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[Gnumed-devel] Re: [GPCG] paper versus electronic records

From: syan tan
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Re: [GPCG] paper versus electronic records
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 11:12:03 +1000

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From: Horst Herb <address@hidden>
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2003 4:05 pm
Subject: Re: [GPCG] paper versus electronic records

> On Sat, 13 Sep 2003 15:47, Ian Cheong wrote:
> > Gosh, if I can type "bp 120/80 sitting P80reg"
and you guys can read
> > it, why can't a computer be trained to recognise
that as a bp with
> > systolic and diastolic? Of course they can, just
nobody has 
> bothered.
> Just got a private mail from Richard King -
medibase actually does 
> that 
> already. I just failed to RTFM. Hooray.
> I quote from the documentation:
> "In adition to performing straight text
substitution, auto text 
> can expand 
> text containing the same tags as used in the
letter templates. For 
> instance, 
> the key phrase "mcn" could be defined as "Medicare
> <>". 
> When "mcn" is typed in a letter or note it would
be expanded to 
> "Medicare No: 
> nnnnnnnnn", where the nnnnnnnn is the current
patient's medicare 
> number. 
> Auto measures work in the same manner as auto-text
but include the 
> ability to 
> auto-feed numbers through to the measures. ‘kgm’
and ‘bpm’ have 
> been 
> installed as sample auto-measures. This means that
typing, for 
> example, 
> 140/65 <space> bpm <space> will feed 140 through
to SYSTOLIC and 
> 65 through 
> to DIASTOLIC and the consultation notes text will
be reformatted 
> as BP: 
> 140/65. Auto-measures can be edited and defined in
the auto-text 
> section of 
> Tools/Options. The measure name(s) must be in
curly braces and be 
> in 
> uppercase."
> Looking forward to use this feature on Monday.
> Horst
a regex term could do that

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