PhenoTips is a tool for collecting and analyzing phenotypic information for patients with genetic disorders. It combines an easy-to-use interface, compatible with any device which runs a Web browser, with a standardized database backend. The PhenoTips user interface closely mirrors clinician workflows, to facilitate the recording of observations made during the patient encounter. By collecting, classifying, and analyzing phenotypic information during the patient encounter, PhenoTips allows streamlining of clinic workflow, efficient data entry, improved diagnosis, standardization of collected patient phenotypes, and sharing of anonymized patient phenotype data for the study of rare disorders.
RMI WebSocket provides a library for remote method invocations between a browser and a Jetty Web Server using the HTML5 WebSocket. The idea is to enable tight method-level integration between the user interface and the server so that patterns such as MVP (Model-View-Presenter) can be applied in a Web environment. The method-level communications between the browser code and the server code allows the developer to think about the Web page and server-side components as objects in a UML world. Details such as the over-the-wire protocols in WebSockets are abstracted away in the process.