Patient Data Fields

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Ryan
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Patient data fields allow you to record raw data on a consultation form in either a numeric or Boolean (checkbox/tick) format. These fields can take one of three types: 

  • Raw Data - Record a single value, either numeric or Boolean
  • Calculating - Values are automatically generated based on a calculation of other meta fields, for examples:
  1. BMI can be recorded using the expression ({Weight} / ({Height}*{Height})) - this expression is valid when height is recorded using the 'm' unit, e.g. 1.84m
  2. BMI can be recorded using the expression ({Weight} / (({Height}/100)*({Height}/100)))- this expression is valid when height is recorded using the 'cm' unit, e.g. 184 cm
  • Created by lab - In the instance where you have an electronic lab link, details such a bloods values can be updated automatically. These are created as soon as the lab result is returned

A number of meta fields will be included in your standard chamber set up, however, by default these are hidden from the form. To make these visible go to Start Page > Admin > Patient Data Fields.

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To the left you will see two groups, ‘Visible’ and ‘Hidden’. Expand the ‘Hidden’ group to view all the hidden meta fields.

Once you locate a meta field you wish to add to your forms highlight it and click the checkbox that says ‘Visible’ at the top of the configuration panel.

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With this checked, the meta field will move into the ‘Visible’ group and become recordable in your consultation forms.

You can create new meta fields by clicking the ‘New’ button in the top left. Fill in the name, type, decimal place, units and expression of your meta field then hit ‘Save’ to begin using your new field.

If you wish to alter the order these appear on the patient record, there is the option to move this up or down on the top of the menu.