The requirement was crisp and clear, to build a cloud-based application for healthcare professionals to conduct a survey with people infected with deadly diseases. Before reaching out to us, this 'study' was being practiced using a pen and a paper.
RailsFactory's involvement with the client has been over two years of development and maintenance. Our delivery team has a deep knowledge on the product, 'CoHRPICA' and has been visiting the client's premises many times.
This is a joint non-profit ‘study’ conducted to take their research (paper based) on deadly disease Infected and Un-Infected Cohorts across India to a digital platform.
In addition to business requirements, there was a series of technical requirements which were vital for the very existence of the business. Some of the major challenges were:
Another main task was to make a convenient system which can be useful, even for people who are totally unaware of any kind of technical stuff and cannot use online forms for entering data into the system.
In approaching the complete creation and implementation of the online survey system, our developers wanted the new system to be user-friendly and include all the functionalities the client was looking forward to.
We suggested making key changes in the online survey system using Ruby on Rails, as the client wanted a secure, and powerful technology to be used. The users of the site being people from various demographic areas, the online survey form demanded security more than anything. By bringing in RoR (Ruby on Rails) with some best practices, the security concerns were addressed and using our agile development methodology, milestones were set for efficient project management.
The online system allows the data collector to create a set of questions for the survey which the candidates can attempt by selecting the survey and its corresponding questions including the functionality for selecting optional questions if there are any and record their response to be reviewed by the data collector. We used the Rails framework considering the MVC architecture and Rails rules. We wrote the unit test cases and features for the application. The online survey system uses cloud computing technology for hosting ROR applications. We used GIT to manage the codebase.
The client has chosen us as the solution partner for this application due to the all-round technical expertise and years of experience in developing scalable, user-friendly applications solutions in RoR. As a leading global professional solution provider, RailsFactory through its agile methodology ensured that the client was delivered a rich, interactive online survey system according to their requirements.
Tools and Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Rails, Ruby
The implementation of ruby on rails code has been working perfectly and the client team has excellent visibility into the data collected and helps them to analyse efficiently. In addition, the client was very pleased that this project enabled them to easily delve into wider geographical locations for data collection, which was earlier taking weeks can now be done in days!
Following are the few benefits experienced by the client after implementing our solution: