Yet another OBSERVATION vs. EVALUATION issue

PPOUDEL ppoudel at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 14 01:54:49 EDT 2012


Good afternoon,
I use MedTech32 almost everyday. The recent CVD risk assessment is 
incorporated with diabetes risk assessment but not 3 month diabetic 
check-up one. CVD risk assessment actually adjust risk and recall 
patient for 3 monthly, 6 monthly, annual or every 5 yrs, best on the 
data that we input in this new form (observation data). Few old things 
are automatically populates (such as previous BP the most recent one and 
medication information). The other blood test factors (HDL, LDL, total 
cholesterol and more are new results and we enter at the time of patient 
assessment. It again adjust risk for recall. There are wizard to enter 
data automatically, while referral patient to other provider.
We can do more modification it looks though.

Regards,
Pratima


On 14/08/12 16:28, Koray Atalag wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> There's a CVD risk assessment tool I'm working on which prepopulates 
> clinical info from GP software. This includes diagnoses, smoking 
> status and checklist for certain medications. Note that some of the 
> underlying info might be coming from previous visits (e.g. problem 
> list type) but also can be newly entered as a result of GP's 
> assessment. Now, regardless of what happens in GP software, when it is 
> transferred onto this tool (whether automatically prepopulating and/or 
> manual entry) are these Observations or Evaluations? Note that the GP 
> does not make any further clinical judgement here, just rephrase 
> existing data for a different purpose. My gut feeling is the former 
> (Observation).
>
> I know this is tricky and has been brought to this list many times 
> here but thoughts? Masters?
>
> Cheers,
>
> -koray
>
>
>
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