Therapy plans help organize the delivery of tests and therapies across multiple encounters for a specific health condition. Plans and protocols, like templates, express best practice and cannot be edited.
Therapy plans are patient-specific instances of therapy protocols, with elements selected to suit unique patient needs and constraints. A plan can incorporate one or more treatment protocols under a common lead provider and a common review scheme. Simply put, a therapy plan is a recurring SmartSet. The purpose, structure and use of therapy plans is covered in a guide for clinicians:
Treatments in Emergency Departments
Sometimes a therapy plan is initiated or continued in an Emergency Department (ED) setting.
Overlapping or Changing Plan Elements
The existence of a therapy plan can present challenges when prescribers wish to order tests or treatments in parallel to or instead of plan elements.