I have a provider who has requested a new discharge form. It is similar to the Transfer Summary so I’m just basing it on that form and modifying to suit the providers needs.
He would then like patients who have been discharged to be filtered out of the patient list by default. I’m guessing there would be a “Show Discharged” checkbox or something similar to allow the user to view them if needed. Could also be a GLOBALS setting whether or not to show Discharged.
There are a couple of problems with this setup. First, the Discharge form is attached to an encounter and not the patient. Initially one can assume that the final encounter has the discharge form attached however if the patient returns to the practice then it breaks that approach.
At the moment I’m thinking I would keep the discharge form as an encounter form but add a boolean to the patient table to indicate whether they have been discharged and then filter these out of the patient list by default.
A couple of questions:
- Has anyone else tackled this or thought about it and has some good ideas on an approach?
- Does the community think this would be a good product feature? I would prefer to implement this in a way that is acceptable to include in the standard product.
Thanks for any feedback.