Clinical Updates

MedicalDirector Clinical & Pracsoft 3.18 Update

21/02/2019

MedicalDirector is pleased to provide your practice with the new MedicalDirector Clinical & PracSoft 3.18 update, which will provide you with the latest features and functionality to enhance performance, give you the ability to reprint lost pathology requests, keep your practice up to date with the latest National Immunisation Program (NIP) Childhood Schedule.

Key Benefits of the new MedicalDirector Clinical & Pracsoft 3.18

    • Enhanced performance– Reduce the time taken when opening a patient file by up to 2 seconds per patient, which equates to a 28%* performance improvement.
    • Reprint Pathology Requests– Providing the convenience and ability to reuse or reprint pathology requests with one simple click.
    • Switch seamlessly between Clinical and Pracsoft/Bluechip – Experience single sign-on from Clinical to Pracsoft/Bluechip.
    • Updated National Immunisation Program (NIP) childhood schedule– Enable you to administer the right immunisations at the right time, to provide the best possible protection for your patients.
    • New Online Directory Search facility available via Address book – Provides you access to an extensive and up to date real time national database of healthcare providers powered by HealthLink.
    • High-risk medication alerts with SafeScript– Safecsript alerts provide you with detailed information of patients on high risk prescription medicine, during the normal prescribing workflow. SafeScript is part of the new initiative by the Victorian Government on Real-Time Prescribing Monitoring (RTPM) legislation, which will facilitate the early identification, treatment and support for patients who are developing signs of dependence. Safescript is currently only available for practices in Victoria.

*Based on readings for different versions taken from same the workstation. 1 Server connected to 3 workstations. Data was read from one workstation only. Server: 3.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM | Workstation: 3.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM

    • Visual Update for Desktop Icons – MedicalDirector Clinical & Pracsoft now reflects our new branding with a visual update to our Clinical tools and in application logo’s.

For sites on Clinical & Pracsoft 3.16 and above, download EXE.

Download EXE (1GB)
Review upgrade process checklist

For sites on 3.15.3c and below, download the following file.

Download ISO (2.32GB)
Review upgrade process checklist

Note: This download is an ISO file (DVD image file) and you will need to use third party DVD burning software to create a DVD from this ISO file (or extract the contents using a utility such as WinRAR) in order to use it to install.

System requirements
MedicalDirector Systems Requirements assists practices in identifying their computer hardware, Operating System and software requirements for this release. We recommend that practices consult a Microsoft Certified Technician to determine the exact requirements and licensing arrangements required to meet their specific needs. Please note that they are minimal guidelines and your actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration, installed applications and usage.
View System Requirements here

Release Notes
The MedicalDirector Clinical and Pracsoft 3.18 Release Notes outlines the enhancements, modifications and fixes contained in this release.

View Release Notes Here

March 2019 MDref Update

28/02/2018

MedicalDirector is pleased to announce the release of the March 2019 MDref drug database and content update for MedicalDirector Clinical. This is in line with our commitment to provide monthly drug database updates to subscribers.

This update is current from 1st  March 2019, and is a differential update that builds on the most recent full build of MDref (December 2018).

Additional Content:

This update also includes the following:

  • Updated Travel Medicine
  • New Document Type
    • Angiogram
  • New Letter Writer Templates
    • QLD – Work Capacity Certificate – Form 132M
    • Sleep Study Referral – BOC

Notes:

  • This differential update can be applied over any of the following versions of MDref, but nothing older:
    • December 2018
    • January 2019
    • February 2019
  • MedicalDirector strongly recommends 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.

To install, simply double click on the ‘MDrefJan2019.exe’ file (after downloading to your computer by clicking the ‘Download’ button).

December 2018 MDref Update

30/11/2018

MedicalDirector is pleased to announce the release of the December 2018 MDref drug database and content update for MedicalDirector Clinical. This is in line with our commitment to provide monthly drug database updates to subscribers.

Current from 1 December 2018, this update includes a fully rebuilt MDref drug database, full CMI (Consumer Medicines Information), PI (Product Information), and updated MedicalDirector Clinical content.

Additional Content:

This update also includes the following:

  • Updated Letter Writer templates
  • Updated Travel Medicine
  • Updated pathology tests
  • Updated MBS fees

Notes:

  • You MUST have MedicalDirector Clinical 3.12.1 (or above) installed as a pre-requisite for this MDref update. This MDref update can only be applied to MedicalDirector Clinical 3.12.1 (or above).
  • This update is quite a large file. Please make sure you allocate sufficient time for the download process.
  • MedicalDirector strongly recommends 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.

To install, simply double click on the ‘MDrefDec2018.exe’ file (after downloading to your computer by clicking the ‘Download’ button).