Development

METAL is a bespoke Microsoft Access database split into front-end (user interface) and back-end (data tables). Front-end is developed in MS Access with VBA code and SQL. Back-end database can be a MS Access DB, SQL server DB, Sharepoint list or Azure SQL

Computer Programming

Data security

Front-end and back-end are encrypted and password protected

Accessed only by approved staff

Conforms to Caldicott principles, Information governance and GDPR

Design

METAL is designed with clinical teams from the grounds up to reflect specific workflows in trauma units.

User interface and functionality are fully custumisable

Data can be stored on local drives, hospital servers or secure Microsoft cloud servers (Sharepoint, SQL, Azure) 

Performing Surgery