DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF WEB-BASED VETERINARY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page i
Approval Page iii
Table of contents vii
List of Figures ix
List of Tables x
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.0 Background of the study 1
1.1 Statement of the problem 1
1.2 Objective of the study 2
1.3 Significance of the study 3
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.0 Introduction 4
2.1 Theoretical Background 4
2.2 Review of Related Literature 6
2.3 Summary 10
CHAPTER THREE: SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
3.0 Introduction 11
3.1 Analysis of Existing System 13
3.2 Design of the Proposed System 14
3.2.1 Input Design 17
3.2.2 Output Design 18
3.2.3 System Architecture 19
3.2.4 Database Design 19
CHAPTER FOUR: SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
4.0 Introduction 21
4.1 Choice of Programming Environment 21
4.2 Implementation Architecture 23
4.3 Software Testing 25
4.4 Documentation 28
4.4.1 User Manual 28
4.4.2 Source Code listing 29
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATION
5.1 Summary 30
5.2 Conclusion 30
5.1 Recommendation 30
1.0BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Veterinary medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals. As a branch of medicine, it is necessary for the doctors to take active part in ensuring that the patients are well taken care-of and well followed up with respect to illnesses, diagnosis and the prescription of drugs. To do this, they often need an efficient management system in their clinics or hospitals that would keep track of the daily visits and returning visits of patients and the progress made in the treatment of the illnesses. This project aims at building an efficient, flexible, versatile web-based intranet for the patient management of veterinary hospitals and clinics.
1.1 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
In most hospitals, it is often ambiguous, time consuming and exhausting with respect to the issue of patient management and follow-up. This is due to the following issues;
⦁ Loss of patient data: Patient data is sometimes kept in physical storage file which get worn-out over a long period of time and get prone to wear and tear. Also, there is the issue of document losses which occur periodically.
⦁ Time Cost: Most hospitals receive more than 200 patients daily. And each patient has a file dedicated to him / her. Having to write to these physical files everyday can be time consuming. Also, in a case where the patient re-visits, sorting out files is often a time consuming fact and also energy draining.
⦁ Space: Physical files need physical space for storage, this physical storage space is often not available and often limited. As a result, there is often the need to create a complete apartment for the storage of these files, which, in the long run, is often not enough.
1.2 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The objective of this study is to achieve the following;
⦁ An efficient, light and portable means of storing patient data in veterinary hospitals.
⦁ An efficient method of communication between the various divisions in a hospital with respect to the treatment and transfer of patients from one department to another.
⦁ To reduce the time cost of processing data. With a database management facility, the issues of sorting, searching and traversing manually comes to an abrupt end. Database management systems have very fast means of searching for data using keywords and identity keys. Such of which is not possible with manual technology.
1.3 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROJECT
This project is significant in the sense that it revolutionizes the patient management systems in veterinary hospitals, it will make communication faster and much easier, it will make data processing much more efficient and less prone to errors, it will allow one to treat each patient as a separate entity instead of being a part. If efficient, it could also be used in human hospital management systems as well as other areas where personnel data and activity management is involved; places like schools, industries, offices etc..