Oscar User Group meeting – Sat. Nov 11th 2017

There will be an Oscar User Group meeting on Saturday November 11th at the Hotel Intercontinental. The meeting will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The Oscar meeting is being held at the same time as the annual FMF conference, but is NOT part of that conference.   FMF Conference Web Page

The event is being sponsored by the Queen Elizabeth Medical Group, which is the largest  Oscar clinic in Quebec.

We thought that if physicians were attending the FMF conference, they might want to cross the street and visit.

There is no charge and everyone who is interested in Oscar is welcome. We are providing snacks and lunch. You do NOT have to register with the FMF to attend but you DO have to RSVP.

Note: We need to know how many lunches to prepare, so please let us know beforehand.

 

Tentative Agenda (to be confirmed)

David Chan, the creator of Oscar will give the keynote presentation.

OscarQC vs Oscar Open Source

SelfBooking for Oscar

 

 

To confirm, please call me (514) 891-3275 or email earlwer@gmail.com

More news to follow…

 

Oscar 15 is here

Good news: Oscar 15 is out of beta and is being installed.

Bad news: Some of the underlying components (Tomcat, Java) have been updated and the upgrade may not be compatible with your current Ubuntu version.  This makes the upgrade more complicated.

I will probably start to upgrade clients in the Fall of 2016.

 

Montreal Oscar User Group – Wine & Cheese Dec 10th

Please note different time and location!

Due to the upcoming Holiday season and the difficulty of meeting during office hours, we are going to try a new time and location for the next meeting.

Date: Thursday, Dec 10th
Time: 17:00
Location: Queen Elizabeth Health Centre
Address: 2100 Marlowe, Montréal, QC H4A 3L5

The meeting will be in the conference room, accessible beside the restaurant entrance or through the Walk-In clinic. Signs will be posted.

Agenda:

New Online Booking for Oscar. Written by Dr. Tan Pham

new RAMQ requirements and funding. Oscar vs OscarQC.

MyOscar. The latest version is now called Kindredphr.org

Know2Act.org: The new eForm repository,

Oscar15 demo: Almost done…

Note: If you have any other topics that you want to cover, let me know.

Please RSVP. earlw@oscar-quebec.com
We will be providing refreshments.

OCUS (Oscar Canada Users’ Society) Meeting at FMF 2015

OCUS will be having their Annual AGM in conjunction with the FMF in Toronto, on Friday Nov 13,2015.

In addition with the AGM, there will be some interesting demos, talks and workshops.

If you are going to the FMF, you should find a few minutes to visit the meeting:

Friday, November 13, 2015 –  10:00 to 17:30

The Intercontinental Hotel – Caledon/Oakville Room

 

The meeting is open to all attendees of the FMF.

 

Updating DrugRef problem – solved

A client asked me to add a few new medications to their Oscar drugref database.
Sounded easy enough. There is an Admin function for that: Update DrugRef.

I checked on a more recent installation and the new medications were listed. (Neupro).

They were originally setup with v10 and are now running v12.1 build tag: Oscar12_1-3.1general169

I ran the Admin, Update Drugref, assuming that the program would download the latest Health Canada database and update the Oscar drugref database.

Unfortunately, the result was complete deletion of all data in the drugref database and zero meds.

The solution: I updated the DPDImport.class that contains the URL of the DrugRef database.

It can be found in:
/var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/drugref/WEB-INF/classes/org/drugref/ca/dpd/fetch/DPDImport.class

I just replaced the file with a more recent version and re-ran the DrugRef update.

It seems that the location of the file has changed from:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/databasdon/txt/allfiles.zip

to:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/alt_formats/zip/prodpharma/databasdon/allfiles.zip

I don’t know when the Health Canada database was moved, but if you have the same problem and your version of Oscar is from about July/August 2013, you may have the same problem.

You can confirm the problem by examining the DPDImport.class file.

The URL can be located within the file and checked. If it is pointing to the old location, then you have the same potential problem. An Admin user can do the update and erase all the medications.

More information on the Health Canada database at:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/databasdon/dpd_bdpp_data_extract-eng.php

DSQ (Dossier Sante Quebec) Installation

The Quebec government is currently rolling out the Dossier Sante Quebec.
This enables any physician to view Lab Results, Medications and Images online.

Requirements:
DSQ Visualizer Software (only for Windows and Internet Explorer)
USB Security Key

Charges for installation are reimbursable by Sogique.

Details at:  http://www.sogique.qc.ca/Accueil—PQADME.aspx

 

Installation notes for Windows Internet Exploder Explorer:

Add gouv.qc.ca to Compatibility View Settings

Add to Trusted sites.  (Tools, Internet Options, Security, Trusted Sites, Sites, Add both Formation & Production)

Make sure the Security certificates are correctly installed.  (Tools, Internet Options, Content, Certificates: Intermediate should list all 4, Trusted Root should list AC Racine, )

Add to Compatibility View does not save?
Options, General, uncheck ‘Delete browsing history on exit’

PDF documents not showing?
Make sure Acrobat Reader X or XI is installed. Some of the free readers are not compatible with the DSQ.

Internet Explorer is not the default browser?
Make a shortcut to Internet Explorer and add the URL to the properties.
“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” https://visualiseur.forma.dossierdesante.gouv.qc.ca/

 

December Montreal Oscar User Meeting on Tuesday Dec 10th at 19:30

The next (December) Montreal Oscar User Meeting will have a different time, location and format!

Tiny Tots Medical Centre and the Montreal Oscar User Group will be hosting an opportunity for physicians that want to learn more about charting in Oscar.
The evening session will be held at Club Tiny Tots, on Tuesday, December 10th at 19:30.
The clinic is located in Decarie Square, which is near the corner of Decarie and Jean-Talon.
6900 Décarie Suite 3550, Cote-Saint-Luc, QC H3X 2T8
http://www.clubtinytots.ca/
http://goo.gl/maps/S7pl0

The Oscar encounter screen has a lot of information and there are many ways in which it can be used.
This evening is designed to share information about various shortcuts to charting in Oscar.
We will cover eForms, templates, preventions, measurements and prescriptions.
We want to hear from you.  What you find easy and difficult.  What you like and what you think can be improved.
Hopefully, you will find ways to become more efficient Oscar users.
This meeting is primarily for physicians that use Oscar, but everyone is welcome.
Please RSVP
About Tiny Tots Medical Centre:  
Club Tiny Tots is one of the early users of Oscar in Quebec.  Tiny Tots Medical Centres are located in Montreal’s West Island and in the Decarie Square Medical Centre (6900 Decarie, Suite 3550  514-342-9911).
Established in 1985, open 365 days of the year, the team includes 10 Pediatricians, 3 Pediatric Allergists, 2 Pediatric  Respirologists, 26 Family Medicine Doctors specializing in Pediatrics, and 15 Nurses and Physician Assistants.
We have a multidisciplinary approach and have a team of Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, and Speech Language Pathologists. With 120,000 patient visits per year, modern facilities, and a web-based electronic medical record, we are popular not only with patients, but also as a training centre for The MUHC and CHUM, accommodating over 30 trainees per year.

We offer SAME DAY appointments for emergencies or consultation and do accept new patients for Primary Care.

Note: The Ontario Oscar User meeting is next week, Friday Nov 29th in Hamilton, Ontario.

The Agenda is here:
This a great opportunity to meet the developers in Hamilton, Ontario and have all (almost) your Oscar questions answered.

Monthly Oscar User Group Meeting

The usual monthly meeting* will be on Thursday, November 21st.

The usual location:
GMF Sante Kildare
7005 Kildare, Suite 14. Côte-Saint-Luc (QC) H4W 1C1
514-397-0777
http://goo.gl/maps/9qLno

The usual time: 12:00 to 13:00.
There will be a light lunch.

Please RSVP, so that we have an idea of how many people will be attending.
My email is earlwer@gmail.com

Agenda:

WelchAllyn interface

  • DSQ Deployment in Montreal. All physicians can have access to the DSQ (Dossier Sante Quebec). You sign-up, get a USB key for security, install the software (Windows only) and get $1,800.
  • HL7 Lab update. Yes, we’re getting closer!
  • Billing: I have done some research.  3rd party billing fees in QC range from $0.50 per patient to 1.5% of billing.  There are a number of alternatives being worked on to integrate Oscar and RAMQ billing.
  • Questions?

* Our usual date is the 3rd Thursday of the month. Add it to your calendar now.

Note: The Ontario Oscar User meeting is next week, Friday Nov 29th in Hamilton.
The Agenda is here:
http://oscarcanada.org/agenda-ontario-user-group-meeting-29-nov-2013/view

This a great opportunity to meet the developers in Hamilton, Ontario and have all (almost) your Oscar questions answered.

Next meeting:
The December meeting will have a different date, location and format.

Tiny Tots Medical Centre and the Montreal Oscar User Group will be hosting an opportunity for physicians that want to learn more about charting in Oscar.

The evening session will be held at Club Tiny Tots, on Tuesday, December 10th at 19:30.
The clinic is located in Decarie Square, which is near the corner of Decarie and Jean-Talon.  There is lots of free parking.
6900 Décarie Suite 3550, Cote-Saint-Luc, QC H3X 2T8
http://www.clubtinytots.ca/
http://goo.gl/maps/S7pl0

The Oscar encounter screen has a lot of information and there are many ways in which it can be used.  This evening is designed to share information about various shortcuts to charting in Oscar.  We will cover eForms, templates, preventions, measurements and prescriptions.

We want to hear from you.  What you find easy and difficult.  What you like and what you think can be improved.

Hopefully, you will find ways to become more efficient Oscar users.

This meeting is primarily for physicians that use Oscar.  Family doctors and Specialists are both welcome.  If you have an interest in Oscar charting, don’t hesitate.

About Tiny Tots Medical Centre:  Club Tiny Tots is one of the early users of Oscar in Quebec.  Tiny Tots Medical Centres are located in Montreal’s West Island and in the Decarie Square Medical Centre (6900 Decarie, Suite 3550  514-342-9911).
Established in 1985, open 365 days of the year, the team includes 10 Pediatricians, 3 Pediatric Allergists, 2 Pediatric  Respirologists, 26 Family Medicine Doctors specializing in Pediatrics, and 15 Nurses and Physician Assistants.

We have a multidisciplinary approach and have a team of Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, and Speech Language Pathologists. With 120,000 patient visits per year, modern facilities, and a web-based electronic medical record, we are popular not only with patients, but also as a training centre for The MUHC and CHUM, accommodating over 30 trainees per year.

We offer SAME DAY appointments for emergencies or consultation and do accept new patients fro Primary Care.