One of the things we heard from our users was that although our HTML based report format was fine for reviewing data interactively on an iPad or computer browser, it really kind of stunk when it came time to print it out for a hard copy. Often graphs would be split across page breaks and it just wasn’t presentable.
PDF Report Export Now Available
Well that all changes now with CPT 3.1. Now you have a PDF format option that will just blow you away. It is a full color paginated collection of your Diary History and Summary Report data. And, it makes the ideal document for communicating your pain situation at your next doctor’s visit. Let’s take a look…
Let’s start with the Summary Report since this is probably the one you’ll most often take with your to your doctor’s appointment. Here are some screen shots of our sample PDF report. You can also download the actual PDF sample here.
As you can see, the report contains a section for each type of Tracker module that was found within the range of Diary Entries. You do have the option to decide which Trackers are included or excluded in the final version.
Within each section, you will find one or more graphs or diagrams focused on that Tracker concept. For more information on each type of graph found, please have a look at our new Tracker summary pages.
All of the graphs and diagrams within the PDF report utilize vector based graphics wherever possible, so lines and type are perfectly crisp on your printed hard copies, and you have the ability to really zoom into the details if you’re looking at the PDF file on your iPhone, iPad or computer.
Diary History Report
Here’s a sample page of the Diary History report in the new PDF format. As you recall, the Diary History report is simply taking all of your Diary Entry data and putting it into a chronological hard copy format.
You may not supply this raw information to your doctor, but for those that like to have a hard copy of their diary information, it’s an invaluable tool
Some things to take note of here are the Header & Footer elements of the page which contain key information like the patient name, reporting date range, page number, and when the report data was generated. This information will appear on each of the document pages.
Each Diary Entry will then be represented as a collection of Tracker module information blocks – much like the concept we use within the application. In the example, you can see that the first Diary Entry on this page is for March 27, 2012 at 8:15AM. You can then see the various Tracker blocks containing the details that were input by the user.
In most cases, the information is represented textually, although we do use graphical elements for certain Tracker modules. For example, the Pain Location Tracker shows a reduced size body model with your documented pain locations. We also use a much larger color coded font for the Pain Level value since it is a very frequently cited value.
If you’d like to see the actual PDF sample file for this Diary History report, you can find it here.