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Discharge Summary For Patients Who Do Not Return

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    Liz B.

    Hi Bradley,

    I'm happy to help you with that. Go to My Account > Settings > Notes and Forms and click on the ​Preview icon, which looks like an eye.



    This will open up a copy of the Discharge Summary Note which you can fill out for your client. When you're done, click on Print and you can save the document as a PDF to your computer.



    Then you can go to the client's page and upload it to their Uploaded Files.

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    Please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you,

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  • Katelyn Zeak

    Liz, I tried this suggestion as I need this too. Upon trying to save as a PDF, it only included the first few boxes and wouldn't show more than one page. Any way around that?

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  • Bradley Boivin

    This does not work because any text that goes beyond the area of the text box does not appear on the PDF.

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  • Bradley Boivin

    I am going to try and make the text boxes "long form" and see if that helps.

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  • Bradley Boivin

    UPDATE: Making text boxes "long forms" fixed the problem by allowing me to expand the text box by dragging it using the tool on the bottom right of the text box. Unfortunately, making them long forms deleted the short form instructions that were located above the text box - e.g., "Subjective evaluation: Summarize specific symptomatology, onset, duration, and frequency of Sx’s. Include client’s assessment of presenting problem and reason(s) for seeking services. Include factors such as family or environmental factors affecting functioning" text that was located above the Presenting Problem and Assessment text box.

    I ended up just creating my own Discharge Summary, utilizing the "headers" feature for questions and then placing the instructions in the questions section of a "long form."

    Maybe there was a more efficient way to address this, but ultimately this works for me now. I'd be happy to share with other users the form I created, if there's a way to do that. 

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  • Alisha A. Teague

    Bradley,

     

    I think you can download it as a PDF and post it but I'm not sure how. I think if you use google drive it can be a downloadable link!

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  • Reesa Pearlman

    When you download this as a PDF, it doesn't have the clients information (name, etc). Any suggestion on how to personalize this form or complete it right in the clients chart?

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  • Dvora Papelow

    I came up with a different solution. I added a new $0/5min service code (I made up the code- I think I used 1234) and called it discharge without session. My therapist can now schedule that for clients that don't come back & add a discharge note to it.

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  • Christina Salomon

    You have to be kidding. How does simplepractice not have a way to include a discharge summary. And downloading a pdf and uploading it does not count. I am incredibly disappointed. I may be going back to Therapy Notes. Please fix this. 

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  • Sharon E. Prager

    Can simple practice just make this possible already?// why are we jumping through all these hoops?

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  • Bradley Boivin

    Yes. Simple Practice needs to create an addendum feature that allows providers to add discharge summaries to a patients record post-visit. Printing and then uploading a generic PDF to a patient file is not adequate.

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  • Sarah Levy

    I agree this has been a cumbersome process.  When I click the print button in the corner I do not receive an options to save as a pdf. The ability to add discharge summaries directly into charts would be very helpful.

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  • Diane Franz

    This is ridiculous! Just let us just the + create new tab to type it all in, lock it and be done. I feel like the process of printing, writing, scanning, uploading, shredding is ten years behind. There are 100 better ways to do this not so simple practice. 

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  • Gillian

    Hi Diane, we are actively working on this functionality. You can subscribe to updates on our progress by voting for the feature here: https://simplepractice.uservoice.com/forums/918553/suggestions/36552958

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  • Janice D. Kline

    I fully support Diane F. - The discharge summary ... I call it a termination report ... is very cumbersome.  Termination is a normal process of treatment and it's hard to understand why this was overlooked.  Technically, this shouldn't represent a lot of development.  I hope to see a resolution asap.  

     

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  • Sharon E. Prager

    I plan to copy my current discharge summary and add to my assessments so i can add the drop down area to do a discharge on the fly =) thank god you all added that assessment field!! 

     

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  • Tracy Oliver

    Thank you Sharon for the suggestion. Copying the Discharge to the Assessment Forms helped.

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  • Ayelette

    Thank you, Sharon and Tracy, for highlighting our new Assessment feature. To learn more, you can check out this Help Center guide: Assessments.

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