One of my web clients is the friendly neighborhood pot doc. I’ve been working with him over the last few years to develop a system for veryfying his patients’ status and keeping track of their records. It’s one of the most complicated programming projects I’ve created, with 2o database tables and over 100 pages of code, and it works well for his operation. It keeps track of patients names, addresses, emails, notification preferences, medical conditions, office visits, and records. It helps notify patients when they need to set up a new appointment. It allows dispensary workers to verify a patient’s status by typing his/her id number into a website.
I received a phone call about it recently. Another clinic was looking for an online verification system. I began to think that maybe this system wasn’t just a solution for the one client; maybe it was something which would be useful to a larger group. But, how could I demonstrate the features of the system without compromising the patients’ privacy? I set up a demo site, which allows a tour of the functionality without real patients’ data. I’ve also written up some simple documentation of the system, so interested parties can get an idea of what it does.
Edit: there’s not much demand for this project now, at least not in California. I’ve taken the demo down. If someone out there is interested in this project, use the contact form and let me know.