A web-based management tool for medical / social support facilities, including room management, client booking, keywork and medication tracking, contract printing, client notes, etc.
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README.md

MediGuest

This is a a web-based management tool for medical / social support facilities.

Features

  • User-friendly:
    • Web-based UI
    • Many features, but following logical, uniform UI design, so learning one part of the system familarises you with the rest quickly
  • Client management:
    • Name, address, contact details, etc.
    • Photographs
    • Criminal records
    • Medical histories, including external services
    • Social care histories, including external services and internal support workers
    • History of previous stays
    • General notes
    • Print letters of offer, contracts, emergency sheets (quick reference of client needs for paramedics / ambulance crews), etc.
    • Track medications given, required dosages, etc.
  • Room management:
    • track rooms
    • organise rooms by type
    • track room inventory
  • Booking:
    • log booking start / end times
    • see previous bookings
    • add notes on reason for leaving
    • previous leaving reasons easily visible before booking client in again
  • Verification / report tools
    • Analyse dosages given, report on medications given over expected dosage limits (NOTE: this is intended as an example of reporting only; it is NOT well tested as yet)
  • Keywork tracking
    • Log each time a keyworker / medical worker / social support worker inand medication tracking
    • Track client goals and progress across multiple keywork sessions
  • Flexible document / letter creation:
    • Includes a PDF document / report creation engine, for printing letters to external agencies, letters of offer to clients, etc.
    • Print up-to-date documents direct from the database records, ensuring the database is always the authoritative copy of the information
  • Audit trail
    • All changes to data are tracked, with action taken
  • Web-based, multi-user design:
    • one instance per organisation
    • access from any computer with a web browser
    • suitable for deploying on a local server OR on a remote, hosted webserver (additional security layers, such as a VPN are recommended)
  • Flexible, extensible architecture
    • Built on Django, one of the most powerful, flexible, well-supported, and extensible web application frameworks
    • Database abstraction layer: capable of running on PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, or any other database fully supported by Django
    • Easy to add new reports, new types of records, etc.
    • Auditing engine automatically included in any new features

TO DO

  • Currently based on Django 1.3; needs updated to Django 1.5+

Installation

Debian Linux

Install dev stuff to build python modules:

sudo apt-get install build-essential python-dev libfreetype6-dev libjpeg62-dev

Install python modules:

sudo apt-get install python-dateutil python-psycopg2

Linuxes (including debian)

apt-get install postgresql-server

Windows

NOTE: Windows is NOT supported, but this may help get you started!

Extract files to c:\mediguest

All

pip install django django_extensions south pil django-debug-toolbar html5lib

Setup postgresql with a database and user.

Configure the project:

cp local_settings.py.template local_settings.py
$EDITOR local_settings.py

Build static file links:

./manage.py collectstatic -l

Sync the DB:

./manage.py syncdb
./manage.py migrate

Windows clients (staff terminals which will access the server)

You simply need a modern, standards-compliant web browser, a PDF reader, and access to a printer.

Install:

Help, contributions, etc.

  • For help, contact lee_b on github.

  • For contributions, just fork the code on github, create your contributions, and submit a pull request. Please be sure to describe the changes fully, though, and make sure your code is readable.