Logging On For The First Time


1.      When opening Clinical for the first time, the following prompt is displayed.

A sample patient database is provided for you. If you wish to use the sample database, select MD Sample Data from the Configuration drop-down menu. Select a sample practitioner/user. The password for Dr. A. Practitioner is 'password'. Click to continue. You will now be logged into Clinical.

If you wish to use your live database, select a configuration from the Configuration drop-down menu. It is possible to have numerous configurations available to you, each of which may give you access to different patient databases. Click to continue. The following information assumes you intend to use your own (live) patient database.


2.      As this is the first time you have attempted to run and log in to MedicalDirector Clinical, you will now be required to enter your licence details.

Enter the Practice Details and Licence Key given to your by MedicalDirector.


3.      Click  If your licence key is valid it will appear in green text and the licence details will appear in the bottom window. Click to confirm your information. You will be prompted to add a new practitioner.


4.      Click to continue. The Add Doctor window appears.


5.      Enter your details.

o       All details marked with a red asterisk must be completed; the recording of a Doctor's/Nurse Practitioner's name, address, prescriber number, provider number and qualifications is a legal requirement, as these details appear on prescriptions. The Provider Number is required as it is used on Pathology/Radiology forms and added to referral letters.

o       See Healthcare Identifiers Service for information on the HPI-I number.


6.      The State Registration No. field is optional. This number is required when a Doctor/Nurse Practitioner enrolls in any state-based project run by their state Department of Health and Ageing. For more information about these projects, please contact the Department of Health and Ageing in your state.

7.      If you wish to participate in My Health Record, tick the associated check box, and enter your My Health Record Details as you wish them to appear within the My Health Record system.

8.      Indicate the status of the Practitioner/Nurse Practitioner as either a Prescriber or Locum. Refer to Multi-User Licensing for more information.

Only two locums are accepted at each clinic. The Locum option is disabled if there are already two locums in the database. To add a new one, you must remove one of the other locums.


9.      Optional:

o       Enable ePrescribing for this practitioner. Once enabled you can also elect whether or not to receive a notification electronically when the medication(s) have been dispensed.

o       Indicate whether this practitioner should have Top-Level Access.

o       Indicate whether this practitioner should have Data Export Privileges. Exporting of patient data is managed from within the MedicalDirector Maintenance suite of tools.

o       Tick the Options Editing check box if you wish to give the user access to the Clinical Options and Print Options menus.

o       Tick the PKI Encryption check box to enable the encrypting of e-mail correspondence sent from Clinical Letter Writer using HESA PKI Certificate encryption technology.

o       Tick the Auto-Capitalise Name check box.

o       Indicate if you grant this practitioner authority to use the My Health Record Assisted Registration utility.