Patient Tracker began its development late in 2004 when it became apparent that there was no independent, secure and easy to use database system that would suit school nurses.
Key to the functionality was the ability to securely store students medical data away from any mainstream systems where it would be easily accessible to the medical team.
The system should be able to import from any number of external student database sources, but be independent so that any school MIS system changes would not result in the loss of the investment in medical data entry.
Several technologies were investigated, and we finally decided on the Microsoft .NET platform with SQL Server as the storage vehicle.
Web based functionality was explored, but we felt that while convenient for access it didn’t offer the same levels of security and availability as a Windows based application .