|Subject:||[Health] A few questions about GNU Health workflow|
|Date:||Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:12:16 +0330|
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I'm trying to understand the GNU Health workflow, and have some problems in these areas:
1. Apparently, a newborn is not registered in GNU Health system as a patient. Is this true and isn't it possible to relate a newborn with a patient? For example, what if we want to record the results of a CBC test for a newborn?
2. How is an operator expected to assign beds to patients? I think it is expected to be done using the Hospitalization section. There are two issues here: 1. Isn't there anywhere where you can see an overview of the status of the beds of a specific ward? 2. Should we change the status of a bed manually? For example, I expected that when I hospitalize a patient in a bed, its status is automatically changed to occupied. But it seems that it is not available. And how a bed is reserved?!
3. What is the workflow for requesting a lab test and providing the results? This is what I have found:
* Creating a lab request: Open the "Lab Test Requests" page, creating a new record and save it. Personally, I expect that this is all I should do to request a lab test. But then, how lab staff should report the result? Apparently, this is what should happen: I should go to Lab requests page, select a request which status is "Draft", push the not-very-obvious button "launch action" and "Create Lab Test". A page is opened which is almost empty. Then, I push "Create Lab Test" button again. A new page in "lab results" page opens with a new test listed there. At this point, the status of the request is changed to "Tested" while I have not added any test results yet (which is not a good thing IMHO). Another point is that if you open a new "Lab results" page at this point, you cannot distinguish between tests with actual results and tests which do not have any results. Yes, the lab staff can input the results for the test now.
I wonder if it is the expected workflow for laboratory.
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