Features

Significant features of forms4health.

The following section describes the main features of forms4health. The Smart forms section covers those features visible to the end user completing the form, whilst the Smart business logic describes the features delivered by the backend system. Finally the Smart publishing lists those features associated with the design and development of new forms.

Smart publishing

Smart forms

Client side validation

Built-in and extended data-types as well as rule based constraints.

Hint, help and guidance text

Context based optional hint and help text. Guidance sections displayed depending on form data.

Skip / branching logic

Avoid unnecessary time wasting: displays questions depending on previous answers.

Calculated fields

Uses calculations to pre-populate or compute scores etc.

Conditional behaviour: demographics based

Conditional behaviour depending on demographics (e.g. age, gender) including pre-selection, showing and hiding of questions.

Conditional sections

Conditionally require sections to be completed depending on previous form questions.

Import data from other forms

Data age based rules pre-populate clinical information on forms - for instance pre-populate BMI if observation within last 30 days, even if the BMI observation was taken in the context of a different form.

Import data from PAS

Import data from the local system including patient demographics, GP details, Next of Kin and current setting information

Re-usable building-blocks.

Create re-usable building-blocks for form sections (note: also decreases the need for training).

Usability: Boolean buttons

Simple yes/no boolean select buttons (rather than small checkboxes)

Usability: Select buttons.

Select buttons for small select lists that aid visibility and ease of selection.

Usability: Boolean buttons

Simple yes/no boolean select buttons (rather than small checkboxes)

Usability: Select buttons.

Select buttons for small select lists that aid visibility and ease of selection.

Edit view

New or draft forms are displayed in an editable state. In certain circumstances it is also possible to make sections of the form read only even if most of the form is editable.

Read view

Once saved forms are displayed read-only. forms4health permits a completely different look and feel for the read view, however a disabled edit view is shown by default.

Automatic PDF generation

Once saved forms can be converted into PDFs (if wanted) and thus be made available to be printed, emailed or made available offline.

Smart business logic

  • Support for simple new, draft and complete form life-cycle.
  • Form template versioning.
  • Form instance cloning.
  • Ability to extract key information from the submitted form data - typically for reporting purposes.
  • Security including authentication and role based access control.
  • PDF generation
  • Persistence within the forms solution or other back-end data stores.