Problem: When ordering interventions (e.g., referral) in an inpatient context, physicians need to remember to open a specific "External Orders" activity to access orders applicable in an outpatient context. This proved confusing and forced exit from one ordering workflow (inpatient) to find a different ordering workflow.
Solution: Connect Care has been enhanced to bring all ordering within the same workflow. Now "External Orders" appears as a tab within the Inpatient Orders activity when a patient chart is open in an inpatient context. Prescribers are alerted to use this tab only for referrals or other post-discharge interventions.