Ocean Server Upgrade July 13th, 2021 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for July 13th, 2021 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following improvements and fixes.

NOTE: Beginning on Thursday, August 5, 2021, Ocean releases will occur every third week on Thursday evenings.   Release notes will also be published on these Thursdays. 



  • New provisioning workflow for enabling clinicians to provide eConsult responses:
    • Site admin users can now enable their sites to receive eConsults (Admin > Site Features, "Allow eReferrals to be responded to as eConsults")
    • Once enabled, the site’s users can apply individually for Regional Authority approval to provide eConsult responses (for remuneration)
    • Regional Authorities can grant eConsult response access at the individual user level (rather than the entire site) 
    • Added instructional aids for the eConsult lifecycle to the eReferral View and email notifications.
  • Removed the directory listing’s address from the iCalendar included in a eReferral patient email notification when the appointment medium is not “In Person”.
  • Additions and updates to the Ocean Healthmap’s directory listings can now only be made by authenticated Ocean users. 
  • The Ocean Healthmap no longer supports Google Places.
  • Revisions to the AEFI report template.
  • Improved FHIR API message error reporting for debugging purposes. 

Fixed Bugs

  • At the bottom of the Directory Listings > Advanced section, the “This listing was last modified by” stamp will now always be populated when a listing is changed. The date of that modification will now also be included in the stamp. 


Patient Engagement


  • The Sent Reminders History page now displays the number of text message and email reminders sent per reminder rule, as well as the total number of patient reminders sent.
  • Site admins can now enable/disable iCal file from appearing in Patient Reminders emails.
  • Added a safeguard to prevent users from editing a reminder rule while a 'force send' is in progress.


Recent Support Articles

The following articles will be available on July 14th, 2021 with new or updated content:

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