Hi, I’ve just got OpenEMR 6.0.0 up and running (through XAMPP for the time being). I’m in the process of evaluating whether this platform suits our needs. Our needs are primarily centralised storage and retrieval of patient details, and appointment scheduling; if we have more useful features, great.
I have with me a sample patient file, and I’m trying to enter all the details on the new patient page. In the process, I’ve hit two issues:
- I have a lot of patient details with me, most of which don’t have a corresponding field in OpenEMR.
- There are a lot of fields in the new patient tab, which I can’t leave empty, and therefore can’t proceed to the next step, to see if there’s a way to input custom data.
To address the second issue first, is it possible to proceed to the “next step” of the new patient flow without having to fill out every single field that exists? Let me also ask if there are other steps to the flow, or whether this is the only step to add a new patient.
Now the first issue; is there a way to “add” custom fields installation-wide, with various input types like text fields, dropdowns, radio-buttons, checkboxes, etc.? As a corollary, can I also remove the fields that we don’t require? I saw this topic, where the has been mentioned:
If this is indeed possible, it’d be perfect. The wiki page OpenEMR Features also mentions “fully customisable” under Patient Demographics. But how this can be done isn’t mentioned. I’ve skimmed through the User Manuals section of the Wiki, and couldn’t find any docs for my purpose. I’d be very glad if someone can confirm whether this is possible, and also link to the appropriate documentation.
EDIT: Just finished watching a video tutorial on adding a new patient. Although it doesn’t mention much about custom fields, it was mentioned that only 4 fields were mandatory. I was trying to go to the next step of the new patient flow, and in the process, left the last name empty. Apologies for assuming that all fields were mandatory.