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OPENMRS Users Summary

User Type

 

Open MRS Usage

Computer literacy

Description of Needs

Primary Tasks

Clinical Data Entry Person

 

8 hrs/day

Generally low computer skills

“I need to enter clinical data copied from forms as quickly and as accurately as possible.”

  • Enter new patient data
  • View/edit patient data

Lab Data Entry Person

 

Daily

Generally low computer skills

“I need to enter lab data as quickly and as accurately as possible.”

  • Enter new patient data
  • View/edit patient data

Data Manager

 

Daily

Highly skilled

“I do everything.  I need to be able to monitor the data entry staff, check on data quality and to easily edit patient data – sometimes groups of patient data - when necessary.  I need to keep the clinicians and administrators happy by delivering well-formatted data when it is requested of me.”

  • View/edit patient data
  • Create/view cohorts
  • Create reports
  • Administrative tasks

System Developer

Daily

Super user

“I fix bugs and add new functionality to the EMR.”

  • View/edit patient data
  • Create/view cohorts
  • Create reports
  • Administrative tasks

Pure Clinician

 

Daily

Varying degrees of computer expertise

“I need to be able to see a summary of the cohort of patients coming in each day.  Then, during each individual encounter, I need to quickly find each patient and see all relevant information and alerts at a glance.”

  • View Patient Data
  • Create/view cohorts
  • View reports

Public Health Specialist

 

varies

Varying degrees of computer expertise

“I need to be able to examine patient data to identify trends that might help clinicians provide better care on site.”

  • View Patient Data
  • Create/view cohorts
  • View reports
  • Request new reports
  • Set up alerts

Researcher

 

 

varies

Varying degrees of computer expertise

“I need to be able to intuitively find and export the data I need for my research.”

  • View Patient Data
  • Create/view cohorts
  • View reports
  • Export data
  • Request new reports

Program Manager / Administrative team

weekly

Highly skilled

“I need to be able to easily generate a variety of periodic reports. On occasion, I’ll need to perform my own queries.”

  • View reports
  • Request new reports
  • Create/view cohorts

Development team

rarely

Varying degrees of computer expertise

“I need to find data for fundraising purposes.”

  • View reports
  • Request new reports
  • Create/view cohorts

Procurement team

rarely

Varying degrees of computer expertise

“I need to find data to justify inventory.”

  • View reports
  • Request new reports
  • Create/view cohorts

 

 

Consolidated OpenMRS Roles

Role

 

Primary function

Proposed OpenMRS start page (see latest mockups)

Proposed Default Patient View (see latest mockups)

1. Data Entry Person

 

Add/edit patient data

‘Home’ or Add patient

Basic data entry view

2. Data Manager / System Developer

 

All

‘Home’ or Admin

Clinician’s view

3. Pure Clinician /  Public Health Specialist / Researcher

 

Find individual patients and view data.  Create cohorts and view data.

‘Home’ or Patient Search

Clinician’s view

4. Program Manager / Administrative team /  Development team / Procurement team

Create cohorts and view data.  Run fixed reports

‘Home’ or Reports

Clinician’s view