ALFA Toolkit

     
 
Activity Log File Aggregation (ALFA) toolkit for computer mediated consultation observation
   
 

Biomedical Informatics, Division of Community Health Sciences, St George's Universty of London

 
       
   
 
  ALFA is a computer mediated consultation observtion technique developed to provide an analysable overview of the propecia no prescription Clinician-Computer-Patient interactions. Software tools that build up the elements of januvia online the ALFA technique are available under the termsof GNU General Public License (GPL) v3.
 

Resources
ALFA technical process (pdf - 603KB)
Comparison of ALFA elements with existing research tools (pdf - 700KB)
Sample multi-channel video clip (WMV - 3.2MB)
Activity log file aggregation demonstration (WMV - 11.3MB)
User Action Recorder (UAR) (Exe - 32KB)
Voice Activity Recorder (VAR) (-)
Log File Aggregation (LFA) tool (Zip - 2.33MB)
   

Source codes
Copyright (C) 2008 Biomedical Informatics (BMI), St George’s University of London. GNU General Public License.

User Action Recorder (UAR) (Pdf - 93KB)
Voice Activity Recorder(VAR) (Pdf - 98KB)
Log File Aggregation (LFA) tool (Zip - 300KB, Pdf - 996KB)
   
Other options and templesinaivt.org guides...
Instruction manual for consultation coding...   Data recording steps in GP systems...   Screenshots of GP system interfaces...


Publications
     
 
 

Key Publications

  de Lusignan S, Kumarapeli P, Chan T, Pflug B, van Vlymen J, Jones B, Freeman GK. The ALFA (Activity Log Files Aggregation) toolkit: a method for precise observation of the consultation. J Med Internet Res. 2008 Sep 8;10(4):e27.
  ALFA publication 1
   
 

Refsum C, Kumarapeli P, Gunaratne A, Dodds R, Hasan A, de Lusignan S. Measuring the impact of different brands of computer systems on the clinical consultation: a pilot study. Inform Prim Care. 2008;16(2):119-27.

  ALFA publication 2
   
 

Kumarapeli P, de Lusignan S, Koczan P, Jones B, Sheeler I. The feasibility of using UML to compare the impact of different brands of computer system on the clinical consultation. Inform Prim Care. 2007;15(4):245-53.

  ALFA publication 3
 
Presentations
     
 
 

 

  The ALFA Master-classe: An ALFA toolkit demonstration. Presented by: Pushpa Kumarapeli, Soha Badshah, Malcolm McCoubrie, Simon de Lusignan. Presented to: Iain Ledingham, Mike Sharpe from Dundee Univesity.(pdf - 3,105KB)
  Launch of www.manbitesdog.com the ALFA Tool-kit - An Open Source resource for observing the effect of IT on the clinical consultation: Health Records Workshop at the usefull link 100mg levitra European Federation for Medical Informatics - Special Topic Conference (EFMI STC) 2008 Presented by: Simon de Lusignan, Pushpa Kumarapeli. (pdf - 2,500KB)