Updrading to CPS to 12.2 or EMR 9.10

When upgrading your Centricity platform, the Blackbird Framework will require a couple of changes.  For those of you who invoke the framework with the standard quicktext macros, the update will be very easy. First, you will need to install an updated clinical kit in your Centricity Environment. It is located here: http://blackbirdsolutions.com/?p=650 Second: If you have custom quicktext […]

HTML | MEL dll registration

Occasionally, installing CPS or EMR will result in a key ActiveX control not being correctly registered on the workstation. This generally manifests itself with the Blackbird Framework appearing to have no content in the HTML window. Usually, this can be fixed with a one-time command line procedure. Recipe to register DLL for Single User Training: […]

Converting between dates and IDs in CPS/EMR

Occasionally, you need to retrieve date fields that don’t look like dates. The most common example in CPS is the clinicaldate field in the document table. There are formulae for converting between these IDs and their corresponding dates. Here is an example query that shows how to retrieve the clinicaldate as a real date as […]

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In case you haven’t noticed, the CPS and EMR demo systems have pretty easy default passwords. Oddly, if an account gets locked or the password expires, there isn’t an easy way to get a password less than 6 characters into the user management system. You don’t have to be able to decode the passwords in […]

Encounter form tabs all mixed up?

Occasionally after a long time running the EMR or CPS and many, many imports of encounter forms, something happens where errors begin to occur during the process of importing encounter forms. When bringing up forms that show these errors on import, the tabs may be out of synch. Sometimes, tabs appear form other forms and […]

Compatibility View and CPS

The Blackbird Content Framework works best when using the latest version of IE on your workstation. Meanwhile, CPS requires version 9 or greater to run.  Unfortunately, the CPS application doesn’t seem to know that 11 is greater than 9. As a result, you may see this message when starting CPS: The workaround, is to tell […]

Fixing a Troublesome Document

As a Centricity content developer, I sometimes find myself in a situation where a Centricity document is in a state that will not allow it to be opened again. These documents are sometimes called dead documents. If they they cause the chart to not behave properly or cause CPS or EMR to crash when opened, […]

Getting a Unique ID in CPS

In certain instances, you may find that theere is a defect in LinkLogic, or you may have another reason for doing this, but for what it’s worth, there may come a time when you need to insert a row into a Centricity database that has a unique ID field. There is a built-in stored procedure […]