Print Report Configuration for Noah System and Noah Basic modules

Noah System and the Noah Basic Modules include a Print Configuration option as part of their settings. In Noah System, this is found at File, Print, Print Report Setup. In the Noah Basic Modules, this tab is included in the module’s Settings dialog. The print configuration settings provide the user with a common look and function across the HIMSA software whenever possible. 

This document will detail the configuration options for printed reports in Noah System and in the HIMSA Basic Modules; the Noah 4 Audiogram, Noah 4 Journal, and the Noah 4 Questionnaire Module. The print configuration options are not saved across all HIMSA software, each HIMSA module and the Noah System patient report must have the print options configured individually.

The print options are presented in a similar fashion; an example is shown below.
 

 

General Options

These controls are general options that do not directly affect the layout of the printed report. Some of the software provides a one page printed report, other modules will allow additional pages.

Page pull-down menu If the Noah software can print multipage reports, the First Page pull-down menu will appear. It allows the professional to configure the First Page and Additional Pages separately.
Save as Default for all Users
If you select this radio when you save, the print configuration for the page you are on (Page 1 or Additional Pages) will be saved as the default for all user accounts using this Noah database. If the report header is desired for all users of Noah, this option should be selected. This is a Global, per module (or Noah) preference setting.

Note: The user signature is not included in the default for all user accounts.

  

 

Report Header Options

This area is provided so professionals can customize the report with their own business branding. 

User defined text 1 Text line 1 is often used for the company name and is a larger text size.
User defined text 2
Text line 2 is often used for a company description, tagline or address.
Logo
This is usually used for a company logo. The logo can be changed by clicking on the logo and then selecting an alternative logo using Windows Explorer.The logo used must meet the following specifications:

  • File type: standard Windows graphic format (jpeg, png, bmp, gif, tif)
  • Maximum Width: 453 pixels (if the logo is wider it will be scaled to fit)
  • Maximum Height: 215 pixels (if the logo is higher it will be scaled to fit)

 

Patient Details Area

This area includes enough room to print the patient’s name and up to eight additional fields of Noah data from the database. This area is of a fixed height on the report. Most fields provide a label, but the user can also configure their own label for the chosen field. For example, the data saved in the field Referral can be labelled as ‘Referral Source’.

The patient details section is not included In the Questionnaire Module.

Patient name
The patient name will always appear at the top of the box. The label for the patient name is translated to all Noah languages. The user can also configure their own label up to 24 characters.
The default name format is “Last name, First name Middle name”. The user can switch to one of the following name formats using the pull-down menu:
•“First name Middle name, Last name”
•“Last name, First name”
•“First name, Last name”
•“Last name, Middle name, First name”
•“Middle name, Last name, First name”
Optional Fields
The Patient Details area allows the user to select up to eight fields of Noah patient data on the first page of their report. The user can also configure their own labels up to 24 characters for each field. By default, the printout will use the fields shown above. These default labels are translated for non-English languages.

 

Report Footer Area

This area prints three pieces of information:

Noah User Name
This will automatically be filled with the full name of the Noah user that is currently logged in.
User graphic signature
The signature is added or changed by clicking on the user graphic signature area and then selecting a signature graphic. If no signature is added, nothing will appear in this field.The signature graphic used must meet the following specifications:

  • File type: standard Windows graphic format (jpeg, png, bmp, gif, tif)
  • Maximum Width: 107 pixels (if the logo is wider it will be scaled to fit)
  • Maximum Height: 33 pixels (if the logo is higher it will be scaled to fit)
Note:This signature is saved to the Noah user configuration and not as a default for all users. Once a signature file is uploaded for a Noah user account, the signature will appear in all HIMSA software printed reports.
Date of Report This field will be automatically filled in with today’s date.

 

Additional Pages Configuration

Choosing Additional Pages in the pull-down menu opens a window for configuring the header for print report subpages. 

 
Save as Default for All Users
Choosing the ‘Save as Default for All Users’ makes the print configuration a global, per module, preference setting as described previously for Page 1 of the report. 

Report Header Options
On the Additional Pages configuration, the Report Header does not appear. 

Patient Details Area
The Patient Details box has been replaced with a single line header. The header will contain the Patient Name to the left as well as one optional Noah field to the right. 

Patient name
The patient name will always appear to the left in the box. The Patient name options are the same as those described previously for Page 1 of the report.
Optional Field
By default, the printout will not use an additional field.
The Patient Detail header allows the user to select one additional field of Noah patient data for their report using the pull-down menu. See Optional Field details described for Page 1 of the report.

 

Report Footer Area

The Footer Bar options are the same as those described previously for Page 1 of the report.

In addition, is the ‘Include footer on additional pages’ checkbox. This option allows users to remove the footer from their report subpages. This option is checked by default to include the footer.

Example
Audiologist and business owner Ann Gales signs into Noah with the user account AGale. Ann customizes the Noah 4 Audiogram Module printed report header to include the business name, business address, and logo. She selects Patient name, Date of Birth, and Referral Source for the Patient Details area. When configuring the report options, she selects ‘Save as the default for all users’. Now all employees using the Audiogram module in Ann’s office will have the custom printed report header when printing reports from the Noah 4 Audiogram Module.

Ann also adds her signature to the report footer area. This signature will only appear when printing from her own user account.