Online appointment booking
With online appointment booking system, we have so many entities, attributes and relationships between them.The basic theme of this system is to give the appointment to the patient for the doctor who may be a surgeon, a specialist, a therapist, or an internist with multiple sub-speciality.
While developing this type of software, we have to look for the other areas as well such as MRI,blood,thyroid,ecg,ett tests, operations etc.
The inpatient or outpatient support to the patient depending upon his condition.
The online appointment booking keeps track of patient’s progress, his medicine, his recovery etc.
Types of Software—-
According to the definition from wikipedia.org
Customer appointment management scheduling software falls under two categories: desktop applications and web-based systems (also known as software as a service).
Desktop applications are programs that are usually licensed and installed on end-user maintained computer hardware. Such programs are generally very robust in terms of features and reporting, and can often be customized, but one downside is that desktop applications often do not have an online portal for staff or customer access.As well, installed applications may require ongoing maintenance, support, and upgrading by the end-user.
Web-based systems are usually provided by a third-party service provider that offers appointment scheduling tools and features as a hosted software solution, usually provided via a web browser. One common benefit is that customers are provided the option of booking their own appointments. This facilitates appointment scheduling over the web as customers can access their usual professionals’ schedules at their convenience and make appointments online through the Internet.
Regardless of whether the application is desktop-based or web-based, most appointment scheduling software has four primary functions:
Integration with employee, member, and customer data
Calendar system connected to a master database
Ability to operate and analyze calendar data
Different pricing models are available. While the traditional software licensing model of a one-time licensing fee predominates for desktop applications; subscription-based, advertising-based, per-use, fee-per booking and free web-based systems are also available.
We will draw a generalized sketch of our online appointment booking system and the rest of the things will become clear to you.
All the doctors, the paramedical staff, the machine operators and the patients play huge role in the development of this type of system.
All in all, you can be given an appointment on ad hoc basis if the other patient has cancelled the appointment.
There should be an interface that displays which patients have cancelled the appointment and which are in the queue.
Now, lets get the real thing; the erd diagram of online appointment booking system