Product Updates

Latest product updates, patches, fees and utilities.

MedicalDirector Clinical 3.15.3a Update

5th of March 2015

We are pleased to provide your practice with early access to improved patient clinical recording data through the MedicalDirector 3.15.3a update. This update is only a MedicalDirector Clinical update build on the recent 3.15.3 update.

For users of the MDStats tool, please contact our Customer Care team on 1300 788 802 prior to installing this update.


Benefits of applying Medical Director 3.15.3a update
This update is to address compliance of two important clinical areas driven by College of Pathologists (RCPA) and National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA).
Allow HbA1c data to be imported and recorded as either % or mmol/mol units
Support Absolute Cardio Vascular Risk Calculator
For a full detailed list of all modifications and enhancements in the MedicalDirector Clinical 3.15.3a update, please refer to the MD/PS 3.15.3a Release Notes.

This update is to address compliance of two important clinical areas driven by College of Pathologists (RCPA) and National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance (NVDPA).

  • Improved data measures now allows HbA1c data to be imported and recorded as either % or mmol/mol units
  • Providing support of the NVDPA Absolute Cardio Vascular Risk Calculator

For a full detailed list of all modifications and enhancements in the MedicalDirector Clinical 3.15.3a update, please refer to the MD/PS 3.15.3a Release Notes.

 

Prerequisites
  • The MedicalDirector Clinical 3.15.3a update can only be installed over MedicalDirector (Clinical and PracSoft) 3.15.3 update.


Instructions:

  1. Click on the Download button.
  2. 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.
  3. Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready.
  4. Close Medical Director, PracSoft and the Appointment Book on all computers.
  5. Perform this update on the Server first, then on each workstation.
  6. Navigate to the location where you downloaded the update, and double-click on it to initiate the installation.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

 

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MedicalDirector Clinical 3.15.3 Update

27th of January 2015

We are pleased to provide your practice with the fresh features of the MedicalDirector Clinical and PracSoft Summer 3.15.3 Update.

This 3.15.3 cumulative update builds on the MedicalDirector Clinical and PracSoft 3.15 full release. The update includes all enhancements and modifications provided by subsequent updates (3.15a, 3.15b, 3.15.1 and 3.15.2) as well as further modifications and enhancements targeted at improving performance, functionality and efficiency within your practice.

 

Benefits of applying MedicalDirector Clinical 3.15.3 update
  • Save your Practice time and IT support costs with new MDref automatic updates from your server
  • Enjoy time saver workflow for practices and clinicians with One-Click Medical Certificate and improved workflow in managing patient electronic messages in the Holding File
  • Support your Practice with a team care approach with multiple user access to patient records
  • Improved patient care and data recording with improvemtns to clinical data fields in the Examination module along with improved recording of a patients indigenous and/or ethnicity selection
  • Complying to RACGP standards for general practice requirements with improved patient demographics and recording of allergy, and drug information
  • Experience the evolving product performance with improved speed to patient recods and holding file modules
  • The NEW MedicalDirector Sidebar incorporates a skinny design to deliver relevant clinical information and smart notifications at your fingertips

 

Benefits of applying the MedicalDirector PracSoft 3.15.3 update
  • Efficient practice management and 24/7 patient bookings through MedicalDirector PracSoft Online Appointments
  • Complying to RACGP standards for general practice requirements with the inclusion of new patient demographic information

 

For a full detailed list of all modifications and enhancements, please refer to the MedicalDirector Summer Update (3.15.3) Release Notes.

 

Prerequisites
  • The MedicalDirector Clinical / PracSoft 3.15.3 update can only be installed over MedicalDirector Clinical and PracSoft 3.15 or higher (3.15a, 3.15b, 3.15.1 or 3.15.2).

Note: If you have a version older than MD/PS 3.15 (DVD released from November 2013) installed you will be required to use your DVD to install this release prior to installing the MD/PS 3.15.3 update. If you need assistance with performing either installation or require a replacement DVD please submit an online support enquiry or contact MedicalDirector Customer Care on 1300 788 802

 

Instructions:
  1. Click on the Download button.
  2. 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.
  3. Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready.
  4. Close MedicalDirector Clinical, PracSoft and the Appointment Book on all computers.
  5. Perform this update on the Server first, then on each workstation.
  6. Navigate to the location where you downloaded the update, and double-click on it to initiate the installation.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

 

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December 2014 - MedicalDirector PracSoft PKI Certificate Update

22nd of December 2014

Valid Medicare Australia certificates are required by customers who communicate electronically with Medicare Australia when using PKI. Replacement of expired certificates is a normal operational procedure. Renewing your Medicare Australia certificates will allow online operations to continue uninterrupted.

PKI technology is used in MedicalDirector PracSoft for the secure transmission of online claiming data.

MedicalDirector is pleased to provide MedicalDirector PracSoft customers with the latest version of the PKI Manager which will assist you to update the Medicare Australia PKI certificate to the very latest and current version.

 

 Instructions to Renew PKI Certificates:

  1. The two documents below provide detailed instructions for updating the Medicare Australia PKI Certificate. It is recommended that you download these documents (by clicking the hyperlinks below) and printing them out for reference.

    PKI Certificate Renewal Guide

  2. After reading the instructions you will find that you need to download the latest PKI Certificate Manager Installer by clicking on 'download' button at right hand side table.
  3. Staff must close MedicalDirector PracSoft (and MedicalDirector Clinical if also using PKI) when you perform the instructions, which should normally be run on the server.

MedicalDirector strongly recommends that you always update your Medicare Australia PKI certificate to the latest and current version.

If you experience any problems applying this Update, please contact MedicalDirector Customer Care on 1300 300 161.

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July 2014 MBS and RMFS fee update and January 2014 DVA Allied Health fee update.

02 July 2014

HCN is pleased to announce the release of the MBS fee update for July 2014, RMFS fee update for July 2014 and DVA Allied Health fee update for January 2014 for PracSoft 3.1.2 and above.

For instructions on updating MBS, RMFS and DVA Allied Health Fees click here.

To obtain the July 2014 MBS, July 2014 RMFS and January 2014 Allied Health fee update select the 'Download' button on the right.

If you have any questions or you experience any problems applying this update, please contact HCN Customer Support on 1300 788 802 or log an online inquiry.

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MD/PS 3.15 Full Release

2nd of December 2013

This download is an image (ISO file) of the MD/PS 3.15 DVD. The following Medical Director and PracSoft update is a full release. The MD/PS 3.15 update is a full update which can be applied for new installations or installed over 3.12 or above.

This download has been made available for your convenience and is not intended as the primary source of the MD/PS 3.15 release. It 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 for installation/update to MD/PS3.15.

Alternatively, if you are unsure about how to download the ISO file provided here, please wait for the delivery of the MD/PS 3.15 release in the mail.

 

Key items:


Medical Director

  • Correspondence Management System
    • Performance improvements when loading correspondence and actioning results.
    • Improved workflow flexibility in both the Scan/Import Correspondence and Holding File windows.
  • eHealth
    • Display of patient’s PCEHR status is clearly visible to assist the GP during patient consultation.
    • Non-GP Health Practitioners now have the ability to add HPI-I.
  • MD Sidebar and Widgets (NEW)

The MD Sidebar provides a controlled and secure integrated solution for MD users to access approved clinical applications, without disrupting the GP’s workflow. MD Sidebar contains widgets that work in a similar fashion to applications on smart phones. They are developed in collaboration with reputable companies, which form our Partner Network.

For the 3.15 release the MD Sidebar contains the following pre-installed widgets:

    • FREE Fact Sheets: Patient and GP Education Fact Sheets from Australia’s leading health organisations, powered by Healthshare.
    • FREE TRIAL Image Safe: Send photographs from your camera or mobile phone wirelessly to the patient file without any impact to your usual workflow. Invite patients to upload photos from home, compare, mark, annotate and more.
    • FREE MD Clinical Prompts: Provides clinicians with a more streamlined visual prompt, replacing the traditional pop up prompts in previous versions.

PracSoft

  • Streamlined Billing in the Record Visit screen:
    • Processing multiple payment types in one receipt.
    • Processing partial payments in one receipt.
  • Improved Service Text functionality for Medicare and DVA claims.
  • Improved Gap Calculation
  • Improved ACIR Claims
  • Changes to applying Aftercare and Incentives
  • Ability to check Medicare’s system status
  • Ability to print statements as tax invoices
  • NEW PC 1 Forms available (0608 and 1210)

For a detailed list of all enhancements, please refer to the MD/PS 3.15 Release Notes.

 

Instructions:

  1. Click on the Download button.
  2. 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.
  3. Select a location on your computer to save and download the update when ready.
  4. Using suitable virtual DVD or DVD burning software you can now either burn a DVD or mount a virtual DVD drive using the ISO file you saved.
  5. Alternatively you can extract the contents of the DVD image file (ISO) with a 3rd party program such as WinRAR in a similar process to that used for archive files (ZIP and other formats).
  6. Perform this update on the Server first, then on each workstation.
  7. If after inserting the DVD, the installation does not start automatically, then use explorer to navigate to the root directory/folder of the DVD and double-click 'setup.exe'.
  8. When complete, the Installation Wizard will close automatically.

 

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