Pharm Tech Minutes 2016.11.03
Stéphane Spahni Simon Letellier Leonidas Tzimis Michael ...? Jose Costa Teixeira
Discussion on barcode transactions: we started by confirming the transactions UBP-1 to UBP-3. These are barcode-related. Open question: Is UBP-3 the same as UBP-1? To be decided later
Discussion on transactions for "product lookup" (cf attachment):
There are several occasions when a product is looked up, to get additional information. Typically this is:
- Inventory information (i.e. related to a specific physical item) - Examples: Falsified medicines check (a serial number may be considered "suspect").
- Catalog information (i.e. related to a kind of product) - Examples: lookup a product type to see if it contains latex.
Other cases may appear, i.e. find a patient record from an implanted device, or find an order for a customized item.
Discussion about the options for the first two cases:
Option 1: Two transactions: Catalog info lookup + Inventory item lookup
- Advantages: immediately relatable to Catalog and Inventory actors
- Disadvantages: System must know which transaction to use.
- Option 2: One transaction "Product information lookup", and one intermediary actor that defines whether that is a product lookup
- Advantages: Most flexible configuration, since the actor can be implemented on either end
- Disadvantages: More complicated, perhaps unnecessary complexity
- Option 3: One transaction "Product lookup" that is supported by a Product data provider, which can be associated with either a Catalog actor, or a Inventory actor, or an Order actor...
- Advantages: Simpler for all actors.
- Disadvantages: Must be confirmed if it makes sense from the perspective of the Catalog and Inventory actors: Do they have this transaction?
Work on white paper
Adding two use cases to the white paper. Initial draft / key points were discussed. Jose will update the document.
New use cases drafted for white paper to include that scope: