Intro to Docutainers
Docutainers are "documentation containers" that are used to control the display and editing of groups of similar Documents, e.g. Encounters or Reports. Docutainers correspond to sections of a paper chart that contain different kinds of patient information, similar to having separate folders inside a chart for encounter notes, x-rays, lab results, and other information.
The Docutainer List section exists in each Chart Section. It is located below the main docutainer viewer and is separated by a horizontal Splitter Bar.
Although the exact functionality of a docutainer varies depending on the specific type and purpose, the one thing all docutainers have have in common is that they act as containers and managers for documents.
Most docutainers consist of three parts:
- A document info sliding panel at the top
- A document viewer area in the middle.
- A document list sliding panel at the bottom.
Depending on the type of document, one or more of the parts listed above may not be available, or their appearance may differ slightly.
Document Info Panel
The document list panel displays a list of documents along with some basic document details. This list is used to select and display document details, the document list panel appears as a bar at the bottom of the Docutainers, with the name of the document type.
Clicking the blue splitter bar will cause it to expand. The column headings in the list depend on the type of document being displayed, but they typically include information such as document names, dates, and authors. Selecting a document from the list will display that document in the viewer.
Above the docutainer list is a set of action buttons in a mini-toolbar.