- The order log display is now configurable and is disabled by default.
- The system now checks for an invalid/corrupt image file when saving an new document (whether a office, client or contact document).
- The grid display lists on all screens now resize allowing better use of the now widely available widescreen monitors.
- The appointments screen now supports mixed consulting session lengths.
- The Practice Accounts now provides a Balances at .. facility – simply right-click the list of accounts and select. This prints a listing of system calculated balances for all accounts on the supplied date.
Key words and phrases can now be high-lighted via bold text in clinical histories.
This is intended to work analogously to bold mode in Microsoft Word and can be applied in several ways.
Whilst entering text in a clinical note (in any of the HX, EX, DDX, PL, TX or MISC boxes) bold mode can be switched on or off by right-clicking and selecting the (only) option
- If there is no text currently selected then bold mode is either enabled or disabled at the current position of the cursor – if bold mode enabled then any new text typed will be in bold
- If there is text selected then the entire selection will be made bold or not (if already partly bold then it will become completely bold – if completely bold it will revert to regular)
Note the key combination CTRL+B is a shortcut for
right-click and toggle highlight and also that Microsoft’s standard mouse conventions apply in the edit box – so for example you can select a word in the box by simply double-clicking the word and then make this bold by pressing the CTRL & B keys at the same time. It is hoped that users will find it easy & useful to write the clinical note and then highlight key words in this way.
- Whilst entering text in a clinical note (in any of the HX, EX, DDX, PL, TX or MISC boxes) bold mode can be switched on or off by right-clicking and selecting the (only) option
The system now makes additional effort to bring overdue booster reminders to the attention of the user.
There is an existing client alert and pet alert facility – on the client details screen there is a client alert field and if this is non-empty then a message prompt containing the alert text will display whenever a screen related to that client (details, open invoice, account history, etc.) is first opened. Note the alert only displays once, but if the details screen is closed (with all subscreens) and then reopened then the alert will redisplay. The pet alert functions similarly but displays only when a pet details screen is displayed or the pet is made the active pet (eg selected for invoicing purposes).
The pet alert has been enhanced by using it to display either the user entered pet alert text, or a prompt when any booster reminders that are currently due exist, or both. What
currently due means is configurable on a per reminder type basis but for a typical vaccination the suggestion is to use something like either due within the next month or was due within the last 3 months.
The clinical history screen for an animal (which is where new clinical notes are created) displays at the bottom of the screen all regular treatments and all reminders for the pet. These lists can be optionally hidden or displayed by the user but are now set to always initially display when the clinical history screen is first opened (this behaviour is configurable on a per practice basis). Also reminders are colour coded:
ORANGE: currently due
GREEN: due in the future
GREY: inactive eg because the pet is dead, transferred or rehomed (and if the first applies then no booster needed whereas if the latter two apply then the animal may well still need a booster but treatment should be recorded elsewhere and not under the current record.
Note transferred is used when record still exists within the system i.e. transferred to another client, rehomed would be used when no longer owned by a client of the practice)
- The server now checks that a network interface is available when starting.
- A dial right-click option has been added to the contact list (obviously only relevant for those PCs linked to a phone line or phone).
For further information re. version numbers etc. see the earlier post.