By using your mobile device as an extension of your EHR, you have the ability to upload any image, draw and annotate directly on the image, then insert the image directly into your clinical notes. You may download the EHR/EMR app here. The finished free draw images will also be saved into your patient's documents for your records for you to fax or share with your patient.
To begin, navigate to one of your templates that have the free draw object inserted. If you do not have any templates that have a free draw, refer to our guide on adding images and attachments to your clinical note. To start drawing on your images, tap on Free Draw.
Once you tap on the free draw tool, you'll be presented with a page with either a blank page or an image. By default, a blank page will open in which you can either take a photo with your device's camera, upload a photo locally from your device, or attach a note, lab result, image, or any other document stored within your EHR under patient documents. Tap on the icon () to access the camera or to add images or documents. If you have customized your free draw page to open to a certain diagram or form, that picture will be shown instead.
The drawing tools are at the bottom of the page.
- The pencil icon () allows you to draw on the image.
- The text () icon will open a window for you to add typed text to the image.
- The eraser () allows you to erase your drawings
- To select a different color, simply tap on the color on the bar
When you tap on the text () icon, you have access to your macros and speech-to-text. Or you can enter your comments with the iPad's keyboard.
You can change the thickness of the line or highlight it when you tap on the pencil () icon.
Tap Save when you have finished.
The image will be saved in the clinical note.
The free draw will also save as a separate document in their chart.