To increase transparency of the discharge plan for patients and families, discharge instructions now include auto-populated sections for any lab or radiology study results pending at the time of discharge, as well as any future labs/studies ordered to occur within 6 months of discharge.  The menu of lab/study future orders within the CIS Discharge PowerPlan has also been expanded.  If the desired lab/study is not available for ordering or will occur outside the SCH system, providers can enter free text into the “Future labs/studies plan” field of the Discharge Details order to document the care team’s intent.  This free text will also appear in the discharge instructions.

From Brett Leggett, MD, Medical Informatics

 

For questions, please contact either Dr. Brett Leggett or the CIS training team.