Beginning Visual Form Editor

Learn the fundamentals of building Encounter Forms for Centricity EMR using the Visual Form Editor from Logical Innovations. Class includes form design, formatting, document design, intermediate features such as visibility and required fields, and troubleshooting skills. Class is for new and intermediate users who have a working knowledge of Centricity EMR. Class is designed for the non-programmer who is interested in getting started building or editing forms. Offered onsite, online and by request.

Introduction to MEL with Visual Form Editor - NEW!

The Introduction to MEL class is designed for beginning programmers and those new to MEL. The class covers the basics of the MEL programming language and how it can be used in both Centricity and Visual Form Editor to enhance the functionality of your clinical content. Topics include working with Data Symbols, MEL Utility functions, basic calculations, working with dates, conditional statements and troubleshooting MEL. Class is designed for users with at least 3 months of form building experience. Offered onsite, online and by request.

Intermediate Visual Form Editor and MEL

The Intermediate VFE and MEL class is designed for those with previous programming experience, either with MEL or another language. Building on basic MEL techniques, the class covers advanced VFE features, functions and expressions, complex data symbols, MEL Utilities, Arrays and Looping, function libraries and troubleshooting complex MEL. Class is designed for users with previous programming experience. Offered onsite, online and by request.

Crystal Reports for EMR

Learn the concepts behind writing Crystal Reports with the Centricity EMR database. Course includes understanding relational databases, using the Centricity Data Dictionary, table selection, linking, formatting a report, grouping data, selection and sorting, and using reports both in and outside Centricity EMR with a focus on EMR clinical data. Class is for new report writers with a working knowledge of Centricity EMR. Offered onsite, online and by request.

MEL Coaching

Need assistance with a specific project? Just can't get started with the functions you need?  Clinical Software Services offers private MEL training on an hourly basis, with the number of hours depending on the specific project and skill level of the student.  The goal of MEL Coaching is to complete your project while also learning concepts necessary to maintain your clinical content and increase your skill level.  MEL Coaching is offered online only.  Request more information on MEL Coaching.

Online Classes 

Online classes are offered throughout the year.  Classes are 2 2 hour sessions per week for 2 and a half weeks.  Online classes are a combination of 2 hour online lecture sessions with exercises in between sessions.  Classes include 5 GoToTraining sessions, all course materials and dedicated office hours for assistance with exercises.  Online classes require a high speed internet connection, telephone and a workstation loaded with the appropriate software.  For a list of currently scheduled online classes, please see the currently schedule classes page. Online classes are 1650.00 per person.

Onsite Classes 

Onsite classes are offered at various times and locations throughout the year. Please check the currently scheduled classes page for a list of upcoming dates and locations.  Onsite classes are 2 days, and cost 1650.00 per person.

Custom Scheduled Classes 


Can't find a class to fit your schedule?  If you have a minimum of 3 paid attendees, Clinical Software Services will schedule a custom online class that works for you.  Custom online classes require 5 two hour sessions, to be delivered on your schedule.  Classes are available from 6am to 5pm Pacific, in 2 or 4 hour sessions.  Online classes are 1800.00 per person. Request a custom online class.


If you would prefer to have a trainer onsite at your facility, and have a minimum of 5 paid attendees, Clinical Software Services can travel to you.  Onsite classes require 2 full days, and a training room to accommodate the class.  Onsite classes are 1800.00 per person, plus travel expenses. Request an onsite class.