When none of the standard Clinical Reminder finding types will work, a computed finding can be created. There are two steps in creating a computed finding. First a MUMPS routine must be written. Information about how to do this can be found in the Clinical Reminders Manager Manual. The second step is to make an entry in this file, which contains a list of reminder computed findings. There are four fields for each entry; they are: NAME - this is the name of the computed finding. When adding a computed finding as finding to a reminder definition or term, it is done using the name. For example, you would type CF.VA-BMI to add the exported VA-BMI computed finding to your reminder definition. ROUTINE - this is the name of the MUMPS routine. ENTRY - this is the entry point in the MUMPS routine. PRINT NAME - this will be displayed on the Clinical Maintenance component as the name of the computed finding. If it is blank, then NAME will be used. TYPE - this is a set of codes that specifies what type of computed finding this is. "S" stands for single occurrence, "M" for multiple occurrence, and "L" for list. If it is blank, single will be assumed. This file contains a combination of nationally distributed and local entries. Nationally distributed entries have their name prefixed with VA-. Local entry names cannot start with VA-.
.01name(+)0;1FREE TEXTThis is the name of the computed finding and is the name the User will use when adding a computed finding to a reminder definition or a term.
.02routine0;2FREE TEXTThis is the name of an M routine that contains the code for the computed finding. The entry point to use is specified in the ENTRY POINT field.
.03entry point0;3FREE TEXTThis is the entry point in the routine specified in the ROUTINE field.
.04print name0;4FREE TEXTThe PRINT NAME will be displayed in the Clinical Maintenance output for computed findings.
1description1;0WORD-PROCESSINGThis is the description of the computed finding. It should explain its purpose and how it is to be used including what data is returned for use in a Condition.
This is the type of computed finding; the possible values are "S" for single, "M" for multiple, and "L" for list. The default value is "S". For a detailed explanation of the computed finding types see the Clinical Reminder Manager manual.
6cf parameter required0;6BOOLEAN0:NO
This field should be set to "YES" if the computed finding requires a value in the COMPUTED FINDING PARAMETER (#6) field of the definition or term in order to function properly. It is used by the integrity checker to determine whether or not to issue an error if the COMPUTED FINDING PARAMETER is not defined. The default is "NO".
100class(+)100;1SET OF CODESN:NATIONAL
This is the class of computed finding. Possible values are "N" for national, "V" for VISN, and "L" for local. National computed findings will be prefixed with VA- and cannot be edited. Local or VISN entry names cannot start with VA-.
101sponsor100;2POINTER811.6This is the organization or group that sponsors this computed finding.
102review date100;3DATE-TIMEThe REVIEW DATE is used to determine when the computed finding should be reviewed to verify that it is current with the latest standards and guidelines. You can find all computed findings whose review date has passed using the Reminder Review Date report.
110edit history110;0MULTIPLE811.42This multiple is used to record a history of changes made to the computed finding.

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