Data Access Overview

Medical entities can be divided as follows:

Connections
The software determines access rights through connections between groups, members, and patients. Members are connected to groups allowing look up of the groups that a member belongs to. Groups are connected to members providing various group based features. Patients are connected to groups allowing look up of the groups a patient visits.

Adding (connecting) a group to a patient gives access rights to all members belonging to that group. This is modeled after current practice - all doctors and nurses at an clinic have access rights to the patients managed by the clinic.

Clinical chart access
Before allowing entry into a patient's clinical chart, the following steps are performed:

Downloading clinical charts
There are two methods to initiate transfer of a patient's clinical chart from the internet repository to a new group's local system.


Last update 03/28/00