When diagnosing a patient it is important to consider the current ailment or critical conditions patients is suffering or has suffered for an effective treatment. Missing any health condition during diagnosis can lead to serious risks and a failing treatment. For example before prescribing any medicine it is important to consider if patient is diabetic/HIV +/High BP etc.
Since healthcare providers have high volume of patients to serve and many times patients miss important factors in their past medical history it is important to highlight the patient record with all the historical medical conditions they have had. This allows healthcare provider to collect accurate information accordingly and make the accurate diagnosis.
The module Patient Flags Module provides a way to highlight or flag patients matching certain criteria (ex: High Risk, CD4 below 200, HIV Positive, Diabetic, etc).
The module allows the flagging two ways
The module is RESTified and needs an OWA for following
There might be certain changes required in REST services as well.
OWA (OpenMRS Open Web Apps)
OpenMRS REST module
OpenMRS Ref app
Source code can be found here
Module Documentation is here