Computerization of paper based Glaucoma strategy AND Update of “Patient Information System” developed by Dr. Lesya Shuba
Dr. Raymond P LeBlanc is an eminent Senior Canadian Ophthalmologist, Glaucoma specialist. He is a visionary person. On my request and interest he provided me a work opportunity to computerize the paper based “Glaucoma algorithm” which ophthalmologists usually follow during their practice as a guideline during decision making process. My role in this internship is to design the ‘computer version of the Glaucoma Algorithm’, code the program, development of the deployment version of that program, to test the program in different computer configuration, demonstration that program and to prepare a deliverable copy for the employer. Also, workflow analysis of the ophthalmology department to recommend how to use the computerized version of algorithm in that work flow. After thoroughly reviewing the current workflow and scope of the project, the author split the project into four components. 1.Design 2.Coding 3.Feedback from employer 4.Testing 5.Prepare the final product along with user information. The paper based model was break down according to algorithm. For example: Algorithm 1, Algorithm 2a, Algorithm 2b etc. Information of each algorithm was organized according to expected user interfaces The next step was code the model to make it executable. Though the author didn’t have any skill on any programming language, he took the challenge to code the program by himself. The author started learning Java and then switches to VB.net. After coding the author tested this application on different computer considering the end user of “Glaucoma Algorithm” can be different person and configuration of their computers will be variable in term of resolution of the screen, monitor size and technical environment. The author tested the application in law computer lab, engineering campus lab and the application was executed in all different computers with expected output. Overall the main challenge the author faced in every step that lack of learning support specifically for the technical part of my work. When he got stuck with coding and with other issues, no one was there to help him. Even in learning center, no tutor could help him for VB.net. Naturally the author had to spent time to find the solution by himself.