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What’s New in Clinical

  • Two additional custom template buttons on the patient dashboard, allowing you to create your favourite template shortcuts
  • Switch seamlessly between Pracsoft/Bluechip and Clinical, with a single click
  • Collaborate more efficiently within your practice with new functionality in Messenger
  • Ability to re-print lost pathology requests
  • Ability to search for deceased patients and recalls for inactive patients

What’s New in Pracsoft

  • 24 additional custom appointment types and icons have been added to enable the customisation of your appointment book. This will help you to quickly identify the reason for a patient’s visit which can assist with workflow efficiency.
  • View the patient’s appointment time in the Waiting Room to understand how early or late patients arrive.
  • Collaborate more efficiently within your practice with new functionality in Messenger.

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October 2020 Clinical Drug MDref Update

1 October, 2020

The Clinical Drug Update (MDref) October 2020 and content update for MedicalDirector Clinical is now available.

The update is a differential update that builds on the most recent full build released, August 2020.

Included in the update are monthly PBS changes, streamlined authority changes and PBS pricing details. Without this data, you are at risk of creating invalid PBS scripts. We strongly recommend that you update your MDref database every month.

Click here for a full list of drug database changes in this MDref update.

Download October 2020 Drug Update

This update also includes the following:

  • Updated Pathology Test
    • Capital Pathology
    • Southern Pathology
  • Included new Letter Writer templates
    • Referral Form – QLD Gastroenterology
    • Referral Form – Hearts West
    • Medicinal Cannabis Referral – Observational Study

Prerequisites:

  • This differential update may only be applied over the following MDref release:
    • August 2020

August 2020 Clinical Drug MDref Update

1 August, 2020

The August 2020 MDref drug database and content update for MedicalDirector Clinical is now available and current from 1 August, 2020. The update is a fully rebuilt MDref drug database, CMI (Consumer Medicines Information), PI (Product Information) and updated MedicalDirector Clinical content.

We strongly recommend that you update your MDref database every month. Monthly PBS changes, including new items, Streamlined Authority changes and PBS pricing details, are included in the monthly MDref update. Without this data, you are at risk of creating invalid PBS scripts.

Click here for a full list of drug database changes in this MDref update.

Download August 2020 Drug Update (678 MB)

This update also includes the following:

  • Updated pathology tests
    • Capital Pathology
    • Southern Pathology
  • Updated Letter Writer templates
    • Referral Form – Allied Health Services(Medicare)
    • Centrelink Medical Certificate
    • Referral Form- GenesisCare (SleepRespiratoryWA)
    • Referral Form – Get Healthy NSW
    • GeneSyte Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening
    • GenesisCare (HeartCare WA)
    • Sleep Healthcare Australia – Gold Coast

Prerequisites:

  • This MDref update can only be applied to MedicalDirector Clinical 3.12.1 (or above).
  • The update is quite a large file, ensure you allocate sufficient time for this update.

MedicalDirector Insights 1.8.6 Update

MedicalDirector Insights 1.8.6 is now available for your practice to meet the latest Department of Health changes based on specifications documents and data extract file requirements released on the 28th August 2020.

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What do I need to do?

  1. Download and run the .exe file, then follow the instructions as prompted for installation.
  2. Once the new MedicalDirector Insights 1.8.6 version has been installed, you must generate a new up-to-date Ad-hoc collection.
  3. Navigate to Reporting, and then click PIP QI. Please review the output of the report and record any unexpected results.
  4. Submit your PIP QI report to your local PHN.
  5. Log into the PHN PIP QI portal to upload the PIP QI JSON file.

Simply download and run the file on your workstation.

Download (EXE 50MB)

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Upgrade Prerequisites

  • Clinical & Pracsoft 3.16+
  • Workstation – Win 7 and above
  • Server – Win 2008 and above
  • Database – SQL Server 2005 & above