To start the thread:
I was thinking of linking each major menu item to a new page describing it with new screenshots, since the interface has changed for many of them. I also wanted to cross-link the new pages to existing work such as the Supplementary Topics which don't change as much between releases, then document the new workflows that have been developed for 4.1.3. And I am actively soliciting suggestions from any and all before I dive into that.
Yes, my MO dictates plenty of pictures; I'm open to redoing the videos but I was going to let them wait til after getting the UG into a downloadable/pdf version. But that shouldn't take all that long.
nice to read you are back! And with what, .... What a project to complete, but more than welcome to show what you will accomplish. I am looking forwards to the results. May be you can convince the Community using OpenEMR to rename the menu for Vitals. In my perception RR, heart rate and O2 value might be a part of Vitals, but something like head or abdominal circumference and length can harldy count for vitals....
Hi Pieter- Thanks for the Greets, it's fun to be back at the Project.
I notice that the columns in the database table 'form_vitals' are all the data items in the Vitals form... but I bet that simply deleting and adding columns to suit one's preferences would be catastrophic. However, if I find the code that puts the word "Vitals" on that menu link I'll tell you and you can change your install to call it what you want, ok?
I can do it through translations in Administration => Other ==> Language.
But what I suggested is give the correct name for the correct information in OpenEMR. Vitals has become a total of tracking bodily functions and measures not directly related to illnesses.
Measurements of status and functions important for long and short term tracking......
Obvious this is not the two word term to use.
Possibly fsgl might find something better in Google translate.
Vitals is an abbreviation for Vital Signs. In the U.S. vital signs consists of blood pressure, pulse, respiration rate & temperature. Into this pot were thrown other measurements.
Height and weight were not accurate enough, hence BMI. Respiration rate was also inadequate, therefore O2 saturation. (What? No pulmonary functions?) For the Pediatricians it was necessary to throw in the growth charts.
Developers probably wanted to be inclusive.
Eye guys almost never do Vital Signs. It's a wonder I still know how to use a sthethescope. The Vitals module has been disabled.
Sorry, Pimm, there will be a hue and cry if so much as a hair on Vitals' head has been touched. Now that you've got LM 17 installed with Brady's new package, go into that Contributed form and modify it and the name of the form (Pimm Parameters?). Best of both worlds.
I knew you would find something on Google!
Pi for the never ending Numerical's after the "comma" AND Parms because the cheese is so nice and Parameters can have an eternal amount of expansions, whenever needed.
plus flag or coat of arms for the city of Parma:
Apologies, Harley, for the want of gravitas.
nothing wrong with this explanation of Vitals. You could use the combination of arms ans Pi toe make an Icon for the Manual V 4.0.3 on Vitals. There is some Vital statistics in the code of shield of Parma.
Haha, you guys...! I could never work for Microsoft.
Wrong forum, wrong state of mind, but the correct conclusion. This is the correct way to make friends in the Open source family.
Remember also Bill said something like never say never... and left the education system to follow his own dreams but the future can be full of mysteries.
Yes, I've had enough amazing shifts of my own fortune that I may joke about 'never' but I carry a spoon with me so I can eat my words on short notice.
I just left a new chunk of the 4.1.3 User Guide's Main Screen & Navigation page. Some of the descriptions I feel are incomplete or possibly incorrect, either because I don't have experience in the subject or I couldn't find elucidation in the wiki. I would be grateful if the project's Intrepid Testers would point out any deficiencies in the document. Particularly the visit forms' HCFA and Speech Dictation items, all the Procedure descriptions, Administration -> Other -> Calendar.
Thank you for the invitation to participate.
It will be more efficient to edit/enlarge the article than to provide commentary in this thread for specific items. I would prefer to reserve commentaries for overarching themes.
Will put on my editor's hat after chores are done. Please do not hesitate to re-edit as the need arises. The author should have the final say. I think this deference is one of the lubricants in collective Wiki authorship.
A width of 875 will configure a video to fill the entire space without overextension. This makes the layout more uniform and saves the reader from enlargement to ease viewing.
Chores & editing done.
Got down to Report, Clinic. The MU stuff is so confusing that it required multiple references to my own attestation documents
Sorry, had to scuttle following because it would cause an inordinate amount of head scratching on the part of the reader. Quite likely that Pimm will overlook this transgression.
PiParma cover page........ as open As OpenEMR will be. I can smell a gright future.
V.4.0.3 = 22 / 3 + say cheese! Because.....: 2+2 = 4 Zero three.
We are heading in the right direction. fsgl, don't forget to mention this calibration on the Weekly Conference. I would not be able to present this in a formal Version.
BTW, what are those orange things next to the Parma?
I can see why they had to be cut- the graphics would have thrown off the layout of the whole page!
Thanks v much for supplementing my lack of knowledge on the MU items; I can tell I'm going to be learning a lot about the under-belly of Obamacare in this project.
I make it a point never to attend the Weekly Telephone Conference because it would blow my cover (but I think it's 30% blown anyway). Jack Cahn would know and I would have much less fun interacting with him in these Fora.
Also I'm a champion talker. Brady would have to muzzle me to get a word in edgewise.
Not being a paesano, you would not know they are cherry tomatoes cut in half. I'm not either, but I grew up with paesani, hence the small window into their cuisine.
Were I so fortunate as to know nothing about the Affordable Care Act...
Hope not too much pruning took place. I have a tendency of over-zealous pruning and killing my shrubs and bushes in the process.
Article progressing nicely, thank you for your hard work.
Your pruning must have been completely appropriate; reading over the material I can't tell that anything was cut.
And you're welcome for the effort but it's not actually work. I'm becoming very fond of this project, especially the genteel exchanges between Classical and Modern cultures. Your erudition is a model for us all who aspire to claims of literacy. This morning's forum feed was a jumpstarter, I tell you!
The most fun is the involvement of everybody. You write this morning and I can almost conclude you are seeing the sun rise. while I am having my lunch break etc. This is a 24 hours event. Sometimes a bit off record, but always something to learn.
It is a Open Source product of high involvement. What ever happens, I will miss it if it is lost for the future.
If the reference is to the sparks flying elsewhere, it caused Brady a great deal of consternation. To spare his feelings, I thought it best not to let loose another barrage.
No one can say OpenEMR Forum posts are insipid or mealy-mouthed (tongue-in-cheek).
Thought I had edited Procedures previously but forgot to save the changes. Saved it this time round.
I took the liberty of replacing of "procedure" with "diagnostic studies" or "test"; because in the U.S., the former connotes surgery to those of us in the surgical specialties. Ideally the module should have been named Diagnostic Studies because it would encompass imaging (X-Ray, MRI, etc.) as well as Laboratory Studies. (Perhaps "Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien", François-Marie Arouet a.k.a. Voltaire; the golden mean.)
Also add the configuration guide to Supplementary Topics. The 3 configuration articles in matrix format suffer from small graphics, which are difficult to see even when enlarged. The instructions are a bit tortuous. I figured that if I can barely understand it after 3 readings, most users would find it equally difficult. Hence the 4th guide was written in a linear fashion. Apparently I neglected to add it to each of the individual Users Guides.
The 4.1.3 guide was placed on top of 4.1.2 to preserve the inverse order of the grouping. Brady had done it the same way when 4.1.2 was still in development, so I seriously doubt that he would mind the "top billing" of 4.1.3 (thank you, Harley, for the modesty/humility; virtues which have gone in hiding these past 2 decades).
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Sorry I hadn't replied before now; I guess the email telling me about fsgl's last entry in the thread got deleted.
fsgl, I agree that Dx Studies is more informative than 'Procedures', which seems either a generic term for Stuff Healthcare People Do, or something specific within a speciality as you mentioned. I suppose that, except for getting into the interface code and changing the nav menu, about all that can be done is to consistently use those better terms in the docs, as you did.
I'm not sure what happened about the order in the listing where 4.1.3 went- started consistent with inverse order, moved down then back up. But it makes no never mind; when 4.1.3 is released it'll be right there on top...
I'll have the Clinic Startup (or whatever it's called) page up pretty soon and with it some office procedure stuff I'm inexperienced in. So if you see anything that needs straightening out, have at it!
By the way, in the Administration-> Users, in the Edit (or Add) User dialogue, something called "Invoice Refno Pool". I can't even make up a guess for that. Help?
Also in Administration-> Users, when it lists the users one of the columns is "Authorized?" I notice they have to be a Provider to be authorized. Help please with what they're authorized to do- Break The Glass perhaps?
Rgds, hasta later- HT
Find:/by:/Filter is a search for a CPT code with the various filters listed. I changed the explanation so users would not think that the filters provided a patient search. That was my first impression until I actually did that search.
Unable to find "Invoice Refno Pool". Please provide path.
The "Authorized" column in the User summary indicates those users who are able to schedule appointments from the Calendar in their names. The "Active" check box is to distinguish between old (former) and present members of the office.
I had wondered what happened to the editing of categories of Documents. So, it was sequestered away in Practice, of all places. In 4.1.0 editing was done directly in Documents.
Sorry, the temptation to show off was overpowering; hence the link to "Valedictory". David Hantke was kind enough to not label it as looseness of association (Bleuler's 4 A's, but then you knew beforehand). Anyway, we had fun.
Found "Invoice Refno Pool" in the Weekly Demo. My best guess is that it's related to ordering of inventory for the Dispensary. Weird to have it & "Default Warehouse" in Users rather than in Facilities. Please consult with Brady regarding the Refno for a definitive answer.
The 4-5 edits done yesterday in Clinic Setup completely disappeared, reverting back to the original text. There is a record of the changes in the history tab, however. Very strange. I double checked that everything was saved this time.
Will try a second time.
I am certain you will re-align the mismatch between screenshot and text from X12 Partners onward.
I found the CMS portal in the manual.
I want to suggest to make a sub-division of Patient electronic contacts:
Thanks to both of you for your observations and corrections, I'll get them in place asap.
As far as email malfunctions, disappearing edits etc, I'm afraid it's no mystery to me: I've reached a couple boundaries of my knowledge of collaborative wiki editing, and either deleted my own emails, or did whole- page copy/ pastes which obliterated everything either of you had put in.
Yes, thank the Wiki for history files; I will go back and re- incorporate your changes as soon as I can.
The InvoiceRefNo is in the attached screenshot. I got to it by Admin-> Users-> Add User button and in that panel the datum in question has a dropdown menu with a choice between a blank space or 'Main'.
"Invoice 'Reference Nr' Pool"? 'Referral Nr' Pool? This is where I regret spending my time on the wild and wooly psych units instead of having a nice quiet office job.