Registrant Types

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Key elements

A key element of OurMed's new website, will be how various user types are defined and have unique access rights throughout the site.

After a new user fills out their First and Last name, Username, Password and CAPTCHA anti-spam word, an email will be sent to the new user to validate them and activate their OurMed account.  At this stage, this account will be a "general user" account and  The users will not be able to post, publish or edit articles--They will however be able to "comment" on articles or new ideas for the site.

This further set of questions are necessary to allow healthcare professionals to post, adjust or edit articles.  As of Friday June 11th these questions need to be validated by the healthcare community.

A proposal for registration

One proposal would be to designate users in general categories from which they can design create their professional, non-professional or interests further.  First user demographics are entered (further information can be entered from a user's settings screen):


Country of residence*___________(dropbox)

Postal Code *_______

State/Province __________ (dropbox depending on country/postal code input)

City  __________

Birthday ________


How I'd like to use OurMed *:

[] Reading articles (General User)

[] Communing with patient community and receiving emails particular to a particular disease

[] Editing Healthcare Articles - I work or study in a medical or healthcare related field.  (if clicked then further designation of Professional, Academic or Alternative/Complementary dropboxes are provided:

  *denotes required information


Professional Degrees

MD - Medical Doctor
MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
DO - Doctor of Osteopathy
DO - Osteopathic Physician
DC - Chiropractic Physician
OD - Doctor of Optometry
OMD - Oriental Medical Doctor
RPT/DPT - Physical Therapist
PharmD - Doctor of Pharmacy
DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
DVM - Doctor of Veterinary medicine
PhD (Clinical Psych) - Clinical Psychologist
NP - Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Pract. Nurse
MSw - Masters in Social Work
PA - Physicians Assistant
RN - Registered Nurse
RD - Registered Dietitian
Student
Other - Specify _____________________

(if click Other, then Other: ______ would allow additional inputs)


Academic Doctoral  (drop box of choices)
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
MPH - Master of Public Health
ScD - Doctor of Science
PsyD - Doctor of Psychology
EdD-Doctor of Education
DSc- Doctor of Science
Student

Other - Specify _____________________
(if click Other, then Other: ______ would allow additional inputs)


Complementary & Alternative  (drop box of choices)
LAc - Licensed Acupuncturist
ND - Doctor of Naturopathy
D.Hom/HMC - Doctor of Homeopathy
DN - Doctor of Naprapathy
Practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine
Practitioner of Zhi Gong or Tsui Na
I work for a health organization/association
Student
Other - Specify ____________________
(if click Other, then Other: ______ would allow additional inputs)

Disclosures

NB: It is imperative that users write a narrative of their commercial affiliations; (This needs to be researched so that users will write useful information and any specific POV will be honestly revealed). I.e., Some form of disclosure might be requested after an article is published/edited.

Are you associated with any of the following organizations?:

Any company or entity doing business in the health care industry; advocating issues on its behalf or representing the interests of such company or entity in any manner; or producing or providing products or services to the health care industry either directly or indirectly?
NB: The type of organizations include, but are not limited to, drug manufacturers, legal and accounting firms, advertising firms, consulting companies, health or medical insurance carriers, marketing , servicing companies, lobbying firms and all other companies/entities that derive a potion or all of their revenue from health related products, services, or professional associations in and/or for the health care industry.

  • [ ]-Yes; [ ]-No

Or are you a member or employee of any of the following POV organizations?:

  • National Council Against Health Fraud(or any branch or related association thereto)
    [ ]-Yes; [ ]-No
  • CSI (The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry)(or any National or International branch or related association thereto)
    [ ]-Yes; [ ]-No
  • James Randi "Educational" Organization(or any National or International branch or related association thereto)
    [ ]-Yes; [ ]-No


NB: please note that failure to honestly report such affiliations may be penalized by loss of editing privileges, and/or listing on an ethics issues page.

System Access

System access is separate issue, and only provided to chosen Board Member, E.D, and CTO

User Privileges

Privilege BUREAUCRAT ADMIN/SYSOP USER Check box?
Creates Admins no no
Check User Data Access (If granted by Bureaucrat) no
Assigns Gen'l Privileges no
Protect/Unprotect Pages no
Delete Pages no
Block Users no
Verify User Credentials by Sysop
Publish Articles by Sysop
Stamp of Approval by Sysop
Make Edits, Change Article Contents by Sysop
Create Articles in Sandbox
Rating of Articles

Legend: ✓=has privilege

NB: All privileges assume that the higher level has same function.

Thus, users could work their way up the ladder, gaining additional privileges as they earn them and thereby eventually apply to become admin/sysops, or higher, as necessity and openings allow.

Where the term "check boxes" is used above, it is anticipated that these will be Check boxes which appear on the admin/sysop and bureaucrat's screens, which allow them to grant users these specific privileges.

So, in the same way that blocked users are automatically placed in a category, so that all can see them, those granted these specific privileges, will be automatically placed in an appropriate category, so that admins and others with appropriate privileges can move the articles along the process.
Scenarios:

  • A Physician (or PhD or equal) registers: starts writing an article (initially in a sandbox). His/her credentials should be reviewed ASAP by an admin or user with "reviewer" privilege, and once accepted, granted "Publish" privileges, which automatically gives the doctor all lower privileges as well. I.e., to edit existing articles, give stamp of approval for articles waiting in sandboxes written by lay persons, etc.
  • A lay person registers and starts an article in a sandbox. On completion, s/he can check a box, that gets the attention of an admin or user with above privilege, and the article can be reviewed and published by the person with appropriate authority.
  • After a lay contributor make several quality edits, they can apply, at a forum for that purpose, for advancement to a higher level of privilege. E.g., to be able to edit existing articles, etc.

Thus the Categories below listed can be automated. Others can be created as required and applied to appropriate articles.

All articles should have a link at the bottom for all users to vote on rating the article. ★ - ★★★★★ stars.

Anyone to whom an admin grants permissions, should be automatically on the watch page for that admin, and likewise any article given an approval stamp should be on the watch list for the user granting the approval and the admin who supervises that user.


NB Please see the Mediawiki page on User Rights at: [[1]] for a full explanation of all possible rights.

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