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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Open Source Health Informatics, London, 30th Sep 2010

From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Open Source Health Informatics, London, 30th Sep 2010
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:54:00 +0100

On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 4:56 PM, Jim Busser <address@hidden> wrote:
> Part of what risked confusing things was my recognition --- and my pointing 
> out (which I may as well have done) --- that there exist cases where it can 
> be possible to know, with reasonable certainty, at the point of requesting 
> the tests, what the lab-generated identifier is *going to be*. Subject to 
> confirmation by Sebastian/Karsten, it sounds like German labs *pre-generate* 
> the lab identifier onto bar codes then-supplied to the doctor praxes, and 
> this DOES MAKE IT POSSIBLE to *input* into GNUmed, upstream from the lab, the 
> value that we expect the path lab will pass back.

 ohh - riiiight.  now i get it.  then under these circumstances,
pre-creating the clin.lab_request is possible;
clin.lab_request.request_id is definitely the right place to put it.


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