Date of subsiding or termination of a symptom, problem or condition.
Submitted By: Steven Lane
/ Sutter Health
Data Element Information
Rationale for Separate Consideration
This is related to the Date of Onset and the Date of Diagnosis associated with problems/diagnoses on the active Problem List and in the Past Medical History list. Rather than simply capturing the date that a diagnosis was deleted from or resolved off of the problem list and added to the Past medical history list, this would allow the specific documentation of the date that a previously active problem was resolved, whether or not the problem is to be maintained as a part of the displayed Past Medical History.
Use Case Description(s)
Use Case Description
This would allow the specific documentation of the date that a previously active problem was resolved, whether or not the problem is to be maintained as a part of the displayed Past Medical History. Capturing this data would allow clinicians, data analysts, researchers and decision support apps to calculate the duration of an illness. This data element could also be populated by individuals/patients as part of patient generated health data in situations where patients may track their illnesses and report their resolution.
Estimated number of stakeholders capturing, accessing using or exchanging
Potentially tens of thousands of clinicians would populate this data element in the course of clinical care documentation. This data element would be maintained with diagnoses once they have resolved, whether they are maintained as a data element associated with resolved diagnoses as part of an historical problem list or as part of a Past Medical History listing of past diagnoses.
Improving patient experience of care (quality and/or satisfaction)
Improving the health of populations
Improving provider experience of care
Maturity of Use and Technical Specifications for Data Element
Not currently captured or accessed with an organization
Number of organizations/individuals with which this data element has been electronically exchanged
Restrictions on Standardization (e.g. proprietary code)
Restrictions on Use (e.g. licensing, user fees)
Privacy and Security Concerns
Estimate of Overall Burden
EHR vendors would need to add an additional date field to associate with diagnoses in the Problem List and Past Medical History. Users would need to be trained in the use of the new data field.
Other Implementation Challenges
The field would ideally support fuzzy dates as the precise date of resolution of a given condition may not be known or knowable.