Most physician interactions with a chart occur patients are in the ER or hospitalized or in clinic. Training covers this well.
Sometimes prescribers may need to interact with the chart outside of a hospital admission or an emergency or clinic visit. One may want to place orders that anticipate a future interaction or document an interaction that occurs where Connect Care has not yet deployed.
There are “virtual” (patient not physically in a Connect Care setting) encounters that can help address these needs. Indeed, there are many “other” encounter types. “Documentation” and “Orders Only” encounters are very useful for situations Connect Care physicians confront.