Monthly Archives: November 2013

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 … Continue reading

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Oscar files

Here are the locations of some useful Oscar files (for v12.1): Language specific files: /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/Oscar12_1/WEB-INF/classes/oscarResources_en.properties  

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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, … Continue reading

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Using Dynamic IPs with Oscar

Many lower cost Internet providers do not provide a static IP address to their clients. That means that you cannot connect remotely without knowing your current IP address. You must either contact someone at the office and ask them for … Continue reading

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Oscar Award Winners 2013

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Email appointment reminders

Adding email appointment reminders to Oscar is easy. Our current implementation uses a Report by Template (on the Admin, oscarReport menu) that exports patient names and email addresses from the Appointment file. The data is used in an OpenOffice/LibreOffice Mail-merge … Continue reading

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ConsultationRequest bug (v10.12)

If you enter a consultation request without an appointment date and specify that the patient will book their own appointment, the consultation request will not be viewable. This is because the page that displays the consultation requests expects a valid … Continue reading

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OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space problem

When installing an Oscar v12 demo on my windows laptop, I encountered Java memory problems. I added the following lines to the Tomcat parameters (in Java, Java Options) : -XX:+CMSClassUnloadingEnabled -XX:+CMSPermGenSweepingEnabled -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:PermSize=128m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m

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Backups

The backup procedure written by Peter Hutton-Czapski works nicely. I’ve added a few lines to sync the backup with a removable USB drive that can be taken home. The files on the USB drive are encrypted and compressed, so if … Continue reading

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Oscar logo customization

The default logo is located in: /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/Oscar12_1/images/OSCAR-LOGO.gif You can specify an altername logo in the Oscar.properties file: sudo nano /usr/share/tomcat6/Oscar12_1.properties loginlogo= The location of the file is relative to the /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/Oscar12_1/ directory If you want to put the replacement image … Continue reading

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