ERPNext Healthcare allows you to record every encounter with patients through the Patient Encounter document. You can create a Patient Encounter based on a previously booked Appointment or directly by creating a new Patient Encounter
Healthcare > Patient Care > Patient Encounter
You can also create and record encounter details for a patient from Patient Appointment, the Patient Encounter or the Patient master documents by using the
Create > Patient Encounter button. If creating a Patient Encounter manually, you can search for a Patient by name, email phone number etc. In the Patient Encounter document, all Patient related details will automatically be populated enabling easy access to relevant data. The Patient Details section will list the latest Vital Signs record of the patient and other information captured in the Patient screen. You can also look up the Patient Health History by using the
View > Medical Record button.
1.1 Medical Coding
You can prescribe medicines in the Medication section by selecting the drug codes (Stock Item) and appropriate dosages. If you are not managing Stock, and Items are not configured, you can simply enter the Medicine name and strength in the Strength field which will be printed. You can optionally add a comment in the Medication table entry and select a Dosage Form (Tablet, Syrup).
If you maintain stock, Inventory for medicines can be managed using the Stocks Module:
1.3 Lab Tests (Investigations)
In the Investigations section, you can prescribe Lab Tests for the Patient. If you have Lab Test Templates configured, you can select from the list and add comments optionally.
Lab Tests can be configured to be created automatically on Sales Invoice submission by checking Create Lab Test(s) on Sales Invoice Submission in Healthcare Settings.
1.4 Clinical Procedures
You can also prescribe a Clinical Procedure to be performed for the Patient in the Procedures section. Select the Clinical Procedure Template and optionally assign a date for conducting the Procedure.
If your Healthcare facility offers Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy services, you can prescribe therapies in the Patient Encounter and a Therapy Plan will be created automatically on submission of Patient Encounter.
1.6 Billing and Prescriptions
The Pharmacy (Sales / Accounts) User can fetch medication and investigation (Lab Test) orders from Patient Encounter using the Get items from > Prescription in Sales Invoice.
Clinical Procedure orders can be fetched using the Get Prescribed Clinical Procedures button while booking an Appointment for the procedure. These will then be available for billing via the Get items from > Healthcare Services.