Prescriber Role(s)

Most prescribers work within a primary care or specialty service and are well served by the Connect Care department, role and user template assigned to physicians in general and the specialty in particular.


Some prescribers work in multiple facilities or specialties (e.g. Nephrology and General Internal Medicine) and can function well by changing Connect Care departments (contexts) on the fly. Prescribers have access to all the departments (contexts) that they might need. It is easy to change contexts, even after logon.


Some prescribers work in two or more specialty areas that use different CIS modules. The emergency module (ASAP), for example, is not like the critical care user interface. If one needs to switch between different modules for different roles (e.g. ER physician and Critical Care physician), then more than one "sub-template" needs to be added to one's Connect Care physician record.

Connect Care has made these configuration changes for dual-role physicians already known. Still, some multi-role physicians could be missed. Medical Affairs facilitates changes to physician roles and profiles. Physicians concerned about the role(s) assigned should request clarification and correction through their Zone Medical Affairs, the group that keeps information about physician privileges and specialties.