Patient Encounter: Care Plans

Version 14.8

About Patient Encounter: Care Plans

Path: Smart Toolbar > Chart button > Encounters tab > Open Note > Care Plans tab
Path: Smart Toolbar > Schedule Button > Encounters tab >  Edit button > Care Plans tab

The Patient Encounter helps to code and complete an encounter visit.  The encounter note encompasses both narrative and comprehensive formats. It also allows you to customize the layout of the note.  The note is added to the patient chart.

The Care Plans tab lists, prints, and manages care plans for a patient’s health maintenance schedule.

Patient Encounter: Care Plans Map

Number

Section
Description
1
Encounter Note Editor tabs

The Patient Encounter Note Editor contains the following tabs:


2
Customize button
The Customize button opens the Customize Patient Care Plan window, which enrolls and disenrolls care plans in the patient chart.  You can also create a custom care plan from that window.
3
Prior Notes tab
The Prior Notes tab lists the previous encounter notes and messages.
4
Templates tab

The Templates tab lists the templates that are created, edited, and reviewed in the Encounter Templates Editor. Templates are pre-written scenarios you can use in an encounter to document common pediatric diagnoses. Templates include detailed descriptions for the usual pertinent positive and negative findings of a wide variety of illnesses, with a standard assessment, plan and ICD-10 coding. Included with your installation of Office Practicum are Pediatric specific templates.

5
Expand Grid checkbox
The Expand Grid checkbox expands all the collapsed categories in the Care Plans grid or collapses all the expanded categories in the Care Plans grid.  This displays (expands) or hides (collapses) the care plan details.
6
Flag as Incomplete checkbox
The Flag as Incomplete checkbox will mark an encounter as unfinished.
7
Print button
The Print button opens the Print Preview window.  From there you can print the expanded or collapsed Preventive Care Flow Sheet for the patient.
8
Refresh button
The Refresh button refreshes the data in the Care Plans grid.
9
Care Plans gridThe Care Plans grid lists the patient's health maintenance schedule.