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Digitalisation of patient data: how a FileMaker Go app can organise information and increase efficiency

Goh, Kian Liang and Noor Rahin, Mohd. Shahidan and Awang, Mohd Shukrimi (2018) Digitalisation of patient data: how a FileMaker Go app can organise information and increase efficiency. In: 12th Asia Pacific Musculo Skeletal Tumor Society 2018 (APMSTS), 4th-7th October 2018, Jaipur, India. (Unpublished)

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Objectives : In orthopaedic oncology, managing large amount of patient data using modern technology is crucial for efficient data storage and retrieval. To achieve this, we explored the intrinsic potential of FileMaker Go as the mobile digital platform. Methods : We created a custom app using FileMaker Pro version 16. The desktop interface requires FileMaker software to run and the iPhone interface require Filemaker Go app which is available on the Apple AppStore. We designed the main interface to have a curated list of patients which can be sorted by name, diagnosis, ward or the hospital number or retrieved with an integrated barcode scanner. The diagnosis, latest review, plan, haematology and pathology results, captured x-rays and MRI images with reports, clinical images and surgical reports are grouped into individual pages and entries can be made in chronological order. Integrated scoring systems such as Enneking classification, AJCC classification and Mirel's score are available for individual patients. MSTS score calculators are integrated for easy calculation and presented as a graphical chart for each patient during follow-up. Results : The FileMaker software is remarkably easy for surgeons to learn and to develop custom apps as many online resources are available. Wide range of development tools are available in the FileMaker software to create complex apps with the capability of capturing images and documents directly from the app, making calculations for different scoring systems and converting data to graphical representation instantaneously. As surgeons' requirement increase or change, improvements to the app can be made easily without dependence on professional service of software developers or involving huge budget. Conclusions : A complete, systematic and highly-capable mobile app built using FileMaker software can complement the services of orthopaedic surgeons in providing a complete data-management platform for monitoring patients and future data-reporting.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5929/66773
Uncontrolled Keywords: orthopaedic, oncology, database, filemaker
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Kian Liang Goh
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 09:43
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 09:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66773

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