All the searches that can be carried out in the personal WinCHIP files can be also carried out with the “search in CLIFICOL” function. The advantage of the CLIFICOL database is that you can benefit from the experiences of different homeopaths and different methodologies.
By inputting basic information in the search box and clicking the radio-button “search in CLIFICOL” you can search for case histories that are of interest to you.
There are two SEARCH METHODS in CLIFICOL, one based on a set of criteria and the other one that allows the homeopathic Medical doctor to calculate some rates.
This search method permits the homeopath to search for case histories solved with different methods of prescription For instance, you can search for all cases where phosphorus has been prescribed for depression based on one of the following methodologies:
The classical clinical methodology based on the Repertory (MSMV)
The Argentinean Homeopathic School
Masi’s methodological approach
Ortega’s miasmatic methodology
Josep Reves’s prescription method
Jan Scholten’s method
It also provides access to the Materia Medica of the remedy prescription using one of the above specified methodologies or using criteria such as age, potency, etc.
The search function allows you to search for words, for example in the patient's medical history, and to refine the search by associating other elements such as a particular remedy or a certain pathology.
Once you have identified the case history in which you are interested, you can download it in PDF format.
Searching for occurrences
For statistical purposes you can calculate the number of occurrences of clinical data in your homeopathic practice.
Age related to certain pathologies or certain remedies
Diagnosis during the first examination
Diagnosis related to pathologies
Pathology and city of residence
Kind of check-up (acute, relapse, chronic)
Symptoms based on the Repertory
Most frequently prescribed remedy for a specific pathologic or clinical situation.
The different search methods (eg based on a set of criteria, on words in the anamnesis or searching for occurrences) gives the homeopath a better chance of finding information to help him gain a new understanding of the case based on personal needs
E.g. information on vaccination, type of vaccine, dosage, reaction to the administration of a particular remedy, age of the patient, etc.
How to download case history files
Once you have identified the case history you are interested in using the search based on a set of criteria, you can download the entire case history file in PDF format by clicking on the icon.
To carry out a search in the CLIFICOL database you need to define some basic information in the search box and then click on the button “search in CLIFICOL.”
Data can be exported in different types of formats.
How to send a case history file
Send via WinCHIP
To send a case history to the CLIFICOLdatabase, click on this icon in the WinCHIP Toolbar and the following window will open:
You will find the following information in this window:
Information about the previous upload
In this field, you can check whether a file for this patient has already been sent to the CLIFICOLdatabase. If a file has already been transmitted, you will see the date on which it was sent
Certain aspects of a case need to be specified before uploading to the CLIFICOL database
In this part of the window you must complete certain compulsory fields before sending the file to the CLIFICOL database. At least one field must be completed:
Case study featuring statistics: in this field you must identify the group of statistics to which the case belongs, e.g. general statistics. This function is not yet available.
Case study featuring homeopathic philosophy: in this field identify the prevalent features, e.g. chronic disease with relapse.
Case study featuring Materia Medica:in this field identify the prevalent features of the case, such as arsenicum album.
Case study featuring symptoms, syndromes or pathologies: indicate the pathology in this field, e.g. Psoriasis case study.
Monitoring research:in this field indicate the clinical research you are monitoring, e.g. asthma, YX procedure. This function is not currently available.
Define the case study as human or veterinarian: in this field identify whether the case concerns a person or an animal
Language of texts: in this field define the language in which the case is written, e.g. Italian
Pick list language:in this field indicate the Pick List language, e.g. Italian
Other Clinical Observations
In this window you can enter your personal remarks on the case by clicking on the icon (Clinical Observations)
If you are working on a previously recorded case history, by clicking on the icon you will open the Clinical Observations window where you can add more information to the follow-up case study