I with a team are working on some reference application distribution ATM for a certain international NGO, we have requirements around managing patient referrals and transfers across facilities for certain services. From my search am thinking this is one area every implementation is handling on a basic level.
Most implementation have a concept(s) they call either referral* or transfer* which track down whether the patient was referred to another facility for any services and when transferring in or out. This means they handle patient transfers as observational information which is not appropriate, it makes sense for us to begin figuring out some generic solution to address referrals. Referrals can either be internal (same facility) or external(to another facility) and am thinking they are better managed as orders technically. Can we know if someone out there has addressed similar requirements or else get ideas on how best we can architecture out some generic solution to manage patient referrals!