June, 2018

Fullscript integration released into Beta.
Big improvements to IV ordering, including new Osmolarity column and calculator in the IV order profile, and smoother IV ordering/ administration workflows.
Appointments can now have default notification and reminder text and timing set per appointment type via Admin > Manage > Schedule Types.
Class scheduling – you can set certain appointment types to allow more than one patient to request the same appointment slot (up to the number of patients that you specify for that appointment type) via the Patient Portal Appointment Requests page.
Ability to restrict entire patient charts to be visible only by specific staff members.
Bi-directional integration with West Pacific Labs.
Integration with Pathgroup labs upgraded from uni-directional to bi-directional.
Create a scheduled or standing task linked to a document directly from the Document Review window.
Improved/ condensed view for the Calendar Options box for clinics with more calendars/ providers.
Checking the “Remind me” checkbox when prescribing a medication will schedule a Follow Up task linked to that prescription.
New configuration option to limit the number of secure messages a patient can send in a given period of time.

May, 2018

SOAP/Encounter block now includes a filter option to show/hide notes by type.
Up to 4 insurance carriers per patient now supported.
Option to bulk-generate HCFA-1500 forms from the Insurance Billing report.
When adding Suggested Orders to the Plan (from your lab order Chart Part templates), new option to pull Suggested Diagnoses in as the “Reasons for these orders,” without adding the diagnoses to the Assessment box.
New “Date Started” column in patient’s expanded Medications History.
Designate a preferred credit card so that card is starred and any recurring billing is run against that card, even if a new credit card is added.
Lab orders designated as “Patient Pay” now display a $ icon beside the order in both the Plan box and Open Orders block.
New configuration option to use imperial units for height (feet, inches) and weight (pounds).
Option to share parent note plan/assessment when signing subnote.
Patient can now submit a request via the portal to “refill” a supplement. Also, new right-click option to refill the supplement from the patient’s chart in the EHR.
New configuration option to harass patients in the portal to enter their supplements or medications (if there are no medications or supplements on file for them).

April, 2018

Intra-office chat released into Beta.
Option to save multiple different preferred calendar views per user, as well as quickly toggle to view all providers scheduled for a particular day.
Under the Sent Documents tab in a patient’s chart, more details are shown about the e-rxs that have been sent for that patient.
Improvements to the Income Report.
New filters for “For Review” (documents) tasks, including Recently Reviewed and Unreviewed but Unassigned.
May add all of a patient’s “Recent Diagnoses” to the encounter note Assessment box.
Option to specify a custom “PMH name” for a diagnosis that would show instead of the formal dx name when that dx is added to a patient’s PMH block.
Image cropping tool improvements, including improved functionality on a touch screen.
Various improvements to the Printable Patient Chart.

March, 2018

For practices that bill insurance, we now support ADT bridges to a number of insurance billing platforms.
New Chart Part variable [[pt_preferred_name]] can be used to insert the patient’s nickname, or show their first name if no nickname is specified.
Clicking on the x# beside a supplement that has been prescribed more than once for a patient in the patient’s Supplements block will expand to show (and highlight) the previous prescription records of the same supplement.
Right-click on any Alternate Plan item (supplement, custom recommendation, etc.) in the plan of an encounter note to push the details of that supplement/ recommendation/ etc. into the text of the encounter note.
New configuration option to have documents on the Patient Portal Labs & Documents page shown grouped by subfolder.
New configuration option to have expired medications and supplements prescriptions automatically removed from the Wellness Plan.
New report: view all upcoming appointments for a specific patient.
Hovering over an event in the calendar will now show the associated patient’s basic info (if applicable).
Patient Portal Queue can now be filtered by request type and by primary assigned provider, and these filters can be saved as part of the user’s default view.
Option to push imported (HL7) lab results into the text of an encounter note (from results document OR lab value tracker).
Option to create patient-specific tags in the lab value tracking window for creating patient-specific lab value groups.
Bi-directional integration with MD Labs.
Bi-directional integration with ConnectWise Automate (LabTech).

February, 2018

Your social media accounts can be automatically linked in the footer of emails to patients from the EHR.
Unread secure messages can now be deleted by clinic staff.
Added functionality to the patient’s order manager (expanded view), including a secondary drop-down menu for order status (in addition to result status), free-text area for order notes (in addition to result notes), and the option to view an edit log on any patient order.
Bi-directional interface with Cole Diagnostics.
Open Orders Task tab shows order status and allows you to sort by date.
In Lab Orders/ CPT Database, short list favorites are starred, and the number of times a test has been ordered is shown.
Inbound faxes are loaded differently to optimize calendar screen load time upon login.
Printable Patient Charts now include PMH by default.

January, 2018

Recurring subscriptions via Bluefin released into Beta.
Hovering over a date in the Mini Calendar shows number of days or weeks that day is from the currently selected date.
LabCorp bi-directional interface will now automatically generate printable specimen labels.
Improvements to CDC growth curve graphs, and percentile display, for pediatric growth measurements.
Printable encounter summary view in the Patient Portal.

December, 2017

Patient merge tool allows you to merge duplicate patient charts together.
Improved lab and vitals tracking, including the ability to create panels that you follow in your tracked lab results, and the ability to push the values from a results document into the text of an encounter note.
Improvements to billing reports.
Twilio integration supports calls to international numbers.
When viewing multiple users’ calendars side by side, you can set the order that the calendar columns appear.
We are now able to generate and sync ADT/HL7 messages with labs and billing services. If you have an external billing system or a lab that we don’t have an integration with, demographics can be kept in sync. Set up by request.
End of Day summary (billing report) shows subscriptions by primary assigned provider.
Uni-directional integration with VCS Test.
Results-only integration with PathGroup Labs
Bi-directional integration with Vibrant America labs.
Advanced Patient Search includes more columns in the CSV export, including patients’ secondary insurance.
Admin > Manage menu reordered to alphabetical order.

November, 2017

Users can manage the list of vitals that shows on the main Vitals block, as well as manage the list of enterable lab and vitals fields.
Inventory sales report can be grouped by inventory item type.
Revenue-per-patient report updated to show amounts of payments as well as charges.
Pediatric height/weight graphs automatically adjust in scale according to the readings on file.
For new practices or by request, Patient Portal now has a “home” button that allows the patient to easily return the the first screen they see upon logging in.
More colors added for drawing on markable charting templates (images that you can draw on and then save to the patient’s chart).
Better filtering and error flagging added to Insurance Payments billing report tab and EDI generator.
Bi-directional integration with Access Labs.

October, 2017

The Charge List now clearly shows which charges are associated with inventory items.
Inventory management view now clearly shows which inventory items are being synced with Shopify.
When editing a pharmacy’s details, new option to match to a pharmacy in the formal NCPDP database (so you can ensure the pharmacy details are correct and send eRxs).
Can now add estimated charges using Chart Part templates (to group estimated charges together and/or add estimated charges along with other items).
New option to have supplement product codes shown on the Patient Portal.
Incoming secure messages can generate an email notification to the specific provider/user the secure message is directed to (rather than to a central inbox).
Lab results grid view now has locked left-hand (test name/label) column so that the test result names will not move/will remain visible as you scroll.
You can now schedule future-dated lab orders.
Graph showing the total number of patients in the practice now adjusts for patients marked inactive or deceased.
You can eRx all medications in a SOAP note by hovering over the plan box and selecting that option (like you’ve always been able to do with eFaxing).
Appointment reminder emails and SMS messages now support [[pt_first_name]] and [[pt_last_name]] variables.
Supplement Plan Manager allows you to add in a grid-row item in case you want to free-text in another timed activity.
Easier to bulk-create overdue Stripe Subscription invoices.
New free text search field in the Documents block of the patient’s chart allows you to search that patient’s documents for a document with specific word(s) in the title field.
Improved interface for tablets.
Injections as an alternate plan-type can now support templates and workflows similar to IVs.
Calendar now supports up to 20 simultanious appointments for the same provider.
When taking payments you can give the credit/payment a name (used to create a credit pool for later applying to specific charges or charge types).
When allocating payments/credits to unpaid charges, you can now use specific payments/credits to pay specific charges (previously, the system presented one pool of credit, which was automatically applied starting with the oldest credits).
BioReference interface generates labels for phelbotomists.
Health Maintenence reports can be exported to Excel.
Calendar report exports now include the patient’s preferred phone number.
Cosigner name/cosign date shows when printing encounters.
When exporting the results of an Advanced Patient Search, patients’ insurance details are included in the exported file.
Format of the printable prescription form now supports several layouts.
When printing labels for dispensed drugs, you can now notify patients via text that their prescription is ready for pickup.

September, 2017

Integration with NutrimentRx online supplement dispensary.
CPL bidirectional upgrade completed.
When patients register online, certain tags can be automatically applied based on question responses, and a primary provider can be assigned.
Can now change how SOAP notes treat up and left-arrows when chart-part suggestions are showing (they can either be set to jump to the suggestions or move around the text area as normal).
A/R billing reports will no longer show archived patients.
Export charges to spreadsheet – resulting spreadsheet will now show patient DOB as well.
Patient demographic report allows you to see your patient population distribution by ZIP code.
If a patient is part of a group account, hovering over the group name in the Patient Information block will show what categories of service that group will pay for.
There is now a field to enter product barcodes within Charge List entries.
Bidirectional interface with HealthImages.
Can disable patients’ ability to create new supplement definitions through the My Supplements page on the Patient Portal.
Can disable patients’ ability to request an appointment via the Patient Portal or to send a secure messages on a patient-by-patient basis.

August, 2017

Lab results fields and vitals readings can accommodate non-numeric text entries (for example, color for urinalysis readings).
Improved layout of the insurance invoice.
New Chart Part variable for listing the patient’s vaccines on record: [[pt_vaccines]].
For clients with a Twilio integration: received SMS messages now appear with the patient name associated.
LabCorp bi-directional integration approved.
Stripe users can now opt whether or not to prorate a subscription charge when changing or cancelling the patient’s subscription plan.
Added support for multiple Bioreference accounts in a single location.
Major improvements to the charges-added check report, including showing multiple SOAP notes per patient (if applicable), including a filter by location, and allowing a date-range.
Can now print graphed lab results.
Outbound faxes can be sent without any patient associated.

July, 2017

Patient timezone support! A patient’s timezone can now be set in the Home Address tab of the Patient Information window, making it so that appointment reminders and the upcoming appointment notice in the Patient Portal will show the appointment time in the patient’s timezone.
Improvements to the estimated charges module, including making it possible for estimated charges to deduct from inventory, and the ability to add sales tax when estimates are approved.
Group charges can now be pre-assigned a discount.
Major improvements to the user-management system.
Added a Controlled Substances report for easier state-reporting.
End-of-Day report now includes insurance payments and write-offs.
Added ability to renew/refill prescription medications that were originally added to the patient’s chart as self-reported/admin records.
Simplified display for resources (rooms/chairs) in calendar views.
Patients can be “archived” (deleted) to remove them entirely from searches, etc. Archived patients can be recovered if needed.
If a Chart Part includes an action (diagnosis, prescription, lab order, etc.) that has been inactivated, it is now clear from the Chart Part management view.
If patients have overdue subscriptions in Stripe, the outstanding subscription amount now shows on patient statements.
Improvements to the Income Report.
Cloning a SOAP note will now carry over zero-dollar charges.
Integration with Select Laboratories.
Calendar export report now includes a filter by provider.
Hovering over the red “Inactive” or “Deceased” label on patient charts will tell you who set them to this status.
HCFA now uses providers full first name, and also supports more preset configurations.

June, 2017

Estimated charges – created a feature to be able to add “estimated” charges to a patient’s account that do not affect the patient’s balance, but are easily tracked and then converted to regular charges or removed, as needed. This can be used to more easily generate estimates for patients or to track usage under a package purchase made.
Email notices to patients for secure message notices and document notices include “Dear [First Name]”, so that it is clear which patient on a shared family email account the notice is meant for.
Improvements to the inbound fax rotating and splitting tool.
Iframe/embedded calendar option available, so that you can embed the appointment request module outside of the Patient Portal in your website to be able to allow prospective patients (who have not yet registered or signed up for the Portal) to request appointments.
Added a wait-list tool for tracking patients who want to be scheduled into the next available appointment slot.
Bi-directional integration with Pathology Reference Laboratory.
Added ability to delete comments appended to signed SOAP notes.
Major API roll out for patient data, encounter data, and document data endpoints.
“For Review” task tab (listing documents marked as needing review) now shows document categorization as a column.
Added the General Wellness Plan manager, similar to the supplement plan manager, for organizing and tracking ALL of a patient’s treatment plan items.
SMS message history now shown at the bottom of the window where you compose new SMS messages to a patient (clients with Twilio integration only).
Improvements to the eRx system.
Added option to check a box to show voided charges on an insurance invoice.
Improvements to bulk-XML export (for clients running advanced analytics).

May, 2017

Filters added for calendar report (export to Excel), including the ability to include deleted appointments.
New Chart Part text variables for all diagnoses in a particular SOAP note – [[soap_dxs]] – and the patient’s next upcoming appointment – [[next_apt]].
When reviewing email history, it will now include details about any documents attached to those emails
Almost all parts of the calendar now display in 12-hour time by default.
Re-organization of top-level menus, including the addition of the Pt Portal menu and user initials on the top right.
Added the ability for a patient to be able to create a new supplement entry in the supplement list via the Patient Portal (if they are trying to add the supplements they are taking to their chart via the My Supplements tab, but cannot find the specific supplement in the search).

April, 2017

Integration with Hint Health.
Health Maintenance rules can be edited or deleted.
Patients can be set to prospective-status, which makes them show up differently in searches and reports.
When assigning diagnoses, orders, drugs, etc. to Chart Parts, you can now search the full database by adding a “+” to your search.
Option to make the patient’s insurance information appear in the Patient Information block on the patient’s dashboard.
Option to have tags show the associated note where they appear in the Patient Information block on the patient’s dashboard.

March, 2017

Pharmacy searches now pull from the national NCPDP database.
The size of the free-text PMH note was enlarged.
Patient questionnaires are now able to add tags to patient charts depending on answers
Inbound faxes now include an option to “Review Now”, in addition to being able to send to the task list for later review.

February, 2017

ERx for non-controlled substances live.
Improvements to iCal feed for syncing calendar.
Inventory management window now shows wholesale/retail pricing on overview screen.
When patients are subscribed through groups/companies, this information now shows on the patient dashboard where monthly subscriptions usually show.
HCFA-1500 can generate the RED version that has a non-printing background.

January, 2017

Sales tax will automatically recalculate if you edit a charge amount.
Insurance billing report shows secondary insurance coverage, if applicable.
Fixed bug where sharing a handout via Chart Part would sometimes print the title of the handout in the text of the SOAP note.
New text variable for Chart Part templates for pushing just the patient’s active PMH items: [[pt_pmh_active]].
Group charges can now be used with charges that pull from inventory and for charges that are being billed to insurance.
Bi-directional integration with Singulex.

December, 2016

Display updates to the patient dashboard: clickable icons in blocks’ title bars appear only when you hover your mouse over the block, and “Manage Checked” drop down menus appear only when you check the boxes next to a patient’s prescriptions, for example.
New log in screen with tips and notices.
New report available on all unread secure messages for a specified period of time.
Modified Advanced Patient Search menu item to show options for Health Maintenance and unread messages report.
Re-organized the menu to make it clearer and easier to use.
Simplified form for adding compounded medications.
Can now bulk-generate statements/invoices for multiple patients from the Billing Portal.

November, 2016

Additional functionality for IV Therapy: open IV orders show up at the top of the Open Orders block, can also be set to show up when a patient is scheduled and to automatically create a task for a particular staff member.
Update to the way caching works for improved performance and speed.
Added ability to do a partial refund for Bluefin users.
ICD-10 2017 modifications go live.
Can now create a new task from a sticky note.
Single sign on API is now available.

October, 2016

Can now have documents subfolders within patient charts.
Annual month-by-month report now available.
New tools for multi-location clinics: ability to assign charges and filter billing reports by location.
System checks whether there is a valid email address and cell number on file for the patient when scheduling, unchecks the applicable reminder(s) if not.
New Health Maintenance report shows all patients who will come due for health maintenance rule(s) during the period that you specify.
Multi-location schedules added, with the ability to toggle the calendar view between locations and have multiple calendars syncing to an external calendar via ical feed.
Search by Patient tab in the Billing Portal now allows you to easily generate aging or A/R reports.

September, 2016

SMS text message appointment reminders now available.
Pre-configured ‘alternate plan’ type for IV Therapy created.
Prospective client checkbox added to Add New Patient screen.
Discounts column added to End of Day report.
Model HHS Privacy Policy now available as part of the practice’s online registration form, as well as the Patient Portal questionnaires page.
Generate a pre-populated Prior Authorization form for a prescription by right-clicking on the medication and selecting Prior Authorization.
Webhooks are now available for use by third-party developers to create completely custom functionality based on actions taken within MD HQ.

August, 2016

Added ability to specify the order that Alternate Plan Items are displayed within the Plan of an encounter note – you can specify classes (in Admin > Manage > Alternate Plan Options) for your Alternate Plan Items, and they will be grouped alphabetically by class.
Insurance report for billers now includes patient balance and whether charges were paid.
New report: revenue by patient.
Added ability for patients to pay online via Bluefin.
New botox map charting template available.
New security permissions for protecting specific encounter notes from access by other EMR users.
Added ability to delete group charges.
When exporting your calendar to excel, the export lists patients’ email addresses.
Time zone shown on upcoming appointment notices in the Patient Portal.
Multi-location clinics can show a “select location” drop down menu on the EMR log in screen. Allows certain preferences, configuration options, letterhead, labels to vary by office location.
Improvements to HCFA-1500 claims form.
When sending secure message, can choose to notify both primary and secondary email addresses.
When reviewing a document, now can use Chart Parts to notify the patient via secure message within the Document Review Pane.
Patient Portal onboarding tool can be filtered by tag.
New default setting for managing inventory: “show finished” is toggled on by default.

July, 2016

Supplement list on Patient Portal improved to prevent duplicate entries even where the supplement was prescribed multiple times.
Patient Portal can require a credit card on file to send secure messages.
New status available to designate “prospective” patients.
Improved default prescription label for items dispensed in-house now includes bar code.
Inactive patients appear at the bottom of patient search results.
New pre-configured alternate plan type for IV Infusion, with adjustible “dosing profile” that includes ingredients list and other information for internal reference.
In calendar month view, hovering over an appointment shows associated patient’s name.
Hovering over html and image documents will display thumbnail.

June, 2016

Ability to clone a Chart Part.
Exporting charge transaction log to Excel now includes charge owner information.
Option to have yet-to-be-completed questionnaires be a “harassment item” for patients on the Patient Portal.
Adding a prescription medication outside of a SOAP note (even in SOAP view) does not add the prescription to plan, but just to the patient’s medications list.
Ability to rotate patient images when uploading/accepting.
Patient handouts can be assigned to a patient’s chart via Chart Parts.
De-allocate a payment by right-clicking on the payment and selecting “de-allocate”.
Stripe subscriptions can have a manual start date and a specific number of payments before the subscription ends.
Secure messages that have not been viewed by the patient display prominently as unread in secure messages threads.
Can disable task reminder when editing a task that has a reminder set.
When adding a document where the category is already selected, the document may be filed immediately, rather than going to Unreviewed.
New charting templates – female reproductive diagrams.
When discontinue Rx that was prescribed multiple times, all instances treated as discontinued.

May, 2016

Inserting a Chart Part in a long encounter note in Chrome no longer jumps view to end
Generate supplement labels for supplement inventory dispensed
Add “no known allergies” with the click of a button
Email from inside MD HQ (rather than via external email client) and emails sent from MD HQ are logged
New fields added to collect info about primary insured for individuals insured through another person
New billing report: Charges Added Check reports on who had an appointment on a specific day, highlights any with no charges associated
New functionality for End of Day Report: can click on any row to show component parts, click on the patient’s name to bring up the patient’s chart and open the applicable charge for editing
Can export calendar as spreadsheet and, if desired, filter export by appointment status, date range, patient, and appointment type type
Major updates to supplement treatment plan manager, adding ability to launch from supplement pop out, specify detailed regimen in supplement prescription window, or edit the treatment plan to re-order items, insert headers, and add blocks of text
Improved print view when print calendar day view

April, 2016

Search for patients by phone number, date of birth
When manually adding patient, can send portal invite in the same window
New report: tracking when a charge has been used
Authorization error pages for restricted users look better and better explain the restriction
If an inbound fax fails to pick up, have the option to re-download manually
Age for pediatric patients shown in days/weeks/months, depending on their age
For practices with a large number of appointment types, the Add Appointment window has an Appointment Type search bar instead of a drop down menu

March, 2016

Improvements to inventory – easier to restock, easier to add a supplement
Better session management
Improved Rx management – tracks when prescription is printed OR faxed and displays that information more clearly
Minor improvements to appointment cancellation process, including prompt to send cancellation email
HCFA-1500 form redone to match more recent version, remove the need to use Adobe Acrobat
Failed faxes display correct date of failure
Foreign currency support for subscriptions
Optional link to videos on Portal menu
Add notes to BP readings
Integration with LabCorp (results only)
Invoices are now deletable by all user types, unless access permissions are set to disallow
New inventory report: inventory change log export to excel
Update to the “clone SOAP note” option, adding the ability to pick which parts of note to clone and save default preferences
Print patient mailing labels in different sizes
Improved way patients view statements online

February, 2016

Can export entire patient chart as XML for data analysis purposes
Can import ical files and from Appointment Plus during new client onboarding
New tool for tracking and accounting for deductibles, amounts billed to insurance, and insurance reimbursements received
Insurance billing report
Pt portal invitation/reset email expires in 7 days (rather than 3) by default
Single amount field shown for charges in Charge List unless Plan A/B enabled
Partial shift from military time (non-military time shown on calendar page, military on add appt)

January, 2016

Improvements to group charges, including tally of total value and ability to add the same charge multiple times
Tool for porting from MindBody Online
More Chart Part varables, including age and sex
Tool for porting from P2P
Porting from Atlas improved
Porting from P2P improved
Integrated with Genova (results only)
Shows patient’s next and last appointments in menu (under Task and Schedule History) and when hovering over a patient’s name
Improvements to “push to note” function for submitted forms/questionnaires
Beta Twilio integration

December, 2015

Appointment request via the Portal holds the requested time until the appointment is accepted (blocking off the time) or the request is archived
Improved handling and display of discounts in Add Charge window
New Chart Part variables
Sales tax field added for charges/inventory
Improvements to scheduling display
Status field (scheduled/confirmed/checked in/checked out) on appointments
Appointment Requests block added to schedule page
New report: Sales tax
Ability to operate in foreign currencies

November, 2015

Supplements treatment plan created
Limit task view to tasks due w/in 30 days
Shopify integration
More filters in advanced pt search
Reciepts show quantities for supplies
Acupuncture charting templates added
Changed SSL set up to protect against POODLE

October, 2015

Log into Patient Portal as patient
Integration with Doctors’ Data (results only)
Designate payor (practice, patient, insurance) when ordering labs
Look up patients by month of birth in Advanced Patient Search
Billing note shows at top of Add Charge and Add Payment boxes (e.g., for specifying co-pay)
Alternate plan items now accessible by quick add prefix “ap_” when typing in encounter note