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To login, provide your registered username and password then click the "Log in" button. 

Note: You can use your credentials from the Traditional OCL or click the "Sign up" link to register a new account

User Home

After successful login, the application will redirect to the homepage. This page contains a list of the Dictionaries you created.

You will have the option of creating a new Dictionary by clicking the "New Dictionary" button.

Public Dictionaries

You can browse through all the public dictionaries, including those that belong to other people/organisations.

From the navigation bar, click "All Dictionaries" to view the page similar to the one below:

New Dictionary

A real-life user may be creating dictionaries for different reasons, e.g. they may be creating an implementation dictionary for a specific hospital, or a starter set that will eventually be used by multiple hospitals. The UI for these is the same. Click "New Dictionary" to get started.

Dictionary Overview

Click on any of the available Dictionaries to access its overview page. This includes:

  • General details (description, owner, creation date, ... )
  • Concept counts (Active concepts, Custom concepts, ... )
  • A list of released versions
  • Options to:
    • View the current Dictionary in the Traditional OCL
    • Release the latest version of the Dictionary
    • Edit the Dictionary
    • View all Concepts

Dictionary Concepts

Click "Go to Concepts" to view the page similar to the one above. This shows a tabulated list of all Concepts in the Dictionary with options for Search, Filter, Edit, Remove, and Retire

Note: You can only Edit and/or Retire Concepts that you have created.

Add Concepts (e.g. Add CIEL Concepts)

You can add existing Concepts using any of the two methods provided:

  • Add CIEL concepts
  • Bulk add concepts

Add CIEL Concepts

Use the search field and/or the filters to find your desired CIEL concept then click "Add concept" to add it to your Dictionary.

To see a preview of the CIEL Concept, click "Preview concept".

Bulk Add Concepts

To add existing concepts in bulk:

  1. Use the quick search field to find the concept of your choice within the selected source (only CIEL is available in the MVP version of the application)
  2. Click the concept of your choice from the search results and its identifier (ID) will automatically be copied into the "Concept IDs" field
  3. If you already have the Concept IDs, simply write/paste them into the Concept IDs field
  4. Click the "Add" button

Create a new concept

Click "Create new concept" then select the class of the Concept you wish to create. Fill in the form with appropriate values for Names, Descriptions, Mappings, e.t.c and click "Create".

Create Diagnosis concept example


Overview: Open Concept Lab (OCL) for OpenMRS

Road map: Open Concept Lab (OCL) for OpenMRS

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