May 26, 2020 at 12:57 pm #1006368Nadya BellParticipant
I am preparing to go back to work in early June (as per government mandate), and at the same time my clinic is switching to fully online charting.
Does anyone have an up to date version of the Matrix Intake and Assessment Forms live on the Jane app? The only Matrix charting I can find in the library is an older version of the assessment chart under Dr. Roth’s name.
It also seems that in order to upload the new 20-5-5 template I will need to have it as an image file instead of a .pdf so that I can make notes on it.
Any help appreciated!
July 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm #1006636Elsie DyckParticipant
Hi Nadya, did you get any further with this?
July 12, 2020 at 6:07 pm #1006642Nadya BellParticipant
Yes, I with the excellent help of Oliver, I have created a number of charting modules that I put together for each session: A general Assessment and Treatment master chart (Subjective findings, consent, etc.), an infectious disease screen (Mandatory for the SARS CoV-2 situation…), MATRIX JPG, a slightly modified version of the assessment/treatment chart, and a Treatment response section. Depending on the situation, I also have a Registered Massage Therapy section, and a Sensitive Area / Oral treatment consent. Most are public on the Jane database if you search for Matrix, so feel free to use and improve!
In theory, this is everything I need to do wonderful charts. In practice, there are a few issues – the first of which is definitely my own challenges in learning the Matrix assessment and re-assessment process. I’m getting there, but it takes time.
I have also discovered that the Jane charting needs constant internet access in order to function, and that the internet service in my treatment room is not sufficient. So much for the ipad charting during treatment, but also good that there is less EMF radiation in the room! So for the past while I have been filling my charts after treatment in the staff room, or taking a few notes on paper in between.
However, once having done some assessment worthy of recording, it is tricky to remember the numbers on all the ranges of motion after the treatment in over, and I really don’t want to be dealing with more paper garbage with people’s confidential info on it that I need to shred… So my latest solution: the Matrix Whiteboard!
With some plastic board and clear whiteboard sticker, I have made a whiteboard out of the standard Matrix assessment/treatment chart. We shall see how it goes with this and a nice fine whiteboard marker, I’ll let you know if it works!
Also, I should mention that I have done a Jane version of the Matrix Intake form that I can now email to people before they come in for treatment, and a Report of Findings charting module that I can create, export as a PDF and email to the client afterwards.
The last charting issue to address is a release of medical information form for the purposes of the Matrix certification, so I am hoping that the institute will provide us with some further direction on that matter.
Good luck – we all need it!
July 13, 2020 at 1:39 pm #1006644
July 15, 2020 at 12:21 am #1006649Suzanne HowellParticipant
@Nadya I am planning to laminate the ROM and stability section and use a dry erase marker. I also need a cheat sheet for the ROM general range of degrees. Otherwise I end up marking “limited” or “ decreased” I know I am capable of learning them but I’m too overwhelmed by the vast amount of changes to my practice, transitioning to Jane and learning MR to confidently acquire ROM too right now. I was searching for digital goniometers ( I have an inexpensive one ) but that still requires a degree of user knowledge. I stumbled upon the easy angle. It’s a goniometer for the mathematically impaired. It’s so simple, as it should be for $275!
@Elsie, Jane is a practice management software that would replace manedger. It includes scheduling, charting and payment processing and comes with a pretty price tag too. You can find it if you search for Janeapp.
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