Streamline Your Acupuncture Practice | Jasmine Software: April 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Release News: Advanced Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis for SOAP Notes

Keeping detailed pulse and tongue diagnosis is a great way to keep a "pulse" on your patients' health. (Pun intended.) The good record keeping gives you a clear view into your patients' health history when you go back to review it with them.

In the days of paper and pencil, acupuncturists would make their own treatment note templates, often times borrowing from student clinics or more established acupuncturists. Now that we can harness the power of the Internet and a true SaaS platform in Salesforce, we have the opportunity to share, build and innovate the traditional acupuncturists' SOAP Note.

In this latest update to the SOAP Note, I'm excited to share that we've added the ability to track more advanced pulse and tongue diagnosis.

Pulse Diagnosis

For pulse diagnosis, you can now easily track all 3 positions, Cun, Guan, and Chi, in both left and right hands of the patient. And in addition, you can track the 3 levels, Superficial, Moderate, and Deep.

We've also added the ability to easily pick values for the pulse quality of your patient, so that it reduces the amount of typing a practitioner has to do.

Tongue Diagnosis

For tongue diagnosis, we saw an opportunity to take advantage of new technology like tablets to capture information about a patients' tongue. You can now take a picture of a patients' tongue and attach it to their SOAP Note, in addition to information such as the tongue shape & size, color, and coating.

In addition, we've provided default values for many of the fields to make note taking easy and quick.

I believe having quick and easy note taking is a vital part of running an efficient practice and will continue to invest and innovate the SOAP Notes in Jasmine Practice Management.

As always, I love to hear from you. Feel free to drop me a line. You can reach me at

Minto Tsai

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Customer Security and CVE-2014-0160 / Heartbleed

As you may have heard, a critical security bug was discovered on April 7 called CVE-2014-0160 also called "Heartbleed." The bug is a vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library, which is used to encrypt and secure the internet. Most people come into contact with OpenSSL through the green https icon in their browser which you see when you browse a secure website.

When you browse and use a website with the green https icon, all your communication between you and the server is encrypted, so sensitive information like usernames, passwords and patient information is safely transferred.

Jasmine Practice Management is built on top of 2 software stacks, Salesforce and Heroku. Salesforce is the application platform which the practitioner uses to take and store patient treatment notes. And, Heroku is the platform for integration with Google apps and the patient self scheduling widget, in addition to the Jasmine website.


Salesforce reports that they are NOT affected by the "Heartbleed" vulnerability, so we and you can be assured that your patient treatment notes are stored securely.  Here is the official Salesforce statement: 

OpenSSL Project “Heartbleed" Vulnerability Does *Not* Affect Salesforce:


On the Heroku side, which manages the Jasmine integrations and website, steps were taken to address the "Heartbleed" vulnerability. Heroku updated all their OpenSSL libraries, SSL Endpoints, and databases. Here is the official Heroku statement:

OpenSSL Heartbleed Security Update:

In turn, for Jasmine Practice Management, we've followed their recommendations and updated our passwords and SSL certificates.


While I'm confident, with the current knowledge we have of the situation, we have addressed the "Heartbleed" vulnerability, we continue to monitor the situation with our partners and application providers.

Thank you for your patience in this matter. As always feel free to reach out to me at

Minto Tsai