Reviewing session data is critical to the home use process, as it allows the supervising clinician to ensure the home-user is receiving effective and positive neurofeedback. It is also important in determining if equipment is functioning correctly and to address any user error that may occur due to the home-user’s inexperience with neurofeedback.

There are two main ways of receiving session data from a home-user depending on if they are being remotely supervised or if they are seen in person.

Directly Import From Home Use Flash Drive

This option is the most straightforward if seeing the home-user in person and using initialized flash drives. This will transfer all home use session data directly onto the clinical system. To import this data:

  1. Connect the home use flash drive to the clinical EEGer system. Ensure the clinical dongle is connected to the computer before opening EEGer.

  2. Navigate to Client>Remote-use Options>Retrieve Remote-use Data from USB Memory Stick from the top toolbar of EEGer's main screen. 

  3. This will begin the process of importing session data from the flash drive onto the clinical system.

Reviewing Session Data via Consultation Export (.ECE)

This option is recommended if not using a home use flash drive or if the client is being supervised remotely. This involves the home-user creating an export file within EEGer, which is then emailed or sent to the supervising clinician. 

By default, EEGer encodes consultation export files for HIPAA compliance.This will create a new Client ID on the clinical system using a series of alphanumeric characters. This is intended to protect confidential client information from being sent over the internet or between EEGer users. The new Client ID will contain all of the home-user’s session data for review. 

This encoding can be turned off by having the home-user follow these steps on their system:

  1. Navigate to Options>EEGer Configuration Options>HIPAA from the top toolbar of EEGer's main screen. 

  2. Uncheck 6 Encode Client ID on Consultation Export.

  3. Click Close preferences window at the bottom of the window to save these settings.

Creating an EEGer Consultation Export (Instructions for Home-User)

  1. With the home use flash drive and dongle connected to the home use computer, navigate to Files>Consultation Import/Export>Export Consultation Data from the top toolbar of EEGer's main screen.

  2. Select the home use Client ID and click on the Raw data and Summary data files for the sessions to export. Selected files display with red text - files can be deselected by clicking them once selected.

  3. Click OK and an ECE file will be created on the computer’s desktop. This file contains the exported session information and details about the Client ID.

  4. Email this file to your supervising clinician to allow for the session data to be reviewed.

Installing an EEGer Consultation Export

  1. Download the ECE file received from the home-user, saving it to the desktop of the clinical system. 

  2. Ensure the clinical EEGer dongle is connected to the computer prior to opening EEGer.

  3. Navigate to Files>Consultation Import/Export>Import Consultation Data from the top toolbar of the main screen of EEGer.

  4. Select the downloaded ECE file from the desktop of the computer that was downloaded in Step 1.

  5. A menu will appear showing a list of the sessions included in the ECE file. It is possible to import all of these files or only a portion of them. To quickly select all sessions, click the protocol class at the top of the window - this will highlight all sessions with red text.

  1. Click OK to finish importing the session data - a confirmation message will appear if successful.

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