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Some User Settings can be modified within OpenEMR at Miscellaneous->Preferences by the user themselves (each setting from this interface is described below). In addition, there are user settings that can be set by an administrator at Administration->Users.

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User Settings

Within OpenEMR, go to Miscellaneous->Preferences

Appearance

Main Top Pane Screen

  • Choose top frame to default to the calendar, the patient add/search, or the patient 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.

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

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

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.

Locale

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).

Date Display Format

  • Choose date display format.

Time Display Format

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

Reports

  • (This section was added in OpenEMR version 4.2.1)

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.

Calendar

Default Calendar View

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

Appointment/Event Color

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

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

Patient Flow Board Timer Interval

Number of Minutes to display completed checkouts

Connectors

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