The AWARDS Encounters feature is an optional database enhancement that enables users to record and maintain client encounter records.
NOTE: Encounters can also be accessed from within individual client face sheets if the face sheet has been configured to allow users to do so. Please keep in mind that any changes made to encounter records via the Medical module are reflected within the face sheet, and vice versa.
NOTE: Once recorded, encounters data is shared between programs rather than "belonging" to a client's records in an individual program. As a result, encounters are also visible on the C-CDA even for programs that do not have access to the Encounters module.
Because the Encounters feature is optional, it is not automatically available in all databases. When requested, it is turned on behind-the-scenes in AWARDS by Foothold Technology for individual program types. (Contact the Help Desk to provide access to specific program types in your AWARDS database.) Staff in programs of the types for which the Encounters feature has been turned on must have the following permissions in order to use it:
Program Chart Access
Display Any Chart Records Buttons
Display Chart Records Medical Button
Display Chart Records Profile Button (optional - to work with encounters from within client face sheets if the face sheet has been configured to allow it)
NOTE: Permissions are assigned using the Permissions Maintenance feature. If you do not have access to that feature and need a permission listed here, please contact your supervisor or your local Help Desk for assistance.
Working with Encounter Records - Learn to enter, update, view, and delete encounter records.
Using the Encounters ReportBuilder - Learn to generate customized reports of encounters information along with basic client demographics.
A Closer Look @ Fields & Options
Encounter Fields / Options - Learn about the fields and options available during the encounter data entry process.
Frequently Asked Questions
FootholdConnect Event Recordings
Certified Edition / Interoperability (59 min) - August 2018
Join us to learn about the AWARDS Certified Edition and Interoperability features. This event digs deep into the various options and features that comprise AWARDS Certified Edition. We also review the Interoperability Center in AWARDS, as well as highlight our current RHIO and HIE connections and how they work. If you have data sharing needs, this recording is for you!
Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) - a smart search and code mapping for diagnoses, procedures, encounters, and more - can be integrated into AWARDS on a subscription basis. If you are interested in learning more about the IMO service and/or you would like to proceed with signing up for it, please download and complete this agreement, and then submit it to your Foothold Customer Success & Advocacy team representative.