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PinSys is a clinical research software system aimed at standardising the method of storage of multi-sourced medical data, imaging records and patient samples and providing access to this data in a secure, centralised and organised platform. Designed from the outset to be networked and multi-user capable it allows data from multiple research studies to be stored together and allocated to the users you require.
The system provides the facility to store a range of general medical data, details on family history/pedigree, genetic analysis, DNA samples, ophthalmic status, psychophysical statistics, electro-diagnostic information and more. Various imaging sections have been developed to accommodate imaging data of the eye (fundus, AF, ICG, OCT, AF), radiology and tissue diagnostics. All imaging data can be annotated, grouped and re-ordered very efficiently with ease of user considered a key feature through development of the software.
Powerful search capabilities provide the option to search for research patients by study group, medical diagnosis and a variety of other medical features – fundus grade, lens grading, DNA samples, sage, BMI, gender, smoking status and more. Full text search capabilities quickly retrieve data matching any of the annotations that may have been made on each record.
PinSys is developed using the latest .NET technologies from Microsoft, using modern design and programming methods but with efficiency in mind, allowing it to run smoothly on a wider range of hardware.
The client software will perform equally well on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and the latest Windows 7 requiring only the Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework to be installed on 2000 and XP (available as a free download). A dedicated server is recommended to host the database and imaging data, with SQL Server Express 2005 or 2008 required to host the data – available free from Microsoft.com. Windows Server 2003 or 2008 is preferred as the server operating system but for networks of 10 client computers or less, Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista Business is satisfactory.
A range of security and user profile options within PinSys allow managers to configure their own research studies, allocate user accounts to each of them and determine what data each user is allowed to see on each patient. Each user can then also configure their own security options and change how the software interface displays certain information to them.
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