eCHAM Website 

 
 
 

Description

The eCHAM website is an internet based website that provides access to all four CHAM books within a browser window.  It is hosted on the ANTHC Wide Area Network. It allows securely logged in users to store bookmarks and annotations to the content and saves them in the eCHAM content database. Currently using content version 4.6, updated September 2017.

eCHAM Website Screenshot

Required Hardware/Software

Any internet connected hardware that can run one of the following browsers:

 

  • Internet Explorer 10-11
  •  Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome

 


Advantages/Disadvantages

 

  • Always works with the most updated version of the content.
  • Annotations functionality available.  Annotations are uploaded to central database.
  • Allows for multimedia.
  • Must be connected to the internet to work.
  • Not portable.
  • Affected by internet outages and internet performance.

 

iCHAM

 
 

Description

The iCHAM is an iOS based application that only runs on Apple iPad.  It will have all of the functionality of the eCHAM website in a smaller, compact device with more intuitive navigation and features.  The iCHAM will update itself when it is connected to the internet, but will work with the current content when disconnected.  The iCHAM will store the current users bookmarks and annotations locally, so they can be used while offline and upload changes to those bookmarks and annotations to the eCHAM servers, so they will be available on any device or via the website.  Users will be updated with any altered content upon connection to the internet and informed of any content changes. 


Required Hardware/SoftwareiCHAM Preview

Apple  iPad 2.0 – 4.0

Software Version 9.3.5 or newer 

(Current iOS version 11.1.1)

iCHAM software 1.5.5.4

Wireless access point in clinic.

 

Advantages/Disadvantages

 

  • Automatically downloads the most updated version of the content when connected to internet.
  • Works well when not connected to the internet.  Local storage of content means internet performance not an issue.
  • Annotations functionality available.  Annotations created are stored locally and  in central database will upload when connected to internet.
  • Allows for multimedia.
  • Extremely portable.  Long offline battery life in power outage.
  • Will enable easy access to upcoming AFHCAN iOS application and Vidyo implementation.
  • Needs wireless clinic access for best results.

 

 

 

ePublication

 
 
 
 

Description

The ePublication is an open source platform electronic book format that will work on most eReaders and can be run on a PC, Mac, Kindle, Nook or other eReader.    It is like a static pdf with links instead of page numbers.   The product will have digital rights management functionality, which will allow us to expire the content so that users are not utilizing outdated clinical information.

ePublication Screenshot

Required Software/Hardware

Any eReader , although because of different features, the eBook may work differently on different eReaders.   We will develop training for most major eReaders including Kindle, iBooks, Nook .

Advantages/Disadvantages

 

  • Works well when not connected to the internet.  Local storage of content means internet performance not an issue.
  • Allows for embedded multimedia.
  • Extremely portable.  Long offline battery life in power outage.
  • File could be stored on a flash drive for emergency use on PC
  • Because of the format, looks different from the hardcopy CHAM.    May not be intuitive because of this.
  • Because of variation in eReaders, training models may be complex.
  • Is NOT updateable – content will eventually become obsolete and will need to be entirely re-downloaded.
  • Does not allow annotations except local annotations (not persistent across eCHAM products and will not persist when content expires).

 

PDF

Description

The eCHAM technology has the ability to automatically output a PDF that looks very similar to the CHAM, but that creates the page numbers on the fly, so that as content in the DMS changes, the page numbers will reflect those changes.  Download your copy of the PDF using your CHAM credentials.

PDF ScreenshotRequired Hardware/Software

No hardware is necessary but the PDF could be viewed on any device that can read PDF files.

Advantages/Disadvantages

 

  • Works well when not connected to the internet.  Local storage of content means internet performance not an issue.
  • Requires no power.
  • File could be stored on a flash drive for emergency use on PC
  • Is NOT updateable – content will eventually become obsolete and will need to be entirely re-printed.  As the links are created on the fly, the ENTIRE set of books must be reprinted.
  • Does not allow annotations except local annotations (not persistent across eCHAM products and will not persist when content expires).
  • Does not allow for embedded multimedia.
  • Will be heavy and not portable