In this article, we'll walk through:
- What is Custom Data?
- When should you create a new Custom Data type?
After reading this article, you will:
- Understand Custom Data
- Understand how you can use Custom Data in your configuration
- Understand how you can track this data within Welkin
Your standard Welkin configuration comes with a number of schemas already defined. An example of this is the patient’s “Personal Information” section, which has defined fields such as First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, Phone Number, and Email Address. The Patient Profile Side Bar is another example—its predefined sections cover many of the standard use cases for Lab History, Prescriptions, Insurance, and more.
However, your Program may require data types beyond the standard set that Welkin provides, such as “Payer Risk Score” or “Target Weight Loss.” In these situations, you may choose to create a Custom Data schema to enable a data field, or set of related fields, to be used in your Program.
Custom Data types allow you to define the name of the data set, along with the fields and their attributes contained within the set.
For example, “Target Weight Loss” may contain the following fields:
- Target Weight
- Target BMI
- Target Percentage Weight Loss
- Current Weight
- Current BMI
- Current Percentage Weight Loss
- Baseline Weight
- Baseline BMI
Once a Custom Data schema has been defined, it available as a section for you to enable or arrange in the Side Bar. You can also build the Custom Data type into Workshop by updating the applications you’ve integrated with Welkin. If you need to track this data for your patients, when creating the Custom Data type you can choose to update their timeline with an “Event” every time the value for these fields is changed.