Adding A New Patient Identifier Field
You can look at pre-existing identifier fields in your system or on the demo website for examples. If the patient identifier type has already been defined within a field, then you should try to re-use the existing field if possible; otherwise, follow these steps to create a new identifier field:
- Go to Administration → Manage Fields
- Click "Add New Field"
- Create your field with the following information:
Enter a name for the field, e.g. "Medical Record Number"
Describe the field to help other administrators and users — e.g., "Unique patient identifier for Wilson Hospital"
patient_identifier, Attribute =
).getIdentifier()}, replacing the 1 with the internal identifier type id (you can find this under "Manage Identifier Types", hovering your mouse over the identifier type and looking at the link's address)
NOTE: typically, patient demographic fields (like an identifier) should be placed under the "PATIENT" section of a form schema.