Inpatient Nurses, Unit Clerks: Scheduling appointments from an order

Please review the workflow that can be used to schedule appointments from an order. Scheduling patients for after-discharge, follow-up appointments encourages patients to continue with their care and often prevents readmissions to the hospital.

Providers can request a follow up appointment through two mechanisms:

  1. An order will appear on the inpatient nurse and unit clerk’s worklists. 
  2. The other route will result in a referral form printing at the unit clerk’s desk.

This Tip Sheet shows how to first identify if an order has been entered and then how to assess if an appointment has been made so that you don’t duplicate any work.