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
BC, Clinical Counselling, Coding Systems, Communication with Patient, Consent, Consent, Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Screening, Urgent Care August 31, 2021
BC, BCCA, Cancer, eForms, Imaging, Oncology, Radiology, Screening, Xray July 23, 2019
BC, BCCA, Cancer, eForms, Lab Requisitions, Oncology, Screening, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority March 7, 2021
BC, BCWH, eForms, Gynecology, Outpatient, Screening September 11, 2021
BC, BCWH, eForms, Obstetrics, Screening, Ultrasound January 16, 2021
BC, eForms, Midwifery, Obstetrics, Screening, Surgery, Transfusion May 25, 2020
BC, eForms, Respirology, Screening, Sleep Apnea August 19, 2019
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Lab Requisitions, Outpatient, Providence Health Authority, Respirology, Screening, Sleep Apnea, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver Island Health Authority October 10, 2020
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Lab Requisitions, Respirology, Screening, Sleep Apnea, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver Island Health Authority March 12, 2020
BC, BCCA, Cancer, Colonoscopy, eForms, Gastroenterology, Imaging, Preventions, Screening, Surgery, Surgery October 18, 2020
Cancer, Colonoscopy, eForms, Gastroenterology, Oakville, ON, Screening January 26, 2020
Consent, Consent, COVID-19, eForms, Infectious Disease, ON, Screening, Virology June 5, 2021
Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, Screening June 5, 2019
BC, Communication with Patient, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, History Taking, Screening, Surgery, Surgery June 14, 2020
BC, CDC, COVID-19, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Infectious Disease, Lab Requisitions, Long Term Care Facilities, Respirology, Screening, Virology April 14, 2020
eForms, Imaging, Imaging, Oakville, ON, Outpatient, Radiology, Screening, Xray January 26, 2020
eForms, Imaging, Imaging, Oakville, ON, Screening, Xray January 26, 2020
eForms, Lab Requisitions, Obstetrics, ON, Screening August 1, 2019
Arthritis, eForms, History Taking, Orthopaedics, Screening, Surgery June 22, 2021
BC, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Midwifery, Obstetrics, Screening July 13, 2020
Chronic Pain, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, Mental Health, Screening September 1, 2019
BC, eForms, Imaging, Infertility, Radiology, Screening, Urology March 2, 2020
BC, Complex Care Planning, eForms, Geriatrics, Home Safety, Long Term Care Facilities, Outpatient, Palliative Care, Screening, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority January 22, 2021
Cancer, Decision Tools, eForms, Imaging, ON, Radiology, Screening, SHN - Scarborough Health Network, SHN - Scarborough Health Network, Surgery, Xray May 23, 2021
Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, Mental Health, Neurology, Screening September 21, 2019
BC, eForms, Respirology, Screening, Sleep Apnea July 5, 2019
BC, Chilliwack, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Respirology, Screening, Sleep Apnea May 7, 2020
BC, Cancer, eForms, Screening, Surgery, Surgery, Vancouver Island Health Authority May 15, 2021
BC, eForms, Respirology, Screening, Sleep Apnea December 1, 2020