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Re: [Health] Registering a Patient

From: Luis Falcon
Subject: Re: [Health] Registering a Patient
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:41:12 +0100

Hi Prakhar
On Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:00:32 +0530
Prakhar Bansal <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello Everyone !!
> Recently during a demo of GNUHealth, there was a issue raised which I 
> found interesting.
> At present, we need to create a Party record and then create a
> Patient record to register a Patient. The
> receptionist/nurses/attendent who are going to fill up these forms
> will not find it easy to create a record in this way.
> We can create a Party record directly from a Patient's record. In
> this way, the person who is entering the data will not have to fillup
> 2 forms separately. Please let me know on your thoughts or if I have
> missed anything.
It really depends on how and who is entering the data.

The initial person (party) model is for demographics. In large
institutions, where you have people dealing with demographics and Vital
Records Systems, you will have that team taking care of this part.

One important aspect on having entering demographics data separately
from the medical is data privacy. This way, the medical data from the
person is only accessible to health professionals that have
permission to it, and the health professional has already all the
demographics when the patient arrives to the encounter.

Of course, in small centers and private offices, the health
professional will do both demographics and medical info. In this case,
you can enter the information from the patient form.

In general cases, if you can, use the two-step way (one team for
demographics and one team for health).


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