Discharge Navigator 

The Discharge navigator must be used to discharge all patients from hospital. All activities needed for a safe and complete discharge can be accessed from the Discharge navigator, both simplifying prescriber work and ensuring that orders, medication reconciliation, documentation and follow-up tasks are coordinated. 

The most important steps, in order, include the following:

There are four sub-navigator options available in the Discharge navigator; only one should be used to discharge a patient.

Similar to the Admission Navigator, it is important to complete all sections. Failing to do so will prevent completion of the workflow. Doing so in the indicated order will save time when later steps (e.g., discharge summary) take advantage of information entered in earlier steps (e.g., medicatation reconciliation).