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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, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, eForms, Genetics, Hematology, Lab Requisitions, Screening May 21, 2022
BCCA, Cancer, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, Genetics, History Taking, Oncology, Screening May 21, 2022
BC, Chronic Pain, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, Fraser Health Authority October 13, 2020
BC, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, eForms, Mental Health, Outpatient, Preventions, Vancouver Island Health Authority January 5, 2022
BC, Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, Consent, Consent, eForms, End of Life, Fraser Health Authority, Geriatrics, Palliative Care January 27, 2021
Addictions, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, Emergency Department, Exercise therapy, Mental Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Orthotics, Outpatient, Physiotherapy, Preventions September 6, 2021
Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, Decision Tools, eForms, End of Life, Geriatrics, Home Safety, Long Term Care Facilities December 27, 2020
BC, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Vancouver Island Health Authority March 11, 2021
BC, Chronic Pain, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Outpatient October 13, 2020
Arthritis, Bone Health, Chiropractic, Chronic Pain, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, Exercise therapy, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Outpatient, Physiatry, Physiotherapy, Screening May 20, 2022
CDC, Clinical Counselling, Clinical RBT, Communication with Patient, COVID-19, Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, Infectious Disease, Report Templates, Virology February 1, 2021
Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, Screening June 5, 2019
Audiology, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, eForms, Hearing, Medication Coverage, Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Physiotherapy, Screening January 24, 2022
BC, Cancer, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, End of Life, Fraser Health Authority October 9, 2020
Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, Home Health, Home Safety, Long Term Care Facilities April 23, 2021
BC, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Consent, Consent, Decision Tools, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Hematology, Surgery, Surgery, Transfusion April 30, 2022
BC, Communication with Patient, Consent, Consent, eForms, Emergency Department, ENT, Fraser Health Authority, Gynecology, Hospitalists, Internal Medicine, Midwifery, Obstetrics, Surgery, Surgery, Transfusion May 2, 2022
BC, Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, Consent, Decision Tools, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Midwifery, Palliative Care, Surgery, Surgery, Transfusion, Urgent Care April 30, 2022
BC, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, Consent, Consent, Decision Tools, eForms, End of Life, Fraser Health Authority, Long Term Care Facilities, Oncology, Surgery June 30, 2022
BC, Communication with Patient, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, History Taking, Screening, Surgery, Surgery June 14, 2020
Aboriginal Health, BC, Communication with Patient, eForms, First Nations Health Authority March 18, 2022
BC, Communication with Patient, Consent, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Lab Requisitions February 28, 2021
Addictions, BC, Cardiology, Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, Decision Tools, eForms, Fraser Health Authority, Internal Medicine, Midwifery, Obesity, Obstetrics, Preventions, Screening May 8, 2022
BC, Communication with Patient, Consent, Consent, Decision Tools, eForms, Emergency Department, Fraser Health Authority, Gynecology, Hematology, Hospitalists, Internal Medicine, Midwifery, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics, Orthopaedics, Outpatient, Palliative Care, Pediatrics, Physiatry, Respirology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Surgery, Urgent Care, Urology, Vascular, Virtual Care April 30, 2022
Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, Pediatrics November 9, 2019
BC, Chiropractic, Chronic Pain, Coding Systems, Communication with Patient, Consent, Consent, Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, ICBC August 25, 2021
BC, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, Consent, Consent, Decision Tools, eForms, End of Life, Geriatrics, Interior Health Authority, Long Term Care Facilities May 23, 2022
Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, Neurology May 15, 2021
Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, eForms, Home Safety, Long Term Care Facilities, ON, Outpatient, Social Work December 27, 2020
Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, Neurology April 26, 2021
Chronic Pain, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, History Taking, Mental Health, Screening September 1, 2019
BC, Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, eForms, End of Life, Geriatrics, Geriatrics, History Taking, Home Health, Hospitalists, Long Term Care Facilities, Primary Care Network, Report Templates, Vancouver Island Health Authority December 2, 2019
Communication with Patient, eForms, Rich Text Letter March 18, 2022
Communication with Patient, eForms, Rich Text Letter April 3, 2022
Communication with Patient, eForms, Rich Text Letter March 20, 2022
BC, Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, eForms, History Taking, Outpatient, Palliative Care, Primary Care Network, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority March 19, 2022
BC, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, Decision Tools, eForms, End of Life, Geriatrics, Hospitalists, Vancouver Island Health Authority April 13, 2020
BC, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, Decision Tools, eForms, Mental Health, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority March 22, 2021
BC, Communication with Patient, Complex Care Planning, eForms, Long Term Care Facilities, Palliative Care, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority November 15, 2021
BC, Clinical Counselling, Communication with Patient, eForms, Internal Medicine, Mental Health, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority September 4, 2020
Browser Addons, Communication with Patient, eForms, History Taking, Virtual Care June 19, 2021