To this end, we used the following materials
- FileMan Database Tutorial, by Sam Habiel.
- FileMan Introduction Slides, by Luis Ibanez
- FileMan Documentation, from hardhats.org
The texbooks used in the class include:
For this FileMan introduction, hands on exercises were performed in a VistA instance that was installed using the VistA Debian package prototype.
This instance builds upon
- Installation scripts and instructions written by Joe Snyder
- Instance installation script written by Christopher Edwards
For the introduction to FileMan, the class had the treat of welcoming Sam Habiel (Director of Technology at VISTA Expertise Network) as visiting instructor, and therefore learning about FileMan from a true expert. This happened thanks to Sam being in the Albany area as part of his work in the deployment of VistA at the NYS Office of Mental Health.
Sam Habiel describing the structure of FileMan.
Sam Habiel and Jerry Sicard.
Thanks for sharing your expertise with our Students at SUNY Albany.
After being introduced to the basic structure of FileMan,
students worked during a second session, on entering:
Of course, using fictitious names and personal data.
Following the Class Syllabus, we will now continue exploring the Patients File, Radiology, Lab, Pharmacy and Order Entry files.
The class will be offered again in the Fall 2014, and will be followed by a "VistA Intermediate" class.
We welcome your feedback on how to improve the content and practices of the class.