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Annotations to data objects are stored in the object instance and may be stored in an annotation file or a reference may be store in a reference file. Once annotated, a cell displaying the data object will provide a notation indicating that the data object has an annotation associated therewith. Retrieval of annotations which are not stored in an annotation file or reference file occurs through a search of the object instances. Retrieval of annotations having a reference in a reference file occurs through use of the reference to access the object instances. Retrieval of annotations in an annotation file occurs through retrieval of the annotation file. Once retrieved, the annotations may be in a final form, such as the nursing progress notes, or may be on a scratch pad to allow the user to electronically transfer annotations from a scratch pad to a permanent record.

Title
Method for storing, retrieving, and indicating a plurality of annotations in a data cell
Application Number
7/471445
Publication Number
5253362
Application Date
January 29, 1990
Publication Date
October 12, 1993
Inventor
Sandra L Stewart
Phoenix
AZ, US
Richard E Shelton
Mesa
AZ, US
Ronald E Norden Paul
Mesa
AZ, US
Lorene S Nolan
San Pedro
CA, US
Agent
Raymond Warren
Walter W Nielsen
Harold C McGurk
Assignee
Emtek Health Care Systems
AZ, US
IPC
G06F 15/40
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