Home Care Referral and Request Workflows Standardized and Simplified

Prescribers have previously reported some struggles with home care referral workflows in Connect Care. There were different instructions for a hard to remember process in inpatient and outpatient settings.

An integrated "Home Care Orders" order set is introduced April 27, 2023 to simplify processes for prescribers. The same workflow is used in emergency, inpatient and outpatient contexts.

The new ordering tool consolidates all activities in one place, while offering prescribers default instruction text for the most common home care service requests. Streamlined workflows are described in the Clinician Manual and linked tip sheets: