What is the CAMOS Form used for?

markthepharaoh wrote on Friday, May 01, 2009:


What is the CAMOS Form used for? Thanks.


jerry42 wrote on Sunday, May 03, 2009:

According to the Wiki at http://www.oemr.org/modules/wiwimod/

CAMOS (Computer Aided Medical Ordering System) is, on the surface, just a fancy interface for organizing and choosing pieces of text to insert into a patient’s chart. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. It can be turned on in OpenEMR via the admin->forms menu.

markthepharaoh wrote on Tuesday, May 05, 2009:

Thank you Jerry!

xiaoanri wrote on Tuesday, May 05, 2009:

I have found it very useful in entering returning patients office visit notes and codes for billing.  The clone function will bring info from last visit very easily.  Hui

markthepharaoh wrote on Tuesday, May 05, 2009:

Thank you, that is very helpful.



Can you help with how codes like cpt4, icd10 are added to the CAMOS.

Thank you.


Hello @Regan_Nsiah
Have you looked over the CAMOS docs in the wiki?
That link gives you the search you would get by using the search tool at the bottom of each wik page, like so:
Screenshot at 2024-03-05 10-02-51

I looked at the video ‘CAMOS OpenEMR plugin form’
at Videos and Animations - OpenEMR Project Wiki

At 16sec into the video I see a collection of cpt and ICD codes at the top of the screen, looks like what they have in ‘Advanced Usage’ on the CAMOS wiki page, talking about the ‘billing’ function:

That is the only mention I can find of adding codes to a CAMOS form.
It appears that you need to add the codes relevant to the subject of each note which is saved for re-use, rather than entering them on the fly as you write the note.

Maybe some other community members have a better explanation?
Good luck!