About Acuity STAR

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Acuity STAR supports the flexible capture, analysis and reporting of school members’ teaching, research, administrative, academic clinical and personal activities throughout their careers. The next release of STAR v5.22 is scheduled for December 6, 2018.

The Clinical Application Support team is resposible for all aspects of administration, training, documentation, business analysis and most importantly customer engagement.  Please contact Derrick Gould at x32115 or by email if you have any questions.

STAR Version 5.21 - released August 1, 2018

Custom Short CV Options (2018)

We have recently added a number of new configuration options available on the report configuraiton screen for the SSMD Professional CV. These changes will allow a user to turn any cv page on or off, to include all or only some of the records on any page, and it will also allow the user to include some or all of the details of any record.

If you need to generate a Short CV, please contact your STAR Coordinator, or come to a training class.

Export Search Results to an Excel Sheet (2018)

We have added function in the Search feature of STAR to allow a user to export the Search results from any STAR page to an Excel Spreadsheet.  Simply click the Export to Excel link at the top of the search results section for whichever page you need the exported data for.


STAR Version 5.20 - released October 4, 2017

Pubmed Duplicate Entry Check (2017)

On the Publications page in STAR, we have added a "Duplicate Check" button to automatically search the STAR Publications records to see if a duplicate record already exists in STAR.  If it does, STAR will notify you that a record for this entry already exists, and you can then exit out, and find the existing record. If the Pubmed Number is Not already duplicated in STAR, you will be notified of that, and then you can proceed to click the Go button to proceed with the Import. 

Other STAR Upgrades

SSMD Professional CV Live Editor (2016)

The CV Live Editor will allow you to Edit the CV in place via a New STAR Interface. As this is a New Feature, we are asking all users to let their STAR Coordinator know if you have any problems or suggestions for improvement.

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Publications – Peer Reviewed checkbox default to TRUE (2015)

On the Publications screen we now default the Peer Reviewed to Yes on all new publications. Most publications are peer reviewed so this change now errs on the side of setting the value to true.

Frequent Activities Menu (2015)

Introducing a new Dynamic (Purple) menu called Frequent Activities View. This view summarizes the ‘busy’ screens in STAR into one menu. Same screens just presented to you in a different order. Coupled with the Monthly Activity Tracking document, this is a concise, and easy way to enter your repeating or most common activities.

Publications Data Grid Fields (2015)

Publications Data grid has been updated to spilt the citation data from Journal Name field. This is just a visual change, no data has been modified.

Create Maintenance of Certification from Presentations (2015)

Users now have the ability to create a CME Maintenance of Certification record directly from the Presentations screen. A checkbox called "Add MOC Record" at the top of the presentations data entry screen will automatically create a Section 1 / Accredited Conferences / Small Group Learning (Royal College) OR Section 1 – MainPro M1 / Conferences, Courses and Workshops / Group Learning (Canadian Family Physicians College) record. This is intended for conferences that you both attend and present at.

Menu changes (2012)

The Grants menu label has been renamed to Grants and Clinical Funding. The Clinical Teaching menu label has been renamed to Clinical Service Teaching. These minor menu changes will have no effect on the data or the reports.

New fields on Data Grid (2011)

Last Modified User and Last Modified Date are two new fields displayed on all Data Grid screens:

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On every data grid in STAR, two new fields have been introduced, that visually indicate the last modified user and the last modified date for that specific record. These fields are display only and will NOT appear on the data entry screen (pop up screen).

If you sort by Last Modified Date (clicking on the field heading twice - downwards arrow) then the data grid will always display the most recent record first. This is useful when you are editing a record in the middle of many records and want to quickly find that record again.

These fields can be hidden through the Grid Columns for each screen in STAR.

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