ZOLL emsCharts for Windows 4.2.3

August 9, 2022

Important! Windows on ARM is not currently supported. For example, Microsoft Surface Pro X devices. For more information about Windows on ARM, see Microsoft's Windows Arm-based PCs FAQ.

Read the following important information about this release!

Version 4.x contains a new release of emsCharts for Windows which requires the replacement of the device's local database. It is a major change that includes a new installation path, separate data storage, and application name. Read the following information before migrating from version 3 to 4:

  • Upload all charts: It is critical that all charts are uploaded from the old version prior to uninstalling or migrating to the new version.

    • Charts started in version 3 are not accessible in version 4.

    • Any charts not uploaded before uninstalling will be lost.

  • Remote (Mobile Windows Service) Administration: The Remote Administration add-on application has not yet been released for the new version and only works with emsCharts Mobile v3.

Auto update for Windows

You can use the auto update feature to remotely upgrade your emsCharts for Windows 4.x devices to v4.2.3.

To configure auto updates, go to the Mobile V3 Auto Update Restriction code table under Service Configuration > Code Tables and add a new entry for Version 4.2.3 (64 and/or 32 bits) and set Allow Automatic Update to 'Yes'. Your 4.x devices will receive a prompt to update.

Important! If your devices are on 3.x, you must uninstall 3.x first and then follow the emsCharts for Windows installation steps to upgrade them to 4.2.3 manually. If your devices are on 4.0 - 4.1, you must click here and follow these additional steps before setting up the auto update.

New features/enhancements

Data validation updates

  • Close Chart now displays the source of validation errors - Region, Command, and Service.

  • Close Chart now displays 'NEMSIS' in the Source field for NEMSIS validation errors and warnings.

  • Data validation is now available on the CC/HPI > CC, SC and HPI page.

  • Data validation is now available on the CC/HPI > Impression Diagnosis page.

  • To expedite completing a chart, the Close Chart screen now displays the path and field of each validation warning and error.

Fixed issues

  • Cannot create new charts after auto update: An issue was identified that could cause database scripts to run out of order when using any method to update the application, leading to the inability to create new charts after the update. Changes were made to ensure the scripts run as expected and charts can be created normally after the update.

  • PCR upload issues: When uploading charts, users would occasionally receive a "(404) Not Found" error. If there are issues with the service URL, the error message will now return the URL it is trying to reach to help with investigating the problem.

  • Error printing chart with ventilator data: We fixed an issue that was causing an error when trying to print charts that had ventilator data.

  • PMHX - current medications decimal entry: The UI was only allowing a decimal be added for the current medications Dose/Rate field after a whole number was entered. Now, a decimal can be added on initial data entry for the Dose/Rate field.

System configuration changes


Known issues

We are aware of the following issues and are working to resolve them in an upcoming release:

  • Remote (Mobile Windows Service) Administration is currently not working with v4.

  • ZOLL Cloud EKG Import unexpected error: If the EKG Report Image Type for your service is set to anything other than 'Default (Leave as JPG, Bitmap)', users will receive an "Unexpected error" when trying to import into emsCharts for Windows. Administrators can update this setting in the Web EKG Configuration code table.

  • Multiple brands of EKG devices: If you use both ZOLL EKG devices and other manufacturers' devices, you will need two instances of emsCharts for Windows installed.

  • Windows on ARM is not currently supported. For example, Microsoft Surface Pro X devices. For more information about Windows on ARM, see Microsoft's Windows Arm-based PCs FAQ.


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