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bug #36118: Improve Signs and Symptoms encoding process

Submitted by:  Luis Falcon <meanmicio>
Submitted on:  Fri 06 Apr 2012 06:34:55 PM UTC  
Category:  Functionality Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Luis Falcon <meanmicio>
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  1.4.5
Module:  health

Fri 06 Apr 2012 06:34:55 PM UTC, original submission:  

Currently we have the signs and symptoms in the patient evaluation as a finite list of common signs findings or referring symptoms, shown as checkboxes.

Although functional ans statistically valid, there are several issues with this approach

Cluttering : It might not be easy / quick to check the clinical finding.

Translation : Currently the signs and symptoms are alphabetically ordered in English, so they are easy to spot in the screen. This is not necessarily the same when translated to other languages.

The solution we'll be using is to adopt the ICD-10 disease model that covers the signs and symptoms ( Chapter XVIII of the ICD-10 model).

This way will facilitate the encoding, is language independent and will be standard.

This encoding will also remove the cluttering and will only show the affecting clinical findings. The statistical information will be enhanced, since it will use the standard code for the sign or symptom ( codes R00 - R99 ).

We will use an autocomplete option for encoding the information.

Since it will use a common model, there is no need to load the ICD-10 module, although is recommended.

Luis Falcon <meanmicio>
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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2012-05-13 meanmicio StatusIn Progress => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        ReleaseNone => 1.4.5
    2012-04-06 meanmicio StatusNone => In Progress

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