Session Note Helper™ is a system that uses the tools of Google Workspace. It enables you to quickly write therapy session notes or treatment progress notes in a narrative format using standard phrases and descriptors. Session Note Helper™ is easily customized and can be improved as you go.
HOW THE SESSION NOTE HELPER WILL HELP YOU
The Session Note Helper system will help you quickly write session and progress notes using standard phrasing using menu items and check boxes. The finished document is in a narrative format that can be saved, printed or pasted into your EHR system.
CUSTOMIZATION TO YOUR NOTES
The Session Note Templates can be customized to meet your preferrences.
Can be used on mobile devices to work anywhere you have an internet connection.
ONE TIME SETUP
Easy setup with just 4 steps to keep your notes safe and stored in your Google Drive.
NOTES ARE EASILY EDITED
The notes are easily edited and can be saved in either DOC or PDF formats. They can also be used in conjunction most EHR systems.
The system can be made HIPAA secure using Google Workspace and the BAAs offered by Google and Form Publisher.
One of the biggest “game changers” for therapists using Google Workspace is its ability to integrate the functionality of the different apps. For example, using Google Forms and Google Docs to streamline various documentation processes.
We do things pretty much the same...
Most of us tend to use a lot of the same phrasing and clinical language in our documentation. That is not to say that we use the same note every time (No cloning of notes! That’s just unethical and probably illegal!). But when working with clients we do tend to describe what happens in sessions pretty much the same way.
For example, if you have a client that is struggling with depression and anxiety, you will probably say something like this in your notes: “The patient presents with symptoms of anxiety and depression…” And you will do that with most anyone who comes in and presents with those symptoms.
It just makes sense that if you say it that way almost every time, why should you have to type that out every single time? And there are lots of other ways we say things in our notes pretty much the same way each time.
So why not automate that process? The good news is that you can!
Session Note Helper™ Does This…
To me the solution I needed was to have an application that I could use a series of checkboxes to “checkoff”:
Have it produce a narrative document I could enter as an electronic record or print. The solution was to use Google Forms in conjunction with an add-on, Form Publisher, that creates a Google Doc from what was entered in the form.
All of this works together because of an add-on called Form Publisher that has superior support and will provide at BAA (business associate agreement) that is required for HIPAA compliance.
Disclaimer: This "system" uses an add-on, Form Publisher, that gives the ability for Google Form responses to be converted to narrative responses in a Google Doc. The add-on does require a subscription for unlimited use. There is a free version of Form Publisher, but it is limited to 10 document conversions per month. The premium version is about $80 per year ($7 a month) for unlimited document conversions. It's well worth the investment to save your time and help you automate more...
“The Session Note Helper has helped me drastically reduce my session and progress note writing time. I have customized it to my needs and helps me write accurate and meaningful documentation for my clients”
How It Works
The Session Note Helper system uses an add-on called Form Publisher that gives the ability to use responses from a Google Form to be sent to a Google Doc in a narrative format.
The user fills out a Google Form by clicking and selecting checkboxes to generate a completed session note in a narrative format.
The user can complete the form in just few minutes. The Google Doc that is generated can be changed and edited as needed. It can also be printed or saved in DOC or PDF format.
Version 3.0 of The Session Note Helper is more secure and meets HIPAA compliance standards if it is used in conjunction with the G-Suite for (a paid Google Account) and the Form Publisher add-on.
With the *paid version of Google Workspace, Google will provide the BAA (Business Associate Agreement) required by HIPAA. The Form Publisher add-on will also provide a BAA to make the system completely HIPAA compliant.
Your notes and data remain in your Google account safely stored in the Google Cloud which is more secure than saving on your personal devices.
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How the Session Note Helper Came To Be
I knew there had to be an easier way to write my counseling session notes without having to type EVERYTHING out. There had to be a way to work smarter and more efficiently!
I had tried using checklists session notes and progress notes but unfortunately, those just didn’t seem to cut it either!
What I needed was a way to put together something in a narrative format that actually described what I did in sessions.
I needed something that was inexpensive, customizable, and efficient. I needed something that would give me more time with clients and less time doing paperwork and documentation.
Thus Session Note Helper™ was born! When I was writing my notes, one of the things I noticed was that I tended to write and use a lot of the same phrases for my session/progress notes.
So I put some thought and research into developing a session note that essentially writes the note for me using checkboxes.
It uses the applications and tools of Google Workspace; Google Forms and Google Docs. By using the add-on Form Publisher, the user simply fills in a Google Form which then generates a note in a narrative format.
WHY WAIT? BUY NOW!
Why put off making your note writing easier? You can buy Session Note Helper System right now for only $49 . The Session Note Helper comes with a 100% no risk try for 30 days.