Ocean Server Upgrade Mar 12 2019 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Mar 12, 2019 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

Patient Engagement

  • New feature: Ocean Reminders have been enhanced with a more user-friendly user interface and new features. Reminders can now send for multiple upcoming appointments for the same patient in sequence, including appointments booked on the same day. It can now also send reminders for appointments booked farther in the future or post-visit forms farther beyond their initial appointment.
  • New feature: The Ocean Rule Builder: Implementing complex Javascript rules for Ocean Reminders and kiosk check-in rules is much more user-friendly thanks to a helpful contextual popup pick-list of scripting options.
  • Defining a custom walk-in provider for a particular kiosk is now easier thanks to an embedded contextual help link, an expanded scriptable area, and the new Rule Builder.

eReferral

  • New feature: Listings may now be configured to force users to sign in with an Ocean account prior to sending an eReferral or provider message to the listing.
  • New feature: Streamlined review of health service offerings in the Ocean Health Map: When users search for a particular type of offering, the offerings are now directly shown in the search results. Detailed information about the offering is shown automatically in-line when the match is selected, making it easier for users to review the relevant information.
  • Referrals that were manually fax-forwarded to offline listings claimed by a particular Ocean site will now display the Ocean site as a potential recipient instead of the offline listing (since the offline listing is usually unavailable to review the message).

Ocean Server Upgrade Feb 26 2019 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Feb 26, 2019 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

  • New feature: Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for Ocean. Visit the 'My Account' section of the Ocean Portal to enable 2FA for your account. Click here to learn more.

Patient Engagement

  • New feature: Dynamic Walk-in Providers. Ocean Kiosk can now be configured to book walk-in patients into a particular provider's schedule, depending patient demographics, responses, etc. Click here for more information.
  • New feature: Patients can now confirm their upcoming appointment from Ocean Reminders. To enable appointment confirmation for your site, visit Admin->Ocean Reminders. Click here for more information.
  • Progress notes in Med Access now include the name of the completed form as their description.
  • Ocean sites can now configure a subset of their Kiosks to accept walk-in patients.
  • Fixed an issue to support special characters in ScriptUtil.getKeyword("@ptComments").

eReferral

  • New feature: Admins can now configure fine-grained Referral Email Notifications for their Ocean Healthmap directory listings, on a per-listing and per-offering basis.
  • A referrer can now view a full, simplified list of appointments on a referral that they have sent.
  • The 'Email Note' option on a referral now sends an automated message to the referrer, flagging the referral for review, and updates the referral status in the EMR.
  • Fixed an issue to ensure completed Referrals that are subsequently Forwarded, arrive in the receiving site's 'New' folder.
  • Fixed an issue with Referral Email Notifications, to remove the 'Dr.' prefix for Nurse Practitioners.

Ocean Server Upgrade Feb 12 2019 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Feb 12, 2019 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

Patient Engagment

  • Added basic validation to the PS Suite Patient Importer and Standard Patient Importer for batch loads.
  • The Ocean Patient Message dialog now auto-selects the Secure Message text area.
  • Ocean Tablet can now update the HCV status in an integrated Accuro EMR.

eReferral

  • Expanded the capabilities of the Advanced Search in the Ocean Healthmap to filter listings offering eReferral.
  • Printed referrals are no longer included in payloads from the /referrals endpoint of the Ocean Open API.
  • Ocean Open API credentials are now managed from the Admin preferences in the Ocean Portal.

Ocean Server Upgrade Jan 29 2019 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Jan 29, 2019 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • Appointment notes are no longer logged on referrals forwarded without an appointment.
  • The Patient Note function on an eReferral now warns a user when they are not subscribed to Ocean Online.
  • Added PALLIATIVE_COMMUNITY_PHYSICIAN and LOW_BACK_PAIN health services to the Ocean HealthMap.
  • Inbound Referrals no longer indicate that they were "electronically signed".
  • Favourites are now promoted to the top of search results in the Ocean HealthMap.
  • Users can now make notes on listings in the Ocean HealthMap. These notes are shared with users in the same site.

Patient Engagement

  • New feature: Accuro Walk-in support for the Ocean Kiosk. Walk-in patients that check into the Kiosk are added to a predefined schedule in the Accuro EMR and, if necessary, new patient records are created. 
  • Fixed an issue where Ocean Tablet/Kiosk could display an incorrect wifi connections status.
  • Additional bug fixes and improvements.

Ocean Server Upgrade Jan 15 2019 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Jan 15, 2019 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the selection of "Other or Multiple" as the EMR when signing up for Ocean.

Patient Engagement

  • Improved error handling when attempting to update the status of a Masked appointment in Accuro EMR.

eReferral

  • New feature: A referral can now have more than 2 appointments scheduled.
  • Selecting a wait time for a listing on the Ocean Healthmap now opens up a detailed breakdown of the available wait time data.
  • Added the ability to edit patient name, health number, gender, and date-of-birth after a referral has been created.
  • "Popular listings in your region" are now updated when a new location search is completed, and cleared when the map is navigated manually.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the calendar widget from displaying properly when attempting to set the referral sent date for inbound referrals.
  • Increased the retention time to 30 days for Incomplete referrals.

Ocean Server Upgrade Dec 18 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Dec 18, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

Patient Engagement

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Ocean from displaying the earliest known appointment time for a patient.

eReferral

  • Catchment areas can now be imported into an Ocean listing via the geojson format.
  • Added an additional referral analytic to track the 'sent date' for an inbound referral.
  • Added field validation to "Billing#" and "Professional Id" fields. Both fields must be 5 to 12 digits in length, and can include a hyphen.
  • The Accuro CDS link (Send Appointment Notifications) now updates the most recent referral in Ocean.
  • Added the ability to assign a new description when Splitting a referral / Reassigning health service.

Ocean Server Upgrade Dec 4 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Dec 4, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

Patient Engagement

  • Ocean Kiosk now supports card swiping with BC Health cards.
  • Added a warning when enabling a user subscription for Ocean Online if the site already has a Site-wide license.
  • Ocean now supports Tablet Rules to trigger Forms specifically for walk-in patients.

eReferral

  • Fixed an issue with Accuro CDS Links to ensure the patient is up-to-date and the appointment time is properly reflected on the referral.
  • Marking an appointment as confirmed on an Ocean eReferral will now mark the corresponding appointment as confirmed in an integrated Accuro EMR.

Ocean Server Upgrade Nov 20 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Nov 20, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • Ocean listings can now reference Organization information (including name and logo) that appears along side the listing in Ocean Healthmap search results.
  • Fixed a regression issue that removed MRN from a PDF Referral Receipt.

Patient Engagement

  • Ocean Secure Messages now feature an all-new, patient-facing user experience! Identity validation is easier, and Secure Messages have greater legibility with clearer actions available to the patient.
  • Fixed an issue that could send Appointment Reminders to patients that have cancelled appointments.

Ocean Server Upgrade Nov 6 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Nov 6, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • More tabs in the eRequest inbox and outbox will now immediately display their respective referral counts. 
  • The User Activity report now provides consistent formatting across column values.
  • The Forward Referral panel now shows the full list of user favourites.
  • Central Intake listings now support catchment areas.
  • Referral printouts now include patient identifiers on the header of every page.
  • Forwarded referrals are now only available from the 'Forwarded(All)' tab of the eRequest Inbox. Note: This change does not affect Central Intake sites.
  • Added HCN, DOB, and gender to referral exports.
  • Added referral status to referral exports.
  • Added ax_secondaryOutcome to referral analytics.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent an attachment from being saved with the referral after clicking 'Save for Later'.

Ocean Server Upgrade Oct 23 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Oct 23, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

New feature: Support Sites in Ocean. You can now designate a Support Site for your site in Ocean. Administrators in the Support Site will automatically be able to act as administrators of your site.

eReferral

  • Sites receiving a new eReferral will no longer get the "Forwarded" Referral email notification.
  • When free-text searching the Ocean Healthmap, suggested health services are now limited to a maximum of 10, with the option to show all.

Patient Engagement

  • Fixed an issue that could cause an Ocean user's name to display improperly when using single-sign-on from an integrated EMR.
  • Fixed an issue with batch patient uploads, to better handle patients that have been previously uploaded to Ocean.
  • Fixed an issue in Cloud Connect, to handle appointments in Med Access that do not specify a provider.

Ocean Server Upgrade Oct 9 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Oct 9, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • Attachment uploads are now available from the Notes panel.
  • Referrer information can now be populated based on a listing in the eReferral directory.
  • Fixed an issue with the 'Save for later' option, where referrer information could be overwritten.
  • Added health services related to biopsy and oncology.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented saving appointment information without entering a Shared Encryption Key.

Patient Engagement

  • Fixed an issue where batch cohort emails could omit the salutation.
  • Added getVisitType, getReasonForVisit, and getApptReason methods to the validation of Rules in the Portal.
  • Fixed a regression issue regarding email notifications when new comments are added to a referral.
  • Fixed an issue with eRequests that could incorrectly display a failure message.

 


Ocean Server Upgrade Sept 25 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Sept 25, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • The Ocean Healthmap now suggests searching by health service if the free text matches a service.
  • An edit to an eReferral now generates a notification in the referral indicating the specific data fields that were changed.
  • Added modificationDate to the /referral/analytics API.
  • Referrals are now stored for 12 months before being purged.
  • Messaging and scheduling in eReferrals now support multiple attachments per message/comment.
  • The eReferral API now supports supplying a 'bookingUrl' and 'externalRef' for a referral.

Patient Engagement

  • Ocean Kiosk now supports MoH HCV for health cards that are manually entered.

Ocean Server Upgrade Sept 11 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Sept 11, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

  • New feature: Announcements in Ocean. Periodically, Ocean administrators will send information about new features, system updates, scheduled downtimes, etc. Learn more.

eReferral

  • Free-text searches in the Ocean Healthmap can now match on names and descriptions of individual programs and services.
  • Ocean Healthmap defaults to a much larger view when a patient's address is pulled from the EMR.
  • Recent "Popular listings in this area" now have 'New' displayed beside them in the Ocean Healthmap.
  • Searching in the Ocean Healthmap will no longer auto-show the listing when there is only one match.
  • The "Near" field in the Ocean Healthmap search bar is now cleared anytime the map view is changed.

Patient Engagement

  • Improved performance synchronizing appointments via the Accuro EMR API.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes to the Ocean Cloud Connect configuration.

Ocean Server Upgrade Aug 28 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Aug 28, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

  • New feature: Ocean now integrates with the TELUS Med Access EMR, including automatic appointment check-ins (with walk-in support), demographic updates, rich-text notes, and much more!

eReferral

  • Added logging when email notifications are sent to a patient. Note: log entries for patient emails do not include addresses.
  • Rapid Access Clinics (RACs) are now sorted to the top of search results in the Ocean Healthmap.
  • Set 'Any listing containing' as the default search in the Ocean Healthmap.
  • Fixed an issue to ensure a listing is displayed in the Ocean Healthmap when the 'Test Listing' preference is unchecked.
  • Added the option to zoom out any time search results are displayed in Ocean Healthmap.
  • Added 'srcSiteNum' to referral analytics.

Patient Engagement

  • Internet Explorer 9 and 10 are no longer supported in the Ocean Portal. If you are using one of these browsers, please upgrade to IE11 or later.
  • Improved error handling for EMR updates that include multiple notes.
  • Minor improvements, bug fixes, and error handling.

Ocean Server Upgrade Aug 14 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for Aug 14, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

  • Fixed an issue with Cloud Connect sending erroneous emails indicating a connected EMR had deregistered.

eReferral

  • Changed booking email notifications to only go to sites that are involved in the referral booking.
  • Referrals that cannot be decrypted no longer show the "Enter Shared Encryption Key" button when the site has already entered the key.
  • Added the following analytics fields: ax_bodySite, ax_assessmentOutcomeMedicalSpecialist, ax_assessmentOutcomeCommunityProgram, ax_assessmentOutcomeSelfManagement.
  • Accepting a referral with a connected Accuro EMR will now link the referral to the patient dashboard in Ocean.
  • The 'Outstanding' tab has been removed from the eRequest inbox.
  • Added support for an 'OR Booking #' to be associated with a referral and included in the export.
  • Changed wait time calculations to support DARC/DART date ranges.

Patient Engagement

  • Fixed an issue to prevent Accuro patient updates from retrying if there is no matching patient.
  • Improved the error message on the Kiosk when HCV fails due to invalid service credentials.

Ocean Server Upgrade July 31 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for July 31, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • Added an additional referral analytic: ax_decisionToConsult.
  • eRequest/eReferral email notifications will now include suite number (address line 2).
  • Added support for updating referral status in the Ocean API. Supported values include "Accepted", "Declined", "Completed", and "Canceled".
  • When a referral is forwarded to an offline site, ownership of the referral is now passed back to central intake. (Note: this change only impacts referrals that involved central intake prior to it being forwarded.)

Patient Engagement

  • Fixed an issue to ensure walk-in appointments are immediately marked-as-arrived.
  • Added the ability to mark eRequests as "Completed" directly from the "New" folder.

Ocean Server Upgrade July 17 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for July 17, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

  • The Ocean sign-up page now clearly indicates optional fields.
  • On sign-up, users that agree to receive product updates are now also registered for System Notifications.
  • Accepted eRequests/eReferrals can now automatically import a new patient into a connected Accuro EMR (when the preference is set in Admin->Site Features).

eReferral

  • Added an indication on the referral in the EMR when an appointment is confirmed with the patient.
  • Added an "Incomplete" sub-folder to the Sent eReferrals tabs.
  • We now request a "catchment area" by default for listings with specific service offerings on Ocean health map.
  • Added 'referredBy' user’s full name to user activity export.
  • Added ability to filter by tags in Ocean health map search.

Patient Engagement

  • Changed the Kiosk to only block walk-ins if they have an appointment on the same day; otherwise, allow patients to be scheduled on the walk-in provider's schedule.
  • Added a new Kiosk error message to suggest card reader failure and direct patient to see reception.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Cloud Connect configuration from displaying all available schedules/providers.

Ocean Server Upgrade July 4 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for July 4, 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • The health map blue circle and radius setting has been replaced with a more intuitive search interface that uses the map boundary as the search area. Empty searches will prompt the user to optionally zoom out or search the entire directory to find results.

  • Users can drag and drop on the map and subsequently choose a "Search This Area" button to update their search with the new map boundary.

  • The wait time and distance sorting now displays an ascending sort icon when clicked.

  • Users can now enter a creation date for a referral when entering a New Inbound referral.

  • Listings are now sorted by proximity when accessed using the API (e.g. for CarePortal)

  • In the EMR and the Patient Dashboard summary of a referral, it now displays " - Confirmed" immediately next to the appointment date/time, rather than listing the confirmation status later in the summary.

  • Fixed a bug that could occasionally result in a popup error showing a problem with "sessionStorage" when a user performs a number of interactions with the map.

  • Notification emails sent to clinic administrators that involve pending eReferral purges are now sent to the clinic's referral notification email (if specified) instead of the clinical delegate or system administrator email.

  • Referrals that involve rapid assessment clinics are now available to the rapid assessment clinics using the "initialAssessmentSiteNum" analytic API field. They are also included in the referral analytic export for these sites.

  • The Booked Unconfirmed tab will leave its "Start Date" as blank by default now to reduce confusion for users who are looking for past-booked referrals.

  • The favourites view now in the health map no longer displays a green arrow icon.

  • Fixed a bug that resulted in "New" and "Accepted" referrals showing in the Booked Unconfirmed tab whenever the booking date was cleared from this tab.

  • Fixed a bug that could display an error stating, "Regional authority not found" when the Send Referral Dialog is opened in OceanHealthMap.ca for an unaffiliated SCA listing after previously reviewing an SCA-affiliated listing.

  • Added Breast Ultrasound as a new health service tag.


CloudConnect

  • General stability and monitoring improvements
  • Improvements to error handling with EMR configuration and EMR synchronization
  • Improvements to error logging and error log management
  • Past shared encryption keys are now stored as needed to enable the decryption of patients and referrals encrypted with these past keys.
  • Fixed a bug regarding the handling of patient records within the same EMR with the same health number during an upload to Ocean

Ocean Server Upgrade June 19 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for June 19th 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • The map-based directory search engine now uses ElasticSearch for advanced geometric and keyword-based search support. This engine greatly enhances the flexibility and scalability of directory searches.
  • Catchment areas are now supported.
    • These areas can be populated for select health service offerings (such as those for Palliative Homecare or Meal Services) in the offering's configuration. Areas are defined as a customizable array of map polygons, providing considerable flexibility for disjoint and complex areas.
    • Map searches for these select health services will look for health service offerings whose catchment area spans the pinpointed area of interest in the map.
  • Directory listings can be sorted ascending or descending by wait time and distance by clicking on the respective column header.
  • The appointment "slot" names for Appointment 1 and Appointment 2 can be reassigned to a list of possible names, including Surgery Date, Consult Date, Follow-Up Date, etc. These slot names are clearly shown in both the online view of the referral as well as email notifications.
  • Scheduled dates for referrals prior to 2018 can now be entered for retrospective data entry purposes.
  • Email notifications for appointment cancellations and reschedules have been improved to clarify for the referring site how these dates have changed.
  • Email notifications are skipped when dates are entered in the past (as long as this change is the only significant change made to the referral)
  • For clarity and consistency, referrers are now directed to their user setting page when they choose to edit their contact information, instead of entering it inline.
  • Listings can now be categorized as a "Rapid Assessment Clinic", which can be used to set the "initialAssessment" analytic fields
  • The referral analytics now have the following additional fields:
    • referrerAddressLine1
    • referrerAddressLine2
    • referrerCity
    • refererProvince
    • referrerPostalCode
    • referrerPhone
    • referrerFax
    • secondaryRaSiteNum
      • used when a second LHIN or regional authority is involved with a referral
    • initialAssessmentDate
    • initialAssessmentSite
    • initialAssessmentSiteRef
    • initialAssessmentSiteNum
    • ax_decisionToTreat
    • ax_surgicalCandidate
    • ax_assessmentOutcome
    • ax_patientPreference
    • ax_consultOutcome
    • wait1Days
    • wait1aDays
    • wait1bDays
    • wait2Days
  • Other improvements to the analytics:
    • The initialAssessment fields are now set when a referral is first sent or forwarded to a Rapid Assessment Clinic
    • The referrerUserName is set if and only if an actual Ocean user is associated with the referrer
    • The referredByUserName is set if an only if an Ocean user was used to send the referral (not an anonymous EMR user)

Patient Engagement

  • Significant backend changes to improve Ocean's EMR integration and appointment synchronization

Ocean Server Upgrade June 5 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for June 5th 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • Added the ability for eReferral delegates to refer as themselves, when appropriate.
  • Added the ability to remove the published wait time for a health service on the Ocean health map.
  • Fixed an issue loading referral forms for sites accepting eConsults.
  • Fixed an issue sending eReferral email notifications to multiple delegates.

Patient Engagement

  • Fixed an issue that could mark a patient as arrived even when they have been blocked by the Kiosk for an early/late check-in.
  • Added support for keywords in Ocean Reminders.
  • Email notifications for deletion warnings are now sent with a minimum of 7 days advanced notice.
  • Renamed "Accuro Patient Importer" to "HN Importer" since this feature supports imports from Accuro and PS Suite (and soon, Med Access).

Ocean Server Upgrade May 22 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for May 22nd 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • All physicians from the Ontario Provincial Provider Registry (PPR) are now available for search within the Ocean eReferral network.
  • Referrals in the "Walk-In" tab can now be completed by clicking the new "Walk-In Complete" button.
  • The scheduling pane is now hidden on master referrals.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent eReferral senders from viewing the "Needs Review" tab.
  • Fixed a potential error when cancelling/resubmitting eReferrals.
  • Fixed an issue that could uncheck the "Confirmed" checkbox when booking comments are added to an appointment for an eReferral.

Patient Engagement

  • Changes to your account email/password will now require you to re-enter your password.
  • Fixed an issue to ensure that notes are downloaded to the EMR before the patient is purged from Ocean.

Ocean Server Upgrade May 8 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for May 8th 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

Patient Engagement

  • You can now trigger a patient note to be re-downloaded. In the Patient Tab, select the patient and choose "Reset Downloaded Status for Notes".
  • You can now link your EMR and Ocean accounts when sending a Secure Message from the Ocean Toolbar in PS Suite. 
  • You can now configure a Secure Message to redirect to a custom URL once the patient has finished with the message. Specify the URL in the "Advanced" panel of the Patient Message dialog.
  • Fixed an issue that could disable the intro screen and birthdate validation when cloning tablet settings.
  • In Ocean Connect, you can now enable/disable the custom field integration with Accuro demographics.

eReferral

  • Improved date validation when scheduling an appointment from an eReferral.
  • Fixed an issue with referrals that are assigned multiple services; a "Child" referral can once again be opened by clicking the link on it's "Master" referral.

Ocean Server Upgrade Apr 24 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for April 24th 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • New feature: An email notification can now be sent when a form is completed and added to a referral. The notification includes the clinical note generated by the form, and can be sent to the patient and/or referrer.
  • Added a warning message to the Ocean health map for listings that have not yet been verified.
  • A referral's booking is now marked "unconfirmed" when the booking comments are changed.
  • Mammography is now listed when browsing Diagnostic Imaging in the health map.
  • Allow editing of the referral note for Inbound referrals.
  • All replies are now accepted when a referral is marked as completed.
  • Re-organized the eRequest inbox tabs into Received, Sent, and Processed groups.
  • Wait times are now being calculated per health service, to be displayed on listings and search results (coming soon!)
  • Referral comments are now included in the payload provided by the /referrals endpoint of the Ocean Open API.

Patient engagement

  • Fixed an issue where the Ocean Tablet would improperly handle an Ontario health number fetched from the Accuro API, if the health number contained a version code.
  • Accuro demographic custom fields are now pulled into Ocean. Custom fields can be used as default values in eForms, or for creating Tablet Rules.

Ocean Server Upgrade Apr 10 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for April 10th 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

  • Changing your Shared Encryption Key will now automatically regenerate the public/private keys for your site.

eReferral

  • Fixed an issue where the Ocean health map would incorrectly centre on a previously loaded location.
  • Fixed an issue where anonymous EMR users would incorrectly display as logged in.
  • Fixed an issue with the Ocean health map where a site accepting eReferrals would be incorrectly filtered from a search when a large number of results are found.
  • Fixed an issue to properly reflect Test Mode status when a user signs into the Ocean health map.
  • Improved Canned Response settings to provide Edit/Cancel/Save options.
  • Fixed an issue to ensure the appointment dates/times are cleared when a declined referral is resubmitted.
  • We now include a flag in the referral analytics to indicate whether a referral was an inbound request.

Patient engagement

  • New feature: The Ocean Tablet can now update the Health Number eligibility code in PS Suite. Eligibility codes will be updated automatically if MoH health card validation (HCV) is enabled on the Kiosk.
  • Added the Ref# to the Patient Dashboard in Ocean.

Ocean Server Upgrade Mar 27 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for March 27th 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • New feature: Users can now specify listings as personal favourites (in addition to site favourites), and organize favourites into categories.
  • New feature: A new side navigation bar allows you to access favourites, navigate the full directory, view recently used listings, and browse the help documentation.
  • New feature: The Ocean health map now supports Test Mode. When in Test mode, you can only interact with test listings. To configure your listing for test, select 'eReferral Test Mode' in Admin->Directory Listings.
  • You can now sign into Ocean from the toolbar in the Ocean health map.
  • The eReferral messaging panel now provides a dedicated send button. To send a message, type your message in the field, attach a file (if desired) and click 'Send'.
  • It is now easier to mark an eReferral as 'Awaiting Reply'; Send a message, then click 'Done - Await Reply from Other Site'.
  • Forwarding an eReferral now presents the suggested favourites, filtered by health service.
  • Fixed a bug that could display the eReferral dialog outside of the visible area.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent an email notification from being sent when Central Intake sends a message.
  • When sending an eReferral to an SCA-approved listing, users are now required to select a Health Information Network Provider (HINP) signatory before agreeing to the terms of use.

Patient Engagement

  • Fixed an issue to properly escape HTML characters before submitting rich text through an EMR API.

Ocean Server Upgrade Mar 13 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for March 13th 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • New feature: A delegate user can now send eReferrals on your behalf. To setup a delegate, view your account in Ocean, then click "Add Delegate" from the Delegates tab.
  • Fixed a bug that could forget the "restricted PHI" setting on an eReferral.
  • Fixed a bug to hide the direct messaging option when a user is not signed in.
  • An email notification is now sent when a patient's second appointment is booked.
  • Initial work to allow "catchment areas" for directory listings (coming soon). 
  • Signatures are now prominently displayed at the bottom of each eReferral.
  • Added subfolders for sent eRequests.

Patient Engagement

  • In the Send Patient Message dialog, eForm name/preview/remove buttons are now available. The eForms can be dragged and dropped. Styling and accessibility in this area has also been improved.
  • Added a configurable option to block kiosk check-ins for patient's arriving too early.
  • Fixed a bug in the eForm Editor that triggered an error when adding an eForm Action.
  • In the popup referral view there is now a small extra plain-text heading that shows at the top of the General panel when at the eReferral owner's site: "For: (listing title)". This caption is intended to clarify which listing is currently assigned to the referral.
  • Updates to the patient's demographics or contact information will trigger the sending of an automatic message on the referral to all referral stakeholder sites (other than the site that made the change).
  • A detailed user activity report is now available for auditing purposes in the site's Admin tab.

Ocean Server Upgrade Feb 26 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for February 26th 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

  • Upgraded support for ONE ID authentication to prepare for production go-live (coming soon!).
  • Improved load times for Ocean health map when linking directly to an eReferral for a specific listing.
  • Added sorting to Clinician and Status columns in eRequest Sent folder.

Ocean Server Upgrade Feb 20 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for February 20th 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

  • Added support in the Ocean health map for a URL parameter (eg. 'hs=MRI'), to allow a link to preselect a search category in the directory view.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent a user from saving their eReferral after sending a message with a canned response.
  • When a patient changes their email in Ocean Tablet, the new email address is now immediately available in Ocean Online for web questionnaires and secure messaging.
  • Fixed a bug to support JPEGs in the eForm editor.
  • Added hints to prevent common pitfalls when writing Javascript, for eForm scripting and Rules.

Ocean Server Upgrade Feb 12 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for February 12th 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferral

  • Each stakeholder site (other than the referrer) is now informed when a referral note is edited.
  • Added a checkbox during referral creation to indicate whether PHI has been restricted.
  • Added three (3) new explanatory options when declining an eReferral.
  • Fixed a bug where 2-character listings in the Ocean eReferral Network were not searchable.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent a warning whenever an eReferral was sent without an attachment.
  • Improved error handling when corrupt/invalid PDFs are attached to a referral.

Patient Engagement

  • New feature: Direct messages now support canned responses. (As part of this change, the eRequest Management tab under Admin has been renamed to "Canned Messages".)
  • Inbound eRequest now presents blank referrer information by default.
  • MoH health card validation (HCV) can now be configured from Tablet settings within Ocean.
  • Encounter notes are now pulled into Oscar via the REST API by default.
  • Improved error handling during decryption of a secure message.
  • Added an option to require email confirmation for patients booking appointments.
  • Fixed a bug where the secure message dialog would reset if the user's session timed out.
  • Fixed an issue where downloaded eRequests could lose their font colour.

Ocean Server Upgrade Jan 29 2018 Release Notes

The Ocean Server upgrade scheduled for January 29th 2018 at 9:30 PM EST contains the following fixes and improvements.

eReferrals

  • New feature: You can now configure hyperlinks in the PS Suite EMR to launch the Ocean Health Map with a pre-specified eReferral listing, allowing you to start an eReferral without searching the directory.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent eReferrals from printing properly when multiple attachments are included.
  • Changed the patient email notification to indicate when a referral is rescheduled.

Patient Engagement

  • New feature (beta): Ocean is now able to accept walk-in patients. Once enabled, walk-ins can swipe-in using Ocean Tablet (in kiosk mode) and can be viewed from the Patient Tab in Ocean. An appointment will be added to the EMR "walk-in" provider schedule if configured.
  • Improved audit logging for Ontario MoH HCV.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the @ptNextApptDate keyword from working when using Ocean with the TELUS PS Suite API.
  • Initial work towards Romanian language support on Ocean Tablet (coming soon!)
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent a user from logging in after they have been given access to a site.
  • Improved error handling and diagnostic reporting for secure messaging.