Files can be uploaded to Hippo Manager in the Labs/Tests widget, the Documents widget, and the Medical Imaging widget. There are no limits or additional charges on the amount of storage used, so upload anything you need. The process for adding documents to all three widgets is the same.
How to upload files to Hippo Manager:
- From the Choose Action screen, click on the Labs/Tests widget, the Documents widget, or the Medical Imaging widget, depending on what you are uploading.
- Click the plus sign in the top right to add a new Doc Group Title (this is called Lab/Test Title in the Labs/Tests widget).
- Input the title, date, and an optional description.
- Click Add Files, and select a file from your device to upload it into Hippo Manager. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file from your documents into the Drag to Upload field.
- Double-click on the file in Hippo Manager to view it.
How files are displayed:
Depending on the file type, one of the following four methods will be used for viewing files that have been uploaded to Hippo Manager:
- Open in a new tab: .pdf
- Inline DICOM view: DICOM files (.dcm and .dicom). Learn more about our DICOM viewer here.
- Inline gallery viewer: .png, .jpg, .gif, and .mp4
- Download for viewing outside of Hippo: All other supported file types.
File types supported for uploading to Hippo Manager:
- Images: .png, .jpg, .tiff, .dicom, .dcm, .gif
- Documents: .pdf, .txt, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt
- Audio/Video: .mp3, .mp4, .wma, .wmv, .avi, .wav
You can store a WIDE variety of information in the Documents widget to enhance the thoroughness of the overall medical record. Possible use cases for this widget may include:
- Medical records from a previous/referral vet
- Take-home, educational client information you’d like to document you gave them without typing it all in the chart note
- Pictures of incisions/wounds/skin conditions to track healing and improvement
- Discharge instructions for the client without typing every detail in the chart note
Not a fan of printing paper out? You can also download/save to your computer, then email to your clients as an electronic copy. Alternatively, documents are also accessible to your clients via the PHR.