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Should email be unique across application users?

I am working on a medical application which will be implemented for USA patients and health providers. I want that there should be only 1 record of a user without any duplication. And I believe that ...
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User defined type for healthcare / Medical Records variable name prefixes? [closed]

I was reading Code Complete regarding variable naming in trying to find an answer to this question and stumbled on a table of commonly accepted prefixes for programming word processor software. Well, ...
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What is an effective way to obtain use case information from preoccupied professionals?

When designing a novel system in a hospital or other clinical setting, I think it would be important to gather information from doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, et al on use cases for the ...
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Should programmers have access to PHI for development and testing?

My responsibilities at a small company are mostly programming-related, but I also perform a number of other roles that definitely require access to PHI1. In larger organizations with clearer ...
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Can 'Agile' be applied to Healthcare IT teams?

Can Agile be employed in a field like Healthcare IT, where so much of patient care depends on the quality and timely delivery of systems?