Medtech gears up for version 20.12 as Evolution gathers steam

New Zealand's market leading general practice clinical and practice management software vendor Medtech is getting ready for the release of version 20.12 of Medtech32 this month as its ultimate replacement, Evolution, begins to gain traction.

MT32 v20.12 will feature a number of enhancements such as changes to the display of elements like cross reactivity interaction warnings for medications and the result imported dates in the provider and patient inboxes. A new nurse practitioners ACC class has also been added.

SMS-related enhancements include the option to resend an SMS from the SMS outbox, the ability to resend SMSs that have expired, and better management of SMSs by displaying the credits left.

There will also be enhancements to ManageMyHealth-related functionalities in MT32, including the display of multiple medication request from ManageMyHealth in one single medication record and the ability to forward emails within the ManageMyHealth Medtech32 provider inbox.

While MT32 will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future, Medtech is planning to slowly migrate users over to Evolution, a completely redesigned system that still includes much of MT32's functions and shortcuts but with a new Microsoft Office-like interface.

Medtech says the transition plan to Evolution does not contemplate the discontinuation of Medtech32 for at least five years.

Evolution has recently been implemented for over 60 users at Nirvana Health Group in East Tamaki and West Auckland.

Medtech executive chairman Vino Ramayah said the number of users will increase gradually to more than 400 as Evolution replaces Medtech32 at Nirvana Group.

Nirvana Group chairman Kanti Patel said Evolution had significant flexibility over MT32 or any other software the organisation reviewed.

“The technology is highly secure and also interoperates with other products and works with other third-party products such as Medtech32 did,” Dr Patel said.

The Nirvana Group also plans to adopt the ManageMyHealth portal and patient communication technology early next year.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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