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[Developers] Feature's and capabilities of OpenClinica

Thank You So much Lindsay And Gerben,
I Appreciate your effort to answer my question with such detailed explanation , I am going through all explanation one by one , I have many more queries , Adding one more here .
Question: We understand that Open Clinical does not support Medical coding. Kindly confirm and please advise the following:
a) OpenClinica team is planning to implement Coding solution in future releases?
b) Do you recommend any Coding solution that can be integrated with OpenClinica? .
Thanks And Regards ,
Ajay Kumar Jha
On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 7:32 PM, Gerben Rienk wrote:
Hi Ajay,
Further to Linsay's great and elaborate answers:
ad. 5) Complex rule logic
You can use the event ordinal in a repeating event definition in Validations.
However what I miss is the option to use a cursor to loop through rows in
a RepeatingItemsGroup and compare for example a date with the date of the
next row.
Kind regards,
Gerben Rienk
> Hi Ajay
>
> If you're trying to decide between community and enterprise, the main
> selling point for enterprise is support - there's only so much that the
> mail groups can do to help with certain issues, and the OpenClinica team
> know the software better than anyone else. Functionality-wise the versions
> are largely the same.
>
> Below are my thoughts on your feature questions
>
> 1) PDF for archiving
>
> No.
>
> Better CRF printing planned for 3.1.4 though. In the meantime you could
> use this: http://www.trialdatasolutions.com/tds/howto/datalisting.jsp, or
> you could back up the entire study database to archive, or you could use
> any of the OpenClinica extract formats to archive your data. Probably the
> best format other than the original database is 'ODM xml 1.3 with full OC
> extensions', since it has the metadata, clinical data, notes and audit
> histories. Enterprise has Data Mart, which basically pivots your data such
> that you get a table per item group with the items as columns, but it
> doesn't include much metadata or notes or audit history.
>
> 2) Dynamic emails
>
> No.
>
> You can set the message once per rule. The email will contain a link to
> view the CRF in OpenClinica though. I believe it was deliberate that item
> values aren't transmitted because email isn't necessarily a secure
> transmission (unless you were to use pgp or something, but I don't think
> that is supported / integrated)
>
> 3) Dynamic CRFs
>
> Yes.
>
> You can nest hidden items so that they're shown in a branching manner. A
> few major bugs with nesting simple conditional displays (SCDs) were
> squashed in 3.1.3, and from 3.1.2 you could target hidden items with a
> rule. So you could use show rules in combination with SCDs. It's been a
> while since I checked but I think hide rules don't work (happy to be
> corrected). Also in 3.1.3 I noticed you can get away with having all items
> on your 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc sections hidden, and when an item on that
> section shown with a rule the section will appear.
>
> 4) Rights and roles
>
> No.
>
> I think this is one of the key features planned for a future release (not
> sure which).
>
> 5) Complex rule logic
>
> Kind of.
>
> It largely depends on what you consider 'complex' to mean. You can do a
> lot with rules in OpenClinica, but it can't do some things I would have
> thought weren't complex, like insert a calculated value. To address your
> example:
>
> Last time I checked, specifying an event ordinal in a repeating event
> definition doesn't work, so if you wanted to check the same CRF across
> multiple time points, the way to do that would be to create an event
> definition for each time point and compare across them. For example if you
> wanted to check that all the treatment visits were done every 3 weeks,
> instead of having a 'Treatment' event which is repeating, you'd need to
> set up events like 'Treatment Cycle 1', 'Treatment Cycle 2', 'Treatment
> Cycle 3', etc., which each have a copy of the same set of CRFs.
>
> Another approach to this is to have a field where the event repeat is
> specified, and then have each repeat in your Treatment event look back at
> the Enrol date on the non-repeating Enrol visit, with a rule checking the
> date is relatively correct. For example, if the selected EventRepeat on
> any repeat of the Treatment form is 1, the treatment date should be
> EnrolDate+0 days; if EventRepeat is 2, the treatment date should be
> EnrolDate+21 days; and so on.
>
> 6) Site level forms
>
> Yes.
>
> You can set event definitions at the study level, and then for each site
> customise them. So you can hide a CRF that you never want a site to see,
> or show site A version A of your CRF and show site B version B of the same
> CRF.
>
> 7) Template for discrepancy
>
> No.
>
> Also - ouch! We've got studies with 100's or 1000's of notes; it would
> take whole forests of paper and months of time to do that - unless you're
> only talking about signing off on eligibility waivers or something. If
> it's a matter of verifying data, I'd try convincing who-ever-it-is to rely
> on the event or casebook signature feature:
> https://docs.openclinica.com/3.1/openclinica-user-guide/submit-data-module-overview/view-events#content-title-5095.
>
> If you absolutely have to though, you could:
>
> - If it was en-masse, work on a way of presenting the notes and data
> from an ODM 1.3 xml extract, possibly with Excel, Access or BIRT etc
>
> - If it was small scale, print the Notes window to pdf, save the pdf
> as an image, paste into Word and overlay whatever header / footer /
> signature fields were required.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Lindsay Stevens | Clinical Data Coordinator
>
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>
> [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Ajay Jha
> Sent: Wednesday, 27 March 2013 12:28 AM
> To: [email protected]; [email protected]
> Subject: [Developers] Feature's and capabilities of OpenClinica
>
> Hi All ,
> I Have some question's for OpenClinica . I have a community
> version of OpenClinica installed and working and looking for
> below features , If these features are present in Enterprise
> version , mentioning that in the answers will be great .
>
> My Environment details :-
> Windows 2008 R2 , Java6 , Tomcat 6 , PostGre 8.4
>
>
> 1) PDF for archiving
>
> Rather than printing individual CRFs for the patient. Can the openclinica
> system generate all the patients CRFs in the Study in pdf format for
> archiving at one click.
> is there any solution around it
>
>
> 2) dynamic emails.
>
> Is it possible to incorporate dynamic content like item vale etc in email
> rules.
>
>
> 3) dynamic CRFs
>
> Can the entire CRFs be hidden based on the branching questions rather than
> item level show/hide options.
>
> 4) Rights and roles
>
> Is it possible to add additional roles and define rights.
>
> 5)complex rule logic
>
> Can complex rule logic like looping through multiple CRFs to check values
> possible (earliest date check, minimum previous value etc)
>
> 6) site level forms
>
> Can we incorporate site level forms in openclinica. We need some forms
> attached at site level rather than subject level is it possible.
>
> 7) template for discrepancy
>
> is it possible to incorporate customized template for Printing the
> Discrepancy (DCF). We need to put investigator comments and Signature in
> the DCF that
> is sent to the user. is there any solution around this.
>
> Thanks And Regards ,
> Ajay Kumar Jha
> +91-91633-91052
>
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