One option would be to have a hosted FileMaker database at one of the FileMaker hosting providers, and have an html form that uses the FileMaker PHP API to create a record in the database. You could then access this database from your office as required - the hosting provider could also enable SSL connections for the FileMaker Pro clients if required. This keeps everything in FileMaker Pro so you could easily script the transfer of new records to your office systems.
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I agree with what Andrew said, with one addition. If this is just about capturing new data, once it's transferred to your office system, it can be deleted from the hosted system. Not actually storing any data is undoubtedly the most secure form of data storage.
Hi Andrew & Marc,
yes, that should have been option 6, but got subserved into option 4. The hosting cost for FM always seems disproportinate to other hosting, but compared to buying and maintaing a physical box, and FMS software is minor.
The issue is still having data offshore, even if temporarily as Marc suggests. That will be a client call, Medico legal and all that.
I did think of another variation, that of emailing the form as a password protected PDF ( and encrypted?). Emailing protected PDF was considered acceptable to another medical client some time ago. I did not look into the implications as it was their suggestion and position it was ok.
overkill yes, but interesting link. Some of it looks remarkably FM like, would be interesetd to know what it was programmed in.