Q: How can a patients past visits be viewed while also viewing the current encounter?
A: The "Encounter Viewer" interface can be utilized to see multiple patient encounters at one time. The "Encounter Viewer" can also be docked.
Access Encounter Viewer Dialog
- With a chart open, click on Tools.
- Click on View Previous Encounters.
The Encounter Viewer dialog box will be displayed. This can be dragged to any position on the screen, and also docked if desired.
To view a previous encounter, simply click to highlight the line item (encounter).
Add a Previous Encounter to the Current Encounter
Make sure a new encounter is open and with the previous encounter desired in view, click Add Active Document to Current Encounter. This action will transfer the entire previous note into the new/current encounter.
Add a Previous Field to the Current Encounter
Make sure a new encounter is open and with the previous encounter desired in view, click next to the field that is to be inserted into the current SOAP Note. Click Add Active Field to Current Encounter. This action will transfer that field only to the current SOAP Note.