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eChart Display Settings

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“Administration>eChart>eChart Settings” (or may be called “eChart Display Settings”) is where you can find these settings to control how some information shows in the eChart.

eChart Timer

The timer controls can be shown or hidden from view with this option. Here the timer button is showing 7 minutes and 51 seconds and it is running.


  1. The timer button changes color at 20 minutes running
  2. Clicking the timer pastes the existing start and current time as well as time elapsed into the chart
  3. the [||] button will pause and restart the timer

Document Folder View

Filing Documents in Folders alters the behavior when you expand Documents. Normally they would just be listed in order of descending date.

When this option is selected you get the Folder view when you expand (click on the down arrow)

TIP: if you want a specific order you can rename the document types so that they are sorted to the desired position.  Here Pharmacy is considered low priority documents and is labelled a.Pharmacy. Highest priority (z) has been assigned to z.Consults. While renaming is not supported from the UI, you can add a new doc type and inactivate an old one.

Header Settings

Display settings control how the encounter pane look and behave.  Most settings affect the header which could look like the below

MRP   DR. GREGORY HOUSE   NOT A PATIENT, I M 1900-01-01   PHR   Cell: 555-555-4321   [email protected]   Next Appt:     OLIS Search

The header settings are designed to be self evident with prominence of the set feature with relegation of the alternate to a tooltip.

Display DOB

You can display age (83 years) with tooltip DOB or show DOB in yyyy-mm-dd and the age is now available by tool tip

TIP click on this field and it will be copied to the clipboard


Display if you are OLIS enabled, otherwise remove the link.  OLIS is an Ontario only feature.

Cell Phone Number

With this enabled the Cell (if available) is shown as default with home telephone in tooltip.  If not with the home number will trump the cell phone here.

TIP click on this field and it will be copied to the clipboard


If the Health Insurance number is something you look for enable it here.

TIP click on this field and it will be copied to the clipboard


The eMail address can be displayed.  It will be in black if no consent to email has been indicated in the Master Demographic Record.  It will display as a link if the consent is given, and will launch the system email program when clicked

Other Settings

Family Doctor

This displays the Family doctor in the top of the screen.

Referring Doctor

For specialist practice you may want to display the referring doctor


This enables the OCEAN toolbar at the bottom of the eChart for easy access. OCEAN is mostly an Ontario feature.

Copyright 2023 © by Peter Hutten-Czapski. Additions from Adrian Starzynski.

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