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Re: Forum (response to post by dweaver) | Reply
Thank you!
Re: Forum (response to post by dweaver) | Reply
Thank you!
Re: Forum "VA PseudoVet - Wireframe Componentes Challenge" has been updated by Kmande (response to post by Kmande) | Reply
Answers below:


1. The start date will determine the War Eras that are included. When
the system generates data, it will look to a "war era config" file to
figure out how to profile the data. By default, that start date will be a
single selected war era and the end date will be "today". This will
determine how old the population is based on some data in the "war era
config" file.
2. The start date will be the first official date of the war:
https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RS21405.pdf
3. Here is a document with official war eras:
https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RS21405.pdf



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Dustin Weaver
Community Architect / Topcoder, Inc
Re: Forum (response to post by dweaver) | Reply
Thank you
Re: Forum "VA PseudoVet - Wireframe Componentes Challenge" has been updated by picachui (response to post by picachui) | Reply
Just the number of patients, start date, end date, and war era.

The start and end dates are driven by the war era selection, but could be
over-ridden


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Dustin Weaver
Community Architect / Topcoder, Inc
Re: Forum (response to post by picachui) | Reply
1. - End Date
Defaults to the current date. Used with the start date to determine patient age window.

'Start Date' is a date for data generation wherein records created earlier to it are not to be considered.So, basically it is a date of a record creation but not any birth date of the person in the record.Then, how can we say that a period window created using any such 'Start Date' and 'End Date' will also amount to the patient age window?

2. When a start date is populated on the basis of a selected war era, then which among the following is expected as a start date: Date when war era started or the date of the first record belonging to such war era?
If it is supposed to be the date of the first record belonging to a selected war era, then how would we know such date for all war eras?

3. Finally, Can you please provide any authentic source to understand different war eras.Can the link I am mentioning here be referred https://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/wartimeperiod.asp ?

Thanks!
Re: Forum (response to post by dweaver) | Reply
Population Configuration
This area will allow a user to configure several parameters to influence the generated data.

- Number of patients
Determines the base number of patients generated.

It is mentioned that there are several parameters that can be configured. Is there any other configuration for population other than the number of patients ? If so what are they ?
Re: Forum "VA PseudoVet - Wireframe Componentes Challenge" has been updated by Jessamine_Z (response to post by Jessamine_Z) | Reply
Excellent question. For now let's assume this will be one-time generation.
This will avoid the complexities of trying to update/maintain data.
Re: Forum "VA PseudoVet - Wireframe Componentes Challenge" has been updated by picachui (response to post by picachui) | Reply
The output will be a collection of files stored locally.

The generation could take some time, so a screen to help the user
understand this would be needed.
Re: Welcome! (response to post by chekspir) | Reply
Once the configuration is done, what would be the output? Will the data be generated and stored in a database ? What does the user see on submitting the data configuration request ?
Re: Forum (response to post by dweaver) | Reply
Thank you for clarifying this!

However, would there be some mechanism for users to update their data set?
For example, if an app developer had a data set from PseudoVet for an early phase of app development, and requires a data set with larger population size for next development phase, would he be able to update his existing data set, or should he create a new data set?
Re: Forum "VA PseudoVet - Wireframe Componentes Challenge" has been updated by Jessamine_Z (response to post by Jessamine_Z) | Reply
Probably bad wording on our part. The "updating" is actually the system
aging the data as appropriate.

For example, if you create a dataset that spans 50 years, the system will
generate 50 years worth of doctor checkups, desiese profiles, etc.
Re: Welcome! (response to post by dweaver) | Reply
I have a questions:
According to the second sentence of the Challenge Summary - this system creates and updates realistic and dynamic synthetic patient data.
So should we include work flows for updating the data set? Or is that out of the scope of this challenge?
Re: Forum "VA PseudoVet - Wireframe Componentes Challenge" has been updated by mishql (response to post by mishql) | Reply
They select the size of the population, but geography will be randomized.
Re: Welcome! (response to post by dweaver) | Reply
Had a question regarding population configuration, when a user configures a population - do they select number of people to include in their data set or the areas/locations to include in their data set?
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