On the left side of the CCR desktop is the Quick Access Toolbar. This toolbar is permanently anchored to that part of the desktop and cannot be moved, resized, minimized or closed. You also cannot move any of CCR's windows so that they cover any part of the toolbar. It will always be readily accessible so that you can quickly use any of its features, regardless of how many windows are open on the CCR desktop.

At the top of the toolbar is a boxed section that displays the current user and session purpose information. Included is the name of the current user, and the cancer Group, the Site the user is associated with , the session Purpose and Study (if applicable) entered when you first logged on to the application.

If your current session purpose and/or user security roles restrict you from viewing identifying data (or from using fields that hold identifying data as the basis of search criteria), this will be indicated in the session information box at the top of the CCR Quick Access Toolbar with the words Data De-Identified in red letters at the bottom of that box beneath the Cancer Group, Session Purpose and Study. The search criteria fields based on identifying data on the CCR Quick Access Toolbar will also be grayed out and deactivated.

Below this, the toolbar is divided into three sections:

First is the Patient Look-up area which is used for looking up a patient by their MRN or HCI Person ID — see Looking Up a Patient with an MRN.

Next comes the Patient Quick Search area, which is used for searching for patients based the most common kinds of criteria including: Last Name, First Name (you may enter only part of a name in which case all patients whose names start with the indicated characters and meet all other specified criteria will be returned), patients whose first visit to the clinic for the cancer group occurred during a specific range of dates (a pair of date fields labeled First Visit), patients whose records include a medical event of a specified type (Medical Event Type), patients that have assigned a specific Patient Classification, or patients who have been diagnosed at some point as being at a certain Stage of cancer (whether that was the result of initial diagnosis staging or a later status update, regardless of whether this was the most recent staging event).

See Using the Quick Search Utility to Search for a Patient for more information on how to use this area of the Quick Access Toolbar. Buttons (labelled Go and Search Patients) are provided in each area to initiate the corresponding search once the criteria has been entered.

In order for a patient record to be displayed as a result of your search, it must meet ALL of your specified search criteria. CCR's search capabilities do not include using more complicated hierarchical inclusion and exclusion logic structures.

The bottom area of the Quick Access Toolbar has a series of buttons for performing Common Tasks.

Some of the buttons in this area may be grayed out, meaning they are not available for use. Which buttons will be available and functional depends on your session purpose and specific user security roles — see Security in CCR.

The Advanced Search… button opens the Advanced Patient Search window, allowing you to perform a search among the patient records with criteria based on any of the fields in the patient record, not just the more common ones available in the Patient Quick Search area — see Performing an Advanced Patient Search for detailed instructions on how to do this and The Advanced Patient Search Window for a description of the possible criteria fields on the window.

The New Patient Wizard button opens the New Patient Wizard window, which allows you to add a new patient to your cancer group, accessing that patient's information from the EDW — see Adding a Patient and The New Patient Wizard.

The Reporting button opens the Global Reports module, giving access to CCR's pre-formatted global reports — see Standard Reports.

The iQ Reporting button starts the iQ tool — see iQ Reports.

The Group Admin button opens the CCR Administration window for your cancer group, which is used to maintain the list of studies within the cancer group, assign cancer group and study-based security roles to database users and maintain the list of medical events associated with the cancer group — see Cancer Group Administration.

The Study Admin button opens the Study Editor window for the study for the current study, allowing you to administer the settings of that particular study. In order to access this button, you must have Research/Study for a specific study selected as your session purpose.

The Worklist button opens the [Cancer Group] — Worklist window, which has several features that help to catch patients and data that need to be entered into CCR — see Worklists.

If there are encounters for patients in the cancer group to be reviewed, the words New UUHSC items ready for review. will appear beneath the button in blue letters.

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