Using the Wildlife Rehabilitation MD Import tool, you can import patients and various related data into your database from other sources. We have created templates and a guide to help you organize your data so that it can easily be imported into WRMD.
Here are some things to know before you begin this process.
Make sure your data has the required columns and each row has values for those columns. The required columns for importing patients are:
The required columns for importing anything other than patients depends on what you are importing. However a column that is always required is one with a unique identifier to correlate the data to the patient it belongs to. The data may correlate to a patients case number, reference number, microchip number or band.
Entering the correct common names is incredibly helpful for all data analysis and reporting. The easiest way to choose a common name is to just look them up in the WRMD new patient screen. Anything that auto populates within WRMD is an appropriate common name. Typically the most common common-names are known to WRMD. After importing your patients, WRMD will verify the species common names and identify any that are unrecognized.
Your data may be in a format or database that you are unfamiliar with or perhaps there is so much of it that you are overwhelmed. If that's the case then, for a negotiated fee, we can prepare and import your data for you.
There are too many variables to try and describe how this process could work. However; in the past, we have had data emailed to us that we were able to access and prepare for import. We have also visited organizations and worked directly with their staff to export, prepare and import their data. Depending on time lines and budget we are willing to help however we can.
Past fees for preparing other organizations data have ranged from $300(US) to $5,000(US). It all depends on how much data there is, what shape it's in and how soon you need it imported.
If you would like to discuss this option further then please email us at [email protected] with your name, account and needs.