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The Capital Bidding Process

First of all, what exactly is the “capital bidding process”? Essentially this is the process which starts with someone requesting the purchase of a medical device and ends with the commissioning of whatever is purchased. The term may be somewhat of a...

The Footprint Manager

If you haven’t already, it is strongly recommended that you read this blog article about groups & permissions before you look into group footprints. Just to recap, a footprint defines the parts of the database that a group of users can see. The “Hospital A”...

Group Permissions

You may have come across the series of articles about configuring e-Quip using the Role Manager. This is a really big subject and even when tackled in small chunks the articles are tending to become long which might give the impression that this is more complex than...

Signature Capture

I have been experimenting over the weekend with a signature pad from a German company called StepOver. One of our major clients uses these pads for all of their service engineers. I have to admit that it’s a very neat solution and the signatures produced are...

Faster Login for Hosted Servers

As part of the e-Quip login process a large amount of configuration data is read from the database and cached. This has never really impacted performance (unless you have a very slow server) but has been a real nuisance for users with remotely-hosted servers. For...

Recording Engineer’s Experience

If you can remember the old SEMS system (long gone, but not yet forgotten), then you might recall that it provided a way of recording an engineer’s experience on a model-by-model basis. You could create coded levels of experience, such as...