Advanced tab right

Advanced tab right

Various options.

1 . Condense optionsCondense options

Condense options

Tests can be 'Condensed'.   This means that all tests on the same accession number will be condensed to one row on the display.   This is very useful if your site does not use panels to combine groups of tests, or if you just want to conserve space.   In order to control the width of the 'Test' column, the program will remove characters from the end of the testname until the list will fit within the column or the limit of 2 characters per test is reached.   To view the full list of tests for an individual, hover the mouse over the test listing and the expanded list of tests will popup.

You can limit the condense action to just Collected, Uncollected, or have it act on both.


2 . Match Accnum or CIDMatch Accnum or CID

Match Accnum or CID

When the condense option is checked, it will condense all a patient's tests to one line.   You may want to limit this behavior by insisting it also match accession number or CID (container ID).  

3 . Process time calcProcess time calc

Process time calc

The 'Process time' is a column containing the calculated time in minutes.   It is the time the test was either received or collected up to the current time.   In Auto mode if a specimen has a receive status of collected it uses the receive time to calculate.   If it has not been collected it uses the collect time.   You can set Ol Monitor to always use one or the other if you like.

4 . Reset column widthsReset column widths

Reset column widths

Occasionally someone might have squeezed one of the column sizes down to 0, making the column invisible.   This can fix that problem.

Also by default the column sizes are automatically calculated depending on the length of the text in them.   If you ever resize a column Ol Monitor remembers and fixes the column size.   If you want the columns to go back to automatically sizing this will clear that setting.

5 . Sunquest 6.3Sunquest 6.3

Sunquest 6.3

Newer versions of OL Monitor (1.89q+) do not use this option and it has been removed.


Versions 1.32-1.88s only: Sunquest 6.3 introduced a CID option to the outstanding log menu.   Check this box if you have Sunquest 6.3 or above and the macro is hanging on that option.


*Sunquest/CPL versions of Ol Monitor only.

HMS does not have this.

6 . Multi-CID testsMulti-CID tests

Multi-CID tests

Ver 1.56 and above.   Option to handle multiple CID's differently when encountered under same test line.

1: Combine: Add 2nd CID to CID field separated by comma (2 CIDs max at this time, currently version 1.75),

2: Clone:         Add 2nd,3rd,4th CID by adding new 'clone' lines to list-works better for those using the condense options.


*Sunquest/CPL versions of Ol Monitor only.

HMS does not have this.

7 . Macro methodMacro method

Macro method

Versions 1.89p and higher: This option became irrelevant with version 1.88s and was removed.


Ver 1.35-1.88s. New macro navigation method 'WayString' added to handle problems with OL menu navigation after upgrades.   This method should be selected in advanced options for anyone having difficulty with the Smarterm script.


*Sunquest/CPL versions of Ol Monitor only.

HMS does not have this.


8 . Default priority codeDefault priority code

Default priority code

If a priority code is not encountered on the log (blank priority code), a default code of 'T' is normally assigned to it by Ol Monitor.   However you can change this to something else if the 'T' priority conflicts or is confusing.


9 . Date formatDate format

Date format

US is selected by default.


*Sunquest versions of Ol Monitor only.

CPL/HMS does not have this.

10 . Treat partials as recdTreat partials as recd

Treat partials as recd

For some test batteries receiving in part of the test does not change the collection status to collected.   However the partial flag will change.   This options allows those tests to show up as collected tests.


*Sunquest/CPL versions of Ol Monitor only.

HMS does not have this.

11 . Filter out duplicatesFilter out duplicates

Filter out duplicates

Version 1.86 and higher.   Ol Monitor has always eliminated duplicates, but the addition of combined OL&PL, OL&HRP, etc, has created the possibility of duplicates appearing on the list.   Engaging this option adds an additional check for duplicates at the end of logscans.

12 . Include CIDInclude CID

Include CID

The CID option allows for None/All/ or CID only.   You can choose which option is selected by the macro.


*Sunquest/CPL versions of Ol Monitor only.

HMS does not have this.

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