The existing OpenMRS patient dashboard is comprised of demographics information followed by data separated into tabs. The number of tabs increases as modules take advantage of the location, and some tabs hold quite a bit of information. Rendering the entire dashboard before sending it to the browser makes it arguably the slowest loading page in the entire webapp. In fact, quite often only one tab is useful to a given user. We already maintain a last-tab-used variable for rendering purposes, but there is no benefit if the rest still have to be rendered.
This project should address the patient dashboard load problems by allowing an administrator to direct tabs to be rendered on-demand via AJAX.