Office Practicum 14.19.2
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Release Date: 10-Jun-2019
Release Version and Build: Office Practicum Version 14.19.1 (OP 19) Build 14.19.2.
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Non Function-specific New Features
There are no new features in this release that impact the overall application.
Function-specific New Features
There are no new features in this release that impact a specific function.
Non Function-Specific Improved Functionality
OP 19 needs to improve the navigation in certain parts of the software. This includes improving the visibility of the scroll bar and making it simpler navigate up and down the Navigation Panels. Also, when the end user clicks the Remits button on the Main Navigation panel, OP software currently opens the Adjudications tab. This should be revised to display a tab that is more frequently accessed during the daily workflow.
Enhanced the software by returning all scroll bars to the Classic scroll bars used in previous versions of OP software.
This enhancement also includes the addition of the Ctrl-PgUp and Ctrl-PgDn combination key functionality. Clicking Ctrl-PgUp while a Navigation Panel is active scrolls up one page of the Navigation panel. Clicking Ctrl-PgDn scrolls down one page of the Navigation panel.
Additionally, clicking the Remits button from the Main Navigation panel automatically focuses on the ERA Payments tab of the Billing Center and opens the tab in Unposted mode.
OP 19 needs to provide the end user with a simple way of clearing the personalization settings that they select and to reset those settings back to default settings.
Enhanced the software by adding the Clear Active Form button to the Ribbon. Clicking this button clears the personalization settings the end user has selected for the active window and restores the default settings.
Function-Specific Improved Functionality
OP 19 should make it simpler for the end user to log out.
Enhanced the software by adding functionality to support the Ctrl-Alt-L combination key. Pressing this combination key while the end user is logged in automatically logs out the end user.
OP 19 needs to enhance the Alert Badges so that they provide more detailed information.
Enhanced the software by updating the logic behind some badges so that their counts reflect the count at authorized locations for non-rendering Providers. This enhancement also updates the eRx icon on the Main Navigation panel (Alert Bar) to that of a pharmacist for Refills.
Clinical / Patient Chart
The recent upgrade to OP 14.19.1 (OP 19) has slowed performance when working in the Patient Chart. OP 19 needs improve performance.
Enhanced the software with changes behind the scenes that greatly improve performance in the Patient Chart. These enhancements improve the performance of the Scheduler, Patient Chart, Vitals, Growth Charts, and Immunizations.
Clinical / Patient Chart / Medications
When the end user adds content to the Medications window with the Extra Notes checkbox selected, OP 19 adds unnecessary white lines between prescriptions. OP 19 needs to eliminate these unnecessary white lines.
Enhanced the software to ensure that OP 19 does not add unnecessary white lines between prescriptions in the Medications window when the Extra Notes checkbox is selected.
Billing / Billing Center
The ERA Payments tab in the Billing Center needs to make it simpler for the end user to sort the various payments.
Enhanced the software by adding the following filter options to the ERA Payments tab in the Billing Center:
Non Function-Specific Resolved Issues
There are no resolved issues in this release that impact the overall application.
Function-Specific Resolved Issues
There are no resolved issues in this release that impact a specific function.