markleeds wrote on Thursday, August 24, 2006:
If a patient is established on the first encounter with a particular provider, that patient will always see that provider only, regardless of the clinic location. Is that correct?
What if the subset of patients ‘assigned’ to a provider were the only ones who would be visible to that provider?
One way to start would be to limit patient searches based on the ‘assigned’ provider (this is not a database field so it would have to be manufactured or added to the database).
Then, you would have to keep computer-savvy users from entering non-assigned patients in a url.
It’s an interesting problem and probably a useful feature some other users.
There will be many areas in the program that will need modification to make it fully functional and secure. It should be an optional feature that can be turned on and off with a single switch.
It might also be useful to some to make individual or blocks of patient records temporarily available to other users in the case of referrals or coverage.