OpenMRS currently contains a legacy model for managing patient data which includes modules for: patient details, visits, encounters and observations.
These will be migrated to OWA using ReactJS and make them connected to avoid the current separate user interfaces.
An encounter can be defined as any service or interaction at the health clinic that is filled in an electronic form .It could also be a touch-screen patient registration or a single lab test for CD4.
It can consist of zero to several observations.
Anything actively measured or observed during an encounter examples: patients' weights, heights, blood pressures, and BMIs are observations etc
scenarios showing visit, encounters,observation.
- One visit with one encounter without observations – Touch screen patient registration in Haiti
- One visit with one encounter with one observation – Touch screen patient registration in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda with weight recorded
- One visit with one encounter and many observations – HIV followup form
- One visit with multiple encounters and many observations – HIV followup form along with ART drug regimen pickup. This would show 2 encounters, where each encounter would have a different encounter id and encounter type.
Purpose of this Module:
This module will ensure that we bring the currently separated modules together to ensure blissful experience for the user.
Once logged in, a user will be able to search for a patient.
Choose patient from the filtered list and will be redirected to a page consisting of that patient's details including:
- visits and encounters
On these, s/he will be able to manage this information by adding, editing, deleting and undeleting.