I'm writing a page for doctors and nurses to enter some notes about a recent patient visit. While we initially though we could use drop down boxes to help automate the population of text boxes, the users (clinical staff) are asking if "short codes" are a possibility. I guess this would be similar to how WordPress uses short codes.
For example: In the large text box that says "Diet Recommendations", instead of typing this paragraph 20 times a day:
"Patient should follow a low-carb diet and avoid foods containing sugar."
The user would simply like to type something like [diet.lc].
Then the paragraph above would be displayed.
Are there any plugins or existing scripts that would make this less difficult. I'm not even sure where to begin here.
Any feedback or suggestions would be welcome.