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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Changes to GuiMain

From: syan tan
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Changes to GuiMain
Date: 07 May 2002 00:50:39 +1000

On Mon, 2002-05-06 at 22:19, dguest wrote:
>   Ian Haywood wrote:
> >I would like to propose some changes to the gmGuiMain module:
> >
> >- move to the 'split-screen' interface like Richard's interface.
> >- replace the wxNotebook tabs with a row of small icons.
> >- Convert the current windows in the notebook to plugins (find patient,
> >cryptowidget, SQL query, Python interpreter, etc.) in a "plugins"
> >subdirectory.
> >
> >Any objections/comments?
> >  
> >
> Hi Ian
> I have been thinking about Richard's interface during the week and his 
> lecture made me focus on what was my main activity during the patient 
> encounter. For me, as a GP in private consulting rooms, it is clinical 
> data capture using a keyboard and manipulating the data while accessing 
> already collected information such as previous consultations, 
> investigations and other doctors' notes and correspondence.
> I prefer to record my data items one after the other in a left justified 
> vertical column. This means I need a tall but not very wide vertical 
> column to record and display the current encounter data. (Say 40% of the 
> screen width). For access to the other data I need a summary of all 
> previously recorded items (e.g. investigations, old notes, 
> correspondence) and a display window for the items that I select from 
> the summary.
> So, in essence this is a three window screen, with the middle and right 
> windows being accessed by hot keys and icons as per Richard's interface. 
> Hopefully there is still room to squeeze in his scratch pad and 
> Reminders windows. I also liked the way his patients' id window only 
> took up one line at the top of the screen.
> That's my $A0.02 worth anyway.
> David
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what about 2 monitors for hardcore electronic evangelists?
just kidding.

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