Question: What are the fastest ways for busy trainees to change their supervising provider when working in outpatient or emergency settings where there are multiple attending physicians?
Context: We've previously described how to change supervising providers and where this is most important. Accurate patient-trainee-supervisor matching is essential for outpatient and ER consultation encounters, especially when orders are placed or documentation is saved or signed.
Some high-volume clinics for some specialties have trainees see many patients, possibly with different supervising consultants. Switching supervisors needs to be slick!
Answer: There are multiple ways to change supervisors from within a logged-in Connect Care session. Always available is an Epic menu command, "Change Context", which also appears in a drop-list just to the right of the Logoff button (top-right).
For multi-supervisor-challenged trainees, the fastest switch occurs when the Change Context command is saved as a favourite and then accessed via a keyboard shortcut.