Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a list of some of the questions we are asked by clients. If you have a question not listed in our FAQ, please feel free to ask us in an email.

General Questions

Can I request new features?

Our goal is to make Clinical Office as feature rich as possible. We understand that sometimes your current project needs may require functionality not available in Clinical Office. Our team is available to write CCL and Angular code as needed on a contract basis. Please contact our sales team to discuss your requirements.

Can you write my MPage? If you need us to write part or all of your MPage, please contact our sales team to discuss your requirements.
Do you offer training? Currently our training library consists of online documentation and tutorials. If you are stuck on a project and do have any questions, we encourage you to ask us an we will be more than happy to help.
Why can't I build something like Clinical Office myself? The development of Clinical Office:MPage Edition has taken many months of work with hundreds of hours of development time invested. While we are sure given enough time and resources, many of you could write something similar. The costs associated with the development time far out-weigh the cost of purchasing a Clinical Office license.
How experienced in Cerner is your development team? Clinical Office:MPage Edition has been developed completely by our founder, John Simpson who has been developing CCL scripts for 22 years and writing MPages for 9 years. There are very few people in the industry with the experience and background in CCL, MPages and more importantly the Cerner Data Model than John.

Technical Questions

Where do I host my MPage? Your MPage can be hosted on any web server regardless of if it is your own web service, a Microsoft Azure App Service or any other online ISP.
Why Angular? Angular is better suited than JQuery when developing complex web applications such as MPages. Angular services, templates and routing offer a streamlined development process compared to the constant manipulation of the DOM needed in JQuery to accomplish the same task.
Which version of Angular does Clinical Office support? Clinical Office:MPage Edition was developed on Angular 2 (Version 6) and we test new versions as they are released to ensure compatibility.
How often are new versions released? New features and fixes are typically released the moment they have been fully tested and documented. Licensed clients are notified by email as new packages are updated on NPM.
How does Clinical Office fit in with current Cerner standards?

Cerner still heavily uses JQuery to develop their MPages and has developed their own practices for packaging and hosting MPages. At it's heart, Clinical Office:MPage Edition relies entirely on the Cerner developed XMLCCLRequest object making your MPages compatible with Cerner standards.

If you are planning on developing small components to be added to existing Cerner MPages, we do recommend that you stick with the current Cerner methodology. In these cases keeping everything together in the same place makes sense. However, if you are building a more substantial MPage or a full featured application, using Angular and Clinical Office:MPage Edition will lead to much higher productivity.