Mobile eLogbook has been designed in co-operation with the elogbook.org FHI Pan-Surgical Electronic Logbook to facilitate completion of your logbook.
Once you have entered your elogbook.org login credentials, the app will synchronise with the individual account. All operation and hospital codes, your favourite procedures, consultants and hospitals will be retrieved for use with the app to record all the necessary information in a format that will be instantly recognisable from the elogbook.org webpages.
Offline data entry
You do not require a Wi-Fi or 3G connection to enter data in to the app. Ideal for environments with poor network signals. A Wi-Fi/3G connection is only required at the time of upload.
The Mobile eLogbook app is only intended to allow uploading data to your elogbook account. This is deliberate to prevent the data protection issues that would occur from downloading patient data to a personal device.
In order to upload operations to the elogbook system you will need to subscribe to the upload functionality. When you initially successfully validate your elogbook username and password you will receive a free 28 day trial subscription. Once this expires you will need to purchase a subscription to continue to upload - this can be performed simply within the app. A purchased subscription is valid for one year and costs £5.99. Please see the FAQ page on our website for more details about this.
Once procedures have been successfully uploaded, they will be deleted from the app. No patient identifiable information will be retained on your device. We recommend uploading data immediately or as soon as a network 3G/Wi-Fi signal is available. If upload is interrupted due to signal loss for example, data not yet uploaded will be retained until a successful upload is achieved.
The following specialties are currently supported, including specialty specific fields, e.g. laparoscopic, 30 day mortality, sub-division of roles within procedures etc
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Operation and hospital codes
Upon first use, the app will automatically download all operation and hospital codes from the elogbook.org website. As the elogbook.org evolves, changes will be available automatically. Simply “Check for data updates” from within the app settings.
Favourites and search
The app will automatically download your favourite operations, hospital and consultants. You can also search through the full lists of operations and hospitals. Only consultants listed within your elogbook.org account will be downloaded. Any changes to favourites must be performed using the college website. They will then be available to download within the app settings.
Simplifying data recording
The following features are available to simplify data entry:
- "Save and add another for same patient" when entering a record
- Duplication of an existing record (a long press on an existing record in the main view)
- Age entry via either age or date of birth
- Default hospital
- Default consultant
- Default country
- Default operation date (today or last used)
Security and encryption
Mobile eLogbook is protected by an encrypted PIN
Data is uploaded to the elogbook.org servers over a secure HTTPS connection (the same encryption that is used when logging in to the elogbook.org website)