Macros are a fast consistent way to add information to a template. Typing the shortcut will expand to the text that corresponds to it. The parts of the boilerplate text that may need to be edited appears in brackets. Note to keep the naming of the macros different from nonmacro text they often will begin with a period (.).
Type the macro into the template and then hit the space bar or the enter key.
- For this example the Congestive Heart Failure macro will be used.
- The macro for Congestive Heart Failure is “.chf”.
Text will populate. Edit the text within the brackets for an appropriate statement for the patient.
A full list of common macros can be found at Macros