oscarPrevention keeps track of the most common procedures that help prevent disease in a patient. These include vaccines and common tests.

  • If the prevention is red, the patient is missing information on an important prevention.
  • If the prevention link is purple the result is pending.
  • If the prevention link is yellow the patient is ineligible.
  • a blue prevention is up to date or optional

Clicking on the prevention link will reveal what information is needed for the item to be fully completed.


  1.  From the main appointment screen click on the “E” to the right of the patients name on their appointment line.
  2. “Preventions” is located on the top left corner of the Encounter screen.

Entering Prevention History

  1. Click on the test/vaccination that you wish to document. For an explanation of the abbreviations, hover over the prevention. eg Hover over HZV and the tool tip changes to HZV=Herpes Zoster Vaccine eg Zostavax
  2. Select the date from the calendar next to the Date text box. Select whether the prevention was Completed, Refused, Ineligible or any other option that appears on the Prevention.
  3. Fill out the rest of the information about the prevention. You can set the date of the next prevention, with the option of not being reminded of it. Click ‘Save’.