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Lab Admin

Administration of labs for OSCAR

Lab Upload

Import labs into the OSCAR database.  This utility in Administration is for manual importing.

  1. Click on HL7 Lab Upload
  2. Browse for the file that contains the lab work.
  3. Indicate the origin of the lab work
  4. Click on Upload the lab

A confirmatory message will occur if the file is imported without error

Now those labs will be viewable in the ordering physician’s inbox if matched by their billing number.

NOTE: In production it is desirable to have most labs ‘pushed’ into Oscar automatically.  That involves installation of specially configured software to get the files from the lab, and configuration of the HL7 Transport Utility

Lab Forwarding Rules

This utility sets and removes rules that allow for labs to be forwarded to other users

Add New Queue

Documents are loaded in named Queues.  Large clinics may want several.

Note: If you add a new Queue, you will also have to add the corresponding folders manually. They are NOT added by the system.

Each Queue has an id which is NOT indicated by the Existing Queue list.  Use ‘SELECT * FROM queue’ to get the list of queues and ids.

The typical queue folder location would be <BASE_DOCUMENT_DIR>/oscar/incomingdocs/# where # is the queue id.

e.g.: /usr/share/oscar-emr/OscarDocument/oscar/incomingdocs/1

You will also have to create the corresponding sub-folders: Fax, File, Mail and Refile all with tomcat8:tomcat8 or (for tomcat9) tomcat:tomcat ownership.

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