[Chandler-dev] medical scheduling application
grant at osafoundation.org
Wed Aug 13 10:14:07 PDT 2008
On 12 Aug, 2008, at 12:33, Sebastian Hilbert wrote:
> Hi all,
> Congratulations on the release of Chandler Desktop 1.0. I wouldl
> like you
> input (even a short note) on a potential use case for chandler.
> Please also
> tell me if my views don't fit your vision.
> I am looking for a solution to schedule patients in a doctor's
> office. So this
> needs something like appointment types with preconfigured durations,
> appointment times for individual doctors and the likes.
> Is chandler potentially fit for this at all or is it easier to
> attempt to
> build something like this from scratch ?
It's certainly possible to use Chandler in this way: for example, you
could have a collection (calendar) per doctor, and use the calendar to
Preconfigured durations would require extending chandler in some way:
The currently supported way is to create a plugin. The most
straightforward plugin (i.e. one that doesn't require you to learn a
bunch of wxPython and/or the current UI architecture) would create new
quick entry commands, so for example you could type in the quick entry
field "/short Pat Patient @ 2:15PM" to make a 10 minute appointment.
Longer term (i.e. over the next 4-6 months) we will be working on a
more lightweight, extensible and unit tested/testable rearchitecture
of Chandler (details yet to be finalized/posted). If you are going the
custom app route, then that could be useful to you, although it will
be a while before it is deployable (e.g. has robust persistence). If
you have python coding skills and are interested in helping out with
that, let us know :).
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