How can Special Medication Approvals be Flagged in Patient Charts?

Question: How can patients with special approvals for medication access be flagged within Connect Care?

Context: Patient chart flags (FYIs) are short visual markers and notes associated with a patient record to signify considerations important to patient care. Some health care interventions, usually medications, are available for patient care only given special approvals. Examples include Compassionate Supply, Special Access Program (SAP), and Short Term Exceptional Drug Therapy (STEDT) programs. It can be useful to have a visual indicator on a patient’s chart to signify such approval status, facilitating more efficient pharmacy review of med orders.

Answer: A "Special Medication Approval Status" flag type is available to visually indicate patients accessing interventions under special approvals. Use of this can speed things like pharmacy order review and medication release.