Text Shortcuts

Use text shortcuts to improve efficiency when writing progress notes or letters for commonly used blocks of text.

Shortcuts are specific to your health service and are maintained in the File > Reference Tables > Text Shortcuts.

To use a text shortcut:
  1. In a free text progress note or letter, type the shortcut text, making sure the shortcut word is separate from the text around it, using either a space in front of the shortcut or entering it on its own line). For example, .hx for History or .soap for S O A P.

  2. Once you have typed the shortcut, press Space or Enter after the shortcut to expand the shortcut to the configured text. For example: