Stop, in the Name of Accuracy! An Introduction to Edit Checks

Mistakes happen in the course of data entry. A research coordinator, intending to input a weight of 80 kilograms, leaves the field before striking the “0” key. Her colleague, completing a field for temperature, enters a value of 98, forgetting that the system expects...

In praise of skip logic

“Please answer the following three questions if you answered ‘yes’ above.” Instructions like the above are common on paper forms. A biological male, for example, won’t have a history of pregnancy. Asking him questions on this topic wastes...
What’s the score? Real-time scoring of the PHQ-9

What’s the score? Real-time scoring of the PHQ-9

  Heart disease. Lung cancer. Type II diabetes. You. Me. The barista at the coffee shop. For all the differences between the diseases above, each presents, if it does present, with a certain severity.  For all the varied experiences of the people above, each...

20 minutes to AE coding and lab reference ranges!

If you’re not using external tables and lists, you’re not tapping the full power of OpenClinica. Watching the short clip below, then access the full video and data tables featured by signing in here. Watch the full 20-minute video   Customers,...
Turning the tables on patient-specific reference data

Turning the tables on patient-specific reference data

 How much time do you have left? Yes, in that sense. The existential one. If the question is difficult to ask, it’s even harder to answer. Ask an actuary. Calculating life expectancy is a complex matter; more complex, at least, then plugging your date of birth and...