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Clinic Settings

Overview

Setting of global clinic settings can be done at Administration->Globals (these settings are all described below).

Appearance

Main Top Pane Screen

  • Choose top frame to default to the calendar, the patient add/search or the patient flow board after user logs in.

Layout (need to logout/login after change this setting)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This is to choose the layout, with options of 'Frames' or 'Tabs'. Note you will need to logout/login after you change the setting.

Tabs Layout Theme (need to logout/login after change this setting)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This sets the theme for tab layout. Note you will need to logout/login after you change the setting.

General Theme (need to logout/login after change this setting)

  • (This setting was renamed from 'Theme' to 'General Theme (need to logout/login after change this setting)' in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Choose a general theme. Note you will need to logout/login after you change the setting.

Default font (need to logout/login after change this setting)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Select the default font.

Default font size (need to logout/login after change this setting)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Select the default font size.

Vertical Menu Style

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Choose the style of the vertical menu (when applicable). Options are 'Tree' and 'Sliding'.

Layout Style

Default Encounter View

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Choose default view of past encounter listing, either "Clinical View" or "Billing View".

Navigation Area Width

  • Set the width (in pixels) of the left menu frame.
  • Note that you will need to logout/login after setting this.

Application Title

  • This will set the title of the application for the web browser. Note this doesn't really do much.

Enable Group Therapy

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • This turns on the Group Module, which supports patient group encounters, forms, and scheduling.

New Patient Form

  • Configure some setting for the new patient form:
  • Default setting is to show all demographic fields with searching and duplication checking enabled.
  • Can also set to only ask for the mandatory fields, with/without searching/duplication checking, or set to use the older demographics form.
  • Can also set to use the Zend module, which allows the use of the Zend module where a user can add custom code for validation and duplication checking. Also need to Enable the PatientValidation module in Zend module loader for this to work.

Modify Patient Form

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Configure mechanism(s) to validate when modifying patient demographics.
  • Standard is default option, which uses client sided validation.
  • Zend module and standard is an option, which allows the use of the Zend Module where a user can add custom code for validation and duplication checking. Also need to Enable the PatientValidation module in Zend module loader for this to work.

Patient Search Results Style

  • Ability to set appearance of the patient search result page.
  • By default, show patient information along with the encounter statistics.
  • Also have option to show only specified and mandatory patient information (ie. no encounter statistics)

Tall Navigation Area

  • This will set the left menu frame to go to the top of the main frame.
  • Note that you will need to logout/login after setting this.

Navigation Area Visit Forms

  • Setting this will show encounter form links (will open a new form when click on them) in the left frame menu at Patient/Client->Visit Forms.

Simplified Demographics

  • It appears setting this will remove the Insurance intake form fields from the demographics form.

Simplified Prescriptions

  • This will remove the structured data elements from a prescription if not needed(will omit form, route, and interval and combine all in the dosage field). Then will just enter in the medication name and the sig (note, if doing e-prescribing now or in future, or if want internationalization support, do not recommend this setting)

Simplified Co-Pay

  • This setting will omit method of payment form the co-pay panel.

Use Charges Panel

  • This setting will enable the old charges panel for entering billing codes and payments. This is not recommended (recommend using the fee sheet instead)

Enable Fees In Left Menu

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • (This setting was renamed to 'Enable Fees Submenu' in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This setting will enable the Fees section in the Menu.

Enable Fees Submenu

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • This setting will enable the Fees section in the Menu.

Enable Batch Payment

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This setting will enable the Batch Payment link in the Menu.

Enable Posting

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This setting will enable the Posting link in the Menu.

Enable EDI History In Left Menu

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2)
  • (This setting was renamed to 'Enable EDI History' in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This setting will enable the EDI History link in the Menu.

Enable EDI History

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2)
  • This setting will enable the EDI History link in the Menu.

Online Support Link

  • This is the link for the Support button on the About Page.

Support Phone Number

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.2)
  • Phone Number for Vendor Support that Appears on the About Page.

Remove Bottom Pane

  • This setting was removed in OpenEMR 5.0.0
  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Don't show bottom frame by default

Encounter Page Size

  • Setting for the number of encounter to display on the 'Past Encounter List' ('Visit History') display.

Patient List Page Size

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Number of patients to list per screen when using the Patient List searching module at Patient/Client->Patient.

Patient List New Window

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Default setting for the 'Open in New Window' toggle when using the Patient List searching module at Patient/Client->Patient.

Vitals Form Options

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2)
  • Standard includes circumferences, while "Omit circumerences" removes this.

Show Additional Insurance Information

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.2 and further improved in 5.0.1)
  • This information is what is shown on the selector when selecting an insurance in patient demographics.

How to sort a drop-lists

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This is to set the sorting used in the drop down lists in the layouts and lists engine.

Show Title on Login

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This will show the text title on login screen, which is set in the interface/global.php file (the $openemr_name variable).

Show Extra Logo on Login

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This will show the extra logo on the login screen.
  • It is stored here (and can be modified): sites/<sitename>/images/login_logo.gif

Show Mini Logo 1

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This will turn on the mini logo 1 which is on the main login screen and when in OpenEMR at the main title frame.
  • Mini logo 1 is stored here (and can be modified): sites/<sitename>/images/logo_1.png

Show Mini Logo 2

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This will turn on the mini logo 2 which is on the main login screen and when in OpenEMR at the main title frame.
  • Mini logo 2 is stored here (and can be modified): sites/<sitename>/images/logo_2.png

Locale

Default Language

  • Setting for the chosen default language on the login page (for both OpenEMR and the Patient Portal).

All Languages Allowed

  • Setting to show all available languages that can be chosen on the login page (for both OpenEMR and the Patient Portal).

Allowed Languages

  • Setting(s) to limit the available languages that can be chosen on the login page (for both OpenEMR and the Patient Portal).

Allow Debugging Language

  • Display an option for the debugging language, which is 'dummy', on the login page (for both OpenEMR and the Patient Portal).

Do Not Use Safe Apostrophe

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • This will turn off use of safe apostrophe, which is done by converting ' and " to `.(it is highly recommended that this setting is turned off and that safe apostrophe's are used)

Translate Layouts

  • Translate the Labels when displaying forms/fields/results via the Layouts engine.

Translate Lists

  • Translate the Labels when displaying forms/fields/results via the Lists engine.

Translate Access Control Groups

  • Translate the Access Control Groups labels.

Translate Patient Note Titles

  • Translate the Patient Note Titles.

Translate Document Categories

  • Translate the Document Categories.

Translate Appointment Categories

  • Translate the Appointment Categories.

Units for Visit Forms

  • Choose display of US and/or metric measurement units (primarily used for vital signs and growth charts).

Display Format for US Weights

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2)
  • For US display, choose whether weights use decimal or ounces (primarily used for vital signs).

Disable Old Metric Vitals Form

  • This setting was removed in OpenEMR 5.0.1
  • Do not recommend turning this off. This is for users that were using a separate metric vitals form in the past.

Telephone Country Code

  • Enter the telephone country code.

Date Display Format

  • Choose date display format.

Time Display Format

  • Choose whether to display in 12 hours or 24 hours time.

Time Zone

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • If unassigned will default to php.ini setting for date.timezone.

Currency Decimal Places

  • Select number of decimal places for currency.

Currency Decimal Point Symbol

  • Select the currency decimal point symbol.

Currency Thousands Separator

  • Select the currency thousands separator.

Currency Designator

  • Select the currency symbol.

Age Display Format

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2)
  • Format of age display.

Age in Years for Display Format Change

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2)
  • At what age to only show years for the age display.

Your weekend days

Features

Specific Application

  • Support for some clinic-type customizations.
  • 'None' - Most users should chose this.
  • 'Athletic Team' - Customized for athletic team management.
  • 'IPPF' - Customized for International Planned Parenthood Federation.
  • 'Weight loss clinic' - Customized for weight loss clinics.

Drugs and Products

  • Can select to turn on option to sell/track/inventory of drugs (dispensary) and/or other products.

Default Visit Category

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Define a default visit category (used in encounter visit category selector).

Disable Chart Tracker

  • Selecting this will disable the Chart Tracker feature at Miscellaneous->Chart Tracker.

Disable phpMyAdmin

  • This setting was removed in OpenEMR 5.0.1
  • Selecting this will disable the phpMyAdmin link at Administration->Other->Database.

Disable Immunizations

  • Selecting this will disable immunizations module.

Disable Prescriptions

  • Selecting this will disable prescriptions module.

Omit Employers

  • Selecting this will omit employer information in patient demographics.

Support Multi-Provider Events

  • Selecting this will support calendar events that apply to multiple providers.
  • Note that this option is not supported by the 'Find Available' appointment module.

Disable User Groups

  • This is generally best to keep selected since User Groups are not supported very well.

Skip Authorization of Patient Notes

  • Selecting this will not require patient notes to be authorized.

Allow Encounter Claims

  • Selecting this will allow creation of claims containing diagnoses but not procedures or charges (most clinics do not want this).

Advance Directives Warning

  • Selecting this will display the Advanced Directives information on the patient summary screen.

Configuration Export/Import

  • Selecting this will support import/export of configuration data via the Administration->Backup page.

Restrict Users to Facilities

  • Selecting this will restrict non-authorized users to the Schedule Facilities configured for the user in Adminstration->Users.

Remember Selected Facility

  • Selecting this will allow use of a browser cookie to remember selected Facility after logging out and then logging back in.

Print Receipts by Provider

  • Selecting this will have receipts print encounter and primary provider information.

Discounts as Monetary Amounts

  • Selecting this will support entering discounts as a monetary amount in check out screen (if not selected, then will support entering discounts as a percentage).

Referral Source for Encounters

  • Selecting this supports the ability to select a referral source for each visit.

Mask for Patient IDs

  • This setting specifies formatting for the external patient identifications. (# = digit, @ = alpha, * = any character) (if left empty, then is not used)

Mask for Invoice Numbers

  • This setting specifies formatting for the invoice reference numbers. (# = digit, @ = alpha, * = any character) (if left empty, then is not used)

Mask for Product IDs

  • This setting specifies formatting for the product NDC fields. (# = digit, @ = alpha, * = any character) (if left empty, then is not used)

Hide Billing Widget

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This setting will not show the the Billing widget on the patient summary page.

Force Billing Widget Open

  • This setting will force the Billing section on the patient summary page to always be displayed (ie. expanded).

Appointments - Patient Summary - Number to Display

Appointments - Onsite Patient Portal - Number to Display

Past Appointment Display Widget

Activate CCR/CCD Reporting

  • Selecting this will activate the features for CCR(Continuity of Care Record) and CCD(Continuity of Care Document) reporting.

Hide Encryption/Decryption Options In Document Management

  • Selecting this will deactivate the document encryption and decryption features in the Document Manager.

Use Custom Immunization List

  • Selecting this will enable a custom immunization list to be used (if not selected, then will use standard CVX immunization list).

Prints the CMS 1500 on the Preprinted form

Default top print margin for CMS 1500

Default left print margin for CMS 1500

CMS 1500 Paper Form Format

CMS 1500: Box 31 Format

CMS 1500: Date in Box 31 (Signature)

Amendments

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • This enable the Amendments feature, which is a widget on the patient summary screen.

Allow Administrators to Delete Patients

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.2)
  • This will allow a user with administration privileges to delete a patient; a Delete button will then show up on the patient summary screen.

Immunization Observation Results

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This will allow entry of immunization details required for meaningful use.

Report

  • (This section was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)

Use Custom End of Day Report

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0-(patch-1))
  • This will allow use of End of Day Report and can select which report to use.
  • Instructions for End of Day Report

End of Day by Provider or allow Totals Only

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0-(patch-1))
  • This will set End of Day Report to be grouped by provider or allow printing of totals 0nly.
  • Instructions for End of Day Report

Beginning Date for Ledger Report

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Sets the default start date of the Patient Ledger.

Print the Next Appointment on the Bottom of the Ledger

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Sets whether to print the patient's next appointment at the bottom of the Patient Ledger.

Display Invoice Number or Patient Name or Both in the Sales Report

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Sets if will display the Invoice Number in the Sales Report or the Patient Name and ID or Patient Name and Invoice Number.

Display Invoice Number or Patient Name in the Cash Receipt Report

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Sets if will display the Invoice Number or the Patient Name in the Cash Receipt Report.

Billing

  • (This section was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)

Activate UB04/837I Claim Support

Default top print margin for UB04

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • This is the default top print margin for UB04. It will adjust the final printed output up or down.

Default left print margin for UB04

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • This is the default left print margin for UB04. It will adjust the final printed output left or right.

Default top print margin for CMS 1500

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This is the default top print margin for CMS 1500. It will adjust the final printed output up or down.

Default left print margin for CMS 1500

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This is the default left print margin for CMS 1500. It will adjust the final printed output left or right.

Prints the CMS 1500 on the Preprinted form

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Prints the CMS 1500 on the a preprinted form.

CMS 1500 Paper Form Format

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2-(patch-5))
  • This specifies which revision of the form the billing module should generate.

CMS 1500: Box 31 Format

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2-(patch-5))
  • This specifies whether to include date in box 31.

CMS 1500: Date in Box 31 (Signature)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2-(patch-5))
  • This specifies whether to include date in box 31.

Default Search Code Type

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • The default code type to search for in the Fee Sheet.

Default Rendering Provider in Fee Sheet

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Default selection for rendering provider in fee sheet.

Show all payment history in Patient Ledger

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Turn on to show all payment history in the Patient Ledger.

Support provider in line item in fee sheet

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • This Enables provider in line item in the fee sheet.

Default to a provider for line item in the fee sheet

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • This will enable default to a provider for line item in the fee sheet. This is only applicable if "Support provider in line item in fee sheet" option above is turned on.

Automatically replicate justification codes in Fee Sheet

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.2)
  • Automatically replicate justification codes in Fee Sheet (basically fills in the blanks with the justification code above it).

Display the Units Column on the Billing Screen

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.2)
  • This will display the number of units on the billing screen.

Which notes are to be displayed in the Billing Screen

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.2)
  • This can set which billing notes are shown on the billing screen. Options are none, patient billing note, encounter billing note, or both the patient/encounter note.

Set POS code in encounter

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This feature will allow the default POS facility code to be overriden from the encounter.

Use Custom Statement

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • This will turn on use of the code description rather than the code in the statements.

Statement Appearance

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Patient statements can be generated as plain text or with a modern graphical appearance. Note that when use modern graphical appearance, only have option to download the pdf (can not download text or directly print text to printer).

Custom Billing Phone Number

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Phone number for billing inquiries. This phone number will supercede the facility billing number (in cases where the phone number is wishes to be redirected to a third party biller, for example).

Show Aging on Custom Statement

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This will show aging on the custom statement.

Allow Statement Exclusions from Printing

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This will enable the Ability to Exclude Selected Patient Statements from Printing.
  • This basically allows the use of the 'Total Minimum Amount of Statement to Allow Printing' setting below.

Total Minimum Amount of Statement to Allow Printing

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Total Minimum Dollar Amount of Statement to Allow Printing.(only applicable if above 'Allow Statement Exclusions from Printing' is enabled)

Print Patient Billing Note

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • This will allow printing of the billing note on the statements.

Number of Appointments on Statement

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • The Number of Future Clinic Appointments to Display on the Statement.

Print Custom Message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This will allow printing of a custom Message on the statements.

Custom Statement message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This is the text for the Custom statement message(this is turned on via above 'Print Custom Message' setting).

Use Custom Dunning Messages

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • This will allow use of the below custom dunning messages on the statements.

Number of days before showing first account message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Used by the Custom Dunning Messages feature.

First account message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Used by the Custom Dunning Messages feature.

Number of days before showing second account message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Used by the Custom Dunning Messages feature.

Second account message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Used by the Custom Dunning Messages feature.

Number of days before showing third account message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Used by the Custom Dunning Messages feature.

Third account message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Used by the Custom Dunning Messages feature.

Number of days before showing fourth account message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Used by the Custom Dunning Messages feature.

Fourth account message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Used by the Custom Dunning Messages feature.

Number of days before showing fifth account message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Used by the Custom Dunning Messages feature.

Fifth account message

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Used by the Custom Dunning Messages feature.

Save codes history

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This will turn on logging of code changes (in the Administration->Codes gui) into the codes_history mysql table.

E-Sign

  • (This section was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)

Allows E-Sign on the entire encounter

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • This will enable signing and entire encounter at once, rather than individual form. Defaults to OFF

Lock e-signed encounters and their forms

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • This will disable the "Edit" button on all forms whose parent encounter is e-signed. Defaults to OFF

Allows E-Signing Individual Forms

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • Each encounter/visit form can be signed individually. Defaults to ON

Lock an e-signed form individually

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • This will disable the edit button on any form that is e-signed. Default is ON

Enable lock toggle

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • This will give the user the option separately lock a form, allowing for multiple signing chains and edits. Default is OFF

Hide Empty E-Sign Logs On Report

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • This will not show empty esign logs when showing patient report. Default is ON

Documents

  • (This section was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)

Document Storage Method

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Default selection is 'Hard Disk', which is recommended for most practices.
  • The 'CouchDB' selection is described on the CouchDB Documents Module wiki page.
  • This CouchDB feature should only be used by users with technical proficiency. Using the CouchDB feature will require devising your own backup solution for your patient documents (the OpenEMR backup mechanisms do NOT backup documents within the CouchDB database).

CouchDB HostName

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Hostname of CouchDB (default is localhost)

CouchDB UserName

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • User Name of CouchDB (default is localhost)

CouchDB Password

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Password of CouchDB

CouchDB Port

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Port of CouchDB (default is 5984)

CouchDB Database

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Name of the CouchDB database

CouchDB Log Enable

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Selecting this will enable logging of errors when using CouchDB.
  • Error log is stored at openemr/sites/<site>/documents/couchdb/log.txt .

Expand All Document Categories

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.2)
  • Selecting this will then automatically expand the document categories when viewing the document categories.

Patient ID Category Name

  • Optional category name for an ID Card image that can be viewed from the patient summary page.

Patient Photo Category Name

  • Optional category name for photo images that can be viewed from the patient summary page.

Lab Results Category Name

  • Document category name for storage of electronically received lab results.

Generate thumbnail

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Will generate and use thumbnails for documents. Also can created thumbnails for documents at Administration->Files

Thumbnail size

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Maximum size of the thumbnail.

Calendar

Disable Calendar

Calendar Starting Hour

Calendar Ending Hour

Calendar Interval

Default Calendar View

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Choose default calendar view (Day, Week, or Year).

First day in the week

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Choose the first day of week that is shown on the calendar gui.

Appointment Display Style

Appointment/Event Color

  • Choose whether to display appointments color by appointment category or by the facility where the appointment is.

Appointments - Patient Summary - Number to Display

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • The number of appointments(on current day and in future) shown on the widget in the patient summary screen.

Appointments - Group Summary - Number to Display

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • The number of appointments(on current day and in future) to show in the Group summary/module.

Excluded Appointments - Tooltip - Number to Display

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Number of Excluded Appointments to display in the Tooltip.

Appointments - Onsite Patient Portal - Number to Display

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • The number of appointments(on current day and in future) shown on the widget in the Onsite patient portal.

Appointment Display Sets - Ignore Display Limit (Last Set)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Override (if necessary) the appointment display limit to allow all appointments to be displayed for the last set. For example, this will show all the appointments on the same day even if it exceeds the above limit.

Appointment Display Sets - Color 1

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Color for odd sets (except when last set is odd and all member appointments are displayed and at least one subsequent scheduled appointment exists (not displayed) or not all member appointments are displayed).

Appointment Display Sets - Color 2

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Color for even sets (except when last set is even and all member appointments are displayed and at least one subsequent scheduled appointment exists (not displayed) or not all member appointments are displayed).

Appointment Display Sets - Color 3

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Color for the last set when all member appointments are displayed and at least one subsequent scheduled appointment exists (not displayed).

Appointment Display Sets - Color 4'

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Color for the last set when not all member appointments are displayed.

Recurrent Appointment Display Widget

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This will turn on the Recurrent Appointments widget on the patient summary screen.

Past Appointment Display Widget

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2)
  • A positive number will show that many past appointments on a widget in the patient summary screen.
  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • A negative number will show that many past appointments on a widget in the patient summary screen and reverse the sort order.

Providers See Entire Calendar

Auto-Create New Encounters

  • Automatically create a new encounter when an appointment check in status is selected.

Allow Early Check In

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Allow Check In before the appointment's time.

Disable Patient Flow Board

Open Demographics in New Window from Patient Flow Board

  • This setting was removed in OpenEMR 5.0.0
  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • See Patient Flow Board

Show Visit Reason in Patient Flow Board

Show Patient ID in Patient Flow Board

Show Patient Encounter Number in Patient Flow Board

Patient Flow Board Timer Interval

Number of Minutes to display completed checkouts

Enable Random Drug Testing

Percentage of Patients to Drug Test

Maximum number of times a Patient can be tested in a year

Submit Changes For All Appts At Once

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Enables to submit changes for all appointments of a recurrence at once.

Security

Mode - Do Not Show SQL Queries

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • This will not allow sql queries to be shown on the screen(there are some place in OpenEMR that show the sql queries, which are blocked from showing them when this is turned on).

Idle Session Timeout Seconds

Secure Upload Files with White List

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Block all files types that are not found in the White List. Can find interface to edit the White List at Administration->Files.

Require Strong Passwords

Require Unique Passwords

Permit unsalted passwords

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2)
  • This allows users that have not had their authentication credentials yet migrated to the new authentication method (salted and in the users_secure sql table) to be migrated automatically when they log in. This can be turned off when no longer needed.

Default Password Expiration Days

Password Expiration Grace Period

Enable Client SSL

Path to CA Certificate File

Path to CA Key File

Client Certificate Expiration Days

Emergency Login Email Address

New form validation

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Turns on validation of items in the layouts based forms engine.
  • See Layout Based Validation.

Allow multiple databases

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Allows connection to multiple databases in Zend. Can be configured via the Zend Multipledb module.

Safe key database

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • This key is used to encrypt the passwords that are stored for the above "Allow multiple databases" feature.

Use Active Directory

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • If enabled, uses the specified active directory for login and authentication.

Active Directory - Suffix Of Account

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • The suffix of the Active Directory account.

Active Directory - Domains Base

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Users is the standard windows CN, replace the DC stuff with your domain.

Active Directory - Domains Controllers

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • The IP address of your domain controller(s).

Notifications

Patient Reminder Sender Name

Patient Reminder Sender Email

Notification Email Address

Email Transport Method

SMTP Server Hostname

SMTP Server Port Number

SMTP User for Authentication

SMTP Password for Authentication

SMTP Security Protocol

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)

Email Notification Hours

SMS Notification Hours

SMS Gateway Username

SMS Gateway Password

SMS Gateway API Key

Phone Notification Hour

Phone Gateway Username

Phone Gateway Password

Phone Gateway URL

CDR

Enable Clinical Decisions Rules (CDR)

  • Setting to turn on/off the Clinical Decisions Rules Engine, which is used for Clinical Reminders, Patient Reminders, Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) reports and Automated Measure Calculation (AMC) reports/tracking.

Enable Allergy Check

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Setting to turn on/off the allergy conflict check (if patient has a active medication or prescription that is on the allergy list).
  • Sort of a component of the Clinical Decisions Rules Engine. Note it does not use rules as the CDR engine does, but piggybacks on the alert mechanisms and the alert logging mechanism.
  • New allergy conflicts show in the below 'Enable Clinical Passive New Reminder(s) Popup' mechanism.
  • Allergy conflicts show in the below 'Enable Clinical Active Reminder Popup' mechanism.
  • Alert log report can be found at Reports->Clinic->'Alerts Log'.

Enable Alert Log

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Setting to turn on/off the alert logging mechanism.
  • Logs alerts in:
  • Enable Allergy Check
  • Enable Clinical Passive New Reminder(s) Popup
  • Enable Clinical Passive Reminder Widget
  • Enable Clinical Active Reminder Popup

Enable Clinical Passive New Reminder(s) Popup

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Setting to turn on/off the passive clinical new reminders popup, which will check and show new passive reminders in a popup when open the patient summary screen.
  • Component of the Clinical Decisions Rules Engine.

Enable Clinical Passive Reminder Widget

  • Prior to OpenEMR version 4.2.1, setting was called 'Enable Clinical Reminder Widget'.
  • Setting to turn on/off the Clinical Reminder widget, which is in the patient summary screen.
  • Component of the Clinical Decisions Rules Engine.

Enable Clinical Active Reminder Popup

  • Prior to OpenEMR version 4.2.1, setting was called 'Enable Clinical Reminder Popup'.
  • Setting to turn on/off the active clinical reminder popup, which will check and show reminders whenever opening a patient's electronic file.
  • Component of the Clinical Decisions Rules Engine.

Enable Patient Reminder Widget

Enable CQM Reporting

  • Setting to turn on/off the Clinical Quality Measures report at Reports->Clinical->Quality Measures(CQM).
  • Component of the Clinical Decisions Rules Engine.

PQRI Registry Name

  • Set the registry name for sending of PQRI formatted CQM reports, which can be created at Reports->Clinical->Quality Measures(CQM).
  • Component of the Clinical Decisions Rules Engine.

PQRI Registry ID

  • Set the registry ID for sending of PQRI formatted CQM reports, which can be created at Reports->Clinical->Quality Measures(CQM).
  • Component of the Clinical Decisions Rules Engine.

Enable AMC Reporting

  • Setting to turn on/off the Automated Measures Calculations (AMC) report at Reports->Clinical->Automated Measures(AMC).
  • Component of the Clinical Decisions Rules Engine.

Enable AMC Prompting

Enable AMC Tracking

CDR Reports Processing Priority

  • Setting to decrease the processing priority of the CDR engine reports. This then frees up processing for other OpenEMR and server functions. This is only supported in Linux (and other OSs that support NICE processing settings; notablt, this is not supported in Windows).(This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1(patch 6))

Patient Reminder Creation Processing Priority

  • Setting to decrease the processing priority of the Patient Reminder creation. This then frees up processing for other OpenEMR and server functions. This is only supported in Linux (and other OSs that support NICE processing settings; notably, this is not supported in Windows).(This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1(patch 6))

Enable Standard Report Itemization

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • Turns on a mechanism to track patients in the CDR engine reporting for the Standard rules at Reports->Clinic.

Enable CQM Report Itemization

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • Turns on a mechanism to track patients in the CDR engine reporting for the Clinical Quality Measure rules at Reports->Clinic.

Enable AMC Report Itemization

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • Turns on a mechanism to track patients in the CDR engine reporting for the Automated Measure Calculations at Reports->Clinic.

Dated reminders maximum alerts to show

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • Maximum number of Dated Reminders alerts to show.

Alert on patient birthday

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Shows alert on patient summary screen related to patient's birthday.

Patient birthday alert requires turning off

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Related to above setting. If this is turned on, then the user needs to turns off the birthday alert via checkbox in alert. If this is turned off, then each user is only shown the alert one time.

Logging

Enable Audit Logging

Audit Logging Patient Record

Audit Logging Scheduling

Audit Logging Order

Audit Logging Security Administration

Audit Logging Backups

Audit Logging Miscellaneous

Audit Logging SELECT Query

Audit CDR Engine Queries

  • (This setting was added in a OpenEMR 4.1.1 patch)

Enable ATNA Auditing

ATNA audit host

ATNA audit port

ATNA audit local certificate

ATNA audit CA certificate

Enable Audit Log Encryption

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • This will enable audit log encryption.

Billing Log Option

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0-(patch-1))
  • This allows user to set the billing log file to either get appended or overwritten with log entry. Thus if 'Append' is chosen, all prior log information will remain stored in the file. However, if 'Overwrite' is chosen, then prior log information will be removed.

Miscellaneous

Path to MySQL Binaries

Path to Perl Binaries

Path to Temporary Files

Path for Event Log

State Data Type

State list

State List Widget Custom Fields

Country Data Type

Country list

Print Command

Default Reason for Visit

Default Encounter Form ID

Patient ID Category Name

Patient Photo Category Name

Medicare Referrer Is Renderer

Financial Close Date (yyyy-mm-dd)

Enable Hylafax Support

Hylafax Server

Hylafax Directory

Hylafax Enscript Command

Enable Scanner Support

Scanner Directory

Portal

Enable Version 2 Onsite Patient Portal

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Setting to turn on/off the Version 2 Onsite patient portal.

Version 2 Onsite Patient Portal Site Address

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Set to link of the Version 2 Onsite patient portal. This link is what is printed/emailed to patients when sending their username/password credentials.
  • Note that if you have multi-site configured, then need to use the following link to ensure the patient goes to the correct site: https://your_web_site.com/openemr/portal/index.php?site=default (where default is substituted with the site directory)

Enable Onsite Patient Portal

  • Label was changed to Enable Version 1 Onsite Patient Portal in OpenEMR version 5.0.1.
  • Setting to turn on/off the Version 1 patient portal.

Onsite Patient Portal Site Address

  • Label was changed to Version 1 Onsite Patient Portal Site Address in OpenEMR version 5.0.1.
  • Set to link of Version 1 patient portal. This link is what is printed/emailed to patients when sending their username/password credentials.
  • Note that if you have multi-site configured, then need to use the following link to ensure the patient goes to the correct site: https://your_web_site.com/openemr/patients/index.php?site=default (where default is substituted with the site directory)

Enable Onsite Patient Portal Document Download

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)
  • Setting to allow patient to Download their documents.

Enable Offsite Patient Portal

  • Setting to turn on/off the patient portal APIs, which will then allow external third party patient portals to communicate with your OpenEMR.

Offsite Patient Portal Provider ID

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.2)
  • Set to offsite portal provider ID

Offsite Patient Portal Username

  • Set to User Name used to communicate with the external third party portal.

Offsite Patient Portal Password

  • Set to User Password used to communicate with the external third party portal.

Offsite Patient Portal Site Address

  • Set to link of external third party patient portal (for provider). This link is what is used when provider clicks on the 'Portal Activity' link at the top of left menu.

Offsite Patient Portal Site Address (Patient Link)

  • (This setting was added in a OpenEMR 4.1.0 patch)
  • Set to link of external third party patient portal link for the patients. This link is what is printed/emailed to patients when sending their username/password credentials.

Enable CMS Portal

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • Enable support for the open source WordPress Portal by Sunset Systems.
  • See CMS Portal for instructions.

CMS Portal Site Address

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • URL for the WordPress site that supports the portal.
  • See CMS Portal for instructions.

CMS Portal Username

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • Login name of WordPress user for portal access.
  • See CMS Portal for instructions.

CMS Portal Password

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • Login password of WordPress user for portal access.
  • See CMS Portal for instructions.

Connectors

Enable Lab Exchange

  • This setting was removed in OpenEMR 4.2.2
  • Setting to turn on/off the Lab Exchange module. As of 09/19/2011, the way to sign up for this module was described as:
  • "The Lab Results does not require an interface to an outside lab, that just makes it easier to "incorporate' results. Medical Information Integration, LLC results interface is to LabCorp. The cost to support Results-Only LEN is $25/m per facility. However, you have to be approved by LabCorp before they will allow it. We are working a Orders+Results interface with LabCorp and Quest right now ($50/m) and we have a Results interface with Soltas Labs. All of those require the Lab itself to approve access. Nothing I can do about that, the labs have complete control."
  • This was taken from the following sourceforge forum thread (post #15): http://sourceforge.net/projects/openemr/forums/forum/202504/topic/4709788

Lab Exchange Site ID

  • This setting was removed in OpenEMR 4.2.2
  • Setting that is specific to the Lab Exchange module.

Lab Exchange Token ID

  • This setting was removed in OpenEMR 4.2.2
  • Setting that is specific to the Lab Exchange module.

Lab Exchange Site Address

  • This setting was removed in OpenEMR 4.2.2
  • Setting that is specific to the Lab Exchange module.

Enable NewCrop eRx Service

NewCrop eRx Site Address

NewCrop eRx Web Service Address

NewCrop eRx SOAP Request Time-To-Live for Allergies

NewCrop eRx SOAP Request Time-To-Live for Medications

NewCrop eRx Partner Name

NewCrop eRx Name

NewCrop eRx Password

Only upload active prescriptions

Enable import status message for NewCrop erx

Do not display Medications uploaded to NewCrop

Do not display Allergy uploaded to NewCrop

Default Patient Country

NewCrop eRx Debug Setting

Enable Weno eRx Service

Weno eRx Account Id

Weno eRx Account Pass

Weno eRx Clinic ID

Enable C-CDA Alternate Service

Enable phiMail Direct Messaging Service

phiMail Server Address

phiMail Username

phiMail Password

phiMail notification user

phiMail Message Check Interval (minutes)

phiMail Allow CCD Send

phiMail Allow CCR Send

Rx

  • (This section was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)

Rx Enable DEA #

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Enable display of DEA in prescriptions

Rx Show DEA #

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • (Previous to version 4.1.1, this setting can be modified at Administration->Files->config.php)
  • Display the actual DEA number, rather than just a blank. So, if this is turned off, the DEA number will need to be manually written in on a blank line. Note that if the 'Rx Enable DEA #' is turned off, then this setting is not used. (Note that when faxing, this is automatically on)

Rx Enable NPI

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Enable display of NPI in prescriptions.

Rx Show NPI

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Display the actual NPI number, rather than just a blank. So, if this is turned off, the NPI number will need to be manually written in on a blank line. Note that if the 'Rx Enable NPI' is turned off, then this setting is not used. (Note that when faxing, this is automatically on)

Rx Enable State Lic. #

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Enable display of State License number in prescriptions.

Rx Show State Lic. #

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • Display the actual State License number, rather than just a blank. So, if this is turned off, the State License number will need to be manually written in on a blank line. Note that if the 'Rx Enable State Lic. #' is turned off, then this setting is not used. (Note that when faxing, this is automatically on)

Rx NLM Drug-Drug

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.0)
  • This turns on option to use a drug-drug interaction checker. Requires RXNORM database to be installed. Click the 'Drug-Drug' button in the prescription interface to run the check.

Rx Paper Size

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • (Previous to version 4.1.1, this setting can be modified at Administration->Files->config.php)
  • Setting for prescription paper size. Note this is only pertinent when printing to PDF and not used when printing to HTML.

Rx Left Margin (px)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • (Previous to version 4.1.1, this setting can be modified at Administration->Files->config.php)
  • Setting left margin size in pixels. Note this is only pertinent when printing to PDF and not used when printing to HTML.

Rx Right Margin (px)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • (Previous to version 4.1.1, this setting can be modified at Administration->Files->config.php)
  • Setting right margin size in pixels. Note this is only pertinent when printing to PDF and not used when printing to HTML.

Rx Top Margin (px)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • (Previous to version 4.1.1, this setting can be modified at Administration->Files->config.php)
  • Setting top margin size in pixels. Note this is only pertinent when printing to PDF and not used when printing to HTML.

Rx Bottom Margin (px)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.1.1)
  • (Previous to version 4.1.1, this setting can be modified at Administration->Files->config.php)
  • Setting bottom margin size in pixels. Note this is only pertinent when printing to PDF and not used when printing to HTML.

PDF

  • (This section was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)

Layout

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)

PDF Language

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)

Paper Size

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)

Left Margin (mm)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)

Right Margin (mm)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)

Top Margin (mm)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)

Bottom Margin (px)

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)

Output Type

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)

Patient Label Type

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • Setting for turning on and the formatting of patient labels. This is turned on by default. The labels can be created at Popups->"Chart Label"(this is at bottom of the left navigation menu).

Barcode Label Type

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • Setting for turning on and the formatting of patient barcodes. This is turned on by default. The barcode can be created at Popups->"Barcode Label"(this is at bottom of the left navigation menu).

Print Patient Address Label

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.0)
  • Setting for turning on option patient address labels. This is turned on by default. The labels can be created at Popups->"Address Label"(this is at bottom of the left navigation menu).

Envelope Width in mm

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • In Portrait mode, determines the width of the envelope along the x-axis in mm.

Envelope Height in mm

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • In Portrait mode, determines the height of the envelope along the y-axis in mm.

Font Size in Pt

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Sets the font of the address text on the envelope in mm.

Envelope x-axis starting pt

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Distance from the top of the envelope in mm.

Envelope y-axis starting pt

  • (This setting was added in OpenEMR version 5.0.1)
  • Distance from the right most edge of the envelope in portrait position in mm.