jhooks wrote:A good place to start might be to create a standalone database, and make sure you know that works - then create a website which can provide others with access to it.
I've installed MySql on my test server and I'm starting to think about the way to structure the data. I have a little database knowledge, I know how to set up tables, fields etc so Thanks for the advice, I'll go for a stand alone first to see if it will work. I've got one of those PHP and MySql for dummies books to get me started. I know they are really basic, but they seem to be getting me started.
As you go on to mention, I too thought about developing it furhter to monitor equiptment etc. Our stock levels are currently on 2 separate databases, pharmacy and supplies. The problem with the IT infrasructure in our hospital is its way too fragmented.
towy71 wrote:Make it open source so that other theatre technicians can use it, then money might be saved so that some more nursing staff and technicians can be employed instead of more bloody suits
It will definitely be open source!