How To Write Good DAP Notes [INFOGRAPHIC]

Maintaining proper mental health progress records is important for practices to provide patients with the care they need. EHR integrated mental health transcription services offer many benefits such as better collaboration among providers, improved medication management and crisis management, health information privacy and security, and much more.

The two common mental health documentation methods are SOAP (Subjective, Operative, Assessment and Plan) and DAP (Data, Assessment, and Plan). While the main purpose of SOAP notes is to help providers monitor patients with multiple conditions, the DAP note aims to helping mental health professionals document and track the patient’s progress in an organized and efficient manner. DAP note merges the Subjective and Objective elements under the Data section.

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DAP Notes

Read our blog on DAP vs SOAP Therapy Notes? What Are The Differences?
Julie Clements

About Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.