Link between goals and other clinical concepts

Heather Leslie heather.leslie at
Tue Jun 17 23:13:09 EDT 2014

Hi Pablo,

Is it safe to assume that you've seen the current archetype for Goal? It is here:

In it we have a data element that specifically identifies the archetype and path of the specific node that should be used to capture the actual measurement, eg the weight or height or systolic blood pressure.

This combination of the EVALUATION.goal archetype with various target OBSERVATIONs for recording the actual data is being used in implementations in Australia as part of a personalised care plan, as Hugh has indicated. The correlation with magnitude and unit constraints would be nice to have, but is not currently easy to achieve.



From: openEHR-clinical [mailto:openehr-clinical-bounces at] On Behalf Of pablo pazos
Sent: Saturday, 14 June 2014 5:21 AM
To: openEHR Clinical
Subject: Link between goals and other clinical concepts

Hi, if I want to establish a goal for body weight, I think there's a need of linking the goal concept with the body weight concept, but the body weight archetype is for measuring the weight not to specify a goal for it.

I understand the difference between a goal (what you want to achieve, fixed value) and the measures (to control your progress and compare with the goal, variable value through time).

Also, I think the target measurement from the goal archetype will depend on the specific concept I'm creating a goal for (body weight), I mean the magnitude and units constraints should be inherited someway from the concept I'm measuring (body weight) into the goal archetype.

Does anyone has an idea of how will be a good way of modeling a goal related to another concept like weight or BP?


Kind regards,
Eng. Pablo Pazos Gutiérrez<>
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