Many clinical applications include data entry interfaces controlled or assisted by protocols, templates or structured data entry forms. Each field on a data entry form may allow only a limited set of terms or concepts to be entered . The set of candidate
may range from very small (e.g. a set of priorities for a procedure) to very large (e.g. any general diagnosis)
can be used to restrict the possible values that meet
the requirements of a particular data entry protocol.
Examples of using reference sets to support search and data entry include:
- 45.2.1 . Simple Reference Set can be used to constrain searches or provide values for selection lists.
45.2.20 . Ordered Reference Set can be used to prioritize search results or provide an alternative ordering of search results. 4
5.2.7 . Annotation Reference Set can be used to supplement search results or data entry options with additional textual or coded information, such as advice on intended usage.
- 5.8. Language Reference Set can be used to ensure that the preferred descriptions, for a given dialect, care setting or clinical context, are displayed.
can use an appropriate
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to display the valid data entry options and constrain text searches.
For more detailed use case examples, please refer to the following sections: