How do your clients deal with historic paper-based notes?

There are a couple of answers to this question and they really depend on how much time, money and patience you have.

Option 1

  1. Scan each record
  2. Attach the scan file to the patient record in WriteUpp

This option is optimal but in many cases it is cost prohibitive given the volume of paper notes that accumulate in large or long established practices and/or NHS Trusts, hence many choose Option 2.

Option 2

  1. Create a note keyword called "Case Summary"
  2. Write an opening note in WriteUpp that summarises the previous (paper-based) case history and give it the keyword "Case Summary"
  3. Archive the paper files

Obviously this is a compromise but given the cost of scanning historic records it is often the only practical solution.

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