Frogbark Charting Wizards save charting time by reducing the actual text the user needs to write in order to get the important ideas across to the reader. The Wizards work as a specialized word processor that is tailored to the specific job-related needs of the user in the nursing home. Frogbark currently offers charting wizards for social workers, activities staff, and dietary managers.
The basic format for each of these products is similar. For each of these positions, the Wizard presents the user with computer form items, key words, that are numbered. The number selection that is made for a topic by the user creates a corresponding sentence in a text window. The screen shot to the right illustrates how the auto-text is quickly built in the text window.
The user can use the auto text feature or just go to the text window and simply type a note pertaining to the note as required by MDS. The user can change all or part of the auto text produced by the Wizard. Also, notice in the screen shot to the right that the other report sections are tabbed at the top of the form. These pages reflect both the MDS and report content areas that are widely used in nursing care. Notice the spell check button placed next to the text window.
To quickly finish the document and proof the text for accuracy, the user clicks on the Wizard spell check button. The huge amount of time saved in using the wizard frees up time to proof the results of the added comments that make for a more individualized, meaningful note. Using the Frogbark Wizard does not exclude errors or eliminate the need to add and to proof your own text beyond spell checking.
If the facility EMR program is already open on the user’s desktop, the user can simply paste the newly created chart note directly into the EMR. If the EMR is not available, the report can be printed immediately on paper. Also, any report or chart note can be saved in an electronic folder in within the program for transfer to the EMR or printer at a more convenient time. If printer or EMR access is a problem, all of the charting for a day or a week can be saved in Frogbark as needed. The screen shot (right) shows reports waiting in the storage folder, ready to go the the printer or to the facility EMR.
The organization and content of the Frogbark Wizard includes technical details tailored to fit the particular work of the user. In general, the content and keywords parallel MDS 3.0 content for each of the current nursing home departments: Social Services, Activities, and Dietary. Users will find that Frogbark addresses the major content areas of interest to regulators and corporate quality assurance reviewers. The original idea for Frogbark was as a training tool and users are likely to advance their writing and professional skills using the guidance and training built into Frogbark.
Generated text saves time and is fully editable
The Wizards keep chart notes professional looking
Don't always have access to a printer? Print quickly from your storage folder at any time.
Item keywords remind the user to address MDS issues
I use Frogbark Charting Wizard with our EMR and it saves me time. As I am a nursing home social worker my time is very important. The Wizard is electronic which I love. Frogbark has spell check!! Electronic notes are easily cut and pasted into the smart charting system that we have. Notes can also be printed for the resident's chart. All entries are saved in Frogbark for continued charting needs. This program has saved my life as a Social Worker in LTC. Sheila 01/04/2014 12:20pm