Data entry on behalf of another provider

At one of our implementations, they have consulting doctors who make notes for a patient on paper. These notes are entered into the system by another user. We need to provide the capability for that user to indicate which doctor’s notes are being entered by him.

In IPD, a nurse would call a doctor in case of an emergency and enter observations/notes on behalf of that doctor.

Our planned approach is to let the data entry person select the clinical provider and save data against that provider. In OpenMRS database, we would save the encounter-provider as the clinical provider and audit columns would go by the data entry person.

Does this sound right? Any suggestions.

Hi Saranya,

Yes, this is correct. Encounter and Order (though not Obs, for whatever reason) have a provider that is not required to be the same as the creator, for exactly this reason.