FirstName field

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Data Element (edit)
Field Name: FirstName
CCMDB Label: First Name
CCMDB tab: Top Row
Table: L_Log table, L_PHI table
Data type: string
Length: 40
Program: Med and CC
Created/Raw: Raw
Start Date: 1988-07-11
End Date: 2300-01-01
Sort Index: 3

Last Name of patient

  • SMW

Legacy implementation right in the table

  • Cargo

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  • Forms

See also LastName field.

Enter the patient name as in EPR.

Data Processing at main office

Name changes over time

When people change names, eg marriage, the Data Processor changes all old records to be consistent with the current one.

If an inconsistency is found between old and current records,

  • edit only if there is something incorrect, e.g. a typo
  • use the value in the EPR for the correction
  • we change the old entries to be consistent with the most current entry

Information about other names for the patient may be available in Alias ID collection.

Minimal Data Set

This entry is part of the Minimal Data Set. Special collection instructions apply, see that page for more info.

L_PHI vs L_Log

This field is stored in the L_PHI table in CFE but in the L_Log table in CCMDB.accdb. See L_PHI table for details why.

Data Integrity Checks (automatic list)

Check duplicate patientCCMDB.accdbimplemented
Query check minimal data set incompleteCCMDB.accdbimplemented
Check function Validate First nameCCMDB.accdbimplemented
PL Diff Phin SameLN FN DOBCentralized data front end.accdbimplemented

Legacy info

Legacy Content

This page contains Legacy Content.
  • Explanation: we used to change names around for consistency but stopped doing this.
  • Successor: use rules above

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We used to standardize names to make it easier to keep them consistent over time. We decided to stop using our own standards to make it facilitate comparison with Manitoba Health and similar data. 13:34, 2015 April 27 (CDT) It used to be:

  • if a name changed we retained the original one and changed new encounters of the patient to the old one.
  • for first names we decided not to use hyphens if there was more than one, and to preferrably only have one first name used
  • last names that use two names were hyphenated

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