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User Interface

The system is designed so that you can easily navigate throughout the application and readily locate the information you need or the view or task page you want. While each page contains information specific to your current need, the basic layout of each page remains constant so that you can become familiar with the application in a short period of time.

Page Elements

Using this example of a page from the application, look for the following standard elements:






Information bar

The EMResource information bar provides ready access to a number of options, including other Intermedix applications, changing regions, contact information, the Help system, and more. Refer to Navigation: Information Bar for more details.


Menu bar

Presents the features you have access to. Point (with your cursor) to the header to view a drop-down menu of options or click the header to view a page with all of your options in that area. All users can set their preferences, including their contact information (User Info).

Refer also to Navigation: Menu.


User Links

Open a pick list containing links (references) you may find useful as you work in EMResource. When you click a link, the reference opens in a new tab or browser window; the link may open a website, an EMResource form, or the page you can use to manually enter an incoming patient notification.

Refer also to Navigation: User Links.


Notifications banner

The banner shows event notifications appropriate to the region and to you (as a user).


Page footer

The footer of every page includes information about the application, including the copyright date, name and version of the application, your name and username, and the current date and time. You can also click Terms & Conditions to see EMResource's Terms and Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy, or Mobile View to see EMResource in its mobile device format.

View Elements

The very first time you log in to the application, one of the following occurs:

  • Your Region's default View page opens, showing a listing of  the resources to which you have access, as well as at least one currently reported status.

  • The default view your administrator assigned to you opens.

EMResource is a highly configurable tool. You can choose to create your own default view, or use one of the existing views (such as this Region Default view) as your personal default. Whatever your choice, it is the first page you will see when you log in. This topic addresses basic elements of any view.

You can quickly return to your default view from any page by clicking the home icon icon-home.png in the menu bar.

Use the following example of the Region Default view and the table that follows it to learn about potential elements of the View page:






Name of the view

The name of y our current view appears at the top of the page. In this example, the name is Region Default.


Action buttons

A number of actions buttons may be available to you, depending on your access rights and the page you are viewing. These can include the following:

  • Show map / Show table - Change the format of the view from table to map and back again.

  • Customize - Customize this view.

  • Print - Print the current view.

  • Excel - Export the current view to Microsoft® Excel®.

  • Refresh - System automatically updates the View pages every three minutes; click to refresh the page immediately.

  • Help - Open the Help topic for this View/page.


Expand/collapse column headers

Column definitions

Click the plus (+) or minus (-) symbol in the first column of each section header to expand or collapse that section.

Click a column header to open a window that contains a definition (and, potentially, valid values) for this data element.



Keys icon

Resource details

Keys icon indicates you have access to changing this resource's status. Click the keys icon icon-keys.png to open the view-specific Update Status page.

In addition, the resource name is a link that takes you to its details page.


Event icons

Indicates this resource is involved in an event. The icon can help you determine at a glance whether this is an ongoing event, such as HAvBED, or an emergency situation, such as an MCI.

Examples: icon-bed.pngicon-amber.png icon-mci.png icon-storm.png



The following elements may not be show in the image above.


ICS icon

If an incident has been created in Electronic ICS® and it affects one or more of your resources, the ICS icon icon-ics.png appears next to each affected resource in your region views.


Comment indicator (blue triangle)

The blue triangle in a status cell indicates a comment is associated with this resource. Point to the cell to open the window containing the comment and, potentially, other relevant detail.



Last Update

Indicates the date/time of the most recent update to the resource. If the date/time values are red, the status for the resource is expired and should be updated. Some views do not include this column.



Last row of a resource type section may be a Summary. This occurs when the resource type includes a status type that is numeric and for which the Display Summary Totals setting has been enabled. When enabled, this row shows the total of all values in that numeric status type (column). Other status types and other Number status types that do not have this setting enabled show N/A in the Summary row.



Status Type Summary

The last section in the View may be the Status Type Summary. The section appears when the view includes at least one numeric status type and one or more of the included numeric status types are configured to display in the summary totals section. When the view includes multiple regions, the section indicates the source region where appropriate. For the region you are currently viewing, the region is not listed.



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