8.7 Enter event data for a TEI

8.7.1 Widgets for data entry

8.7.1.1

In a TEI dashboard, you enter event data in the Timeline Data entry or Tabular data entry widgets.

Data entry widgets in the Tracker Capture app

Widget name

Description

Timeline Data entry

For data entry using either default or custom forms.

Depending on program definition, in particular program stages, events will be displayed in a timely fashion. Clicking on any of them displays the corresponding data entry. If a stage needs new event, a plus icon is displayed for new event creation. To proceed with data entry, it is mandatory to have event date. Once an event date is specified it is not possible to change due date. The assumption is that by specifying event date, the event has already taken place. If the event hasn’t occurred yet, it is possible to change due date - this is effectively doing nothing but rescheduling. The buttons at the bottom help to change the status of a selected event.

Another key feature from this widget is addition of multiple notes for an event. Normally data recording is through data elements, however there are cases where it is necessary to record additional information or comments. This is where the notes section comes handy. However it is not possible to delete a note. The idea is notes are more like log books. Both skip-logic and validation error/warning messages are supported during data entry.

Also included in the Timeline Data entry is the option to compare your data entry to previous entries. This can be enabled by clicking the “Switch to compare form” button (Two sheets of paper) in the top right corner of the Timeline Data entry widget.

Tabular data entry

For tabular-style data entry.

The widget displays the list of program stages as left-hand side labels. Events will be listed in table for repeatable program stage, and allows for in-line edits of event data values.

8.7.2 Creating an event

You can create an event for a TEI by:

  1. Open the Tracker Capture app.

  2. Open an existing TEI dashboard.

  3. In the Timeline Data entry or Tabular data entry widget, click the + -button.

  4. Select a Programstage and set a Report date .

  5. Click Save .

8.7.3 Schedule an event

You can shedule an event for a future date by:

  1. Open the Tracker Capture app.

  2. Open an existing TEI dashboard.

  3. In the Timeline Data entry or Tabular data entry widget, click the Calendar icon.

  4. Select a Programstage and set a Schedule date .

  5. Click Save .

8.7.4 Refer an event

Sometimes it might be nessascary to refer a patient to a different Organisation unit . To refer a TEI:

  1. Open the Tracker Capture app.

  2. Open an existing TEI dashboard.

  3. In the Timeline Data entry or Tabular data entry widget, click the Arrow icon.

  4. Select a Programstage , Organisation unit and set a * *Report date** .

  5. Click either One-time referral which will only refer TEI for one single event or Move permanently which will move TEI and all its future events permantly to the selected Organisation Unit .

8.7.5 Compare events

Sometimes it can be helpful to see data from previous events when entering data for a new event. This can be achived by:

  1. Open the Tracker Capture app.

  2. Open an existing TEI dashboard.

  3. In the Timeline Data entry widget, click the two pages icon (as seen in the image below).

Note

Note that this will only work for events that are repeatable.