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  • How are people currently reporting with OpenMRS
    • BIRT in Lesotho, MVP
      • Lots of performance reports
      • Another problem with this is that you have to go down to the database level, easy to miss something (such as voided patients)
    • Cohort builder
    • Reporting framework, Jembi converting to XDMX-HD
    • ODBC links to pivot tables in Excel
  • Overview of reporting module
    • Create cohorts and indicators using queries similar to the existing cohort builder
    • Put these into an indicator report, example number of patients per criteria broken down by age and gender
    • Recently added row per patient view using logic module, can page through it
    • UI is still in preliminary stage due to various complexities of reporting needs
    • API built to handle the above queries, but larger custom reports are currently difficult to implement directly in the UI
  • What other types of reports?
    • Mastercard view
  • It would be good to get interest from the OpenMRS community to build various UIs on top of the reporting framework, such as:
    • A next generation cohort builder
    • A PEPFAR style report
  • Documentation for the reporting module is available on the Wiki
  • Detailed overview
    • Period indicator report supports indicators, dimensions, filters for patients
    • Reports can be saved and tagged to be able to be recalled later
    • Row per patient report
      • Uses the logic service
      • Adds gender and brithdate
      • Added recently to support work that AMPATH had requested
    • Custom templates are supported in Excel, HTML, XML, etc
    • Currently difficult to share reports from one environment to another because the reports are stored in the serialized object table
      • Hoping that metadata sharing module will fix this
      • In the interim, have been building custom modules on top of it using the API directly
    • PDF renderer not supported yet
    • SQL cohort and dataset support allows you to extend the framework if the core queries don't fit your needs
    • Eventually may support BIRT rendering
    • If you have the reporting compatibility module installed, the datasets and cohorts you have saved will be available in the reporting framework
  • What is needed for people to start using this?
    • Porting reports (move from one instance to another)
      • Metadata sharing module may work
    • Backwards compatibility (when upgrading the module)
    • Exporting all of the records in an indicator report
    • Better lists of patients in reports
    • Initial cohorts so we don't have to create all of them ourselves
    • Export tickets from PIH JIRA to OpenMRS JIRA
      • 100 open tickets
    • Better documentation (or just make the documentation easier to find)
      • Lots of screencasts available, linked from the wiki
    • Bulleted pro-con list of this compared to BIRT
    • Charts
  • Final comments
    • The EAV data model makes it hard to do comprehensive reporting
    • We have a critical mass here
    • This is meant to tackle various use cases
    • Eventually a data warehouse may be needed
    • This is only as smart as logic is smart;
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