How do I update my Clinician Type?

The Clinician Type field in the User Settings page is relevant when sending an eReferral, as it will appear in the "Referrer's Information" field at the bottom of the referral form.

A user's Clinician Type also has an impact on their ability to be designated as a Primary Delegate for another Ocean user. Being a Primary Delegate allows a user to share the Patient Messaging and Reminders License of a licensed Ocean user.

The user who is being assigned as the Primary Delegate must have one of the following Clinician Types to be successfully set as a Primary Delegate: MOA/Secretary, Nurse, Resident, Physician Assistant or Other.

To update your Clinician Type:

    • Login to the Ocean Portal. Click your name in the top right corner and select "My Account".
    • Scroll to the bottom of the User Settings page, and update the Clinician Type field at the bottom by clicking on the dropdown menu.

      Reminder: Clinician Types that are eligible to be set as a Primary Delegate are MOA/Secretary, Nurse, Resident, Physician Assistant or Other.

    • Once you have updated your Clinician Type, ensure that you press the Save Changes button in the bottom right corner.
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How can I enforce Two-Factor Authentication for all users on my Ocean site?

Two-Factor Authentication is a feature that provides an additional level of security for Ocean users. As an Ocean Site Administrator, you have the ability to enforce Two-Factor Authentication for all users on your Ocean site.

To set Two-Factor Authentication as mandatory for your Ocean site:

    • Log in to the Ocean portal, and select Menu and then Admin.
    • Set the Two Factor Authentication feature to "Mandatory for all users".

      Note: In order to set Two-Factor Authentication as mandatory for all users on your Ocean site, you must first ensure that all pre-existing Ocean users on your Ocean site have Two-Factor Authentication enabled on their own individual user accounts. Please see below for more information on how to manage individual user compliance.

Managing Individual User Compliance

Before you can set Two-Factor Authentication as mandatory for all users on your Ocean site, all pre-existing users must first enable Two-Factor Authentication on their own Ocean user account. This is most easily done by running a Two-Factor Authentication Compliance Report. The "2FA Configured" column in the report indicates if the user has Two-Factor Authentication enabled or not. For users who do not have it enabled, you can instruct them to Enable Two-Factor Authentication for their Ocean user account.

Once all pre-existing users have enabled Two Factor Authentication, you can then set it as mandatory for your Ocean site so that all newly invited users will be forced to configure Two-Factor Authentication before they can successfully join your Ocean site.

Alternatively, you can remove non-compliant individuals from your Ocean site within the Users area, then set Two-Factor Authentication as mandatory for your Ocean site, and then re-invite the removed users so that they are forced to enable Two-Factor Authentication upon rejoining your Ocean site.

Newly Invited Ocean Users

Once Two-Factor Authentication has been set as mandatory for your Ocean site, newly invited users who do not have Two-Factor Authentication enabled will be prompted to enable it before they can join your Ocean site.

  • Upon accepting the invitation, users will see a message indicating that the Ocean site they are joining requires Two-Factor Authentication, and be instructed to download an authenticator application before proceeding.
  • Users are then presented with a QR code to scan with their authenticator application. They can then enter their Ocean user account password, and the 6-digit code provided by the authenticator application. Pressing Enable & Join Site enables Two-Factor Authentication for their user account, and allows them to join the Ocean site.

The "My Account" Page

Users can use the "My Account" page to customize their Ocean account and billing settings.

  • The My Account page can be accessed by clicking your name at the top right-hand corner of the Ocean Portal. This will open the Account Menu. Select "My Account" or jump directly to the Billing or Delegates pages. 
User Settings Page Billing Page Delegates Page
  • In the User Settings Page, you can edit your contact and user information, as well as your clinical contact information for eReferrals.
User Name:
This is your Ocean user name. It can't be changed.
Password:
This is your Ocean password. It can be changed by clicking Change password or email address...
Two-Factor Authentication:
Either Enabled or Disabled. Learn more about How To Enable Two-Factor Authentication. You cannot disable Two-Factor Authentication if you are a user on an Ocean site which enforces mandatory Two-Factor Authentication.
Email Address:
This is the email address associated with your Ocean account.
Clinical Delegate Emails:
This email address (or email addresses separated with commas) will receive secure message notifications of patient responses or form completions. If left blank, Ocean will default to sending these emails to the email address associated with your Ocean account.
Referral Notification Email:
If you are part of the Ocean eReferral Network, this email address will receive notifications associated with any referrals that you have sent (e.g. booking confirmations, edits, etc.)
Province:
Your province. This fields are optional, but is helpful in ensuring that you are associated with the correct Ocean site.
Clinic/Hospital Name:
This fields are optional, but is helpful in ensuring that you are associated with the correct Ocean site.
Role:
The role associated with your Ocean user account.
EMR User Name:
This is the user name associated with your EMR login. Your EMR user name and your Ocean user name MUST match in order to enable smooth integration with your EMR. For PS Suite and OSCAR users, this field will automatically update if you launch Ocean from the Ocean custom form.
ONE ID User ID:
For ONE ID single sign on integration.
Subsite Reference:
If you are associated with a subsite within your Ocean site (for separate billing purposes), you can select the appropriate subsite from here. If your site has no subsites, leave this field set to "None".
Subscriptions:
If you wish, you can subscribe to weekly Ocean usage reports to see assess how and when your Ocean features are being used.
Default Home Page:
This is the page that will automatically launch after logging into your Ocean site.
eConsult Application:
Click this button to apply to respond to eReferrals as eConsults. Please note that the application process for the ability to send special referral messages called "eConsults" involves the selection of a Regional Authority. Additionally, you must have the Clinician Type of Family Physician, Specialist, or Nurse Practitioner to submit an application.
Clinical Contact Information:
Here you can edit the contact information that will appear on the Ocean eReferral Network (if you have an Website Forms link or are part of the eReferral network).
If you're sending an eReferral, this information is pulled into the "Referrer's Information" fields at the bottom of the referral form.
You'll want to ensure your Clinician Type is set correctly to one of the following: Allied Health Professional, Family Physician, Medical Student, MOA/Secretary, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Resident, Specialist, or Other.

Updating the Email Account Associated With Your Ocean User Account

The email account listed in "My Account" is used by Ocean to send you email notifications associated with your user account.   It can only be changed by the user account owner. 

To change the email account:

    • Click your name at the top right-hand corner of the Ocean Portal. This will open the Account Menu.  Select My Account.
    • Click on the "Change password or email address..." button.
    • You can update your email address and click 'Save Changes' at the bottom right. (NOTE: It is not necessary to change your password in order to change your email address.) 
    • A verification email will be sent to the new email address to confirm the email owner corresponds with the Ocean user account owner. Click on the "Verify Email Update" button.
    • You will be required to sign-in into Ocean to complete the update if you are not already logged into Ocean. This step is necessary to confirm that there is a match between the unique 'Verify Email Update" link and the owner of the user account to complete the email address update.
    • Ocean will send a notification to the original email address that the update has been completed.

Recovering Your Ocean Password or Username

Forgotten Password Forgotten User Name
  • You will be prompted to provide your Ocean user name and email address. Enter your information and click "Submit".
  • You will then receive an email with a link to reset your password.

How To Enable and Disable Two-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor Authentication is a feature that provides an additional level of security for your Ocean user account. Once enabled, you will be required to enter a unique 6-digit code from an authenticator application on your smartphone in addition to your Ocean username and password each time you log in.

Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

  1. Download Google Authenticator

  2. Update your Ocean user account settings

    • Sign into the Ocean Portal and click your name located at the top right of the screen and select "My Account".
    • Under the Account Information section, click "Enable Two Factor Authentication". A black and white QR code will appear on screen.
  3. Configure Two-Factor Authentication

    • Using the Google Authenticator app on your smartphone, click on the plus (+) sign within the app, and select "Scan a QR code". This will open the camera view on your smartphone.
    • Scan the QR code that appeared on screen. A new unique 6-digit Authentication Code will appear within your authenticator application on your smartphone.
    • Enter your Ocean account password and the 6-digit Authentication Code from your authenticator app, and press Enable. This enables Two-Factor Authentication for your Ocean user account.
  • Once enabled, you will be prompted to enter the 6-digit Authentication Code generated by the authenticator app each time you sign into the Ocean Portal or to access the Administrative Menu on the Ocean Tablet App.

Disabling Two-Factor Authentication

  1. Update your Ocean user account settings

    • Sign into the Ocean Portal and click your name located at the top right of the screen and select "My Account".
    • Under the Account Information section, click "Disable Two Factor Authentication".
  2. Enter your credentials

    • You will be prompted to enter your Ocean user account password and the 6-digit Authentication Code from your authenticator app.
    • After entering your password and Authentication Code, press Disable. This disables Two-Factor Factor Authentication for your Ocean user account.
    • Note: You cannot disable Two-Factor Authentication if you are a user on an Ocean site which enforces mandatory Two-Factor Authentication.

Adding a New User to Your Site

Note: Any individual that requires access to Ocean must have a free Ocean user account.

  • Log in to the Ocean Portal. Click the Menu button in the top left corner and click Admin (you must be a Site Admin to access this area).
  • Click Users in the Admin Settings page. This will take you to your User Management page where you can click the blue "Invite Users to Site" button, located at the top of the page.
  • Enter the email address of the colleagues you wish to invite. If desired, you can also input their full name. If you need to invite more colleagues, simply click the "Add Another Invitation" button to add another row to the table. 

    Note: Unaccepted invite requests will expire after 30 days.

  • If you are sending a large number of user invitations, you can click on the "Switch to Bulk Email" button, located in the top right corner of the "Invite Users to Site" section header. Enter a series of email addresses, with each separated by a comma.
  • When you are ready to send, click the blue "Send Invitations" button.
  • Your colleague(s) will receive an email notifying them that they have been invited to your Ocean site. This email will prompt them to click a link and follow the steps to be automatically added to your site.

    Note: If Two-Factor Authentication has been set as mandatory for all users on your Ocean site, the newly invited users will be prompted to configure Two-Factor Authentication for their Ocean user account upon accepting the invitation to join your Ocean site.

If you wish for a colleague's Ocean user account to have administrative privileges on your site, simply click the checkbox beside their name, under the "Site Admin" column once they have joined your Ocean site..


Granting Users Administrative Access to Your Ocean Site

Ocean users with administrative privileges are able to configure tablet settings and all the settings available in the Admin view of the Ocean Portal (see our Guide to the Admin View for more details on all of these configurable options). As a result, a user with administrative privileges will be able to edit a wide variety of important features of your Ocean site. Therefore, only trusted users should be granted administrative access to your Ocean site.

Note: If you are adding a new administrative-level user to your site, you will need to follow the steps outlined in "Adding a New User to Your Site" before being able to grant them admin access by following the steps below.

To grant an existing Ocean user administrative access:

  1. Login to the Ocean Portal.
  2. Click the "Menu" button in the top left corner and select "Admin". Click the Users section (from the Admin Settings page).
  3. Locate the user(s) who you'd like to grant administrative access to.
  4. Click the checkbox beside their name, under the "Set Site Admin" column (see screenshot below). Your settings will be saved automatically.


Enabling a Provider License for Patient Messages & Reminders

To enable a Patient Messaging and Reminders License:

    • Login to the Ocean Portal. Click the "Menu" button in the top left corner and select "Admin".
    • From the Admin Settings page, click "Providers". This will bring up a list of providers in your EMR.
    • Select the checkbox under "Patient Messages and Reminders Licence ($25/month each)" next to the provider you want to enable.
    • Next, return to the Admin Settings page and click “Users”. From the "EMR Provider" column, select the appropriate provider to link the selected EMR provider license with that Ocean user account.

Assigning a Primary Delegate (optional):

    • From the Users tab, click the "Edit Delegates" button next to the Ocean user with a Patient Messaging license that you want to set a primary delegate for.
    • This will bring you to the "Manage User" page. Clicking "Add Primary Delegate" allows the user's Patient Messaging license to be shared with another Ocean user with one of the following clinician types: MOA/Secretary, Nurse, Resident, Physician Assistant or Other. If needed, please see how a user can update their Clinician Type.

    Each Ocean user can only have one Primary Delegate.


Ontario Users: How to Sign In to Ocean with ONE ID

ONE ID can now be used to securely access Ocean. Ontario users with a ONE ID User ID have the option to quickly and easily link it with their Ocean user account within Ocean. This will enable the added convenience of using the secure identity credential, which they already rely on for accessing many of Ontario's digital health services, to access the Ontario eReferral Network, Ocean's Portal and Patient Engagement tools.

This is an optional set up for signing in to Ocean. To establish the link between your ONE ID User ID and Ocean User account, you can follow the steps below:

    • This will redirect you to eHealth Ontario's Account Provider page. Ensure ONE ID is selected and choose Next.
    • Enter your ONE ID Login and Password.
    • Once you have signed in with ONE ID, you will be taken back to the Ocean login page, to complete a one time sign in to your Ocean account. Enter your Ocean username and password and select Secure Sign In.
    • Once signed in to the Ocean Portal, select your Ocean user name in the top right, and select My Account. You will see an Id populated in the ONE ID User Id section of your account information, confirming that the link to your ONE ID has been established.

After establishing the connection to ONE ID, the next time you choose to sign in to Ocean through the ONE ID link, and follow steps A to C above, you will be signed directly into your Ocean account without requiring your Ocean user name and password.

Signing out of Ocean will also sign you out of ONE ID. The ONE ID sign in link can also be completed through the Ocean Healthmap.

To disconnect your Ocean user account from your ONE ID, select the "clear" button beside the ONE ID User Id, under your account information, and save changes.