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2.2 Appointment Screen Tabs

OSCAR 15's Classic interface displays a number of tabs


Schedule Caseload Resources Search Report Billing Inbox* Msg Consultations ConReport Preferences eDoc Tickler PHR K2A Administration 

Note: The tabs showing will depend on the privileges of who is logged in and how Oscar is configured

TIP: Keyboard shortcut <Alt> + <Q> ie Q for Quit will log you out of Oscar

note that for Firefox on Mac and Opera the keyboard short cut is <shift> + <alt> + <letter>



  • ConReport
  • Alerts and Notes on Schedule
  • PHR
  • K2A
  • Click OSCAR icon to switch UI
  • Indicator Dashboards


Appointment Screen Tabs

15 Schedule view

Schedule Tab

  • The schedule tab will bring you back to the schedule. 
  • If you are done with another view that is taking up the center of the page simply click on it to return to the appointment schedule.

Caseload View

Caseload Tab

  • The caseload tab shows you a sort-able patient list of key indicators based on program provider roster status and illness
15 Resource Page

Resource Tab

  • By default this directs you to OSCAR manual website
  • It can be configured to open any vaild URL either internal or external

15 Search

Search Tab

  • The Search Tab is used to search the database for a specific patient’s Master Demographic record

  • It is used to perform many office functions, including booking an appointment.  

  • While it defaults to search by name you can search by Phone, DOB, Address, HIN, Chart No or Demographic No

    TIP: Keyboard shortcut <Alt> + <s>


15 Report

Report Tab

  • This tab gives you access to various common reports used in a medical office.
  • Active Patient List, Day Sheet, All Appointments, Bad Appointment Sheet, Patient Chart List, No Show Appointment List

TIP: Keyboard shortcut <Alt> + <r>

15 Billing: Billed Report

Billing Tab

Reports can be created on appointments that fall under one of the following categories: 

  • billed, for Do Not Bill and Bill Patient,
  • unbilled, appts that do not have related billing. 

See Billing Tab

15 Inbox

Inbox Tab

The Inbox tab turns red with a superscript of the number of new documents and reports.  Clicking it gives you a list of all new lab reports and documents sent to the clinic for your patients. Once you have read a lab, you can click "Acknowledge" to remove the lab from the list, and in turn this decreases the superscript count.  The acknowledged labs can still be viewed, from the patients chart.  There is also a red asterisk that appears on the lab tab for unclaimed reports, in other words reports that were not specified for a particular doctor.  All doctors have access to these labs, and anyone can acknowledge them. 11x messages

TIP: Keyboard shortcut <Alt> + <l>  that's L for lab



OSCARmsg is a secure messaging system within the intranet of the OSCAR clinic and between OSCAR clinic sites. The functions work like many common e-mail programs, but unlike them is secure and encrypted and, when appropriate, linked to the patients chart.  The tab will be red when there are unread messages with a superscript indicating their number, patient linked and overall.  11x messages

TIP: Keyboard shortcut <Alt> + <m>


15 Consultation

Con Tab

From the "con" tab, the staff booking specialist appointments can pick up the request and process through each step. Both doctor and staff can check the status of the task, from waiting for the specialist to call back, waiting for the patient to call back and completion of the task.  See Consults

TIP: Keyboard shortcut <Alt> + <o>

15 Con Report

ConReport Tab

This reports consultations by status, internal provider, demographic and date.
15 Preference

Preference Tab

The Preference Tab gives you a large number of ways to customize Oscar for the given user.  See User Preferences

TIP: Keyboard shortcut <Alt> + <p>

15 eDoc

eDoc Tab

This is the storage holding area for eDocs that you can use for your favourite patient handouts, keep your current contact list or the latest ON-CALL schedule.  See eDocuments for more information

TIP: Keyboard shortcut <Alt> + <d>

15 Tickler

Tickler Tab 

Tickler is a system is used to remind staff to call or book a patient for a ‘repeat procedure’ as well as alerting staff of unpaid bills or any other important reminders.  The Tickler turns red with a superscript of the number of actions that are due for the logged in provider.   See Ticker Reminder System

TIP: Keyboard shortcut <Alt> + <t>

15 PHR


Allows you to enter your Kindred credentials and review PHR messages.  Kindred is a hosted Personal Health Record based on the older MyOSCAR that patients can access.

15 Know To Act

K2A Tab

The know to act tab is how you log in to K2A and displays K2A messages.  K2A is a free peer based authority for drug information, eForms and Report templates, and decision support tools.

15 Administration

Admin Tab

This tab is available for users who have a secondary admin role. 

TIP: Keyboard shortcut <Alt> + <a>

15 Dashboard Examples

Indicator Dashboard Tab

This tab allows physicians to look at their practice by various indicators and drill down to the patient level for managing and improving quality.


When enabled Oscar can be turned into a teaching tool for purely academic purposes with simulated patients and histories.  The Course view is available to moderators. It shows up as a tab in the main appointment screen.  This view provides the morderator with 2 displays for each course he is registered to

  1. Student View - list of students in the course
  2. Patient View - list of patients that were imported for students part of this course, with relevant links


The Program tab is available when CAISI interface is enabled


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