EForms are electronic versions of common forms used in Juno EMR. There are a wide variety of forms available as eForms: from blood work or imaging requisitions to questionnaires such as PHQ-9 and GAD-7, letters, and much more.
To fill and save a new eForm, start by navigating to the ‘Forms Library’, then finding the form you want to fill in the list of available eForms. Click on the form’s name; the form will open in a separate window for you to fill out.
Fill out the form like you would a paper form – click on the areas you want to write in and type in the details, click on boxes to mark them with an X, or use your mouse to draw on diagram.
EForms are individually programmed and may offer various tools. Some eForms are programmed with a signature pad which allows you to sign the form using your mouse / touch pad while others are programmed to automatically pull in the signature of the current user. Some eForms will have special menus on the right to pre-select options based on pre-set criteria, or buttons that will automatically calculate the score for a questionnaire when clicked. There are a lot of possibilities!
Once you are done filling the form, locate the button section. It is typically located at the bottom of the form and looks like this:
The ‘Subject’ field allows you to type in and save a subtitle for this eForm which will be displayed after the eForm’s name on the list of saved eForms.
The ‘Submit’ button allows you to save the eForm to your Juno EMR. It will not submit the form to the lab or hospital.
The ‘Submit & Fax’ button allows you to save the eForm to the EMR, then fax it to the number(s) added to the recipient(s) list.
The ‘Fax’ button faxes the form to the number(s) added to the recipient(s) list.
The ‘Print’ button sends the form to your printer so it can be printed.
The ‘Print & Submit’ button sends the form to your printer so it can be printed, then attempts to save the form to the EMR. The word attempts is important here, because this save is not always successful. Why is that? To put it simply, web browsers are a little bit like toddlers: they do not handle multi-tasking very well. In fact, they do not handle multi-tasking at all when it comes to printing! This means that, for the ‘Print & Submit’ button to work, Juno EMR must first let your browser handle the printing then proceed with saving the eForm.
Sounds simple, but there is a catch. The printing process must be fully completed before the save request is sent for both steps to complete successfully. The printing, however, takes a different amount of time based on your devices speed and your network connection if the printer is not plugged in directly to your computer among other things. This means that while we program eForms to work for most users, the ‘Print & Submit’ button may not successfully submit eForms for you.
An eForm that has successfully saved will close automatically. This means that if your eForm is still up on your screen after you clicked on the ‘Print & Submit’ button and the printing is done, the form did not save. Click on the ‘Submit’ button to save it.
Note: If the forms you are using do not have a signature functionality built in and you would like to see it added, please communicate with your administrators who will be in touch with us so we can edit the form.
Note 2: Individual eForms can be modified to adjust the ‘Print & Submit’ functionality as needed. If your users are running into issues using the button, I encourage you to contact our team. We will work with you to try and find the best balance to minimize this issue.