eForms

What are eForms?

eForms (electronic forms) are arguably the most enabling EMR feature for OSCAR users. In the most basic form, an eForm is a simple scanned image of a paper form in the background, with electronic HTML form elements superimposed on top of this, that allow the user to import text from the OSCAR database or type their own, instead of filling out forms by hand and having to manually scan them back into OSCAR.

eForms is a module for “plug-ins” in OSCAR to allow users to upload their own bits of code (HTML) to their OSCAR system. The initial intention was to provide doctors with an elegant do-it-yourself electronic solution to manage the never-ending avalanche of new paper forms coming at them from all directions. Doctors actually spend a large part of their work hours filling in paper forms, such as lab or x-ray requisition forms, referral forms for services for their patients and bureaucratic forms, ranging from special authority coverage forms to handicapped parking permits.  eForms then are the electronic answer to this problem, as they are stored electronically right in the OSCAR server, can be optionally loaded into patient charts and auto-populate with the patient’s demographic and some clinical information, from the OSCAR database. Once completed and finalized, eForms can be printed or even electronically faxed (on systems set up for this), and saved on the patient’s chart as a record. They can be re-printed again in future if desired.

Note: Electronic forms are often referred to as “Templates” in other EMR systems. In the OSCAR community we prefer calling them “eForms” to avoid confusing electronic forms functionality with free-text templates, an entirely different bit of useful functionality described elsewhere.

E-FORMS DISCLAIMER:

  • As is: eForms are shared “as-is” free of charge on a share-alike basis with absolutely no guarantee or warranty.
  • No Quality Control: We do not vet any eForms and do not purport to apply any manner of quality control. We strongly encourage end-users to subject all the eForms loaded on their system to a thorough testing process and quality review themselves, before using them on real live patient charts.
  • Responsibility: The responsibility for the clinical and medical-legal consequences of any and all eForms, rest with the OSCAR end-users themselves. This applies to both eForms shared by others, and those created by users themselves.
  • Attribution: eForms are shared freely among the user community, with attribution to the original author of the eForm.
  • Free: eForms so shared may not be bought or sold.
  • Provincial validation: eForms are optional and non-essential add-ons, separate from OSCAR, and each with their own license terms. eForms are not part of OSCARs core program functionality and code base. For this reason eForms are not subject to provincial validation testing and conformance criteria. eForms are also not subject to the ISO production process for OSCAR.

eForm Magic Tips

eForm Name
Antibiotics, Arthritis, BC, Cancer, Cardiology, Cardiology, Diabetes, eForms, End of Life, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Medication Coverage, Oncology, Special Authority BC June 19, 2021
AIDS, BC, CDC, COVID-19, eForms, HIV, Internal Medicine, Virology October 15, 2020
BC, BCCH, Cancer, eForms, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics October 10, 2020
BC, BCCH, eForms, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Sleep Apnea August 29, 2020
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Outpatient, Transfusion March 12, 2020
BC, Cancer, Colonoscopy, eForms, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Vancouver Island Health Authority September 12, 2020
Cancer, Cardiology, Cardiology, eForms, GTA, Imaging, Imaging, Internal Medicine, Neurology, ON, Radiology, Ultrasound, Xray July 8, 2021
BC, Cardiology, Cardiology, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Outpatient February 22, 2020
BC, Cardiology, Cardiology, Chilliwack, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Lab Requisitions September 26, 2019
BC, Cardiology, Cardiology, Chilliwack, Complex Care Planning, Diabetes, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Long Term Care Facilities, Respirology January 30, 2021
eForms, Internal Medicine, Medication Coverage August 3, 2019
BC, Diabetes, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine March 14, 2021
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Imaging, Internal Medicine, Respirology February 11, 2021
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Outpatient November 4, 2018
Antibiotics, BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Outpatient October 10, 2018
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Imaging, Imaging, Internal Medicine, Lab Requisitions, Outpatient, Radiology, Surgery, Surgery, Ultrasound January 11, 2021
BC, Cancer, Cardiology, Cardiology, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Lab Requisitions, Outpatient, Transfusion October 23, 2021
BC, Diabetes, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, Midwifery, Obstetrics March 10, 2020
BC, Cardiology, Cardiology, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Imaging, Internal Medicine August 19, 2019
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Transfusion May 15, 2021
BC, CDC, Decision Tools, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, History Taking, Imaging, Internal Medicine, Respirology October 6, 2019
BC, Cardiology, Chilliwack, Complex Care Planning, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Primary Care Network October 29, 2019
eForms, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oakville, ON, Outpatient January 26, 2020
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre January 23, 2020
AIDS, BC, eForms, History Taking, HIV, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Medication Coverage, Providence Health Authority, Sexual medicine, Virology February 17, 2021
BC, Cardiology, Cardiology, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine July 31, 2021
BC, Cardiology, Cardiology, eForms, Interior Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Outpatient December 14, 2018
BC, Cardiology, Cardiology, eForms, Imaging, Interior Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Lab Requisitions, Ultrasound June 27, 2019
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, Midwifery, Obstetrics March 21, 2020
BC, Colonoscopy, eForms, Gastroenterology, Imaging, Interior Health Authority, Internal Medicine October 9, 2021
BC, Cardiology, Cardiology, eForms, Imaging, Interior Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Ultrasound May 31, 2019
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine August 3, 2019
eForms, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine March 13, 2019
BC, Cardiology, Cardiology, eForms, Internal Medicine, Medication Coverage August 27, 2021
Cardiology, Cardiology, eForms, Internal Medicine, Oakville, ON January 26, 2020
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics August 26, 2019
Arthritis, eForms, Internal Medicine May 17, 2019
BC, eForms, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Providence Health Authority November 10, 2018
BC, eForms, Imaging, Internal Medicine, Lab Requisitions, Outpatient, Providence Health Authority, Radiology, Surgery, Ultrasound January 10, 2021
BC, Cardiology, Cardiology, eForms, Imaging, Imaging, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Ultrasound, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority October 16, 2019
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine August 12, 2018
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Neurology January 11, 2020
BC, BCCH, eForms, Exercise therapy, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics August 30, 2020
Cancer, eForms, Gastroenterology, GTA, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, ON, Surgery, Surgery, Virology June 27, 2021
BC, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, eForms, Internal Medicine, Mental Health, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority September 4, 2020
Diabetes, eForms, Internal Medicine, Oakville, ON January 26, 2020
Colonoscopy, eForms, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, ON, Oncology July 3, 2020
Cancer, Consent, eForms, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, QC November 26, 2020