When creating an Encounter, warn if Encounter already exists for that day
If one clicks the orange "New Encounter" button on a day where an encounter has already been generated, a window should pop up notifying the user that a second encounter is about to be generated! This would be helpful in that it would allow the user to avoid creating duplicate encounters. Options on this prompt could include "make a new encounter anyway," "do not make a new encounter," or "take me to the latest existing encounter."
This warning feature was added to the PF EHR in Q4 2015.
For more information about this feature, please read the article here: http://knowledgebase.practicefusion.com/knowledgebase/articles/486118
Dr. Jacob B. Goldstein commented
You should mark this as "Resolved". It looks like this feature is already in place. Thank you for this!
Keely Godwin, MD commented
YES!!! This happens so many times in our office because of the failure of autorefresh on the schedule. On person may mark a patient as arrived, which generates the SOAP note for that day, and then another person (who had the schedule page up already) goes back and does the same thing, which generates another note! That sort of thing shouldn't happen in the first place (and could be fixed with an auto refresh of the schedule every 5 minutes or so), but it would be great if there were a warning when it does happen.
Dr Jennifer Werely commented
PLEASE make the option that one can flag if a new encounter is being created when one already exists. Please. This has been a big issue with our staff. Thanks.