Imagine the scenario bellow
A patient goes to a practitioner to report the results from and previous hemogram investigation.
In the scenario, we have:
One Encounter (suppose id = 1)
Several Observation (attribute encounter = 1)
- Glucose Measure
- Hemoglobin Measure
Now suppose the Encounter is persisted in the system as a structured Encounter data, while the observations above could not be persisted as structured Observations data by system limitations.
How can we associate the observations to the encounter, since we cannot save the observations instances as structured data? Later we need to show this information together for other practitioners as a single content.
The observations were used only for example because we can have several other resources like conditions(s), procedure(s), observation(s), service request(s), etc associated with the encounter.
- Use encounter narrative attribute to save a non-structured text (eg. HTML) with all the information?
- Create a new extension to the encounter to save the non-structured data?
- Other options?