|Subject:||Re: [Gnumed-devel] patient search functionality revisited|
|Date:||03 Jan 2003 15:44:05 -0600|
On Fri, 3 Jan 2003 23:56, Karsten Hilbert wrote: > Same in Thailand. Are you saying nickname use is so prominent > in Australia that Australian docs will want to be able to type > the nickname to pull up the record at the time the patient Yes. If you shout their "legal" name into the waiting room, chances are they either don't react at all or it takes some time to realize that it is "them". Many use their nick name literally to exclusion. > situation, e.g. when a patient presents to the front desk. I > want to be able to type > > "Karsten Hilbert" > "HIlbert, karsten" > "karsten, hilbert" > "kars, hilb" > "hilb; karsten, 23.10.74" I prefer to type "ka hil" and that should present me with only a handful of choices at maximum from which I select with the cursor keys in no time. > 1) name changes > - marriage > - old last name not found in database No problem, since names are normalized and versioned - meaning one query accesses all past and current names at once and sorts them by "actuality" and preference. That's the whole point in storing names in a separate table from the "identity" Horst _______________________________________________ Gnumed-devel mailing list address@hidden http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnumed-devel
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