Ocean studies are designed to anonymize patient data. However, we recognize that there may be circumstances under which you would like to be able to link study data back to patients. You can do this by either using the study configuration method or the @ptExternalRef keyword and formula item method, both of which will record patient identifiers from the source EMR.
The external patient reference number will be the PSS ID (at the top right corner of the patient chart).
Study Configuration Method
- Once you have created your study (see "Create Your Ocean Study" for study creation details), select "Configure" on the applicable study under the Studies tab in the Ocean Portal.
- To begin, locate the study form under the eForms tab and select "Edit" to view it in the eForm editor.