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OP 19 Nomenclature

New Terms Overview

Since OP 19 is structured differently than OP 14, it is important to understand some of the new terms. This article is intended to provide a basic understanding for terms used with the main structure of OP 19. This includes: Ribbon, Tabs, Buttons, Groups, Main Navigation Panel, and Windows Navigation Panel.


The Ribbon is the central hub that holds all of the OP 19 functions at your fingertips. The ribbon is broken out into tabs that are defined by the roles used within your practice. Each tab will contain buttons and groups of buttons. Each button will open a function in the OP 19 software. The ribbon can also be collapsed and expanded.


Tabs are used to contain buttons and button groups within the OP 19 ribbon. Tabs can be personalized by roles to fit your practice's needs so that you can use the OP 19 software more efficiently. The tabs that appear above your ribbon will be based upon the permissions for your login.

Buttons and Button Groups

Within each tab are buttons and button groups. Each button opens a window within OP 19. Many of the buttons can be grouped together to form a button group. Buttons that appear on a tab can be personalized to fit your role's needs.

Main Navigation Panel

The Main Navigation Panel provides quick access to various functions in OP 19. This main panel cannot be removed from the OP 19 dashboard, but it can be collapsed and expanded. Each heading within the Main Navigation panel is called a group (Example: Messages group). Within each group are functional buttons. Numbers that appear to the right of each button are called Badges. Button within the Main Navigation Panel can be moved.

Window Navigation Panel

The Window Navigation Panel is a navigation panel that appears inside a window like the Patient Chart, Encounter note, or Preventive Exam note. Each heading within the Window Navigation panel is called a group (Example: Messages group). Within each group are functional buttons. A number indication that appears to the right of a button is called a Badge. Buttons within the Window Navigation Panel can be moved.