The Client

Health Policy Analysis Pty Ltd is an independent consulting firm specialising in health policy and the analysis of health data for decision making, performance measurement, evaluation, costing and funding. The company was selected by IHPA to act as the lead consultants for the development of a new patient based classification system for emergency care provided by Australian hospitals known as the Australian Emergency Care Classification (AECC).

The development of AECC will include undertaking a costing study to investigate the resources used in public hospital emergency departments, as well as work to enhance and improve the information collected in emergency departments to support the implementation of the AECC.

The Job

Health Policy Analysis approached Websites ‘N’ More to develop a web application based on the Joomla Platform that could be used to collect and analyse data from various study sites (hospitals) across Australia ranging from larger and smaller hospitals; specialist paediatric; metropolitan, regional and remote. This data will then be analysed in order to provide recommendations for the development of the AECC.

Some of the functionalities required for the website to enable the stakeholders to collect and analyse the data included;

  • An interface opens to the public that would provide information on the project. This interface could only be controlled by the super-admin.
  • The system also required a study area that is password protected and would provide different levels of access to those involved in the study.
  • A site progress area powered by MySql database, where the actual data from study sites (hospitals) is collected and used for further analysis. Each hospital had their unique login which allowed them to upload data of their hospital on the system.
  • The ability of different levels of admin to enter the study area using their login credential and have access to the database. This would be 4 different levels of logins;
    1. Super-admin – The highest level of login which was used by the study administrator and gave them unrestricted access to the complete system. Each of these users had different level of access to the study area depending on their role in the study.
    2. National level Login (FMT) – The study participants at this level could access the database within the study area from across Australia. They could access the study progress across the different states of Australia.
    3. State Level Login (JA) – This level of login allowed the study participants to view the progress of the study and hence the data collected within their own state.
    4. Study Site Login (Hospitals) – The study sites would each have a unique login to access the study area and upload the data collected for the study.

The Result

The web application was successfully developed by our team of Joomla developers and the client was very pleased by the results achieved. We finished the project within the timeframes provided at the start. The study was due to commence in April 2016 and there have been no reports from the client regarding any system failure.

Client’s Feedback

“Websites ’N’ More have developed a number of websites for us and in each case we were more than satisfied with the service and the final results.
The functionality of each website was vastly different from the very basic of content holding pages, to pages with multiple levels of user access, editing rights, user inputs, and upload and downloadable user content. Additionally, intuitive backend configuration in these websites allow novice users make, change and manage content on the fly.

We were externally impressed with the service throughout. Websites ’N’ More walked us though the planning and design processes, provided us with clear quotations, and maintained regular communication and progress updating throughout the build. All enquiries were answered either the same business or next business day, along with any bug fixes.

Again we are more than satisfied with the products service and Websites ’N’ More have provided, and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them or using their services in the future.”