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Clinical Updates

April 2020 Clinical Drug MDref Update

We are pleased to announce the release of the April 2020 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 April 2020 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 April 2020 Drug Update (652 MB)

This update also includes the following:

  • Updated Immunisation vaccines
    • Vaxigrip Tetra
    • Fluad Quad
  • Updated pathology tests
    • Capital Pathology
    • Clinipath Pathology
  • Updated Letter Writer templates
    • COVID-19 clearance letter providing medical clearance to patients who have completed a 14-day period of self-isolation due to COVID-19
    • Genea GeneSyte Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening
    • Genea Fertility Specialist Referral
    • Genea Pathology Request
    • Genea Andrology Request
    •  Genea Horizon Egg Freezing Referral- SYD,ACT,PERTH
    • Genea Hollywood Fertility Specialist Referral (WA)
    • Genea Ovulation Tracking Referral
    • Advanced Healthcare referral form
  • 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.

Mid-March 2020 Clinical Drug MDref Update for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

13 March, 2020

This out-of-cycle MDref update has been produced specifically to give users access to new Docle descriptions for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All other content is as per the March 2020 MDref update released on 1 March 2020.

The update, current from 13th March 2020, is a differential update that builds on the most recent full build of MDref (December 2019) and may only be applied over the December ’19 or January ’20 or February ’20 or March ’20 MDref updates.

Monthly PBS changes, including new items, Streamlined Authority changes and PBS pricing details, are included. Without this data you are at risk of creating invalid PBS scripts.

We strongly recommend that you update MDref database as soon as possible if you are not already using MedicalDirector’s automatic update utility.

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

Download mid March 2020 Drug Update (111 MB)

This update also includes the following:

  • Updated Docle code
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection asymptomatic
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection mild
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonia
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) pneumonitis
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) suspected infection
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) test positive
    • COVID-19 (coronavirus)
    • COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection
    • COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection asymptomatic
    • COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection mild
    • COVID-19 (coronavirus) pneumonia
    • COVID-19 (coronavirus) pneumonitis
    • COVID-19 (coronavirus) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test
    • COVID-19 (coronavirus) suspected infection
    • COVID-19 (coronavirus) test positive
    • Infection – coronavirus (COVID-19)
    • Pneumonia – coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Updated Sonic Pathology list
    • Capital Pathology
    • Melbourne Pathology
  • Updated Letter Writer templates
    • Centrelink Medical Certificate
    • Sleep Test Assessment Bulk Billed

Prerequisites:

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

Upgrade to the latest version of Clinical & Pracsoft

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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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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