Multi-Page eForms

Learn how to configure a long eForm to be split up into several, more digestible pages for the patient to go through.

eForms are often long and complicated, which can be overwhelming for patients. To prevent this, you may wish to break your eForm up into separate eForms and link them together in a favourites group, through eForm Actions, or using tablet rules.

Sometimes, it may be easier to just show a small set of questions on separate pages, mimicking the presentation of multiple eForms - i.e. multi-page support in the Ocean eForm Editor. Multi-page eForms will appear as multiple forms to patients, while generating a single encounter note in your EMR.

Enabling the Multi-Page eForms Feature

Follow the steps below to to structure your form so that each of your eForm sections appears as a new page to the patient.

  • From the eForm Editor, open up the Action menu at the top right and select "Form Properties...".
  • From the General tab, click the checkbox labelled "Display Top-Level Sections as Separate Page".
  • Selecting this checkbox tells Ocean to present the top-level of sections as discrete pages.

Now, the form will look more or less the same in the eForm Editor, making it easier to edit. Just treat top-level sections in your eForm as new pages. Later, when you preview or load the form on a tablet, you will see these sections shown as discrete pages.

For example, check out the 2015 version of the Health Quality Ontario patient experience survey.

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