EMR & EDR Template Builder Element - Family History

The Family History element is used to enter conditions related to the patient's family history. An entry added here will then show in the Family History tab in Clinical and vice-versa. This was formerly used to record family history data for the since retired (in 2015) Meaningful Use family History Measure.

Add Family History to the Form by dragging the Family History from the Form Elements box in the Form Section Palette (EMR/EDR > Toggle Palette) to the Form Section. Click the block to edit the name, size, position, and special properties in the Inspector.

Within the Inspector, the General tab sets general attributes for the element:

  • Name: The name of the element does not appear on the form
  • X and Y: The element position within the Form Section grid
  • Width and Height: The dimensions of the element
The Label Element can be used to apply a label to the Element.
No Significant Family History: Check this box if the patient has no family history to note.
No Changes: Check this box if there are no changes made to the existing element.

Clicking the green plus will bring up the Family History list.

In the Search field, type in the diagnosis a family member has. Once the Diagnosis is selected, a pop up will appear with checkboxes next to family members for whom the diagnosis applies.
Clicking the red minus will prompt the removal of a Family History item.
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