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Hello I am a psychiatrist starting solo practice after 20 years with large groups. i am using it more for simplicity of platform, patient interaction, setting up appointments etc. While Modifying a template for a note I noticed one of them had options that i can't find, if I try to create a note from scratch. "DROPDOWN (AUTOCOMPLETE), SHORT ANSWER (QUESTION GROUP) are not available in any of the options to me (beside editing one of the existing templates. i find them useful. How do I get those. Thanks

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    Alec

    Hi Sanjeev

    The Short Answers (Question Groups) feature has been deprecated from our Create New Template software functionality, but still remains in certain pre-made templates. Similar custom template functionality can be accomplished by adding a header, and then adding single line questions from the Create New Template page.

    This workflow involves selecting the Add New button to select the Section Header option from the dropdown and then selecting the Add New button again to add your questions with the Short Answer (Single Line text) option. You can then create your desired amount of questions that will appear under the Section Header similarly to the Short Answers (Question Groups) functionality. 

    Below are screen shots of the process from the Create New Template Screen:
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    What your client will see in the Client Portal:

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions and we can assist further.

     

    Hi Sanjeev

    The Short Answers (Question Groups) feature has been deprecated from our Create New Template software functionality, but still remains in certain pre-made templates. Similar custom template functionality can be accomplished by adding a header, and then adding single line questions from the Create New Template page.

    This workflow involves selecting the Add New button to select the Section Header option from the dropdown and then selecting the Add New button again to add your questions with the Short Answer (Single Line text) option. You can then create your desired amount of questions that will appear under the Section Header similarly to the Short Answers (Question Groups) functionality. 

    Below are screen shots of the process from the Create New Template Screen:
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    What your client will see in the Client Portal:

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions and we can assist further.

     
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    Jenny Evans

    Wait, this doesn't answer the question really. It does in that the answer is "we took it away" but the suggestion to use "Short Answer (Single Line text)" doesn't give you the same options as the "question group." 

    You can have to pick between "it's totally blank and you write in" or "here's a drop down menu but you can't modify." You kind of approximate the group questions using the multiple choice (check boxes) with free text but you can't edit that like you can with the "group questions."

    The real answer on how to get it is to start with one of their templates that has a group question and then just modify everything around it. Since they make you completely re-invent the wheel with every question you make (can't copy questions or items etc like every other basic questionnaire software does...) it's not any more hassle to rework their existing template than it would be to build your own from scratch. 

    I don't know why they eliminate useful features without replacing them. I find their templates very, very limited : /

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    Wait, this doesn't answer the question really. It does in that the answer is "we took it away" but the suggestion to use "Short Answer (Single Line text)" doesn't give you the same options as the "question group." 

    You can have to pick between "it's totally blank and you write in" or "here's a drop down menu but you can't modify." You kind of approximate the group questions using the multiple choice (check boxes) with free text but you can't edit that like you can with the "group questions."

    The real answer on how to get it is to start with one of their templates that has a group question and then just modify everything around it. Since they make you completely re-invent the wheel with every question you make (can't copy questions or items etc like every other basic questionnaire software does...) it's not any more hassle to rework their existing template than it would be to build your own from scratch. 

    I don't know why they eliminate useful features without replacing them. I find their templates very, very limited : /

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    Sanjeev Singhal MD

    No it does not. It was very useful feature that is there is some old template. they are not going to bring it back either unless few hundred people vote on it. That is one of few frustrating part of using Simple Practice. As you mentioned copying a section of template to paste into another would make it so much more useful.

    No it does not. It was very useful feature that is there is some old template. they are not going to bring it back either unless few hundred people vote on it. That is one of few frustrating part of using Simple Practice. As you mentioned copying a section of template to paste into another would make it so much more useful.