How do I format a note to show the patient's answer to a question?

A useful trick that you can use to nicely format the clinical note that Ocean generates is the use of: $$.

Entering "$$" into the "Custom Note" (Note Formatting tab) will generate text that reflects the patient's answer to that particular question.

  • For example, if the first item on your form is a menu-type question that asks the patient how many siblings they have, you can type the following into your "Custom Note" field:
  • Patient has $$ siblings.
  • If you select a menu choice, you will notice that the Ocean-generated note will replace "$$" with the menu choice that the you have selected:
  • Patient has 3 siblings.

Along these same lines, you can use "$$" in your custom note, wherever you wish to insert the patient's answer into the clinical note.

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