Designing a Form or Screen View

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Designinga Form or Screen View

Designinga Form or Screen View

Itcan be overwhelming to contemplate about the immense quantities ofmedical information every patient has accumulated over a lifetime.Health care institutions have different methods of organizingpatient’s medical records. These records can be classified intofive categories namely: medical history, problem list, laboratory anddiagnostic test results as well as treatment notes. Medicals formscontain patients’ past, present and future medical details (Stacy,2014). This paper describes the factors that should be consideredwhen designinga form or screen view of medical record as well as the reasons whythey require approval from a committee.

Whendesigning the view of medical records whether it a form or screenview, one must consider its purpose. For example, an administrativeform cannot serve as clinical form nor operative form therefore eachform should be designed in such a way that the patient can easilyinterpret them. This allows the healthcare workers to acquire the right information concerning the healthof the patient (Mohlenhoff,2015).

Inaddition, the form or screen should be written in a language that canbe understood by the patients, and the information contained shouldbe readable (Stacy, 2014). Medical institutions serve people ofdiverse background and a difference in language may result intomiscommunication. Besides, a readable form or view facilitates itsusage (Mohlenhoff,2015).

Theview of medical records needs to be approved by a committee to ensurethat they meet the design requirement and also conform to the currentwork practices. This makes them suitable for use in the medical setupby facilitating diagnosis of patients based on the information thatthey provide (InBrown, In Patrick, &amp In Pasupathy, 2013).

Inconclusion, medical records facilitate the documentation of all theimportant medical data collected over time. The medical report can begenerated electronically or in paper form. The general design of themedical record is the same regardless of the system used.


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