Remove automatic periods from being added to template items
Can you remove the automatic periods that appear at the end of each template item? The concept of a template is to create a macro that can be customized to each user's preference. If you could make them user-customizable, that would be best.
I’m excited to announce that as of 7/31/2015, we have added this important customization feature to the EHR.
You can learn how to customize your template selection behavior here: http://knowledgebase.practicefusion.com/knowledgebase/articles/676072
Hi James--yes, this setting is on a per-user basis.
James F. Carroll, DC commented
This is wonderful! I just want to confirm: is this setting on a per-user basis or per-practice? The interface says, "Your settings." With multiple providers in our office, each wants to have his or her own punctuation preference. Is this supported? Thank you!
The period situation has really been detrimental and time consuming when trying to complete a note. I really hope this issue gets resolved soon.
Dr Marc Tanenbaum commented
I am tired of the period as well. I just have accepted a "three dot colon" :.
When creating templates it would be nice to turn of the automatic population for "." Sometimes I try inserting a "," after my template item, but when I go to chart my template looks very full of unnecessary periods because now it looks like ",." Taking away the automatic population of a period would help me great much more diverse charts.
Mr Perry Cooper commented
Please remove the period as it would allow for so much more functionality of the templates.
Jose Torres commented
Changing the items, adding items and modifying are important in the templates.
Dr Mark Willenbring commented
Another related problem are the wild cards (??). Currently, I have to click twice in the text that has been added to the note before I can successfully tab to the wild card. Then, a period is added after the wild card entry, so I have to move the cursor past the period to move on. At this point, I'm going to have to stop using the wild card feature. Unfortunately, if I just put a stem in the template (e.g., "Pt today reports that s/he is doing [blank]) there will then be a period at the end of the stem, not allowing me to enter what I want to put in that field without moving past the period, again. But at least I won't have to click twice in the text area of the stem in order to be able to use the wild card. This is a major downgrade in functionality from the old system, which worked well.
Jen Rives, LMFT commented
Mary, me too! We can easily put it an period if we need one when we make the template.
Agree. Due to my OCD I always back space to get rid of the periods.