What would be even more amazing is if we could prep the actual chart for future appointments. For all gaps in care we order things in the preliminary chart note. If we know that this pt needs a follow up lab for something we go ahead and populate it. This reminds the provider that certain things need to be discussed and followed up at this visit. The way Athena runs now is that we have to wait until the 5 stage workflow is in #2 after the patient is here to enter all of this. In an effort to do "Today's work today" or today's work yesterday it would be nice if there was a prelim chart note. If the patient did not show up it would either be erased or stored as a prelim note so that the next time we see them we still know that those things need to be addressed.
Whitney Kennedy MD