Timeline
Timeline shows a chronological view of all the objective measurements for a patient. It helps you to get an overview of trends in a patient’s health.
To use Timeline, you need to have the ability to add and edit objective measurements, namely access to the journal and the role Nurse, Secretary or Practitioner (Doctor).
Access Timeline by going to the Journal (Press Alt +J when a patient is active in the search field) and then click on Timeline.
If the patient doesn’t have any objective measurements, you’ll see a prompt before you are taken to the Timeline (see example).

Using Timeline

Each kind of objective measurement is displayed in its own row. Across the top, dates and times show when each measurement was taken.

Go forwards and backwards in time

You can scroll left and right to go forwards and backwards in time, or click on any month or day to jump to that point in time (see how). After scrolling a distance, an arrow will appear to help you to jump quicker in time (see example).
Change the timeframe by selecting Year, Month or Day, or click on a month or day to open it (see how).

Change how you view measurements

Each type of objective measurement can be viewed in a condensed table view or an expanded graph view. On the far right of the measurement window, click on the arrows to switch between these two views (see how).
Table view shows measurements as a number
. If there are multiple measurements for the same time period, the platform will display the total number of measurements
.
Graph view shows measurements as a point
. If there are multiple measurements for the same time period, multiple points are shown
. A solid line is shown between measurements. To help you read backwards in time, a dashed line runs from the current date to the most recent measurement.
Hover your mouse cursor over any number or point to quickly see more details about the measurement type, unit and a preview of any comments.

Add a new measurement

From Timeline
From a Journal note
Click on Add measurement, then choose an objective measurement from the drop-down. A dialog box will appear. Enter a value and click Submit (see how).
Some types of objective measurement also allow you to add a comment when entering a value.
Objective measurements and comments written in the Objective field in a journal note will display in Timeline. You can read more on how to add Objective measurements.

Edit a measurement

From Timeline
From a Journal note
Click on any number or point to see a pop-up containing the full details and any comments of each measurement.
If there are multiple measurements in the same time period, all of these will be shown. Click on any measurement to edit it, then click Register (see how).
You can edit single measurements in table view even quicker. Right click on any number, and a quick-edit dialog box will appear (see how).
Go to the journal note where the objective measurement is located. In order for the new value to be reflected in Timeline, you must click on the objective measurement to edit it. Deleting and re-adding the objective measurement will register a new value.
You can read more about objective measurements here.
To edit an objective in a journal note you must have the role of Registered nurse, Health Secretary or Medical doctor (Practitioner).

Customising Timeline

Click on the gear icon to open Timeline settings (see how).

Hiding unused objective measurements

Hide any row by unticking it in the list, or click Select rows with registered data to only display objective measurements that have data (see example).
Click on Collapsed view / Expand view to resize the names of the Objective measurements (see how).

Support for objective measurements

All objectivement measurements that can be defined in a journal note are supported in Timeline:
Objective measurement
Unit
Max value
BMI (Body Mass Index)
kg/m2
100
Blood pressure
mmHg
400
Body temperature
100
GCS
Score
Height
cm
400
Oximetry
%
100
Pulse
BPM
400
Respiratory frequency
Per min
200
Weight
kg
500
A patient’s BMI is automatically calculated if there is enough data. When you enter a new weight measurement, the system finds the most recent height measurement and uses it to calculate a patient’s BMI. You can always edit the calculated BMI or enter height and weight data manually.

FAQs

Why can’t I access Timeline?
To access Timeline, you need to have access to the Journal, and have the role of a Registered nurse, Health secretary, or Doctor.
Who can edit or add Objective measurements in Timeline?
Any one who has access to the journal and the role of Registered nurse, Health Secretary or Medical doctor (Practitioner).

Are journal notes created when I add objective measurements in Timeline?

When you create an objective measurement directly in Timeline it will not appear in a patient’s journal. If you want to see an objective measurement in a journal note and Timeline, create a journal note with an objective measurement.
How do I backdate an objective measurement?
You can edit previous measurements, but you are not able to add new measurements that are backdated in time.
What happens if I edit an objective measurement in Timeline that originated from the journal?
The objective measurement in the journal note will be marked in red, as outdated.
Click to open the journal note, and click on the objective measurement – as deleting and re-adding the objective measurement will register a new value. A pop-up will confirm if you want to update the objective measurement in the journal note to match the objective measurement in Timeline (see how).
Can I remove or delete objective measurements?
Objective measurements cannot be deleted or removed from Timeline. You can edit an objective measurement to correct a value, or add a comment e.g. ‘feil måling’ (see example).
Are older objective measurements in journal notes imported to Timeline?
If you have objective measurements for a patient that are older than this version of timeline (October 2021), they will be imported and shown.
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