OSCAR EMR V12.1.1 Release Note

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OscarService Inc
Unit 240, 1515 Britannia Rd E,
Mississauga, Ontario L4W4K1


Dear Customer,

Thank you for selecting OSCAR. As the No 1 OSCAR service provider, we proudly announce the latest OSCAR v12.1.1 is ready to deploy on your site. The OSCAR v12.1.1 contains the new features/enhancements and issue fix. Most important, OSCAR v12.1.1 is required by OntarioMD to comply with Ontario EMR Specification Amendment4.1A. Any physician who participates in the Ontario EMR Adoption Program from OntarioMD must upgrade to OSCAR v12.1.1 by March 31, 2014 in order to maintain their EMR as Funding Eligible. An OSCAR EMR Terms of Use Agreement (TOU) is good standing, including payment of any Support Fee or Certification Fees owing, is a requirement to receive the upgrade. The following pages will provide you with important upgrade information including upgrade check list and OSCAR v12.1.1 new features/enhancements.


Checklist – 6 Steps to Maintain a Funding Eligible OSCAR EMR


 Step 1: Schedule an upgrade with OscarService Inc


This must be scheduled for a date prior to March 31, 2014 in order to meet OntarioMD’s deadline for upgrading your OSCAR to Ontario EMR Specification Amendment 4.1A. The upgrade will take up to two hours.


 Step 2: Pay Any Outstanding Certification/Support Fees


If you have Certification or Support Fees outstanding, we will provide you with an invoice from OscarService for the amount owing. Given a TOU in good standing is requirement of the upgrade to OSCAR12.1.1, OSCAR EMR will only be able to confirm successful upgrade on your behalf upon receipt of payment for outstanding Fees.


 Step 3: Complete your OLIS Application Forms


This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, but not mandatory (see OLIS feature summary).


a)     Request OLIS Application Forms from OscarService


b)    Complete and sigh OLIS Application Forms


c)     Submit the application to OscarService


 Step 4: Request Hospital Report Manager (HRM) Credentials (if applicable)


Contact OntarioMD at report.manager@ontariomd.com to schedule a meeting to sigh the required Subscription and User Agreements and start the connection process.


 Step 5: Schedule Training from OscarService Inc


You may also review training materials provided on the OSCAR EMR website (http://oscar-emr.com/?page_id=1196)


For upgrade schedule/payment/training enquiry, please call 1-855-696-7227, extension 101 or info@oscarservice.com.


For technical problem encountered after upgrade, please call 1-855-6967227, extension 100 or send email to support@oscarservice.com.


OSCAR v12.1.1 New and Enhanced Features:


The OSCAR v12.1.1 Release contains the following new features/enhancements:


  •  Hospital Report Manager (HRM) – NEW


  •  Ontario Lab Information System (OLIS) – NEW


  •  Traceability – New


  •  Integrator – Enhanced


  •  Import/export – Enhanced

Hospital Report Manager (HRM)

 HRM has the ability to receive and transfer hospital reports from Health Information Systems (HIS) into OSCAR. HRM provides health care providers with the ability to perform the following:


  •  Access Hospital reports transferred from an HIS into OSCAR through the inbox or the admin tab


  •  Browse, retrieve and open hospital reports from stored locations


  •  Upload a copy of selected file into the OSCAR inbox


  •  Search patients and providers


  •  Select and open the required patient’s report


  •  Set and unset assigned providers


  •  Print the patient’s hospital report


  •  Sign-off or revoke sign-off on a patient’s hospital report


  •  Add comments to reports


  •  Forward the hospital report to other physicians in the list


For more information on HRM visit:


 To access the user guide for HRM visit: http://oscar-emr.com/?page_id=1196


Ontario Lab Information System (OLIS)

 OLIS connects hospitals, community laboratories, public health laboratories and practitioners to facilitate the secure electronic exchange of laboratory test orders and results. OLIS provides health care providers with the ability to perform the following:

  •  Receive, upload and search for laboratory reports from OLIS in OSCAR


  •   Filter by patient name or reporting laboratory


  •   Acknowledge labs reports


  •   Forwarded reports to other physicians


  •   Create a message with patient demographics attached


  •   Create reminder messages onselected patient


  •   Open reports from a patient`s encounter screen


  •   Link lab reports to a Lab requisition


For more information on OLIS visit: http://www.ehealthontario.on.ca/en/initiatives/view/olis

 To access the user guide for OLIS Visit: http://oscar-emr.com/?page_id=1196




Traceability refers to the ability to monitor and ensure the quality of software from development and release through to its use by the end-user. Traceability is a requirement of ISO 13485:2003. It also ensure the OSCAR software in use by physicians in Ontario is the Ontario EMR Specification 4.1(a) Funding Eligible Offering. Finally, and most importantly, traceability offers you, the OSCAR User, assurance that your OSCAR software is the same as OSCAR official version, ensuring you can easily access updates and new innovations that become available. To better meet this traceability objective, a new function has been built into OSCAR Admin that enables you to generate a report comparing your OSCAR software to the official release of OSCAR. In the event any differences are identified, OSCAR EMR will work closely with you and OSCARSERVICE to make sure the reason for the variance is understood and that your system remains compliant with the Ontario EMR Specification 4.1(a) Funding Eligible Offering and OSCAR EMR’s ISO 13485:2003 certified Quality Management System.




Integrator facilitates the sharing of information amongst multiple OSCAR systems. This is done by caching selected pieces of information into a single server which can then be accessed with appropriate patient and provider consent. ‘Covering Providers’ are able to search for a patient, view their records and add information to the patient’s record from their visit. The information added by this ‘covering’ provider, will then be available in the ‘primary’ provider’s system and marked as having been received from the Integrator. The enhancements made to the Integrator will improve speed and efficiency of the system.




Import/export functionality has been enhanced to allow data to be more easily imported from other EMRs into OSCAR or for data from OSCAR to be exported to other EMRs.


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