How does it work?

Staff members use small tablets to log participants activities as they go about their day.

Administrators and Medical Staff utilize larger tablets with more functionality.

QuickSilver is a database built on the Filemaker Pro system and is dependent on that software to make it run.  This was a quick, easy way to get a database that is accessible by the tablet technology available today.  The idea is to make data collection a very normal, natural part of the normal work flow of keeping logs on participants rather than a huge administrative task.  This simplifies the work flow for staff and cuts down drastically on paperwork.  The Life Center has seen a drastic cut in man hours spent on paperwork since beginning the program.  In its final form, the software will also cut down on the time it takes to do billing for attendance as it automates the process and keeps a running record of attendance.

 

The hardware required is fairly simple: most desktop PCs or Macs have the capability to run Filemaker Server.  This computer needs to be on a wireless network that the tablets can access, or the database can be set up to be hosted on the Internet with a secure link that is password protected to your staff.  Everything about the database is password protected, keeping your data safe and controlling what kind of access your staff has in order to do their jobs most effectively.  The app that runs Filemaker on a tablet is a free download from Apple's App Store, so you just have to have the tablets (iPod touch, iPad Mini, or iPad's at this time).

 

Both Filemaker and Quicksilver are priced per user.  Filemaker can be acquired as part of the install.

 

The Work Flow is:

And the desktop application ties it all together and gives it powerful reporting capabilities.

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QuickSilver is a database built on the Filemaker Pro system and is dependent on that software to make it run.  This was a quick, easy way to get a database that is accessible by the tablet technology available today.  The idea is to make data collection a very normal, natural part of the normal work flow of keeping logs on participants rather than a huge administrative task.  This simplifies the work flow for staff and cuts down drastically on paperwork.  The Life Center has seen a drastic cut in man hours spent on paperwork since beginning the program.  In its final form, the software will also cut down on the time it takes to do billing for attendance as it automates the process and keeps a running record of attendance.