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An easy way to make more room on your screen is to use the expand and collapse features on your user interface.

Image of the expand and collapse feature on the list of modules, side menu and patient demographic information

Patient Header Expand/Collapse

Clicking the expand/collapse button in the patient header allows you to show and hide the patient demographic information found in the header.


Expanded View:

Image of the expanded view


Collapsed View:

Image of the collapsed view


Clinical Modules Expand/Collapse Menu

The module navigation on the left side of your screen can be collapsed by clicking the Collapse Menu option. In the collapsed view you will no longer see the text titles associated with each item in the navigation. Instead you will be able to click the module icon to access the module. New results flags are still visible in the collapsed view.

To restore the modules menu, click the expand menu icon.

The entire Clinical Modules list can be collapsed and expanded by clicking the Clinical Modules header.


Expanded View                                               Collasped View           Expanded View                                        Collpased View

Image of the collapsed and expanded view of the modules menu                   Image of the expanded and collapsed view of the clinical modules


To permanently hide your Patient Header and Clinical Modules menu, go to the Preference Setup Wizard to change your default preferences.

1. Open the user menu by clicking your name in the top right toolbar.

2. Click Preference Setup Wizard.

3. Go to Patient and General Preferences: Step 9 of 9.

4. Check off the ‘Collapsed’ option to permanently hide your Patient Header Timeline and Clinical Modules menu.

Image of Step 9 of Wizard


Module View Options

Some modules allow you to quickly minimize certain areas of the ClinicalConnect screen in order to make more room for module lists and details. You can also customize where your module lists and details are located on the screen.

Text Wrapping in Rows  

Reduces horizontal scrolling to view additional data columns (e.g. Pharmacy Module)

Viewing Record Details

You can change the layout of the list view and details view of a module to display in a side by side or top-bottom layout on your screen.

By default the module list view is shown on the top and the details are on the bottom. If you prefer viewing the details on the right side of the screen, click the Show the detail view to the right Image of the button to change to right orientation button found on the module header. If you want to switch back to the default bottom view, click the Show the detail view at the bottom Image of the bottom orientation button button.

Detail View on the Bottom: 

Image with detail view on the bottem

More columns in the list view are a displayed when the detail location is on the bottom.


Detail View to the Right: 

Image of detail view to the right

Title: Tip icon Different views display better in different modules. For example: the Labs module is easier to view with the detail view on the bottom, which makes it easier to view result details. You may prefer to view Transcription details with the detail view to the right which allows for quick scrolling through report types.

Both these settings can be configured in each module’s preferences:

1. Click the Preferences Image of the Preferences Button button in the module header.

2. Use the Default Detail Location dropdown to select the view you prefer for that module.

3. Click the Save & Apply button Image of Save & Apply button.