A speed button for “New Encounter” is added for use in In-Basket Results Review workflows. This complements the existing "Encounter" speed button, which allows prescribers to jump into the patient chart, at the correct encounter, when results are reviewed. It can help to check the clinical context when considering the significance of a new result.
However, sometimes the result is of such significance that the prescriber may wish to create a new documentation, orders-only, telephone or other encounter(s) to capture information about the finding or any actions required. This is what the "New Encounter" button speeds up.
The new speed button was added to Results Review in response to optimization requests.