Difference between Visits and Encounters


I am studying OpenMRS for an upcoming implementation I´m involved. I´ve had experience with other EMRs where the Visit and Encounter term is used indistinctly. OpenMRS uses the terms as two different things, but still unclear to me what the difference is and what the use is in the system workflow?


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Hi Ana Maria,

Probably the best way to read about the OpenMRS Information Model is here: https://guide.openmrs.org/en/Getting%20Started/openmrs-information-model.html

(It includes a section on Visit and Encounter.)

Thanks much . Will check it