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Clinical / Pracsoft Update Release Notes

What's New


o      Scan barcodes on vaccine vials to auto populate batch numbers and serial numbers in Clinical.

o      Record and view immunisations serial numbers in the patient's record.

o      Updated MedicalDirector Password security policies for improved security of patient data.

o      Users are now able to use their MyHealthRecord (NASH) Certificate for all three PKI certificate types.

o      Mobile numbers in the electronic prescribing preview window now show with spaces for ease of readability.

o      In line with new regulations the printing of the phrase “Free Text” has been replaced with “Custom Product” when printing prescriptions created from the Recipe section of Clinical.

o      When prescribing drugs on the List of Excluded Medicinal Items (LEMI) list the “Include brand name on script” option is ticked and greyed out by default.

o      When prescribing a product from the Recipe section of Clinical the “Brand Substitution Not Allowed” option will now be unavailable.

o      The Manage Patient Locks utility is now available to more users on workstations from within Clinical.

o      The PBS Code will now print on all PBS/RPBS Authority scripts; this will facilitate pharmacy lodgment of their PBS Online claim and reduce queries from pharmacy to prescriber.

o      Updated the Childhood Immunisation Schedule in line with the July 2020 changes.

o      To assist with setup requirements red asterisks * have been added to several areas of the software to clearly denote which fields are mandatory.

o      When sending an SMS from within a patient file a Progress Note entry is automatically recorded to indicate an SMS was sent.

o      When transmitting an electronic paperless prescription, the transfer method and details are now recorded automatically to Progress Notes.

o      In recall searches, the colour of inactive patients has been changed to a different shade of brown to assist with visibility.

o      When recording immunisations, the vaccinator’s location will now appear in brackets in the Vaccinator drop down.

o      The location setup window now utilises a suburb search tool for ease of setup.

o      Updated the IMM.OUT file that transfers immunisation information from MedicalDirector Clinical to third-party billing packages to include the new required fields for the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout.


o      Two new appointment types have been added to the default appointment type list to support the Covid-19 Vaccine rollout; “Covid-19 Vaccine 1” (Ctrl+1) and “Covid-19 Vaccine 2” (Ctrl+2).

o      When viewing Immunisation claims, the Serial Number now displays as an additional column.

o      Incentive items will no longer automatically apply to Covid Vaccine billing item numbers.

o      Users are again able to create Next of Kin patients from the appointment book.

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