Getting Started: Healthie Intake Forms
For a video walk-through of how to create and manage your intake flows, visit our recorded Healthie classes at try.gethealthie.com/classes and watch the Deep-Dive Video: Intake Forms.
If you prefer to learn live, you can also join our weekly Live Class to learn how to build intake forms and charting templates. Sign up here.
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Getting Started: Add Intake Forms
There are several ways to add the forms that you'd like to use into your account.
- In your Healthie Account, Forms > Form Builder has default templates for your use and customization
- If you are a graduate of a coaching or affiliate program, Healthie can add these forms to your account
- If you would like assistance from our team in uploading your existing forms, and having our team build them on your behalf, e-mail them as an attachment to email@example.com
- Note: there is a turnaround time of 7-10 business days for our team to build and add your forms to your account
- Note: there is no extra fee for this, but we reserve the right to limit the number of pages for a specific account
- You can build your own forms in the Forms > Form Builder (instructions below)
You will need to add your forms to an Intake Flow before they are shared with clients.
Deep-dive: Build Intake Forms in Healthie
Creating your own custom paperwork within Healthie enables you to capture information that is tailored for your business, profession, and clients. This ensures a streamlined onboarding process and saves times on daily tasks, such as charting. Intake forms are specific forms that you will have new clients complete as part of their onboarding process. These forms can be added to an "Intake Flow" to automatically distribute to new clients. You can create different client groups and different intake flows so that you can have differing onboarding processes (ie. an intake flow/paperwork for adult clients and a second flow/paperwork for pediatric clients).
To create a new intake form:
- From Healthie's Dashboard, Navigate to Forms > Form Builder
- Add a New Form, or choose from a template that you'd like to modify
- Using the menu of question types, drag and drop the template of the question you wish to add to your form.
- Click "Edit" to change the name and content of your question.
You can make some questions in an intake form required within your form. You will notice that every question is in a box, with an edit, copy, and delete option. Select edit of the question, where a pop-up box will appear where you should see a checkbox for required.
There are several categories of "Questions" that you can select from the question bank. By default, the Form Builder displays a “default” Question Bank, which contains general or blank question fields. This allows you to create long/short answer questions, multiple-choice questions, drop-downs, or a matrix. You can change the Question Bank category by clicking the drop-down and selecting another category such as:
- Charting questions
- Client Info questions
The Client Info bank allows you to quickly build a form that will collect standard client information including their name, address, gender, date of birth, and phone number. Much of this information will be stored in your client's profile. For this reason, we do not recommend that you EDIT these questions (ie. change the name of the field). For any question that will auto-populate your client's profile, you will receive a warning message if you edit.
Note: You will need to add your forms to an Intake Flow before they are automatically shared with clients to complete during the onboarding process.
Custom Questions for Intake Forms (including more inclusive gender and demographic information)
To help providers appropriately document a client's gender, and gender identity, there is an option within the Client Profile > Actions > Client Info > Personal Information. Within the Gender field, you'll now see an "Other" option. When Other is selected, a new field for "Gender Identity" will appear. You can free text your client's gender identify within this field.
Please note, there is a separate "Sex on File for Insurance" field, as insurance payers require a traditional selection on a CMS 1500 claim form. Clients will not see these gender fields or indicators.
A forthcoming update will enable gender/identity information to be captured through a "Smart Field" within Healthie, which can be added to forms (ie. Intake or Charting forms) and will automatically update your client's profile.
In the meantime, to add custom questions to your client's form, we suggest that you use the default/blank question fields. For example, if you'd like to be more inclusive for gender, you can select a blank multiple choice or drop-down question from the default question bank. Edit the field, and add your gender identifier options. This is just one example of how you can build truly tailored forms for your clients.
At Healthie, we understand that diversity, inclusivity and sensitivity are critical factors in healthcare screening and care. For this reason, we continue to add items to our Product Roadmap that will help make default intake forms, and client-facing aspects of the Healthie portal, increasingly more inclusive. If you have any specific suggestions or requests, you can share them with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leveraging "Smart Fields"
Healthie's Smart Fields enable you to have information from intake forms pre-populate within a Client's Profile and onto your Charting Templates, which eliminates duplicate data entry. More information here.
Editing an existing Intake Form
You are able to make updates to an intake form that you have already created, as well as to a form that has already been shared with clients.
Select the form that you'd like to make an edit to you, and simply add / remove / edit questions within that intake form.
Copying an existing Intake Form
There may be instances in which you would like to copy an existing intake form. These reasons could include:
- You want to modify an intake form without affecting the experience of clients who have already completed it
- You may want to customize a form for each specific client, while using your base template
- To copy an intake form, navigate to: Forms > Form Builder > Select Form > More > Copy. You will then see a Copy of that form appear in your Forms > Form Builder section when you navigate back to that screen.
Printing a Blank PDF of your intake form
To print a PDF of your intake form, please select the form, press "Preview" - you will see a button called "Generate PDF"
This brief overview video walks through the core features of Healthie Intake Forms, including how to leverage Healthie's forms library, how to create your own intake form, and how to build charting templates.
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