As the home-user runs sessions, the supervising clinician will create update files to adjust the session plan or modify the session permissions. Rather than reinitializing a new Client ID, an EKR file (also referred to as session permission file or update file) can be created. These update files can be used whether the home-user's Client ID was initialized using a home use flash drive or directly onto the computer using an EKC file.

Please note that the protocol class (SMR, AT, EXP) that an EKR file is created for must match the protocol class that the Client ID was initialized for. To change protocol classes, a new Client ID must be initialized for the home use system.

If using multiple flash drives, ensure that the correct flash drive is connected to the computer when installing an EKR file. If using multiple home use flash drives, it is helpful for the home-user to label each flash drive with the protocol class or session plan it is used for.

Creating An EKR Update File

To create an EKR file, follow the instructions below:

  1. On the clinical system, select the home-user’s Client ID and make any desired adjustments to their session plan.

  2. Navigate to Client>Remote-use Options>Create Emailable Remote Use Update (.EKR) file for emailing from the top toolbar of EEGer's main screen.

  1. The full list of active clients will appear - select the Client ID created for the home-user and click OK.

  2. A new window will appear - select the protocol class and layout that contains the session plan for the home-user to follow.

  3. A new window will appear allowing for adjustments to the Client ID’s permissions. Set an expiration date (required, defaults to 45 days from current date), the initial number of sessions the home-user can run, and the dongle number of the home use system (not the clinical dongle number). 

  1. Optionally, there are checkboxes to further restrict what the home-user has access to when running a live session. 

  2. Click OK. The protocol class window will reappear again - click Finish.

A new EKR file will be saved to the computer’s desktop. This file can be sent to the home-user as an email attachment, or transferred to the home use system using a remote connection program or file hosting service.

It may be helpful to archive or delete old EKR files once sent. This will ensure that old files are not accidentally sent.

Installing an EKR File Onto A Home Use System (Instructions for Home-User)

1, Download the attached EKR file and save it to your computer's desktop.
2. Connect your EEGer dongle to the computer.
3. If using a home use flash drive, ensure that it is connected to the computer. If you have multiple initialized flash drives, please ask your supervising clinician which to use.
4. Open EEGer and select your Client ID as normal.
5. Navigate to Client>Remote-use Options>Read EEGer remote-use permission file (.EKR) received from clinician from the top toolbar of EEGer's main screen.

 

 

 

 

 

6. If using a home use flash drive, specify your home use flash drive when prompted and a new window will appear to select the EKR file.
7. Navigate to your computer’s desktop and select the EKR file saved in Step 1 - the system should update and apply any changes made by the supervising clinician. 

It may be helpful to archive or delete old EKR files once installed. This will ensure that old files are not accidentally installed in the future.

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