As @juggernautsei mentioned, the demos don’t have an example of procedures/ lab orders because it takes appx 15 - 20 minutes of solid data entry to arrive at a display of the results. And then the config is wiped out when the demo gets reset every night…
@needywierdo - Welcome to the community, I hope you’ll find it supportive and helpful!
Labs are configured in the Procedures module, since labs are one of the procedures it manages. Procedures can be very complex to configure because they are designed to be used for all procedure orders such as x-rays, ultrasounds etc, not only labs. Hence the procedure design requirements for recursive multiple ‘tier’ / multiple tests. And thanks for that link, it has another good example of the results display and the complete process of how to configure procedures.
The page you linked to does show the main menu locations as they appear in the current demo https://eight.openemr.io/c/openemr/ when logged in as an admin; the procedures menu item is along the top in the main menu (see 1st pic below). If that’s not the menu item you can’t find, which one do you refer to? Are you logged in as an admin? Non- admin users can’t configure procedures so won’t be shown the procedures menu item.
‘Encounter’ is the term used throughout OpenEMR for an appointment, or a patient visit. It consists of all the tasks performed from the time a patient is checked in for their appointment, to when they check out. Encounter workflows are displayed on different forms depending on the nature of the task. For example, clinical activities are displayed on the ‘encounter form’ or ‘encounter summary form’ which is the data collection form that carries a summary of all the treatment activities conducted during the encounter. The 2nd pic below shows an encounter summary form of a past encounter of that demo patient and is accessed from within that patient’s record.
Hope that clarifies things somewhat? Sorry if this is Too Much Info; I tend to do that…
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