How to Use this Manual

This manual serves as a reference guide for the use of the eMMPS module. The eMMPS Help Manual is comprised of various topics that cover basic information and step-by-step procedures that will allow you to better use this module.

This topic will cover how to use the help manual's user interface, discuss specific help features, and explain how formatting is used to identify different types of information.

ClosedHelp Manual Contents

The eMMPS Help Manual consists of several different types of information that is broken down into various sections. The structure of the manual is designed to allow users to more easily locate information that you will require to understand the eMMPS functions and operations. These sections include the following:

  • ClosedTable of Contents Menu

    The Online Help uses a frameless top navigation menu system for the Table of Contents that displays in the right-hand of the header bar.

    The Table of Contents uses a tree-format menu system that will expand as you hover over each link. Subsequent levels display as you drill-down through the menus.

    If you resize the screen resolution or browser window, you might see the topic headings replaced with a menu icon.

    Clicking on this icon will display the Table of Contents in a slide-out pane on the right side of the page.

    Use the slide-out menu to navigate to the locating in the manual where you want to view the content.

  • ClosedSearch Bar

    The Search Bar is located in the header bar underneath the MEDCHART logo.

    The Search Bar allows you to search for words, phrases, or glossary terms that are contained in a topic. Enter your search terms, and then click the magnifying glass icon button. The search results returned will be based on the information you entered as follows:

    • ClosedFull Word Search

      • Enter the full word with the correct spelling to retrieve all topics with the instance of the word. Partial words will not find a match.
      • Do not worry if your terms are case sensitive. For example, a search for the word "run" will find topics with matches for "Run" and "run."
      • Do not worry about variant ending matches. For example, a search for the word "run" will also find topics with matches for words such as, "runner," "running," and "runs."
    • ClosedPhrase Search

      • Enter a word, number, or variant string, and then enclose the phrase in quotation marks to retrieve all topics that contain those words. For example, "Dog Friendly", "Number 1".
      • If you enter the phrase without the quotations your results will find topics where all instances of each individual word is used. For example, a search for Dog Friendly will find topics with matches for Dog, dog, doggy, Friendly, friend, friendship, etc.
    • ClosedBOOLEAN Search

      • Enter the word "AND" or the plus symbol (+) between two or more terms to retrieve all topics that contain all of the words it separates.
      • Enter the word "OR" or a blank space between two or more terms to retrieve all topics that contain any of the words it separates.
      • Enter the word "Not" or the exclamation mark (!) before a term to retrieve all topics that do not contain the word following the operator.
      • Enter the word "Near" between two terms to retrieve all topics that contain the two words in close proximity to each other.
      • BOOLEAN operators are not case sensitive. For example, AND, and, Or, OR, or, NOT, Not, not, etc are all acceptable.

ClosedFormatting Conventions

The following information allows you to more clearly understand specific information that displays within the eMMPS manual:

  • ClosedExamples

    An example clarifies a concept that is discussed in a topic. Examples can be used to show message text or how to enter data in a form or field. The following is an example of a user-generated system message:

    Example: -_To specify the date as January 16, 2015, enter 20150116 in the provided field.

  • ClosedNotes

    A note calls your attention to a specific piece of information within the manual. Notes appear as follows in the eMMPS manual:

    Note: -_Ensure all entries are correct before clicking the Submit button.

  • ClosedWarnings

    A warning is used to draw your attention to a piece of critical information within the manual. Ignoring the information could have severe repercussions and should be viewed accordingly. Warnings appear as follows in the eMMPS manual:

    WARNING! -_DO NOT enter PII or PHI in the notes section, as this information is available to all users in the system.


Images in the help manuals provide examples of how the module displays in your browser, workflows for specific processes, and other visual elements.

The methods for displaying images in the Help Manual include the following:

  • ClosedConcealed Data

    You may see parts of the image that are concealed or information that appears blurry. These images have been modified to prevent confusion or concern over the data that displays. The following image contains examples of concealed data:

  • ClosedThumbnails

    Most images in the eMMPS Help Manual display as thumbnail (small) images. The purpose is to reduce the amount of scrolling a user must do to get to the information they need. Click on the thumbnail image to expand the image to its full size. To collapse the image back to a thumbnail, click the expanded image.

  • ClosedImage Maps

    Image maps are images that contain links that are mapped to specific help topics. To access the help topics for different segments of the image map, hover your cursor over the image until the pointer icon turns into the hand icon. This indicates that the cursor is over a mapped section of the image, and you can click on it to display the available help topic.

ClosedOther Help Features

The eMMPS Help Manual provides additional features for displaying information within each topic that the user might require.

These features include the following:

  • ClosedTogglers

    Togglers allow you to "toggle" between hiding and displaying sections of information within the manual. To view the hidden text, click on the link. After you have finished viewing the information, click on the link again to hide the text. An example of a toggler is shown below:

    ClosedView the hidden text

    This text will not display until you have clicked on the toggler. Click on the link again to hide this text.

  • ClosedRelated Topics

    The Related Topics feature is a group of associated links that can be viewed by clicking on a Related Topics link within the topic.

    To view the topic, click on the title of the topic.

    Related Topics Link IconRelated Topics


Use the following tips to better use the Help Manual:

  • Search Glossary Terms: Enter the glossary term that you want to view in the Search Bar at the top of the page. If a glossary entry has been created for this term, it will display at the top of the search results.

  • Use Internet Explorer: MEDCHART applications, modules, and help manuals are designed to be accessed through Internet Explorer.
  • Use the “Back” button: To return to a previous page in a help manual, click the button on your Internet Explorer web browser.