Note: These instructions are only valid for EMR version 9.8 and CPS version 12.0. Later versions of those products should follow the steps here.
Blackbird employed this “redirect” approach to open the Blackbird problem search application, and AngleMD leverages this approach too.
We can leverage this process to quickly upgrade a practice from Blackbird to AngleMD by making a few edits to the redirect file on JBOSS.
When the Blackbird problem search application was first installed, all EMR 9.8 and CPS 12.0 environments were given a file called
BBS_redirect.html which was copied to the
<JBOSS_HTML_DIRECTORY>/EncounterForms/BBS_EFS folder. QuickText macros in the EMR could then reference this file to open up Blackbird.
The contents of the original Blackbird BBS_redirect.html file looked something like this:
By updating the text in this file, we can cause the AngleMD version of the problem search application to load instead of Blackbird. (Note: There are other approaches to opening AngleMD, but this is the easiest and requires no additional workflow changes by the providers, or clinical content changes within the EMR).
Note: Before making any edits to BBS_redirect.html, be sure to create a backup copy. That way you can restore things easily if you run into any problems.
Updating BBS_redirect.html to open AngleMD
If you replace all of the code in BBS_redirect.html with the HTML code found above and save your file, the EMR should then immediately begin opening AngleSearch whenever you follow the workflow used at your site to open Blackbird (e.g. using the “.bbs” quicktext”). You will know you are in the AngleMD version, because the toolbar in the top of the AngleMD version is black with the AngleMD logo, rather than white with the Blackbird logo. If things don’t seem to be working properly, restore BBS_redirect.html with your back up copy (you did make a back up copy, right?), and contact AngleMD for assistance.