After last week’s aside into the data vs. processes dilemma, it is time to get back to how one defines requirements for a clinical care system. Requirements gathering has to proceed along a few different paths simultaneously, and for any completely new system, it is a messy activity. There are
Traditionally, clinical software has been organized around data. The reason for this is the paper chart, which is a process-agnostic information source. At the outset of creating a new software product, this question has to be answered early on: Is this a data-focused system or a process-focused one? The architectural
Swift is a modern programming language created by Apple to make application development simpler. Version 2.0 of the language is out and adds much needed error trapping/exception handling capability. Swift is similar to other C-derived languages, and is easy to read for anyone familiar with Java or PHP.
As you may have noticed, for the last two weeks, resource pages have not been updated and there was no post last week either. That is because a minor accident resulted in a week’s worth of misery, and not much work being done. Thankfully, things are quickly returning to normal.