Electronic Journal - Questions

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NOTE: At this point I do not require bids for building an application. I am looking for a freelancer to provide me with a list of information I need to provide (in addition to what's listed below) before I post the proposal for the 'official' build. After reading my outline below and looking at the attached process outline, what have I missed?

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INTRODUCTION

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I recently visited a psychotherapist/counsellor/psychologist during a difficult time in my life. The therapist's job is to basically talk through troubling issues and help the client develop skills to better handle whatever is troubling them. I think this is an area in which web technology could be very helpful. My project is a web-based electronic journal (or diary) that allows the user to post entries and allows a therapist (authorized by the user) to post comments on those entries. All posts and comments are time/date stamped. There will also be a dashboard that summarizes some statistics about the user's content, as well as reporting functionality. (see the attachment for details)

Here's what I noticed about the process with my therapist and how I think my project would be of benefit to both the client/user and the therapist:

PROBLEM: I would often think of something important and relevant while at work or lying on the couch. But, when I was sitting in the therapist's office, it was very difficult for me think clearly and relax. SOLUTION: Users can post comments in their journal at any time (via the site or via email). The user and therapist can then review the posts during their face-to-face sessions. Each post will have a date/time stamp.

PROBLEM: The therapist and I would discuss solutions to my issues. The therapist would take notes, however I would not. After the session was over, I would generally forget most of what we talked about. SOLUTION: The therapist and user could review the posts on a computer and the therapist could type her notes directly (or copy+paste them) into the journal. As a result, the user can review his posts and the therapist's notes at any time...and even add more comments/questions. The therapist could also post comments between sessions.

PROBLEM: The therapist would keep handwritten notes in a file folder. These could be lost/damaged/destroyed or the therapist and client could (for whatever reason) be unable to continue to work together. SOLUTION: The therapist's notes would be saved in the web application. The client could find a new therapist and grant her online access to those notes (as well as enabling her to print/download them).

My expectation is that the successful bidder will provide:

- a list of questions I should answer before I post my request for the final build

- some ideas on the best platform(s) for my application

Thanks.

Mike

Skills: Database Administration, Graphic Design, User Interface / IA, Web Security, Website Design

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fanache

Hi. I have some sugestions about your project. Psychotherapists registered on the site must check somehow online (for medical licence), also anyone can impersonate other therapist. Also, each therapist has his pric More

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