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Re: [Health] GNU Health

From: Robert Schilt
Subject: Re: [Health] GNU Health
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:08:52 +1000

Hi Axel,

Appreciate the suggestion. Unfortunately a printed ID card would not be ideal...  as these will definitely be lost / stolen or misplaced. 

We have brainstormed this issue (among ourselves) an we realised that GNU Health allows us to have one or more means off identifying a patient. This is what we have come up so far:

1) We will use the current hospital paper File ID as the PUID in GNU Health.
2) We will continue down the path of Biometrics as a way of identifying a patient - but the fingerprint ID will become an alternate ID (rather than the PUID) on the GNU Health patient record. If a finger print is not possible then we just omit it - relying on the alternate ID's. Initially we will demo / proof of concept with a standalone finger / palm reader (see * below). 
3) A photo will also be taken and put on file.
4) The patient's government issued health book ID (theoretically unique) - to be added as an alternate ID on the GNU Health record.
5) The patient QR code will be label printed - stuck on the paper file - giving us a quick reference back to the electronic record.
6) And we will take advantage of how the GNU Health patient search is able to do full/wild card searches across PUID and alternate ID's.

* If we end up moving forward with GNU Health then we would consider commissioning a Tryton Biometrics module to streamline further.




On 17 June 2015 at 20:03, Axel Braun <address@hidden> wrote:

Am Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2015, 07:34:31 schrieb Robert Schilt:

> I would like to thank everyone for contributing to this discussion. I can
> see how there are arguments for and against biometrics.
> At the end of the day...  and the crux of my initial question remains "how
> do we uniquely ID a patient" given the geographic and cultural context of
> PNG. The idea of issuing an ID card is a good one - but cards get stolen or
> are lost. The idea of using a finger print appeals to us because this
> travels everywhere with a person.

What about a very basic biometric 'device' - a photo on the card and in the
GNU Health patient register?

Or are people in PNG scared if you take a photo?



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