Medical Director ready for the ePIP and PCEHR

Health Communication Network (HCN) has announced that users of its Medical Director and PracSoft software will qualify for the new eHealth Practice Incentives Program (ePIP) following its listing on NEHTA's online product register as complying with the requirement for full interface with the PCEHR.

Medical Director and PracSoft have been listed on the registers for HI Service integration for some months, along with electronic transfer of prescriptions capability for MD. HCN clients who use a Secure Message Delivery (SMD) compliant messaging service will also fulfil the secure messaging requirement.

An HCN spokesperson confirmed today that Medical Director, the market-leading clinical software package, has officially been approved and is now on the PIP eHealth Product Register for PCEHR compliance.

“This is great news and testament to the dedication and effort put in by our employees over the Christmas and New Year period to achieve this milestone for our valued customers,” the spokesperson said.

“We are now in the final stages of testing and are expecting a general release (version MD/PS 3.14d) towards the end of this month.”

Practices wishing to qualify for the new ePIP must show they are using compliant software for the first four requirements by February 1, with full PCEHR interface capability by May 1.

The HCN spokesperson said the company had also created a dedicated eHealth page to assist its customers with ePIP preparations.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Comments   

# Liz Jones 2013-01-22 11:36
I am a practice manager for a specialist. I currently have Blue Chip (HCN) and am interested in eHealth. I have registered the organisation, obtained PKI etc but have to obtain software. I wish to find out which secure messaging is compatible and whether I can concurrently use Blue Chip/Medical Director.
# Simon James 2013-01-22 22:40
Hi Liz,

You can see which secure messaging is on the ePIP register here:

https://epipregister.nehta.gov.au/registers/secure-message-delivery

While the ePIP payments won't apply to your specialist practice, as you'd invariably be communicating with GPs, it makes sense to select from the messaging products on this register. However I'd start by speaking to HCN to find out what works best with the existing solutions you have in your practice, and whether it makes sense to run both the products you've mentioned.

Kind regards,
Simon

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