What does Auditmaker do?

Auditmaker is a tool for performing clinical audits. An audit involves several steps:

  1. Formulating a question. This could be as simple as "How many patients were admitted to each ward last month?" Or as complex as "Do patients fare better post-operatively depending on how many co-morbidities they have, and is the type of procedure relevant?"
  2. Constructing a survey. Basically, a clinical audit involves the collection and analysing of clinical data. Before you collect data, you need to nominate some very specific questions that you will answer for each case. If your audit involves a cohort of patients, for example, the first few questions might be "What was the patient's age? Sex? Weight?"
  3. Data collection. After constructing the survey, you need to complete it for every case that you are examining.
  4. Reporting and data analysis. The final phase is producing results: analysing the data you have collected, comparing it to other results, and, ultimately, answering the question you posed in step 1.

Auditmaker will help you with steps 2, 3 and 4. Obviously you need to formulate your own questions, and if you are intending to work with Auditmaker, you've probably already got some questions in mind. Auditmaker allows you to construct a survey, collect data, and produce reports on that data.

Is this related to the free Microsoft Access-based Auditmaker?

The free prototype of Auditmaker is based on (and requires) Microsoft Access. Written by Dr. Sepehr Shakib, it is a great tool for getting into clinical auditing, though it has some limitations. This application is the next generation of Auditmaker: a web-based tool that removes many of the limitations of the free prototype. Most importantly, you can now collaborate on audits with colleagues in a seamless fashion, from anywhere you have access to a web browser.

How can I sign up for an account?

Send an email to Dr. Sepehr Shakib at Clinical Insight.

I found a bug!

We are very keen to hear about any bugs, problems, or feedback.