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Req-2003: Provide unit conversions calculation and display during data entry and display
Release Package: 2015 Priority List


Release Package:

2015 Priority List

Requirement ID:

Req-2003

Title:

Provide unit conversions calculation and display during data entry and display

Description:

The system shall provide unit conversions calculation and display during data entry and display (e.g., lb/kg) as well as appropriate level of precision (e.g., mm or quarter inch for length/height).

Related Requirements:

Relationship Release Package Requirement ID Requirement Title Requirement Type SHALL / SHOULD / MAY Compare Requirements
Req-2003 is associated with 2013 Format Req-426 Provide unit conversions calculation and display during data entry and display Normative Statements SHALL Compare

Topic Area(s):

Requirement Type:

Normative Statement

Shall/Should/May:

SHALL

Critical/Core:

Yes

Status:

Released

Implementation Notes:

The user should be able to tell which units of measure the EHR is using and know it can transpose between metric and English units, as appropriate. In addition, the ability for the user to configure as needed is also suggested.
Precision refers to the smallest unit of measurement (such as height to the neared millimeter or height measured to the nearest quarter inch and not to the ability to replicate measurements (i.e., statistical precision and also indicates how many decimal places to display after rounding.
Parameters should be measured in only one unit and converted mathematically with an indication of which unit was the primary measure with appropriate rounding and conversion of precision. Weight in pounds and ounces if different from weight in pounds and fractions. For example, 7 pounds 12.5 ounces is 7.78 pounds and is represented as text “7–12.5” with a precision of 0.25 ounces. All five parameters are useful and can be recorded from a single measurement. The precision of pounds and ounces may include fractions of an ounce.

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