In order to avoid ambiguities resulting from different spellings of data around the world, an ISO standard was adopted in 1988. The year-month-day format is used as follows: 2017-10-6. However, this format is not widely used in the UK or THE US. Now we come to the single space. At first, I liked this format. Less is more, isn`t it? However, CUI presents some compelling examples of why this date format lacks distinctiveness. The components of the date can be confused with other numbers nearby on the screen. The following example clearly shows this problem. For dates, use 1, 2, 3, 4, not 1, 2, 3, 4.
Write “Reservations are due on July 27” and not “Reservations are due on July 27”. On the other hand, ICAO proposes the use of an “X” wherever data is missing. In this case, a date of birth that contains only the year would be: XX-XXX-1975. No more problem on the old machines, two numbers had to be filled in to fill in the date space in the user interface. However, this is no longer a problem. For example, staff may have intended to reserve the patient at the clinic for “next Thursday.” The wrong day is accidentally selected in the date picker. (Maybe the staff clicked on an incorrect date with the mouse. Or maybe they`re used to the week starting on Monday rather than Sunday.) Displaying the day of the week assigned to the selected date-month-year provides additional control and balance. Using numbers only to represent the date leads to further confusion when the date is read by health workers coming to a country of different origins.
Or if the software is designed to work across international borders. Second, displaying the leading zero in numbers below 10 ensures that all information has been communicated to the reader. There is a small potential for a date to be truncated. For example, another UI element might be above it and hide the date. In this case, the display for the user may be the 1-May-2003, when in fact the previous “2” is truncated on the screen and should have read May-21-2003. The slash has several problems. The elements of the date are too close to each other. The slash makes it visually difficult for people with visual or reading disabilities to separate date elements. There is also a small chance that the slash will be misinterpreted as 1. This rule is not in the CUI document, but it makes sense to me from a security perspective to make sure that no data is missing.
I came up with the idea of Army Regulation 25-50, which says “to avoid the separation of one of the three date elements.” The processing of approximate data (e.B. born in the 1970s) would go beyond the scope of this document. (also mainly because I`m not sure this can currently be represented in most EHR databases). NHS CUI recommends the long-standing format only for patient documents. This definitely simplifies things, and so I agree with this recommendation to simplify UX as well. See Next, Date View – Long Date (EHR Convention). If you write the date by numbers only, you can separate it with a hyphen (-), a forward slash (/), or a period (.). The bottom line is that in English we always abbreviate in three letters with a capital initial letter. However, since other languages may use between 2 and 4 letters for their abbreviation, the way this is designed in the EHR may not be too rigid and will likely need to include a longer text string.
ux.stackexchange.com/questions/16095/how-to-display-date-and-time Normalization of the date, which is displayed as 01-May-1998 and not as 1-May-1988, has some advantages. In addition, in my experience in Canada, paper and digital forms are often confused, using both the numbers dd/mm/y and mm/dd/y. I have even seen that it happens in the same form and often in the same institution. [That`s part of the reason] Do not shorten the months of the year if they appear individually or with a year (December 2012). March, April, May, June and July are never abbreviated in the text, but the remaining months are those when a date is given (27. January) follows and are correctly abbreviated Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec. When you write, “Last year, the university raised $17.5 million,” do you mean in the previous calendar year, or in the previous fiscal year, or in the 365 days immediately preceding the date of your writing? If you write “During 2011” or “During fiscal year 2011-2012” or “In the last 12 months” or “April 2011 to March 2012”, the period covered is more clearly defined. Then there are also two standards for writing today`s date: all the names of the months have short forms except May and June: Second, we have now entered the decade in which patient data can be either the 1900s or 2000s.
This will only create increasing confusion over time. The year`s four-digit display will alleviate this confusion. We now have the only hyphen: using the hyphen ensures that the date is displayed as a single block of content. The hyphen has a long history of being used to connect/separate entities – like the ISBN number, ISO 8601. The day of the week also provides a “second check” to ensure that the correct date has been entered. Thank you, very valuable information, Barnaby. Note that Canadian English discourages us from using the format of ordinal numbers: March 15, 1993 (source: www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tcdnstyl-chap?lang=eng&lettr=chapsect5&info0=5.14). However, it is allowed if only the day and month are indicated: March 15.
It`s also strange that, although you mention above that October 6, 2017 is more of a British format and October 6, 2017 is more of an American format, both are used very frequently here in Canada, I would say. To avoid confusion between the order of months and dates when using numbers, we recommend that you write the month in letters. That`s all for now, thank you for sharing the rules and your thoughts! A variety of different styles can be used for formal invitations. The following style should be used in all other print and electronic communications. The processing of approximate and estimated data is another article. In British English, data is usually written in day-month-year format, for example: Too often, paper medical documents and digital health records are unclear as to the date. Sometimes the label dd/mm/yy, sometimes mm/dd/yy, and even on the same form is written. There is a difference between how the data is written in British and American English.
CUI recommends using the three-digit abbreviation for the day of the week in the short date format. The first letter is in capital letters. The date block contains a single space. This document is heavily based on the NHS common user interface guidelines. This project looked at existing standards and best practices (last updated in 2015) and addressed patient safety issues in the NHS. They give priority to the announcement that gives: security, clarity and readability. First of all, it removes all ambiguities on which of the two numbers associated with the written month is the day and which is the year. If only two digits are used, the date of May 10-12 could be misinterpreted as follows: Find out the current day, today`s date, local time and week number.
When we use ordinal numbers (first, second, third, fourth, etc.), when we say dates, we sometimes add the endings of the ordinal numbers when we write dates, as follows: If the date is active until today, you indicate the following: Present. In English, we can easily shorten the month to three letters. Therefore, it makes sense to specify that the date is shortened to three characters. At this point, I don`t feel too much about how to display missing information and non-data. Therefore, the NHS CUI guidelines dictate that the month is never displayed as a two-digit number. .