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This module provides a problem-oriented view of data stored in OpenMRS (encounters, observations, program enrollments) by aggregating data relevant to a particular medical problem in a single abstract collection, the 'Problem'. This allows you to filter out all irrelevant data, thus saving time.
A 'Problem' record contains the nature of the problem (expressed by a diagnosis class concept), an optional description, as well as start (problem added) and end (problem resolved) dates. It automatically adds/removes 'PROBLEM ADDED' and 'PROBLEM RESOLVED' observations for the given patent (provided you have specified the concept IDs for 'PROBLEM ADDED/RESOLVED' in the settings (formerly global properties from platform 1.8 downwards).
In addition, it provides limited system access for patients, allowing them to add observations to their own record1 (e.g. blood pressure readings taken at home). Finally, it offers an enhanced chart plotting servlet for data visualization.
Andrey Kozhushkov, Ghislain Kouematchoua (Department of Medical Informatics, University of GÃƒÂ¶ttingen)