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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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Clinical Drug Update MDref – February 2020

1 February, 2020

We are pleased to announce the release of the Clinical drug database update – February 2020 and content update for MedicalDirector Clinical. This is in line with our commitment to provide monthly drug database updates to our customers.

This update is current from 1 February 2020, and is a differential update that builds  on the most recent full build released December 2019 and January 2020.

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.

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 February 2020 Drug Update (92.9 MB)

This update also includes the following:

  • Updated Travel Medicine Fact Sheets
    • Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
  • Updated Letter Writer templates
    • ComRRS GP Treatment Plan (Tasmania) 

Prerequisites:

  • This differential update may only be applied over the following MDref release(s):
    • December 2019
    • January 2020

December 2019 MDref Update

1 December, 2019

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

The following MDref is current from 1st December 2019 and is a full drug update. This update includes 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 December 2019 Drug Update (639 MB)

This update also includes the following:

  • Updated pathology tests
    • Capital Pathology
  • Updated Letter Writer templates
    • Centrelink Medical Certificate
    • Sleep Study Air Liquide Healthcare (HSS or SNORE)
    • Referral Form – GenesisCare (Adelaide Cardiology)
    • Adelaide Cardiology (now GenesisCare)
    • Referral Form – PORTS
  • Update of MBS items

Prerequsites:

  • 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, ensure you allocate sufficient time for this update.

MedicalDirector Insights 1.8.3 Update

17 December, 2019

We are excited to announce that MedicalDirector Insights 1.8.3 is now available for your practice, for the NSW Ministry of Health KPI reports requirements for January 2020.

What’s new in this release:

  • Some reports have been removed, modified and consolidated for the next report period to comply with NSW KPI reporting
  • PIP QI Patient consent opt in and opt out now in MedicalDirector Insights sidebar.
  • nKPI report submission now supports TLS (Transport security layer) 1.2

View release notes

What do I need to do?

  1. Download and run the .exe file from this email, then follow the instructions as prompted for installation.
  2. Once the new MedicalDirector Insights 1.8.3 version has been installed, you can generate a new Ad-hoc collection, or you can use one of your existing collections.
  3. Navigate to Reporting, and then click nKPI’s. Please review the output of the report and record any unexpected results.
  4. Submit your nKPI report to the Health Data portal.
  5. Log into the health data portal
  6. Locate your new nKPI submission and review the results.

Simply download and run the file on your workstation.

Download (EXE 52MB)

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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