Project CHECKVIS: Realtime and retrospective monitoring of appointments check-ins to detect abnormal behaviour - MDPH 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: John Kildea

Supervisor's Email: john.kildea [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 5144758943

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Medical Physics

Course number: MDPH 396 (Medical Physics)

Term: Winter 2018

Project start date: Monday, January 8th, 2018

Project end date: Monday, April 16th, 2018

Project title: Project CHECKVIS (MDPH 396): Realtime and retrospective monitoring of appointments check-ins to detect abnormal behaviour

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The ORMS (Online Room Management System) is used to check-in patients for their appointments at the Cedars Cancer Centre and at the Orthopedics clinic at the Montreal General Hospital. Patients currently check-in by scanning their RAMQ medicare cards at barcode-reader kiosks in the hospitals. In future, patients will also be able to check-in using the Opal app. Onoccasion, database errors or other system failures may result in downtime of the system or in messages that send patients to the receptions.
In this project, the student will work on developing a real-time logging tool that will be used to visualize previous activity to determine normality and monitor real-time activity to detect abnormality. The retrospective data will be used for a research study into the system and the real-time monitoring will be used to send alerts to the technical services team at the hospital.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 50% final report, 50% milestones and progress

Other project information: Will require coming to the Cedars Cancer Centre for the equivalent of one afternoon or morning per week.

Project status: This project is taken.

How students can apply / Next steps: Please contact me by email (john.kildea [at] for further steps/information

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.