Essential elements of effective nutrition charting for new clients

To keep a detailed log of each patient is one of the primary requisites of any practice. Leading nutrition practitioners around the world are adopting Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to manage their client information and chart their progress. 

We have created Zoconut by taking inspiration from some of the best EHR systems and added a few handy features that can help you enhance your practice. Our software can help you stay on top of all the intricate details of your patient’s lifestyles and create the best treatment plan that suits them. 

What is EMR & EHR? 

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) are two systematized digital records that help you store information on your patient’s health. While the difference between the two might not seem too vast, these two record-keeping models are quite distinct from each other. 

EMR is more like a digital version of a patient’s chart. It contains a patient’s medical background and treatment history that revolves around one single practice. You can track and update their data over time and invigilate how they are performing on certain set parameters. The software also updates you when a patient is due for checkups. 

EMR is a very useful tool to channel client information within a practice but cannot be shared outside the particular practice. 

Whereas, EHR follows a more streamlined sharing mechanism where a patient’s medical history can be shared between different practices and labs. This way, the information can move with the patient and can be shared with every new dietitian, or healthcare practitioner. 

EHR provides all the services offered by EMR and includes a broader view of a patient’s care. It can conduct intricate analysis and help you chart out the overall progress of your treatment. 

The information installed in an EHR is automatically stored in a cloud-based system which can be accessed through any device. 

Benefits of incorporating an EHR feature

  • It can help you consolidate a detailed and thorough record of your patient’s medical history that can be easily accessed through any device
  • As EHR eliminates errors, it can considerably improve your diagnostics which can lead to better patient outcomes. The software helps you keep a note of every detail provided by the patient so that you can create the perfect treatment plan for them. 
  • While an electronic ledger makes it easier to share patient records within a practice, EHR also allows you to share them with other practices. The patient can take along his/her entire medical record along with them to every medical practitioner they visit.
  • It can provide reminder alerts to update you when a patient is due for his/her checkups. This way, you can rest assured that all your clients are properly checked up and maintain a schedule 

How to register and manage client information effectively using Zoconut

There are four types of assessment forms provided by zoconut for your clients.

Understanding the Basic Assessment Form

In this section, we will learn about the client’s basic assessment form.

  • We will log into the zoconut profile 
    • Go to the dieter section 
    • Select the client’s profile.  
  • The basic assessment form is filling all the personal information, anthropometric measurements, and permanent address information.
    • Personal information like – name, gender, dob, email, phone number, etc
    •  Anthropometric measurements like – heights, Weights, etc 
    • Permanent address information like your address, city, country

Understanding the Medical Assessment Form

In this process, we will see what’s inside a client’s medical assessment form.

  • We will log into the zoconut profile
    • Go to the dieter section
    • select the client’s profile.
  • The medical assessment is the fulfillment of blood group, physical activity, weight loss, diseases, duration, severity, and other medical histories.
    • If the client is going through some medical history, family medical history, any medication, menstrual history then we need to fill such things on the medical assessment. 

Understanding Food & Lifestyle form

In this process, we will see what’s inside a client’s food and lifestyle assessment form.

  •  We will log into the zoconut profile
    • Go to the dieter section 
    • select the client’s profile.
  • Food and lifestyle assessment asks about the food specifications, preferen an,dces and eats out smoking, alcohol frequency.
    • Clients are also asked about their food likes and dislikes, fast days, food allergies, and preferred cuisine. 
    • These food assessment forms are asked to create a client’s diet plan quickly.

Understanding diet recall form

In this process, we will guide you on how to create a diet recall for your dieter. 

  • Go to the dieter section of the dashboard. 
    • Select the client/dieter for which you want to create a diet recall plan. 
  • Click on the diet recall section. 
    • Choose the dining of the meal and timing of the meal. 
    • Enter the food details for your clients/dieter. 
    • Save the diet recall form for the client. 

Electronic Health Records create an ever-lasting log of all the details pertaining to a client which can be easily accessed by a practitioner. From the medical treatments they have gone through to food preferences, our EHR system can help you maintain a thorough record of each patient. 

Even if they have non-veg exempted days, you can specify in your client’s profile and the software will alert you when you should refrain from adding non-veg in their diet plans. 

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