Naveed Dogar has completed her MSc in Health Informatics at City University, London with the examination of her final project thesis entitled “Evaluation of cityEHR toolkit through development of an open-source departmental system”. The full text of her thesis is available online.
Naveed’s project was an evaluation of the first full implementation of a cityEHR system, in the Ponseti Clinic at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The focus of the evaluation was on the development of the information model for recording data in the clinic which uses the Ponseti method of treatment for children born with club foot. Initial work on the information model led quickly to the conclusion that more user-friendly tools would be required, if clincians were to be able to develop the ontology models used by cityEHR.
During the course of the project we embarked on development the first version of spreadsheet tools for the development of models, which proved to be a more successful approach, compared to the original use of the Protege ontology modeling tool.