> Dear Crowd,
> I continue to be a bit confused by the "Name" and "Last Name fields in
> Tryton, and their use in GNU Health.
> In Tryton itself, I got the impression that "Name" should be the FULL
> name of the respective party, e.g. "John Cage". The "Last Name" field
> was an addendum to clearly determine, which name component is the
> surname (here: "Cage"), and is subsequently used by Tryton's reporting
> If, still in Tryton, I enter only the first name ("John") into the
> "Name" field, and "Cage" into the "Last Name" field, I get only "John"
> in the Party listing and letters/reports - which is hardly desirable.
> So, while this:
> Name: John Cage | Last name: Cage
> works in Tryton, with a listing as "John Cage", and letters
> addressed to it,
> the same yields a patient name of "Cage, John Cage". Ouch!
> Given the multitude of different countries GNU Health is (going to be)
> used in, Tryton's philosophy of stating the full name, and then again
> the surname (or name used for politely addressing the respective party)
> makes sense. Example:
> "Minh Anh Quan Trung" in Vietnam is the full name of a person, but the
> surname is Minh (East Asian naming order). To make life more
> complicated, in many countries surnames are kind of ignored, and I am
> just "Dr. Chris" - nice touch, though ;-).
> So, as a minimum we need Tryton and GNU Health use the above fields in
> the same manner. Or am I missing something?
> I believe Name and Lastname is very country-dependent, so I believe that
> countries that require a different scenario can make it into the
> localization effort.
> Certainly is required in western countries, and is great for searching
> and ID
> What I have done is not making the lastname a required field, so if you
> don't use it, is still OK. Of course, lots of room for improvement.
> Probably a good idea is to show the field depending on the country the
> Health Center is in ? But then, you can always have a foreign patient,,
> holder of a passport where the lastname is key.
> Thanks a lot for your input and we will work on this !
> Unrelated question: I have not yet gotten into Tryton's stock
> management, but for pharmaceutics and lab reagents, this will be
> essential. Can we enter expiry dates to lot numbers?
> Definitely. In the case of vaccines, I have included the expiration date
> on it, but the best place to do it is in the lots.
> Thanks a lot everyone!
> Bests from Kabul,
> Dr. Christoph H. Larsen
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