Document Based Design Problem
First time poster here. I am trying to design a software application for work. Currently we have several pre-printed documents (orders) at the hospital I work at. We repeatedly add the patients name, account number, and room number to the top of the document and then make selections within the document to clarify orders. We then date and time the order, scan it into the que and send it to the floor to be placed in the patients paper chart (I know! I Know! ) . Anyways, I thought it would be nice to write and application that could enter a patient name, account number, and room and then select a checkbox next to the orders you want to generate for that patient. Then it would ask what selection you want, then print out the orders all at once. Any suggestions? I created a Physician Signature Database application to check signatures against know physicians if we cant read the doctors signature and now I'm trying to complete the next application.
Document Based Application Design
Well I'm not sure how to best go about the design. I'm not sure if it would be better to store the orders inside the application as objects that contain the text in the pre-printed document or if it would be better to read the documents in at runtime.