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Access controls are used throughout OpenEMR to control access by user roles. It can be configured at Administration->ACL . This document is still under construction.

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Access Controls

Administration (admin)

Superuser - can delete patients, encounters, issues (super)

  • Authorizations are:
  • Configuring Globals (ie. Settings)
  • Using the External Data Loads module
  • Using the Backup module
  • Administering Lists (including LBF Module)
  • Administering Layouts (including LBF Module)
  • Deleting Patients
  • Deleting Issues
  • Deleting Patient Notes
  • Deleting Encounters
  • Deleting Forms
  • Deleting Transactions
  • Deleting Bills
  • Deleting items in the Pharmacy dispensary module
  • Delete scanned forms (from contrib scanned forms module)
  • Return Values: none

Calendar Settings (calendar)

  • Allow administration of the appointment categories.
  • Return Values: none

Database Reporting (database)

  • Allows use of the embedded phpmyadmin module.
  • Return Values: none

Forms Administration (forms)

  • Allow administration of forms(adding/activiation/deactivating/categorizing).
  • Return Values: none

Practice Settings (practice)

  • Allows administration of practice settings (such as pharmacies, insurance companies, insurance numbers,

X12 partners and outside facilities address book).

  • Return Values: none

Superbill Codes Administration (superbill)

  • Allow administration of service codes.
  • Return Values: none

Users/Groups/Logs Administration (users)

  • Allows administration of user specific settings, such as user information, user logs, groups, user SSL certificates and facilities.
  • Return Codes: none

Batch Communication Tool (batchcom)

  • Allows use of the batch communication tool.
  • Return Values: none

Language Interface Tool (language)

  • Allows administration of the translations.
  • Return Values: none

Pharmacy Dispensary (drugs)

  • Allows administration of the pharmacy dispensary.
  • Return Values: none

ACL Administration (acl)

  • Allows administration of access controls.
  • Return Values: none

Accounting (acct)

Billing (write optional) (bill)

Allowed to discount prices (in Fee Sheet or Checkout form) (disc)

EOB Data Entry (eob)

Financial Reporting - my encounters (rep)

Financial Reporting - anything (rep_a)

Patient Information (patients)

Appointments (write,wsome optional) (appt)

  • Allows scheduling of appointments.
  • Return Values:
  • wsome - Can schedule appointments (but can not double book or schedule appt outside of a providers calendar template).
  • write - Can schedule appointments (can double book and schedule appt outside of a providers calendar template)

Demographics (write,addonly optional) (demo)

  • Allows viewing and entering of patient demographics(and insurance).
  • Return Values:
  • addonly - Allowed to enter new patient demographics.
  • write - Allowed to enter new patient demographics and modify current patient demographics.
  • ANY - Allowed to view patient demographics.

Medical Records and History (write,addonly optional) (med)

  • Allows viewing and entering in of medical records.
  • Return Values:
  • addonly - Allowed to add medical records(specifically for adding new Issues).
  • write - Allowed to add and modify medical records(specifically for adding new or modifying current medical issues and entering in of the patient history).
  • ANY - Allowed to view medical records.

Transactions, e.g. referrals (write optional) (trans)

  • Not used yet.

Documents (write,addonly optional) (docs)

  • Not used yet.

Patient Notes (write,addonly optional) (notes)

  • Allows viewing and entering in of patient notes.
  • Return Values:
  • addonly - Can enter in patient notes. (note there is no current difference between this and 'write')
  • write - Can enter in patient notes. (note there is no current difference between this and 'addonly')
  • ANY - Can view patient notes.

Sign Lab Results (write,addonly optional) (sign)

  • Allows signing of labs.
  • Return Values: none

Encounter Information (encounters)

Authorize - my encounters (auth)

  • Not used yet.

Authorize - any encounters (auth_a)

  • Not used yet.

Coding - my encounters (write,wsome optional) (coding)

Coding - any encounters (write,wsome optional) (coding_a)

Notes - my encounters (write,addonly optional) (notes)

Notes - any encounters (write,addonly optional) (notes_a)

Fix encounter dates - any encounters (date_a)

Less-private information (write,addonly optional) (relaxed)

Squads (squads)

  • Access Controls in this section define the user-specified list of squads.

Sensitivities (sensitivities)

  • This section is to provide access control to more sensitive encounters(ie. a user would need the High access control to see encounters that are of High sensitivity).
  • Return Values: none

Normal (normal)

  • User is able to see Normal sensitivity encounters.
  • Return Values: none

High (high)

  • User is able to see High sensitivity encounters.
  • Return Values: none

Lists (lists)

  • This section is specific to the "List box w/add" items in the layouts/LBFs. If have access to this, then user can add items to these lists from the form.
  • Return Values: none

Default List (write,addonly optional) (default)

  • This is specific to the "List box w/add" items in the layouts/LBFs. If have access to this, then user can add items to any of these lists on the forms that do not have a specific control for them.
  • Return Values: none

State List (write,addonly optional) (state)

  • This is specific to the "List box w/add" items in the layouts/LBFs. If have access to this, then user can add items to the State list from the form.
  • Return Values: none

Country List (write,addonly optional) (country)

  • This is specific to the "List box w/add" items in the layouts/LBFs. If have access to this, then user can add items to the Country list from the form.
  • Return Values: none

Language List (write,addonly optional) (language)

  • This is specific to the "List box w/add" items in the layouts/LBFs. If have access to this, then user can add items to the Language list from the form.
  • Return Values: none

Ethnicity-Race List (write,addonly optional) (ethrace)

  • This is specific to the "List box w/add" items in the layouts/LBFs. If have access to this, then user can add items to the Ethnicity-Race list from the form.
  • Return Values: none

Placeholder (placeholder)

Placeholder (Maintains empty ACLs) (filler)

  • Users: Do not need to know what this is (if curious, read below developer talk)
  • Developers: Simply used to ensure an ACL is never empty (note an ACL is filled with Access Controls); this is needed, because if all Access Controls are removed from an ACL, then the ACL will also be removed.
  • Return Values: none

Nation Notes (nationnotes)

Nation Notes (nn_configure)

  • This will allow configuration(contexts,templates, etc.) of Nation Notes module.
  • Return Values: none

Patient Portal (patientportal)

Patient Portal (portal)

  • This will provide access to a third party portal.
  • A 'Portal Activity' link at the top of the left menu will link to the third party portal at the address set in the Offsite Patient Portal Site Address setting.
  • Return Values: none