Vendors prepare for cervical screening renewal, MyHR pathology opt out

GP desktop software vendors are reminding doctors to select the new Cervical Screening test option in their clinical systems rather than the old Pap test, as patients may be charged for the latter when the renewal of the cervical cancer screening program kicks off on Friday.

All vendors are releasing program or data updates that will see the terminology changed in pathology request screens, with new MBS item numbers also added, and Best Practice Software is also gearing up to release Bp Premier service pack three (SP3) next month, which will also include changes to the pathology and imaging request process so patients can opt out of having their test reports automatically uploaded to the My Health Record.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: MedicalDirector, Best Practice


0 # Thinus van Rensburg 2017-11-30 09:30
MD sent their patch out last week and I installed it over the weekend on all 16 of our PCs.
The recalls & reminders were updated but when one clicks on the cervical screening the old format still appears. I called support and enquired if this meant that I would have to run around and spend several hours this weekend re-doing the work. I was advised that it would simply automatically change over on 1 December.
Which simply sounds too good to be true.
Here's hoping
0 # Thinus van Rensburg 2017-12-01 07:30
Afraid my scepticism turned out to have a foundation of truth - 1st of December came and went - old format is still displayed. Second weekend on a row will be spent on the IT system
+1 # Thinus van Rensburg 2017-12-01 10:02
OK - some good news. our auto update on MDRef does not work either (reported numerous times and support simply cannot get it fixed) so I run a manual update monthly. Did that, restarted every single PC on the network and it appears the MD Cervical Screening module has now updated.

I am guessing it is somehow related to the December MDRef update as I had restarted all my machines last weekend after running the 3.17.1b patches.

Certainly nothing in the supporting material about this so I suspect there will be a heap of cranky practices today

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