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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: GNUmed + KOrganizer (appointments and scheduling)

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: GNUmed + KOrganizer (appointments and scheduling)
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 11:18:11 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)


BTW, feel free to add those considerations to a consolidated
scheduling page in the Wiki. Just make sure it's (also)
reachable from the MiniProjects page as that is what I gave
the KDE people to look into.


On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 08:45:58AM -0800, Jim Busser wrote:
> Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: GNUmed + KOrganizer (appointments and
>       scheduling)
> X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.752.2)
> On Mar 8, 2007, at 7:28 AM, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> >Ich habe mal niedergeschrieben, was unsere Anforderungen wären:
> >
> Sorry if I missed any description of the plan or idea for this.
> Perhaps KOrganizer is a useful way to get appointment-management  
> going for GNUmed, I do not know the program or its technology well  
> enough. But maybe there is value considering or sharing thoughts on  
> the following:
> 1. does coding to KOrganizer tie Linux users to KDE or can KOrganizer  
> be used under other desktops without the user having to run all of  
> KDE? Would KOrganizer be installed and running on each desktop or  
> only on the server, and would the KOrganizer data set be shared from  
> a single file on the server? Is there a problem if a user somehow  
> creates additional appointments with the data stored somehow on their  
> own desktop?
> 2. what would it mean for a non-Linux OS? For Mac OS, KOrganizer  
> looks to be ported (Mac OS 10.3 PowerPC chip but not yet 10.4 Intel  
> chip). For Windows I found but  
> following a link to it looks like the Aethera  
> suite for Windows (now) instead uses Kolab.
> 3. even if KOrg runs under multiple OS, how shall doctors manage 2  
> electronic calendars (a patient calendar and a personal calendar)  
> especially if it is possible that both types of appointments could  
> appear in the same calendar application. This may not be anything new  
> for doctors who already use some non-GNUmed electronic patient  
> calendaring but there can be more than one approach and maybe it is  
> worth discussing any best solutions?
> I am not sure I would want personal appointments to show up in the  
> same calendar being used by the office without sophisticated masking,  
> though maybe KOrganizer already does that. I am used to carrying some  
> schedule information in my Palm (PIM) but am less sure carrying any  
> details of booked patients. I suppose for personal (non-patient)  
> scheduling, a doctor could use Outlook or Apple iCal synced to their  
> PIM and only mark (block) the days and hours that are reserved for  
> patient appointments, leaving out any detail of those appointments,  
> this would instead be managed inside KOrganizer. It is true the  
> doctor could log into GNUmed remotely when they want to check on  
> their *usual* bookings, but a problem arises when the office needs to  
> special-book a patient outside of the doctor's usual block times...  
> but maybe that would anyway require a special contact with the doctor  
> to get their agreement for a special appointment and they would add  
> this into their PDA as "clinic" or "surgery" without the patient  
> details.
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