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Re: [Gnumed-devel] When a patient is deceased...

From: Busser, Jim
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] When a patient is deceased...
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:52:57 +0000

On 2012-12-17, at 4:59 AM, Karsten Hilbert <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 03:06:45AM +0000, Jim Busser wrote:
>> A waiting list item had existed for them, however it now
>> no longer appears.
>> While in a way that makes sense, I am only uncomfortable
>> that its "data state" may remain that it was something that
>> was perhaps intended to happen but which never got completed
>> "in time before the patient died".
>> And it is now inaccessible to "clear away".
>> Just wondering about thoughts & options to deal with this.
> I have been thinking (and in fact started some work on)
> implementing a standard way to document passing away of a
> person. Like when a date of death is set GNUmed would offer
> to do the following:
> - mark as stopped previously ongoing meds
> - offer a soap note for "finalization"
> - offer issues to be marked as "contributed to death"
> - remove waiting list items
> - remove inbox items
> - PDFify the entire EMR for (external ?) archival
> - …

Yes. Programming code that would implement 'PDFify" would be hugely helpful for 
other situations:

- patient departing the praxis
- patient (even if remaining in the praxis) requiring the fullness of their 
medical record to be viewed outside of GNUmed

-- Jim

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