It’s been two years since we launched the development of the research platform. Last year we completed another installation in Greece; now a team of General Practitioners are able to collect data on-line using shared protocols and questionnaires and export all the data directly to XML for further analysis. They can also manage patients alongside questionnaires in a flexible way. The lack of EMR systems in Greece, the need of a cloud tool for teamwork and further special requirements, such as the ability to work in rural areas, made our platform a perfect fit.
In the meantime, we published the results of a study in the Telemedicine and e-Health journal, which was based on an application of our platform (A Web-Based Versus Paper Questionnaire on Alcohol and Tobacco in Adolescents). The team had a great time working on a modified version of the platform and the feedback from its application was of great value.
Furthermore, this week we completed the development of another new feature of the platform. It is now possible to create questionnaires and protocols and email them to doctors, patients or other users, who will easily fill them in and submit them to the web-stored database. What is more, the “protocol manager” can use both modes (the classic and the emailing one) to collect data. We continue our hard work, brewing new ideas and enhancing the project with additional features. And above all, we are pleased to announce that we will accelerate our efforts and the development of our platform in a drastic way onwards.