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The New User Interface. MEDITECH Training & Education. Goals and Objectives. MEDITECH Training & Education. Goals Explain NUI History behind changes Describe the Benefits Detail Requirements and Features. Objectives Understand what NUI is and why MAGIC was enhanced

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The New User Interface

MEDITECH

Training & Education


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Goals and Objectives

MEDITECH

Training & Education


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Goals

Explain NUI

History behind changes

Describe the Benefits

Detail Requirements and Features

Objectives

Understand what NUI is and why MAGIC was enhanced

Provide ideas as to how and why it will benefit your institution

Comprehend the setup process and features

Goals and Objectives


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Goals

Provide a demonstration

Discuss tips and considerations for rollout

Supply documentation

Objectives

First hand opportunity to see what NUI looks like and how it functions

To provide you with the opportunity to receive further clarification

For future references

Goals and Objectives


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Why NUI?

MODERN LOOK AND FEEL

Cosmetic Change

It's Time!

Facelift!

Flexible

Update Look

Appealing Appearance

Enhances MAGIC


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Ultimate Benefit

  • Changes the look and feel of MAGIC

  • Low cost solution for MAGIC Customers

    • Allows for a Client Server look

    • Does not require CS networking or hardware upgrades


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Additional Benefits

  • Windows look and feel

  • Enhanced menu options

  • Mouse enabled

  • Enhancements to graphs


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New User Interface Requirements

  • 4.9 MAGIC software

  • P7.0 or later MAGIC Operating System

  • Version 4.12 or later Remote Workstation software

  • PC running Windows 95, 98, or 2000 with NT 4.12 or higher


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Categorizing Changes

  • Appearance

  • Toolbar

  • Navigation

  • Graphs

  • Menus


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Appearance Changes

  • Workstation Icon

  • Color Schemes

  • Title Bars/ Workstation Utility Menus

  • Text Changes

  • Customer Defined Screens

  • Color Coding of Text

  • Response Field Changes

  • System Messages


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Workstation Icon Changes

The default icon for Version 4.00 or later of the MEDITECH Workstation has changed

  • Earlier and later versions can be installed on the same PC


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Color Schemes

  • Workstation color schemes are set by the Windows Control Panel

    • Changing your Windows colors changes your MEDITECH Workstation colors

  • Color schemes are PC specific


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MEDITECH Workstation with Windows Standard Color Scheme




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Title Bars

  • Workstation title bars will display routine and lookup names

  • Title bar fonts and point size can be formatted

  • Access to the Workstation Utility Menu is gained through the title bar



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Title Bar Formatting

  • To format title bars:

    • Windows Control Panel

      • Display - Appearance - Item - Title Bar

    • Formatting applies to title bars only

  • To format Workstation text:

    • Windows Control Panel

      • Display - Settings - Font Size



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The Workstation Utility Menu

To access the Workstation Utility Menu

  • Click on the Workstation icon in the title bar

  • Right Click on the Workstation title bar



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The Workstation Utility Menu

Functions on the Workstation Utility menu can also be performed using the following keystrokes:

  • Alt + F1: Workstation Help

  • Alt + F4 : Exit

  • Alt + C : Copy

  • Alt + V : Paste

  • Alt + D : Reset Display (NEW)


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Text Changes

  • Standard Menu, routine, and prompt text

    • Upper/lower case

      • NPR DTS 2752 - Custom menus converted to mixed case

    • Proportional fonts

      • Character width is variable

  • Lookup and response field text

    • Fixed fonts

      • Character width is uniform



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Customer Defined Screens

  • “Display Font” prompt added to the MIS Customer Defined Screen Dictionary

  • Defines how query text will be displayed

    • Two Options:

      • Proportional

      • Fixed (Default)



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Customer Defined Screen Example - Fixed Font

Similar to traditional CDS display

  • Uniform text size

  • Easy to check for overlap


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Customer Defined Screen Example - Proportional Font

Width of each character varies

  • Greater care required to prevent text and response field overlap


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Customer Defined Screen Tips

When using a proportional font:

  • Use the “Display Screen” option before filing the CDS to visually check for text and response field overlap on the screen

  • Printed versions of the CDS always use a fixed font


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Color Coding of Text

Color coding of text will still be available in the Workstation

  • Examples of color use:

    • Patient Statuses

    • High or Low Lab Values in PCI




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Response Field Changes

  • Response fields are now represented by 3D input boxes

    • Consistent with Windows applications

  • Radio buttons or check boxes may be used for Yes/No response fields



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System Messages

The Workstation uses Windows Dialog Boxes to display system messages

  • Error Messages

  • Help Messages

  • Dialog Boxes





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The Workstation Toolbar

  • Used to perform functions in the MEDITECH workstation

    • Buttons represent different functions

  • Toolbar position based on mouse setup

    • Windows Control Panel

      • Mouse - Button Configuration

    • Left or Right handed mouse



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Toolbar - Standard

OK Button

  • F12 on a PC


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Toolbar - Standard

Exit Button

  • F11 on a PC


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Toolbar - Standard

Help Button

  • Shift + F8 on a PC

  • Displays online documentation for fields and routines.


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Toolbar - Standard

Lookup Button

  • F9 on a PC


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Toolbar - Standard

Magic Menu Button

  • Shift + F12 on a PC


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Toolbar - Standard

System Info Button

  • When on a menu, the number of messages in MOX will display as a Tool Tip when button is highlighted

  • While in a routine, it is used to check or uncheck individual items from a list

  • Right Ctrl key on a PC


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Toolbar - Standard

  • Page Up / Page Down Buttons

    • Page Up and Page Down keys on a PC

  • Arrow Buttons

    • On a PC, Up & Down Arrows, Shift Left & Right Arrows


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Toolbar - Standard

Select All Button

  • While in a procedure

    • Shift + Right Control key on a PC

  • Used to check or uncheck all items from a list


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Navigation Changes

  • General Navigation Changes

    • Using the Keyboard

    • Using the Mouse

  • Multipage Drivers

  • MDI (Multiple Document Interface)

  • Resizing the Workstation Screen


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Using the Keyboard (Menus)

  • On Desktops

    • Arrow keys are used to highlight items

    • Enter to select an item

  • On Cascading menus

    • Up and Down Arrow keys are used to highlight items

      • Enter or Right Arrow keys are to select either a routine or submenu


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Using the Keyboard while in a Routine

The 4.9 Version of the MEDITECH software supports Windows style keystrokes

  • ESC = Exit

  • TAB = Enter (Next field)

  • Shift + TAB = Previous Field


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Using the Mouse

  • Menus

  • Procedure Screens

  • Lookups

  • Verb Strips


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Using the Mouse (Menus)

The mouse pointer can be used to select items from the Desktop and Cascading Menus

  • Select the item with the pointer, and click to execute the routine or menu


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Using the Mouse while in a Routine

While in a routine, you can click on an input field to move the cursor to the field


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Using the Mouse (Lookups)

  • Selecting an entry

    • Single click highlights an entry

    • Double click selects an entry

  • Page up/Page down

    • Clicking on arrows will move the lookup display



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Verb Strips

Items from a verb strip can be selected by highlighting the option with the pointer and clicking



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Multipage Screen Drivers

The mouse may now be used to click on upcoming pages of routines or dictionaries with multiple screens.



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MDI - Multiple Document Interface

  • Allows you to move an active window “out of the way”

    • View information on non active window(s)

  • Click the title bar of the active window

  • Drag it to the desired location



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Resizing the Workstation Screen

Users can now change the size of their MEDITECH Workstation screen

  • Scroll bars will be used to shift the workstation screen within the window



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ESS/NUR/LAB Graphs

  • The 4.12 Workstation uses Chart FX (a third party graphing program)

    • used for all ESS Graphs

    • used for LAB Quality Control Statistics Analysis

    • used for the Nursing Staffing and Scheduling Routines (E/E by Date and View by Location with Acuity)

  • Note that PCI graphs will still be generated by MEDITECH





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Printing ESS Graphs

ESS users may print graphs using the traditional format

  • Options - Print (Portrait/Landscape)

  • A bar graph and table are included on the traditional format


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Printing ESS Graphs

ESS users may also print graphs through ChartFx

Graph - Print Graph (Breakdown/ History)

  • ChartFx graphs will include the data displayed on the screen and will print in full page color

  • ChartFx graphs will not include a table


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Menu Changes

  • Menu formats

  • Building, editing, and checking menus in NPR

  • Attaching menus to users in MIS


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Menu Format Changes

The 4.9 User Interface offers the

following menu formats:

  • Numeric

  • Desktop

  • Cascading (used for submenus and routines only)


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Menu Formats - Numeric

Similar to traditional MAGIC Menus

  • Each routine or submenu is assigned a number

  • Users type the appropriate number to execute a routine or submenu



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Menu Formats - Desktop

  • Each main menu, submenu, or routine can be assigned an icon

  • Users click the appropriate icon to execute a main menu, submenu, or routine



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Menu Formats - Cascading

  • Used in conjunction with Desktop menus

  • Users select routines and submenus by highlighting and clicking on the desired item

    • Additional submenus appear with an arrow next to the item



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Menu Format Choices

  • Customers will decide which menu formats they will use

    • Numeric is the default

  • The format that a user sees will be based on the MIS User Dictionary


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Building and Editing Menus

For each menu that is built, the following routines are available

  • Enter/Edit

    • Menu Data

    • Numeric

    • Cascading

    • Desktop



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E/E Menu Data Function

  • Defines general information about the menu

    • Active

    • Menu Title

    • Menu Timeout

  • Entries made here apply to all menu formats



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E/E Numeric Menu

  • Building Numeric formats is a two step process

    • Enter/Edit Menu Picture

    • Enter/Edit Menu Routines


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E/E Numeric Picture

  • For each routine or submenu, enter a number and descriptive text

  • Formatting is up to the user



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E/E Numeric Routines

  • Used to link submenus and routines to menu items

  • For each item on the numeric menu you will enter

    • Activity Log Text

    • DPM.procedure or APPL.menu

    • Arguments

  • Menus should always be translated after edits have been made



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Numeric Menu Tips

When creating a new menu

  • Create Numeric format first

    • enables initialization to desktop

    • if using terminals and old versions of the Workstation

  • Limit your menus to 25 items or less

  • Limit descriptive text to 40 characters or less

    • Easy conversion to a Desktop or Cascading format


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E/E Desktop

2 Ways to Create a Desktop Menu

  • Initialize from numeric

  • Build from scratch



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Initializing Desktop from Numeric

  • When initializing a Desktop menu from a Numeric menu

    • Verify that all items carried over, as there is a 25 item limit

    • Verify that the descriptive text is correct, as it is limited to 40 characters

      • Labels from the numeric menus are not copied

      • Ensure that descriptive text is explicit, so users are aware of which routines they are accessing




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Desktop Menu Building

  • For each entry on the Desktop, you define:

    • Location

    • Item Type

    • Icon

    • Text

    • Procedure/Menu

    • Argument

  • You can preview your Desktop before filing


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E/E Desktop

E/E Desktop


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E/E Desktop Prompts

  • Determines the relative position of an icon on the Desktop

    • Number between 0 and 24



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E/E Desktop Prompts

  • Defines the type of entry that will be attached to the Desktop

    • Two Options:

      • M (Menu)

      • P (Procedure)


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E/E Desktop Prompts

  • Allows you to select the icon which is displayed on the Desktop

    • Once selected, the icon will be displayed on the screen

    • A lookup into the NPR Icon Dictionary is available



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E/E Desktop Prompts

  • Defines the descriptive text that appears below the icon on the Desktop

    • Free text

    • Up to 40 characters


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E/E Desktop Prompts

  • Defines the routine or sub menu which will be executed when a user selects the entry from the Desktop

    • A lookup is available

      • Based on the Type prompt entry


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E/E Desktop Prompts

  • Allows you to enter a predefined argument which will be passed to the routine

    • Cursor only stops here for Procedures that support arguments


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Cascading Menu Formats

  • Used in conjunction with Desktop menus

  • Users select routines and submenus by highlighting and clicking on the desired item

    • Additional sub-menus appear with an arrow next to the item


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E/E Cascading Menu

2 Ways to Create a Cascading Menu

  • Initialize from numeric

  • Build from scratch



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E/E Cascading Menu

  • For each entry on the Cascading menu, you define:

    • Item Type

    • Icon

    • Text

    • Shortcut Key

    • Procedure/Menu

    • Argument

  • You can preview your Cascading menu before filing



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E/E Cascading Menu Prompts

  • Defines the type of entry which will be attached to the menu

    • Three Options:

      • M (Menu)

      • P (Procedure)

      • S (Separator)


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E/E Cascading Menu Prompts

  • Allows you to select the icon which will be used for that menu item

    • Based on the number entered at this prompt


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Available Cascading Menu Icons

  • Icon #16 - Printer

  • Icon # 17 - Pencil

  • Icon # 18 - Paper

  • Icon # 20 - Monitor

  • Icon # 21 - Binoculars

  • Icon # 22 - Magnifying Glass


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E/E Cascading Menu Prompts

  • Defines the descriptive text users see for the routine or submenu

    • Required for Procedure or Menu type items

    • Up to 40 characters


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E/E Cascading Menu Prompts

  • Allows you to select a one key shortcut for a menu item

    • Shortcut key must be in the “Text”

    • No question mark (?) or ampersand (&)


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E/E Cascading Menu Prompts

  • Defines which routine or submenu will be executed when a user selects the entry from the Cascading menu

    • Lookup is available

      • Based on the Type prompt entry


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E/E Cascading Menu Prompts

  • Allows you to enter a predefined argument which will be passed to the routine

    • Cursor only stops here for Procedures that support arguments


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Cascading Menu Tips

  • Cannot exceed 1024 items, which includes ALL submenus

  • When initialized from a Numeric menu:

    • Verify that the descriptive text is correct, as it is limited to 40 characters

    • Labels from the numeric menus are not copied

    • Ensure that descriptive text is explicit, so users are aware of which routines they are accessing


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Cascading Menu Tips Continued...

  • Desktop versions of submenus override Cascading versions

  • When initializing or building a desktop menu, numeric submenus will automatically be converted to cascading menus, if no other pre-existing menu format exists


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Menu Choices

  • If Numeric

  • Main menu will be Numeric

  • All submenus will be numeric

  • If Desktop

  • Main menu will be Desktop

  • Submenu Options

    • Desktop

    • Cascading

    • Converted Numeric (looks like Cascading)


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Attaching Menus to Users

  • Applications, menus, and Magic Key menus are still attached on Page 2 of the MIS User Dictionary

    • In addition to selecting menus for each application you define:

      • Numeric or Desktop format

    • A default can be defined



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Comparing Menus

Compare Routines

  • Numeric to Desktop

  • Numeric to Cascading

  • Compare Menus Report


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Compare Numeric to Desktop Function

  • This routine checks the numeric version against the desktop version of a single menu

  • Users determine whether the system checks submenus

  • Items on one format but not the other will be listed



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Compare Numeric to Cascading Function

  • This routine checks the numeric version against the cascading version of a single menu

  • Users determine whether the system checks submenus

  • Items on one format but not the other will be listed



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Compare Menus Routine

  • Compares two different menus

  • Users determine which formats are compared

  • Users determine whether the system checks submenus


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Available Documentation

  • In the 4.12 Workstation

    • On-line Help

  • MEDITECH.COM Documentation

    • FAQ List

    • PowerPoint Document

    • New User Interface Documentation (Web Pages)

    • 4.9 E/E Menu Dictionary Guide


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