Custom data entry form for hospital patient registers

Thank you very much Abyot for you prompt response. I will try do a work around the section again. If you examine the form i attached earlier on i have a nested situation which im not sure the section module can handle.

For instance…A fever case is reported, i need to record on the form if then <some action like a listBox enabled/displayed>




On Thu 01/04/10 9:21 AM , Abyot Gizaw sent:


On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 5:43 PM, wrote:

Hi Abyot. Thanks for this. It finally woked.

Yea i need a kind of nested . Is it available???

No we don’t have that - has never been an issue as well. What users were requesting and what we have is - sections in data entry forms. Each section can have different layout. I am not sure if you can improvise with that. I don’t know may be Ola and Jason can help you in designing your forms with existing feature of DHIS2 if you could provide more details of your use case.

Thank you





On Wed 31/03/10 4:16 PM , Abyot Gizaw sent:

Hi Damilola,

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 1:02 PM, wrote:

Thanks Jas for the astute insight.

This is what i am trying to do…see the screens attached.

I have tried to use the patient management as shown below. These are my challenges

1.There are quite a number of option items on the form. I know DHIS2 has Yes/No but not custom listItem.

There is is also an option for a list of custom values. To have this option you need to make your dataelement of type text and and assign it a category-combination consisting of your custom values.

2.There are no action attached to yes or no. like i need to display some form fields/controls if i select yes or no. I know this

involves real programming.

you mean some kind of nested form?

3.I need to aggregate the register into the summary form.

Whats your advise on these???

We are working on the aggregation part - hope it will be ready soon.

Thank you



On Tue 30/03/10 7:26 PM , Jason Pickering sent:

Just a note of caution here. It is not so straightforward as a simple

count aggregation (although I have written a blueprint for a count

aggregator in the normal datamart operation as well). In some cases,

it may be a combination of a count and a sum. For instance, you may

have multiple patient level data elements that map into a single

aggregate level data element (consider TB ICD 10 codes for example

which might map into a single aggregate level data element of "Number

of TB cases").

I think they are working on it, and I will help Bharath with the

documentation as well, so hopefully we will have something quite


On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 7:50 PM, wrote:

Thanks! Great job Kumar! Is the AggregationEngine in 2.0.3 or the

2.0.4RC??? i need the count(DE) for aggregator operator. I am sure i

saw it somewhere but cant remember where. is it something you can

help figure out???



On Tue 30/03/10 5:57 PM , bharath kumar sent:

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 7:26 PM, wrote:

Dear Team,

I have the following concerns.

  1. I need to develop a custom data entry form from a register


patient detail like patient’s name, patient’s address, etc

At this moment there is no CustomDataEntryForm Design for Patient

Registration. You can design custom screen for


  1. I need dhis2 to aggregate these patients counts into a


form which will be aggregate up the hierarchy.

Very Basic AggregationEngine is developed but need lot more work

left. Will try to prepare some documentation with screenshots how


use aggregation engine, will send.

  1. Why don’t we have count in the list of the aggregation

operator. I have Sum, Average

  1. Can i use custom data entry page to create a register records?

I have tried the following

  1. Created the custom form using the data entry create form


Its not just realistic here. Foreach patient’s attributes i


have a data element and depending on the number of patients, it


be a multiple of the available attributes which will run into

millions of DE and its not just manageable. I know the the above


used to create summary forms.

  1. So i decided to use the patient’s management modules, EVEN

though i cannot achieve a custom layout as it appears on the form,


could use the additional attributes to create more patients


So then

  1. How do i do a count of the information on the register and get


appear in the cell of a custom data entry without the user

manually entering the values over a period.

For example on my register i have columns like 1. Name of

client,address of client,fever cases reported within 24hrs,RDT




On my summary form i need the following to be auto calculate

  1. The number of client registered
  1. Number reported for fever cases under five
  1. etc

I will appreciate any assistance asap.

Thank you.



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