InternationalisationOSCAR is the only Canadian, and one of a few EMR's world wide, that has multilingual support out of the box. You can run the program in English while your secretary has it simultaneously in French, and your colleague sees it in Spanish.
Language detection is automatic and based is based on the localisation of the browser. To check or change the settings in your browser, use the menu commands shown below:
Firefox : Tools ( Preferences Ubuntu, Mac OS X) -> Options -> Content (tab) -> Languages -> Choose (button)
- Chrome: Options (Preferences Mac OS X) -> Under the Bonnet -> Web Content -> Languages & Spellchecker settings.
Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > General (tab) > Languages > Language preference
You can mix it up further and run the Browser in one language and OSCAR in another as the Firefox quick locale switcher extension is supported. With this the language of the program can be changed on a per patient basis if desired.
Below is OSCAR's encounter view (version 12_1 on Firefox 17) using Spanish buttons/labels with encounter notes written in English Spanish Polish Arabic and Chinese