The status “History-Of” depicts the importance of an inactive condition. A condition that is clinically inactive but can have an impact on the clinical decision making. The patient is not actually suffering from that condition anymore but the doctor has to know that the patient suffered from this condition some time ago.
Building pre-coordinated concepts will make it difficult to use. For Example: The doctor will have to inactivate Stroke and then add a new “History of Stroke” to the conditions list as compared to just marking Stroke as “History of” which requires only a single click to achieve.
Verification status can still be implemented. As for our implementation, we are only allowing “Confirmed” diagnoses to be added to the conditions list. We want to put this restriction because if a diagnosis is “Presumed”, it might turn out to be not the correct diagnosis after investigation results are made available to the doctor and generally, whatever is on the conditions list, is assumed to be true. But we will not put this restriction in the design. So other implementations of OpenMRS will not have to live with this restriction.