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Problem Master List

The master problem list contains all problems that can be attached to a Patient's Problem List. Problems are medical conditions or other factors that affect the health of patients.

To access the list, in the main menu click Lists, Problems, or on the Medical window, Problems tab, click Add Problem.

Search: Filter the list by ICD9, ICD10, or SNOMED CT code, or by description. As you enter criteria, the list will update with matching results.

Sort Options: If accessed via the main menu, problems can be reordered or sorted alphabetically.

  • Use the Up/Down arrows to reorder individual problems.
  • Click Alphabetize to sort the current list of problems alphabetically by description.

Show Hidden: When accessed via the Lists, Problems menu, problems marked 'Hidden' show in the list by default. To hide 'hidden' problems, uncheck Show Hidden.

Add or Edit a Problem

  1. Click Add, or double click a problem to edit.

  1. Enter the problem name and associated codes.  To download code systems, see Code System Importer.
    • ICD-9 Code:  Click [...] to associate the problem with an ICD-9 Code.   
    • ICD-10 Code:  Click [...] to associate the problem with an ICD-10 Code
    • SNOMED CT Code:  Click [...] to associate the problem with a SNOMED CT code. 
    • Description:  The identifying name of the condition.

    For EHR: 
    - Problems assigned to patients must be associated with a SNOMED CT.  This causes it to show on a Summary of Care.
    - If you create a 'none' problem, also select this problem as the 'Indicator that patient has no problems' in Chart Module Preferences.

  2. Click OK to save the problem.

Remove a problem:  To delete a problem, click Delete on the Problem Def Edit window.  Problems attached to patients cannot be deleted.  Instead, you can 'hide' the problem so it is no longer a selection option for patients. Check the Hidden checkbox. 


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