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Issue 14.6


Tracking Health Disorders, Part 4

Integrating medications with the disorder workflow

Issue: 14.6 (November/December 2016)
Author: JC Cruz
Author Bio: JC is a freelance writer based in British Columbia. He contributes regularly 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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This fourth and final part of my article on disorder tracking shows how I made the medication and disorder workflows work together.

First, I explain how disorder tracking makes use of medication data. I describe how I designed the lookup table, then how I designed and modified the relevant views. Finally, I demonstrate how I overhauled and re-factored the medication workflow.

The updated FooHealth project (mk8.2) is available from the magazine website.

Readers are expected to have a working knowledge of REALbasic and SQL.

The Role of Medications

As stated in the last article, vitals and medication data have roles to play in disorder tracking. Whereas vitals data give a measure of treatment progress, medication data gives an estimate of cost and efficacy.

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