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Re: [Gnumed-devel] GNUmed 0.9.0 released

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] GNUmed 0.9.0 released
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 23:15:45 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 12:27:58AM -0700, Jim Busser wrote:

> > I wonder if it may be a good idea to support a menu item
> > 
> >     Show / hide tags
> It was pointed out to me, offlist, that in some jurisdictions it may not be 
> permissible to hide from the patient such information as might be included in 
> tags.
> I suppose it is true that the user in the affected jurisdiction could choose 
> to NOT use forbidden options.
> However the alternative (and it is a good argument IMO) is that if a patient 
> is truly always late or reacts adversely in the office and needs special 
> handling, maybe we should not make it possible to hide the tags. This 
> approach requires one or more staff to be thoughtful and careful about what 
> is being put into the tags and
> 1) if it is accurate then maybe some value comes to being able to let the 
> patient be aware that the tags show some combination of their clinical 
> situation and the way that they handle themselves in the praxis
> 2) if it *may* be inaccurate then a patient by noticing could request to talk 
> about the tag and come to some agreement with the doctor

Thanks for the suggestion and subsequent analysis !

> ... maybe we need a tag icon which means
>       do not use tags for this patient, they do not approve or we did not 
> reach agreement
> and this tag should maybe appear topmost/first to maximize the chance that 
> other users do not add more to the patient

This is, indeed, already possible as users can add to their
system any tag they'd like to use.

I am not adverse to positively consider adding consented
suggestions and images to the next release.

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