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Overview

mUzima Application gives you the chance to customize the application with your special requirements. This is done through default settings (settings that personalize the app to the users needs), that can be personalized.

The purpose of this document is to introduce you these settings and to describe how to configure them.

Open the Settings menu

  1. On any page where the options menu is available, tap the three vertical dots () at the top-right corner.
  2. Then a menu will be appear which gives you an access to further actions related to the current activity such as Settings, Help, and also gives ability to log out.


  3. Choose the 'Settings' menu item, then the Settings menu will be appear.  You can now configure the parameters of the feature you would like to change.


OpenMRS Settings

Server URL

In this section, you can change the server URL (OpenMRS instance URL) which your mUzima App is linked to and draws data from.

To change the server URL follow the following steps:

  1. Tap on the available server link and you will be enable to make the necessarily changes by typing a new server URL.


  2. Tap 'OK' to save the changes or tap 'CANCEL' to revert the changes.
    After tapping 'OK', an alert dialog will be appear which warns you that if you change the server URL, all your mUzima data will be cleared.
    At this point, you can withdraw you server URL changes or confirm them.

If you change the server URL, it will clear all mUzima data from your device.


User name and Password

There is no option to change the user name or the password. They can only be changed from the server side.

mUzima Settings

Session Timeout

Session timeout refers to the time of inactivity after which the mUzima Application automatically logs you out.

This means that the application automatically signs you out after the application stays idle (you do not perform any action) for the specified time  and you need to log in again.

This is a security feature that protects patient information. The default session timeout is 5 minutes.

To configure session timeout:

  1. Tap on the session timeout field. The session timeout dialog pop-up.

  2. Set the new session timeout value in minutes.

  3. Tap 'OK' to save the changes or tap 'CANCEL' to revert the changes.

Note: For security reason , it is recommended not to set the session timeout to a large value since it will take long to automatically log you out if you forget to log out. If you set it too short, it can cause the application to log you out more often.

Automatic form save interval (mins)

Automatic form save interval is the time interval the application takes to automatically save the current form changes (saved as draft), this helps in reducing risk of important data loss.

The default automatic form save interval is 2 minutes.

To set automatic form save interval:

  1. Tap on the automatic form save interval field. A dialog will pop-up, where you can set the new, desired value.
  2. Set the new value in minutes.

  3. Tap 'OK' to save the changes or tap 'CANCEL' to revert the changes.

Real Time Sync

This feature enables/disables upload of completed patient forms. That means, if connected to the internet, completed form data are synchronized automatically to the server.

If Internet connection is not available, completed form data will be synced when connection becomes available later.

If the Real Time Sync check box is ticked, the real time synchronization is set (enabled), otherwise it is disabled.

To set this feature, tap on the Real Time Sync check box:

Require medical record number

You can set whether primary medical record number is required or not during client registration process.

This setting depends on the server side setting. It will only be set if server side is set (enabled), else it will be disabled.

For setting this feature:

  1. Tap on the 'Require medical record number' field. 
    If the checkbox is ticked, it means you need to set the primary medical number to the new client during the registration process.
  2.  After, you tap on this settings, a dialog appear: This will check if the server side setting is enabled inorder for it to enable the mobile side.

Duplicate form data warning

If the check box is checked, you will be warned in case the same form template has been filled for the same patient with the same encounter date. This feature helps in avoiding form data duplication. If not checked, no possible duplicate warning will be given.

To avoid the form duplication, set this feature on by taping the check box:

Font size

mUzima application lets you adjust the font size to one that most suits you. This font size applies to all forms.

To set the font size:

  1. Open the font size dialog by tapping on the font size settings.
  2. Choose one of the available font size options: Small, Medium or Large.
    After changing it, the font size of the forms will be changed immediately.

Landing Page

mUzima application gives you the opportunity to select the landing page: dashboard or client list. This means after the next log in, the selected page appears.

To set the landing page:

  1. Open the landing page dialog by tapping on the landing page settings. 
  2. Choose one of the available options: Dashboard, Client List.


Dashboard:

Client List:

Enable Night Mode (New Feature coming up in versions greater than 2.4.0)

mUzima App provides two different themes: Dark and Light. The default theme is the dark.

To set the Light theme as the mUzima Application theme, tap on the 'Enable Night Mode' checkbox:

Dark Theme:

Light Theme:

Enable SHR

With this settings you can enable or disable the use of smart card feature.

To make it enabled, tap on the 'Enable SHR' checkbox. 

If SHR is enabled, on the clients listing page, you can see a yellow sim card icon with a search icon in it. When SHR is disabled, the yellow icon is not seen. 

Clients List: (SHR Enabled)

Client List: (SHR Disabled)

If SHR is enabled, on the client summary page, you can see a yellow sim card icon and the SHR data tab. Otherwise they can not be seen:

Clients Summary:(SHR Enabled)


Client Summary:(SHR Disabled)


Enable GPS

Checking/Ticking this enables collecting GPS coordinates when a form template is opened assuming user agrees to turn on device location and internet connectivity is available. This feature is used for setting device location in forms automatically. If it is enabled, the location on forms will be set according to the device's location.

You need to enable the permission to capture location data on your device, otherwise permission denied message will be populated.

Provider/Location Settings

Default encounter provider

In mUzima application, you can set the logged in user as the default encounter provider. If the check box is checked, the logged in user will automatically be populated as the encounter provider for all forms on from load.

Manage Providers

Under this section, you can manage providers by downloading more providers from the server or removing provider or providers from the device. For opening the Providers dialog tap on 'Manage providers' field.

Adding a new provider 

  1.  Start typing the name of the provider you would like to add to the providers list.
    After typing at least three characters, if mUzima app finds any name which matches your request, a list appears and you can choose the provider you want.
  2. Choose the desired name from the list. The selected name will be added instantly to the providers list:

    Internet connection is needed when adding providers to provider list.

Remove provider

You can remove one or more providers at the same time:

  1. Select the provider(s) you would like to remove.
    The background color for the provider will turn into blue signifying it is selected. At the same time, a bin icon ( ) appears at the top-right corner of the screen. 
  2. Tap on the bin () icon. The provider(s) will be removed immediately from your providers list.
    You can remove multiple providers at the same time by selecting all of them one by one.

Default Encounter Location

In this section, you can set the default encounter location by selecting the location from the locations list. If a default encounter location is set, the encounter location will automatically be populated as the encounter location in the forms.

Follow the following steps to set the default encounter location:

  1. Tap on the Default Encounter Location field (this field shows you the current default encounter location). 
  2. A pop-up dialog appears upon tapping, select a location from the list. After your selection, the default encounter location will be set immediately. If you don't want to set or change it, tap on the 'Cancel' button.


If the location you selected would be removed from your location list, the default encounter location will be changed into 'No default encounter location'.


Manage Locations

Under this section, you can manage locations by downloading one from the server or removing one from your device. To open the Locations dialog, tap on Manage locations field.

Add new location

  1. Start typing the name of the location you would like to add to the locations list. After typing at least three characters, if mUzima app finds any location name which matches your request, a list appears.
  2. Choose the location you want to add to the locations list. The new location will appear on the locations list immediately.

    Internet connection is needed when adding providers to provider list.

Remove location

You can remove one or more locations from your list at the same time:

  1. Select the name of the location you want to remove from the locations list.
    The background of the location will turn into blue signifiying it is selected for removal. At the same time, a bin icon () appears on the top-right corner of the screen.
    You can deselect any location by taping on it again.
  2. Tap on the bin () icon to remove the location or locations.
    The location will be removed immediately from the list.
    You can remove multiple locations at the same time by selecting all of them one by one.


If you remove the location which was set as default encounter location before, the default encounter location will show 'No default encounter location'.


Cohort Settings

Manage Cohort prefixes

A cohort is a list of patients that share the same characteristics, e.g. location, age, gender. Cohorts are created according to the patient attributes.

To open the Manage cohort prefixes dialog tap on Manage cohort prefixes field.

Add new cohort prefix

  1. Start typing part of the desired cohort you would like to add to your list. After typing at least three characters, all matching cohorts will be displayed in a list. 
  2. Choose a cohort you would like to add your list and tap on the 'Add' button, mUzima app will append it to your cohort prefixes list:

Remove cohort prefix

You can remove a cohort prefix from your list by selecting the bin icon ( ) next to the name of the cohort prefix.

Manage concepts

Concepts are used to configure what observations will be downloaded for the patients. That means, you can manage what type of historical data will be downloaded for the patients from the server. If you add more concepts, more information will be downloaded for the patients if available. If you remove concept from your list, the data will not be downloaded even if it is available.

To open the Concepts dialog, tap on the Manage concepts field.  You can manage your concept list any time. 

Adding new concept

  1. Start typing the name of the concept you would like to add to the concepts list. After typing at least three characters, all concepts matching the characters will be displayed in a list. 
  2. Choose the concept you would like to add your list and mUzima app will automatically add it to your concept list:

Remove concept

You can remove one or more concepts from your list:

  1. Select the name of the concept you would like to remove.
    The background of the concept will turn into blue signifying it is selected for removal. At the same time, a bin icon ( ) appears on the top-right corner of the screen.
    You can remove multiple concepts at the same time by selecting all of them one by one.
    You can deselect any concepts by taping on it again. 
  2. To remove the concept from the concepts list, tap on the bin () icon and the concept will be removed immediately from your concepts list.

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