Fertility acupuncturist Nicola Douglas has been practising for 18 years; the last 15 of those in New Zealand. As a new user of Noted, we were keen to hear about the transition from her old record keeping system – warts and all!
Could you tell us why you decided to try Noted?
I’ve used paper-based systems and electronic text documents. I didn’t like the waste of trees in paper-based systems. Sometimes papers would go astray in my filing cabinet. To me, paper notes don’t look that professional. Using a word processor didn’t get the results I wanted either. Files were hard to search; information wasn’t at my fingertips. And you can inadvertently lose electronic documents too!
So you were looking for something professional that was easy to use and search?
Yes. I liked the look of Noted because it had content designed specifically for acupuncturists.
Tell us about your first experiences?
I had to work out how to make Noted work for me. At first, I was filling in every question in the form which took too long. It took a while to learn how to shrink down the forms while scrolling to make it easy to get around, and to flick between current and previous records. But I overcame all those problems. I’ve learned how to navigate and find exactly what I want when I want it. I record what’s important – not necessarily sticking rigidly to the form. Like anything, it gets easier the more you use it.
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