Building a care pathway means deciding what actions, steps, data collection and information should be included. The stakeholders using the care pathway in clinical practice often didn't follow along during the building efforts. This means it's important to document these choices so they understand why they were made. Additionally, they can often use additional context in specific steps or actions.
The ability to add documentation to your care pathway therefore gives you the opportunity to:
Document choices you have made and why you made them
Refer to relevant clinical publications which can act as evidence on why you made certain decisions
Add context to specific steps or actions for health care professionals who'll use the care pathway in clinical practice
How to add documentation to a step
Double click on the step you'd like to add documentation for
Find the "Step documentation" section, press "Edit" and start typing
Press "Save" to to save your documentation
You can include links to outside references such as scientific evidence and use the editor to layout your text, titles and bullet points.
Viewing documentation while previewing a care pathway
Documentation is automatically shown while you preview a care pathway. This supports the clinicians who will be using the care pathway for training purposes or in clinical practice.
Sometimes you need to keep notes for yourself that should not be visible to clinicians using the care pathway. Take a look at How to add a sticky note for keeping track of those personal notes.