Clinical Updates

MedicalDirector Clinical & Pracsoft 3.17.3a Update

29/06/2018

MedicalDirector is pleased to provide your practice with the new MedicalDirector Clinical & Pracsoft 3.17.3a Update, which will provide you with the latest features and functionality to enhance performance, keep your practice informed on the latest drug updates and your clinic aligned with the latest MyHealth Records and Cervical Screening requirements.

Benefits of the new MedicalDirector Clinical & Pracsoft 3.17.3a

Record MyHealth Consent
You can now record patient consent to upload investigation results to their MyHealth Record in line with ADHA requirements.

Enhanced Medication Search facility
Locate single or multi-ingredient medications that share an active ingredient seamlessly with our new updated medication search tool.

Automatic Monthly Drug Updates (MDRef)
Keep up-to-date with the latest monthly drug updates to ensure patient safety.

Secure Health Education and Research Tool MD Heart
Securely share de-identified data, and effectively analyse and understand patient data on a local and national level. Create a wide range of insightful reports national population health comparisons, health trends and clinical research.

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Updates on the National Cervical Screening Program
New updates to reflect the renewed National Cervical Screening Program aimed at improving early detection via the National Cancer Screening Register.

View our webinar

Performance Improvement Updates
New system enhancements speed up software performance, reducing the time to log on, open patient records and process common searches.

Pracsoft

  • Fixes reporting date anomalies.
  • Resolved an issue where an error would appear when attempting to validate IHI.
  • Restriction adding new users and/or practitioners removed.
  • Resolved an issue where the message ‘Pracsoft has stopped working’ is displayed on closing.

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

Download EXE (985MB)
Review upgrade process checklist

For sites on Clinical & Pracsoft 3.12—3.16, download ISO.

Download ISO (2.3GB)
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 3.17.3a Release Notes outlines the enhancements, modifications and fixes contained in this release.

View Release Notes Here

Hotfix for Patient ‘Freezing’ Issue in MedicalDirector Clinical

03/05/2018

Some sites running MedicalDirector Clinical 3.17.3 have reported an issue where a patient’s record appears ‘frozen’ whilst attempting to switch between patients.

A Hotfix is now available to assist in resolving this issue. The Hotfix must be downloaded and applied to all affected computers running Clinical. All MedicalDirector applications must be closed whilst the Hotfix is applied.

This Hotfix can only be applied to MedicalDirector Clinical 3.17.3, and cannot be applied to earlier versions.

Download EXE (48.3MB)

July 2018 MDref Update

30/06/2018

MedicalDirector is pleased to announce the release of the July 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.

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

Additional Content:

This update also includes the following:

  • Updated pathology tests
  • Updated Medicare fee
  • Updated Letter Writer templates

Notes:

  • This differential update can ONLY be applied over the April 2018 and June 2018 MDref releases.
  • 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 ‘MDrefJune2018.exe’ file (after downloading to your computer by clicking the ‘Download’ button).

April 2018 MDref Update

31/03/2018

MedicalDirector is pleased to announce the release of the April 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 April 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
    • NSW – WorkCover
    • TAS – Worker’s Compensation
    • Referral Form – PORTS
    • Referral Form – Genesis Sleep&Respiratory Care WA
  • 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 ‘MDrefApr2018.exe’ file (after downloading to your computer by clicking the ‘Download’ button).

Renewed National Cervical Screening Program Update

01/12/2017

From 1st of December 2017 the renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program will replace the current state-based screening registers.

The two yearly Pap Test for people aged 18 to 69 will change to a five yearly human papillomavirus (HPV) test for people aged 25 to 74. People will be due for the first Cervical Screening Test two years after their last Pap Test.

*Source: National Cervical Screening Program

 3.16d

For sites on all versions of MedicalDirector 3.16

DOWNLOAD UPDATE

For more detail, please see release notes

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3.17.1b

For sites on all versions of MedicalDirector 3.17 and above

DOWNLOAD UPDATE

For more detail, please see release notes

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Microsoft Jet Database Engine Hotfix

31/12/2017

The latest Microsoft Jet Database Engine Update has caused problems with the pathology test data loading within MedicalDirector Clinical.

This update is now available which will assist in fixing this problem. This can be updated will need to be downloaded and applied to all affected computers. Any MedicalDirector applications will need to be closed
whilst this update is applied.

This hotfix update will be effective for versions of MedicalDirector Clinical 3.15.3c and higher.

DOWNLOAD UPDATE

If you are operating a version of MedicalDirector Clinical below 3.15.3c then please contact MedicalDirector Customer Care.

If you have any concerns please log an online enquiry or contact MedicalDirector Customer Care on 1300 788 802.

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