Zedmed releases upgrade with dual eScript exchange functionality

Zedmed has released v18 of its clinical and practice software, featuring a number of enhancements including eRx dispense notifications, MediSecure functionality and a flag for patients with no Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI).

Zedmed v18 is now available for download from the company's private support area and will be rolled out to practices shortly.

For doctors using eRx to electronically send scripts to pharmacies, notifications of medicines being dispensed by participating pharmacies can now be viewed in the patient record, Zedmed's general manager, Grant Williamson, said.

“Where there is a notification from eRx regarding a particular script, an icon is displayed against the script in the medications summary view tab and existing medications in the prescribing module,” he said.

Zedmed has also added new functionality to allow practices to use both the eRx and MediSecure electronic script exchanges. “In order not to make doctors choose between eRx and MediSecure, there is now the facility to enable both eRx and MediSecure in the Global Options,” Mr Williamson said. “When this is in place, scripts are sent to both eRx and MediSecure, and bar codes for both are printed on the paper scripts.”

Zedmed has also achieved integration with MedView, the medications repository that is now being rolled out to several Medicare Locals as part of the Wave 2 sites for implementing the PCEHR. MedView will allow doctors to see medications prescribed for their patients at other practices, aged care facilities and hospitals.

The major work on MedView has been finalised and it is now being tested at Barwon Medicare Local in Victoria, Tasmania Medicare Local, Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local and Accoras Brisbane South Division before a wider roll out later in the year.

“There is a MedView button in the patient record that the doctor can click to see the MedView information for the patient,” Mr Williamson said.

For practices using the Healthcare Identifier Service, a flag has been added to the appointments screen to allow practices to see patients' IHI status and to easily identify patients who may need details to be checked for an IHI.

Other enhancements include the ability to delete documents from a patient's clinical record, rename incoming results and documents in the results inbox, and add encounter audit notes when creating and deactivating recalls.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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