Documentation Update - Deceased Note Type Retired

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  • Deceased Note Type Retired
As of April 21, 2022, the "Deceased" note type will no longer be available when generating new notes in Connect Care charts opened to an inpatient encounter. These note types were being used inconsistently (e.g., as a record of bedside death pronouncement), often with inappropriate information going to Netcare.

Inpatient encounters end when patients die in-facility and the appropriate summative documentation is a "Discharge Summary" note type. This note type supports templates for conventional discharges, as well as "Deceased" and "Inter-facility Transfer" templates. A "Deceased" template within a Discharge Summary note type should always be used to to document encounters that include patient death.