reporting ClinikNote provides detailed reports on your practice’s performance. Traditional methods require manual reporting, which can be time-consuming and less accurate.


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[1] Lawrence C, Mhlaba T, Stewart KA, Moletsane R, Gaede B, Moshabela M. The hidden curricula of medical education: A scoping review. Acad Med. 2018;93:648–656.

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