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 is
- Understand how you can use Custom Data
- Understand how you can track this data within Welkin
Custom Data basics
Welkin’s Coach Portal 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 Side Bar is another example—its predefined sections can include schemas like “Lab History,” “Prescriptions,” “Insurance,” and more. See the full list of standard Side Bar sections.
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 type 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
Custom Data can be created in Workshop manually, or by updating the applications you’ve integrated with Welkin. Once you define a Custom Data type, it’s available to be added as a section on the Side Bar. If you need to track this data for your patients, choose to update their timeline with “Events” for those changes when creating the Custom Data.
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