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Releases Summary

Evolution Specialist Releases Summary

The Releases Summary is intended to assist key decision-makers, such as Practice Managers and Evolution Certified Engineers, responsible for Medtech Evolution release upgrades. It provides a quick reference guide on the scope of each release and enables the impact to individual Medtech Evolution customers to be easily evaluated. The Releases Summary dates back to Medtech Evolution Version 1.5.4 (June 2015) and will be updated for all future Medtech Evolution releases.

Medtech Evolution Specialist Release Summary (December 2016)

 

Recent Downloads and Release Notes

 

Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.8 Build 1.8.0.112 (May 2017)

Medtech is pleased to make available for download the latest Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.8 release – Version 1.8 Build 1.8.0.112.

The significant new features and enhancements in this release include:

  • Ability to print Future Appointments using right-click menu in Appointment Book.
  • SNOMED-CT terms column can be now added to the Patient Classifications grid view.
  • Two tabs have been incorporated in the Data Refresh window to allow a user to choose to manually or automatically generate a report.
  • ‘Down Arrow’ button has been added to the Provider Inbox message screen to allow for a patient on the palette to be matched with an inbox message with a “PATIENT NOT MATCHED” status.
  • Visual Health Solutions Body Map integration is now available for use.

Please refer to the Practice Notification, Release Notes and Upgrade Guide for detailed information.

Please Note:

  • This update MUST be run on the Medtech Evolution Database Server
  • All users must be logged out of Medtech Evolution while this update is being run.
  • Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Upgrade Guide provided for this update.

File attachments:

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.8 Build 1.8.0.112 Release Notes (PDF)
Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.8 Build 1.8.0.112 Upgrade Guide (PDF)
EvolutionDB Upgrade 1.8.0.112 (EXE)
Medtech Services Update 1.8.0.112 (EXE)
Medtech Evolution Version 1.8 – FAQs (PDF)
Medtech Position Statement on SNOMED codes (PDF)

Evolution SP | New Zealand

ACC Subsidy Updates (1 June 2017)

ACC has announced the following subsidy update from 1 June 2017:

  • Physiotherapy Services Contract

This release will install the new ACC contract prices in Medtech Evolution. Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes & Installation Instructions provided for this release.

Please Note:
Users are not required to be logged out before running this release. However, users will need to log out and then login for these changes to take effect.

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Evolution | New Zealand

Inbox Screening Mapping Utility for Wellington/Hutt/Wairarapa Regions (February 2017)

Medtech is pleased to make available a utility to assist Wellington Southern Community Laboratories (WSCL) to update laboratory codes for the Wellington, Hutt and Wairarapa Regions.

From 23 February 2017 in the Wairarapa Region and from 25 February 2017 in the Wellington and Hutt Regions, WSCL will be sending results with new test result codes. In order to ensure consistency in the Screening Terms in Medtech32 when providers file Inbox results for patients, existing Inbox Screening Terms mapped to the old codes need to be re-mapped to the corresponding new Test Result codes.

The Inbox Screening Mapping Utility program developed by Medtech will automatically map the old WSCL Inbox Screening Terms to the corresponding new WSCL Subject and Result Codes.

Please refer to the Release Notes and the accompanying Appendix for detailed information.

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Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.7 Build 1.7.0.36 (December 2016)

Medtech is pleased to make available for download the Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.7 update.

 

What’s New in Medtech Evolution Specialist? 

This Medtech Evolution update includes:

  • Introduction of a Folder View for the Provider Inbox window, allowing easier navigation
  • New column added in the Provider Inbox window to capture the Record Matching indicators
  • A new Workflow Details tab that displays that particular Inbox record’s workflow
  • Introduction of the Inbox Workflow Audit to Inbox records
  • Ability to make recording Classification mandatory only for selected Affiliations and not universally
  • A new checkbox to ‘Suppress Read description on ACC45s & Invoices/Statements
  • Print Preview’ button added for Outbox Documents
  • Appointment enhancements include:
    • Restricted Access in Appointment Template
    • Future Appointment reminder slip
    • Additional configuration in Modify Appointment Template to prevent appointment bookings on specified day
    • New Merge symbol to record Encounter Date
  • A provider’s Clinical Trust Relationship now can be applied to a Specific Provider or to a Group of Service Providers
  • Introduction of a Recent Patient List in Search Patient screen
  • Ability to delete multiple scans at one time
  • Reply-To for Announcements can be send to multiple recipients of the announcement or a new recipient

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This update MUST be run on the Medtech Evolution Database
  • All users must be logged out of Medtech Evolution while this update is being run.
  • Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Upgrade Guide provided for this update.

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Evolution | New Zealand

ACC Subsidy Updates (1 December 2016)

ACC has advised that there is an increase of 2.22% to all the amounts ACC is liable to pay, or contribute towards treatment, under the Cost of Treatment Regulations (CoTR). These changes will take effect on 1 December 2016.

The proposed change will apply to:

  • Radiologists
  • Medical practitionersNurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Specialists
  • Specified treatment providers:
    • Acupuncturists
    • Chiropractors
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Osteopaths
    • Physiotherapists
    • Podiatrists
    • Speech Therapists

In addition, ACC has advised that new service item codes for physiotherapy following ACC-funded surgery (acute and elective surgery) are being introduced on 1 December 2016. Physiotherapists will not have to apply for further treatment via the post-surgery phone approval or the ACC32 process before commencing post-surgery treatment.

The new codes on the Physiotherapy Services Contract are PT11 (Initial post-surgery consult – limit of 1) and PT12 (Follow-up post-surgery consult – limit of 15 regardless of Read Code). The new code for post-surgery physiotherapy under the Cost of Treatment Regulations is PHY7. This has a limit of 16 treatments, regardless of Read Code.

This update will install these subsidy amendments in Medtech Evolution and can be run any time prior to 1 December 2016. Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Installation Instructions provided for this update.

Please note:
The minimum version required to run this update is Version 1.5.7.86.

It is not required for users to be logged out before running this update. However, users will have to log off and login for the changes to take effect.

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Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.6 Build 1.6.0.71 (September 2016)

Medtech is pleased to make available for download the Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.6 update.

What’s New in Medtech Evolution Specialist?

Description of Change Category Impact
Print Option for Screening Entry Clinical Minor
Reports Enhancements including Aged Balance Summary and Daybook Exception Financial Moderate
Statement Workflow Enhancements including Modified Ribbon with new actions and Ability to send SMS from Statement Workflow Financial Moderate
Ability to filter the Zero Claims in Claims preview Financial Minor
Service Logs Enhancements including Evolution Installation Logs Admin Major
Read Audit in Evolution Admin Major
CBIT Enhancements including new dashboards for Appointment Summary, Appointment Patient Summary and Financial Summary Admin Major
Query Builder Enhancements including the ability to import/export an entire folder of Queries, and the ability to query the MMH Inbox and the DNA Appointments Admin Moderate
Appointment Enhancements including DNA Appointments indicated in the Left Pane and the ability to Close All Appointment Books with a single click Admin Minor
Queue Workflow Enhancements including additional options to move patients into Awaiting Triage/Awaiting Consult from Hold. Admin Minor
SMS Enhancements including the option to create Patient Task from SMS Compose Admin Minor
Usability Enhancements including pre-validation checks in GP2GP Export Admin

Minor

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This update MUST be run on the Medtech Evolution Database Server.
  • All users must be logged out of Medtech Evolution while this update is being run.
  • Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Upgrade Guide provided for this update.

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Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist PMS and Advanced Forms License Renewals (September 2016)

This update extends the license expiry dates for both the Medtech Evolution Specialist PMS and Medtech Evolution Advanced Forms to 30 September 2017.

This update is critical to ensure continued use of the PMS and Advanced Forms beyond September 2016.

Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes & Installation Instructions provided for this update.

Please Note:

  1. Users do not have to be logged out of the application
  2. A technician is not required for this update to be run
  3. This update can be run any time before 30 September 2016

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Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.7 Build 1.5.7.82 (July 2016)

Medtech is pleased to make the Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.7 (Build 1.5.7.82) update available for download.

What’s New in Medtech Evolution Specialist?

Description of Change Category Impact
The ACC eBusiness Gateway URL has been updated to support continued successful lodgement of ACC45 forms. Regulatory Major

Important: The update should be run before 31 July 2016 to ensure continued successful lodgement of ACC45 Forms.

This update will install the new eBusiness Gateway URL in Medtech Evolution. Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Upgrade Guide provided for this update.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This update MUST be run on the Medtech Evolution Database Server.
  • All users must be logged out of Medtech Evolution while this update is being run.
  • Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Upgrade Guide provided for this update.

File Attachments:
Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.7 Build 1.5.7.82 Release Notes (PDF)
Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.7 Build 1.5.7.82 Upgrade Guide (PDF)
Medtech Services Update 1.5.7.82 (EXE)
EvolutionDB Upgrade 1.5.7.82 (EXE)

Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.7 Build 1.5.7.72 (June 2016)

Medtech is pleased to make available for download the Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.7 release update.

What’s New in Medtech Evolution Specialist?

Description of Change Category Impact
The Patient Inbox now provides the ability to filter Filed records Clinical Moderate
Consult Management now provides the ability to filter records based on the Location where the Consultation took place. Clinical Minor
Action Status has now been introduced within the Patient Inbox and Provider Inbox Clinical Minor
Statement Workflow now includes:
  • Audit Preview
  • Display Total Count of Patients in Statement Details
Financial Moderate
Theatre List now includes:

  • Surgical fee renamed to Surgeon’s Fee
  • Plus a number of value-add enhancements, which are detailed in the relevant sections below
Admin Major
Icons for Announcement and Assistance have been changed so they are more identifiable Admin Moderate
Waiting List Enhancements

  • Open Appointment Book and Make Appointment icons
  • View Appointment list
Admin Moderate
Appointment Book Enhancements 
Follow-up Appointments
Admin Moderate
Procedure Enhancements

  • Duration field introduced
  • Procedure Appointments
  • Follow-up Appointments
Admin Moderate
Staff Task, Patient Task and Recall Contact list

  • The Provider drop down menu in these modules has been enhanced to display the list in alphabetical order
Admin Minor
Setup Ordering for Equipment Hire Admin Minor

Medtech Contact now includes:

  • Notification Centre – provides a means for Medtech to communicate
  • Contact Support – an alternative means to contact Medtech Support
Admin Minor

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This update MUST be run on the Medtech Evolution Database Server.
  • All users must be logged out of Medtech Evolution while this update is being run.
  • Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Upgrade Guide provided for this update.

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Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist ACC Subsidy Updates (17 May 2016)

NOTE: This download only applies if the practice provides physiotherapy services.

ACC has announced the following subsidy updates from 17 May 2016:

Physiotherapy Services Contract

This update will install these subsidy amendments in Medtech Evolution. Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Installation Instructions provided for this update.

Please note: It is not required for users to be logged out of Medtech Evolution for this update to be run. However, users will have to log off and login for the changes to take effect.

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Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist ACC Subsidy Updates (April 2016)

ACC has announced the following subsidy updates from 1 May 2016:

  1. Rural Primary Healthcare
  2. General Practitioner-Special Interest
  3. PRIME Contract

This update will install these subsidy amendments in Medtech Evolution. Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Installation Instructions provided for this update.

Please note:
It is not required for users to be logged out of Medtech Evolution for this update to be run. However, users will have to log off and login for the changes to take effect.

File Attachments:

Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.6 Build 1.5.6.85 (April 2016)

Medtech is pleased to make available for download the Medtech Evolution Version 1.5.6 release update.

What’s New in Evolution 1.5.6 Build 1.5.6.85?

Description of Change Category Impact
ManageMyHealth Toolbar Icon Colour Enhancement Admin Moderate
Display Patients in Alphabetical Order in Statement Details screen Financial Minor
Medication Enhancement- No Substitution Allowed Clinical Moderate

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This update MUST be run on the Evolution Database Server.
  • All users must be logged out of Evolution while this update is being run.
  • Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Installation Instructions provided for this update.

File Attachments:

Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.6 Build 1.5.6.65 (March 2016)

Medtech is pleased to make available for download the Medtech Evolution Version 1.5.6 release update. This update includes:

Enhancements

  • No Substitution Allowed
  • Hide Inactive Medications
  • Print Medications icon

ACC45 Enhancement – Date of 1st Treatment
Patient Inbox : Create ‘New Screening Entry’ and ‘SMS’
Scanning : Filter Options
Clinical Dashboard : Create ‘New Clinical Record’ Options
Patient Outbox Enhancements

  • Create Patient Task with Category from Outbox

Patient Search : Phone Number Search
Appointment Enhancements

  • Appointment Book Left Pane – Patient Status Actions
  • Future Appointment Message
  • Widget : Auto Open Option
  • Display ‘Day’ in Appointment Book

Task Manager Enhancements

  • Activate Patient from Task Reminder
  • Create Patient Task with Category from Screening

Print Reports : Confirmation Message
Force Log Off Enhancements
SMS Filter - Time Enhancements

Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.5.2 Build 1.5.5.2.177 (December 2015)

Medtech is pleased to make available for download the Medtech Evolution Version 1.5.5.2 release update. This update includes:

Clinical Dashboard Enhancements

  • Current Medication Display with Direction
  • Allergies Display – Notes/NKA

Task Manager Enhancements

  • Filter Task
  • Bookmark

Query Builder Enhancements

  • Drag and Drop
  • File Navigation System in Query Builder
  • No Email – Patient
  • Time of Appointment – Appointment
  • Address Postal Code – Outbox
  • Provider Affiliation & Provider Specialty – Patient

CBIT Enhancements

  • Mail Merge Actions from CBIT Reports
  • Data Refresh for Select Reports

Provider Update Utility

ACC45 – Add Diagnosis Mandated

Classification Link in Consultation

Outbox Document Enhancements

  • Configuration for ‘Cc’ Recipients in Outbox Template
  • Send Outbox Document to Multiple Recipients

Accounts Enhancements

  • Account Statement Print Format
  • Verify Account Tool
  • Reason for Invoice Deletion
  • Filter Patient Account
  • Filter Patient Transactions

NOTE:

This update MUST be run on the Medtech Evolution Database Server. All users must be logged out of Evolution while this update is being run. Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Installation Instructions provided for this update.

Please refer to the Installation Instructions and Release Notes for more detailed information.

  1. Visit our website: http://www.medtechglobal.com/nz/support-nz/evolution-sp-downloads-new-zealand/
  2. Locate the update called Evolution Version 1.5.5.2 Build 1.5.5.177 (December 2015) in the list
  3. Review the Release Notes and Installation Guide
  4. Download and run the Update

File Attachments:

Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.5.1 Build 1.5.5.116 (November 2015)

 What’s New in Evolution 1.5.5.1?


Description of Change

Category

Impact

ManageMyHealth™ forward messages from one provider to another is introduced

Clinical

Moderate

ManageMyHealth™ Repeat Prescription Management is introduced to manage repeat prescription medications in a consolidated screen

Clinical

Moderate

ManageMyHealth™ Screening feature allows the dissemination of Screening information between Evolution  and ManageMyHealth™

Clinical

Moderate

Patient Classification enhancements include:
- Merge Symbol for Classification Onset Date
- Option to show the Highlighted Patient Classifications  on top

Clinical

Minor

Repeats  Column is introduced in  Patient Medication List Screen

Clinical

Minor

Banking enhancements include:
- Patient Column is introduced in Banking List Screen
- Confirmation Message is introduced for Close Off Banking

Financial

Moderate

Claims Utility remember the Last selected Look Back range

Financial

Minor

ManageMyHealth™ Recall Management to send recall reminders to patients via ManageMyHealth™

Admin

Major

Patient Search enhancements include:
- Patient DOB Search in Patient Search is now on Main Screen
- Inactive Check in Patient Search remember Last Selection
- Reference Number Search in Patient Search will open the A/c holder and highlight the Transaction

Admin

Moderate

Patient Register enhancements include:
- Removed Enrolment Date Confirmed  defaulting to today
- Geo Coding ‘Deprivation Decile' Field is introduced in Query Builder
- Merge Symbols have been introduced for Geo-Coding Deprivation Quintile and Deprivation Decile

Admin

Moderate

Ethnicity selection has been introduced in Auto Recall Setup

Admin

Moderate

Payment enhancements include:
-
New Payment Method 'Q Card'
- Payment  Screen size increased

Admin

Moderate

Introduced additional search field in Address Book Advance Search

Admin

Minor

Login Screen will remember the Last Login Database and Location of the computer

Admin

Minor


 NOTE: This update MUST be run on the Evolution Database Server. All users must be logged out of Evolution while this update is being run.  Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Installation Instructions provided for this update.

 

File Attachments:

Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.5 Build 1.5.5.27 (October 2015)

What’s New in Evolution 1.5.5?

New features:

  • Statement Workflow
  • Statement Header
  • Outbox – Review Status

Enhancements:

  • Waiting List
  • Appointment Template
  • Patient Register
  • SMS Module
  • SQL Utility
  • Provider Inbox Filter
  • Recall Contact List Filter
  • Address Book Label Print
  • Announcement - User Confirmation
  • Invoicing - Non-Resident Reminder
  • Message Grouping - ACC45
  • Report Manager

NOTE: This update MUST be run on the Evolution Database Server. All users must be logged out of Evolution while this update is being run.  Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Installation Instructions provided for this update.

File Attachments:

Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.4.1 Build 1.5.4.112 (August 2015)

What’s New in Evolution 1.5.4.1?

Functional enhancements included in this release are as follows.

Enhancements:

  • Email Invoice
  • Stock Reports
  • User Friendly Warning Messages

NOTE: This update MUST be run on the Evolution Database Server. All users must be logged out of Evolution while this update is being run.  Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Release Notes and Installation Instructions provided for this update.

File Attachments:

Release Notes Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.4.1 (Build 1.5.4.112) August (PDF)

Evolution | New Zealand

Medtech Evolution Specialist Version 1.5.4 Build 1.5.4.19 (June 2015)

What’s New in Evolution 1.5.4?

Functional Enhancements and Regulatory Compliance changes in this release are as follows

Functional Enhancements:

  • Confidential Screening group
  • Retrieve gender based screening codes in screening
  • Password Management
  • Query Builder Enhancements

Regulatory Compliance Changes:

  • Zero Fees for Under 13 Changes
  • ACC45 Patient Declaration & Consent Section changes
  • GMS Time, Type & Location Update