How can Patient Consent to Virtual Care be Documented?

Question: How is patient consent to Virtual Care effectively documented?

Context: While written consent is not required when using telephone or teleconferencing technology to interact with patients patients should be informed about their options when switching from in-person to virtual care and their agreement to proceed should be recorded in the legal record of care.

Answer: The outcome of efforts to inform and the resulting decision(s) can be documented with a simple SmartPhrase.