Clinical Product Updates

Microsoft Jet Database Engine Hotfix

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.

November 2017 MDref Update

31st October 2017

MedicalDirector is pleased to announce the release of the November 2017 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 1 November 2017, and is a differential update that builds on the most recent full build of MDref (August 2017).

Additional Content:

This update also includes the following:

  • Updated Letter Writer templates
  • Updated pathology tests
  • Updated NPS Patient Information Leaflets

Notes:

  • This differential update can ONLY be applied over the August, September, or October 2017 MDref release.
  • 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 'MDrefNov2017.exe' file (after downloading to your computer by clicking the 'Download' button).

Archived MDref Updates

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.

October 2017 MDref Update

September 2017 MDref Update

August 2017 MDref Update

July 2017 MDref Update

June 2017 MDref Update

May 2017 MDref Update

April 2017 MDref Update

March 2017 MDref Update

MedicalDirector Clinical & PracSoft 3.17.1 Update

28th June 2017

MedicalDirector is pleased to provide your practice with MedicalDirector Clinical & PracSoft 3.17.1 Update, which will provide your practice with the latest features and functionality to streamline practice workflows and deliver some fresh partner integration to simplify your practice accounting.

For versions 3.16 and above

 DOWNLOAD EXE (376 MB)

For versions 3.15.3c and below

 DOWNLOAD ISO (2.2 GB)

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.

» REVIEW UPGRADE PROCESS CHECKLIST

Key Benefits:

Updated Spell Check utility

New Spell Check includes 5 dictionaries; Standard, Medical, Names, Latin, and a shared custom dictionary.

New Dictionary Manager

New Dictionary Manager allows you to indicate which dictionaries are used for conducting spelling checks in Clinical, as well as managing the global Custom Dictionary.

Enhanced Practice Population Reporting Tool - MedicalDirector Insights

  • Health Care Provider (HCP) Report
  • NSW Aboriginal Health KPI Reports
  • Visit type definition is updated according to the definition provided by Department of Health for nKPI and OSR report

Find out more about MedicalDirector Insights v1.4

nKPI OSR and HCP Reports Starter Guide

NSW Aboriginal Health KPI Reports Starter Guide

Practice accounting simplified

Introducing Surgical Partners, a Financial Management Platform which will integrate with PracSoft's transactional data.

  • Integrates with Xero, MYOB and QuickBooks Online
  • Facilitates the reconciling of practice bank accounts with recorded receipts, given high transaction complexity and volumes.
  • Eliminates the manual entry of practice revenue and balance sheet data into accounting systems

For a full detailed list of all enhancements and modifications in the MedicalDirector Clinical and PracSoft 3.17.1 please refer to the Release Notes.

Instructions

  1. For versions 3.15.3c and below only – You will require the 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) to be able to install it. Insert the disk and depending on PC it will either Auto Run, if not then you will need to run the setup.exe
  2. For versions 3.16 and above- click on the Download button.
  3. When prompted, select the option to 'Save' the update file to your computer. Do NOT select the option to 'Run' the file at this time.
  4. Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready.
  5. Close Medical Director, PracSoft and the Appointment Book on all computers.
  6. Perform this update on the Server first, then on each workstation.
  7. Navigate to the location where you downloaded the update, and double-click on it to initiate the installation.
  8. The Update Installation Wizard opens. If prompted (depending on your computer's security settings), click the 'Run' button to commence the installation. The installation proceeds automatically.
  9. When complete, the Installation Wizard will close automatically.

If you experience any problems applying this update, please contact MedicalDirector Customer Care on 1300 788 802 or log an online support enquiry.

MedicalDirector Clinical & PracSoft 3.17 Update

9th March 2017

MedicalDirector Clinical & PracSoft 3.17 Release provides your practice with the latest features and functionality that will streamline practice workflows with simplified compliance and improve patient care.

For versions 3.16 and above

 DOWNLOAD EXE (321 MB)

For versions 3.15.3c and below

 DOWNLOAD ISO (2.1 GB)

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 asa utility such as WinRAR) in order to use it to install.

» REVIEW UPGRADE PROCESS CHECKLIST

Key Benefits:

Simplified eHealth Compliance

  • View pathology and diagnostic imaging reports from the patient's My Health Record
  • Patients with a single name can be accessed and uploaded
  • A patient's My Health Record can now be viewed without a HPI-I number

Advanced Patient Record Collaboration

  • Open a patient's record on more than one computer; simultaneously, with write access to the same patient now possible

Additional Compliance and Diagnostic Tests

  • Compliance alerts when Schedule 8 medications are prescribed for drug-dependent patients
  • Help to diagnose the signs and symptoms of depression with the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K-10)

Enhanced Appointment Book Functionality

Various improvements add efficiency to your front desk including enhanced appointment and patient search option and new editing capability to existing patient records.

Streamlined Medicare Online Claiming

Save time with patient billing improvements to Medicare Online Claiming.

Practice Population Reporting with MedicalDirector Insights

Our new practice population reporting tool, MedicalDirector Insights, allows practices to identify, manage and report on particular patient cohorts using up to 250 clinical indicators. Endorsed by the Improvement Foundation, this assists the practice in improving the quality of patient health outcomes and practice accreditation.

  • Assists with accreditation
  • Custom Dashboard
  • Collection Scheduler
  • Additional visualisation for Measures

Electronic report submission of National Key Performance Indicator, Online Services Report and Australian Primary Care Collaboratives to Improvement Foundation

For a full detailed list of all enhancements and modifications in the MedicalDirector Clinical and PracSoft 3.17 please refer to the Release Notes.

Instructions

  1. For versions 3.15.3c and below only – You will require the 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) to be able to install it. Insert the disk and depending on PC it will either Auto Run, if not then you will need to run the setup.exe
  2. For versions 3.16 and above- click on the Download button.
  3. When prompted, select the option to 'Save' the update file to your computer. Do NOT select the option to 'Run' the file at this time.
  4. Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready.
  5. Close Medical Director, PracSoft and the Appointment Book on all computers.
  6. Perform this update on the Server first, then on each workstation.
  7. Navigate to the location where you downloaded the update, and double-click on it to initiate the installation.
  8. The Update Installation Wizard opens. If prompted (depending on your computer's security settings), click the 'Run' button to commence the installation. The installation proceeds automatically.
  9. When complete, the Installation Wizard will close automatically.

If you experience any problems applying this update, please contact MedicalDirector Customer Care on 1300 788 802 or log an online support enquiry.