•   over 10 years ago

Questions on requirement 5.2.2 (Attachment A)

1. Where the requirement reads "to capture and select the location of the patient"; do you mean where the patient lives or where he/she is during the day of the appointment? Please, can you give us a use case example of this?
2. Where the requirement reads "to capture and select the location of healthcare resources”; do you mean where a healthcare provider gives services (provider's office, patient's home, etc.) or where a certain medical equipment is located in a particular moment (such as a CVT equipment)? Please, can you give us a use case example of this?

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  • Manager   •   over 10 years ago

    1. This requirement is related to telehealth. In traditional outpatient scheduling, the location of the patient at the time of the appointment is assumed to be the clinic at the facility, a face to face encounter. For the purposes of the future state, the location of the patient during the encounter will need to be specified. This location could be anywhere: their home, another home, local CBOC, local facility, phone, etc. When making the appointment, the scheduler must be able to specify the location of the patient.
    2. This requirement refers to the location of any healthcare resources used in treating the patient when the appointment takes place. As an example, for a patient being treated at the Minot VA Outpatient Clinic in Minot, ND by a VA physician who, in order to treat the patient, employs telehealth resources located at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN, health resources in two locations are entailed: the Minot VA Outpatient Clinic in Minot, ND and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

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