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Problems

Information about a condition, diagnosis, or other event, situation, issue, or clinical concept that is documented.

Data Element

Information from the submission form

Date of Onset
A date field associated with each diagnosis on a patients problem list and medical history to capture the date on which the signs/symptoms/pathology of the diagnosis began. One could imagine, in the future, supplementing this with additional data elements for capturing identifying information for the individual making this determination, their role (patient, caregiver, provider, etc.), institution, some categorization of the basis for the determination (symptoms, signs, laboratory abnormality, etc.)

Comment

This field is for general…

This field is for general comments on this specific data element. To submit new USCDI data classes and/or data elements, please use the USCDI ONDEC system: https://healthit.gov/ONDEC I fully support the date of diagnosis as a useful addition.

MedMorph's support of Date of Onset

The MedMorph Project supports the addition of Date of Onset, but requests slight tweaking of the definition to cover the broader class of Problems (instead of just for diagnoses as the existing definition suggests). The existing proposed definition also includes extraneous information that should not be included in the definition. Suggested definition: A date field associated with each item on a patient's problem list and medical history to capture the date on which the signs/symptoms/pathology of the problem began.

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