Ensuring a smooth transition from one healthcare encounter to the next is crucial for effective patient management. The SigmaMD system simplifies this process with features that allow clinicians to close encounters and initiate follow-up encounters seamlessly.
Closing the Encounter
When clinicians decide to close a encounter, they can do so by clicking the "Close encounter" button located in the top right corner of the chat interface on the Encounter Screen. This action disables future chat capabilities, marking the end of the current encounter.
Initiating a Follow-Up Encounter
Post closure, a button labeled "Start a follow-up encounter" becomes available on the Encounter Screen. Clinicians can utilize this feature to commence a new encounter as a follow-up to the closed encounter, ensuring continuity in patient care and assessment.
These features in SigmaMD not only streamline the workflow for clinicians but also foster a structured and continuous engagement with the patients, which is indispensable for effective healthcare delivery.