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Overview

A casebook acts as a storehouse for information about medical conditions you may find on this Resounding Health web site or anywhere else on the web. In either case the abiity to store and organize this information into a casebook is only one click away.

You may have many casebooks, each of which addresses one or more medical conditions conditions. Rather than focus a casebook on medical conditions you may chose to focus the casebook on an individual. The choice is yours. Your Casebooks are private by default - only you can access them, but you may choose to make them public, or share them with a select group.

Casebooks are named, and may have a description and a set of notes describing the content of the Casebook in detail. In addition the casebook may contain:

  • One or more topics chosen from the Resounding Health knowledge base. Topics are optional, but are very useful because they allow the Resounding Health system to 'learn' associations between different topics, which allow it to perform more intelligent searches.
  • One or more bookmarks to pages in the Resounding Health web site, or external websites. These bookmarks may include:
    • Other casebooks
    • Medicines
    • Reference materials
    • Genetic ramifications
    • .... and anything else

Below is how a small casebook appears in the browser. We have associated two topics with it and have some external web pages bookmarked.

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Casebooks can only be created by registered logged-in users. When you register a private Casebook is created for you - the name of the casebook is your user name (but you can change this, as you can any aspect of a casebook). Your casebooks can be accessesed from the Home > My Home > My Casebooks menu.

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From this page you can delete or edit a particular Casebook, and, in the 'My Casebooks' panel there is a sub-menu option to 'Create A New Casebook'. Click on this and you will be prompted for a Casebook name and a short description. On pressing the create button you are led into a series of pages which allow you to edit your newly created Casebook.

Editing

A newly created or pre-existing casebook can have any aspect of it changed by its creator in the Casebook editing page. You reach this page automatically after creating a Casebook, or when you click on the edit option against a Casebook listed in the Home > My Home > My Casebooks menu. The editing function is split across a series of tabs which you can enter in any order. When you have made all the changes you desire click the Update button at the top of the panel and all your changes will be saved. The panels are:

  • Visibilty - make the casebook public or private, make the author of the casebook known or not known and allow copies of this casebook to be made (so a user can use it as a model to build their own casebook on).
  • Info - change the name and description of the casebook and add/edit notes.
  • Topics - show, remove and add Topics to this casebook. Topics are optional but they allow the system to better 'understand' the contents of the casebook. Topics are not free-form - they must be chosen form a system-supplied list. You enter some keywords and the system offers a list of the topics which best match the keywords.
  • Images - determine which (optional) graphical Icon to use to represent the casebook.
  • Bookmarks - list and edit any bookmarks associated with this casebook.
  • Group - manage users in this Casebooks 'Group'. Group members have all the editing privileges the creator of the Casebook does.
Bookmarking

A bookmark is a web page that is associated with the casebook. The bookmark may have one or more comments left by users who have also bookmarked the web page. The steps to add bookmarks to a Casebook are simple.

  1. Login to Resounding Health. Choose which casebook you want to add bookmarks to and make it the current Casebook. (Home>My Home>My Casebooks)
  2. Use our Enhanced Web Search (Find>Enhanced Web Search) to find a page you wish to bookmark.
  3. Place your mouse over the symbol at the top left corner of your browser window. The following toolbar will appear:


    Fill in a comment, rate the page if you wish and hit the Bookmark button. This page will be automatically bookmarked for you in your current casebook (which you can also change in the toolbar).
  4. Find other pages to bookmark and continue the process.

Finding

Casebooks can be found in a number of ways. If you just want to see your CAsebooks, and you are logged in, then use the menu Home > My Home > My Casebooks to get to a list of all of your Casebooks, or Home > My Home > My Casebooks > Casebook Name to get to a particular Casebook.

Casebooks may be returned by using Resounding Health's search menu - Find > Casebooks | Medical Terms | Symptoms may all return Casebooks as part of their search results.

The Resounding Health Home Page shows a list of tghe most recently authored casebooks and gives an option to see all the casebooks, as does a link from the Find > Casebooks page.

Printing

Since the bulk of a Casebook may be references to other webpages (bookmarks), printing a Casebook is a little more complicated than simply hitting the browser Print button. If you are logged in, however, we have solved the problem.

When you are at the Casebook you want to print and logged in you will see a "Print PDF" option in the CAsebook's menu bar. Clicking this will cause the system to read the Casebook, follow all the bookmarks, assemble all the bookmarked web pages and produce a single document consisting of the Casebook and all its associated web pages.

This can take time so the system does the printing "in the background" and when it is finished it will make the PDF file available to you on the sub menu item "Printed Casebooks" at Home > My Home.


This web-site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your doctor. It should not to be used for self-diagnosis or treatment.