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Tracking Health Disorders, Part 3

Making vitals and disorders work together

Issue: 14.5 (September/October 2016)
Author: J.C. Cruz
Author Bio: JC is a freelance writer based in British Columbia and a regular contributor to MacTech Magazine and Dr Dobb's Journal. Away from the writing pile, JC spends quality time with his nephew, as a proper uncle should.
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Monitoring a disorder also means monitoring its treatment. The main goal, after all, of disorder tracking is to ensure that its treatment is effective and long-lasting.

Two data sets figure into the tracking of treatment--vitals and medications. In this third part of my article on disorder tracking, I demonstrate how I incorporate vitals' data to the workflow. I describe the challenges I faced and how I tried to resolve them.

An updated demo project (FooHealth, Mk8.1) is available from the magazine's website.

Readers should have a working knowledge of Xojo, SQL, and object-oriented design.

Keeping Track of Treatment

Most disorders, even the chronic ones, have to be treated. Some treatments (also known as interventions) attempt to cure the disorder, while others attempt to ease the symptoms. If a disorder is chronic, its treatment might be to make it bearable, sometimes for the lifetime of the user-patients.

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