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Office Practicum 14.9.30 Release Notes

Office Practicum 14.9.30

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Note: If any content in these release notes discusses an issue that has medical implications, that text is displayed in red font. 

Release Date: 18-Apr-2019

Release Version and Build: Office Practicum Version 14.9 Build 14.9.30

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New Features  

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.

Improved Functionality

Non Function-Specific Improved Functionality

There is no improved functionality in this release that impacts the overall application.

Function-Specific Improved Functionality

Utilities / Manage Clinical Features / Medication Favorites 

Function:

When the end user selects a drug from the Medication Favorites (whether creating a new ePrescription or refilling an existing ePrescription), there is the potential that the drug information could be outdated or that there could be minor formatting changes in the drug details.

With recent updates to the OP system to reject ePrescriptions for medications associated with an NDC # if that ePrescription does not match the NDC, this can cause a high number of ePrescriptions to be rejected.

OP software needs to alert end users that an ePrescription is being rejected for these reasons and to provide a workaround.  

Solution:

Enhanced the software so that OP 14 checks certain drug information returned from the Master List and compares it to the Medication Favorite that the end user selects. If certain fields do not match exactly, OP 14 displays the error message, “The drug details associated with this NDC# are out of date. Please choose a drug from the Master List.” When the end user clicks OK, OP 14 marks the selected Medication Favorite as invalid and returns the end user to the Master List tab in the MedFinder window.

The drug details that OP 14 checks against the Master List are:

  • Form
  • Strength
  • NDC#
  • Rx Drug ID

These enhancements also apply when the end user attempts to refill a medication from the patient’s chart and the drug details copied over from the previous prescription do not match the drug details in the Master List. In this situation, OP 14 displays the message, “The drug details of this medication are out of date, please create a new prescription using your Master List.”  


Function:

OP 14 needs to simplify the task of addressing numerous Medication Favorites that have outdated drug details.

Solution:

Enhanced the software so that, when the end user clicks the Validate NDC button in the Medication Favorites window, in addition to the existing functionality of identifying Medication Favorites with an invalid NDC, OP 14 also identifies Medication Favorites that have drug details that do not match the drug details in the Master List. Both of these cases would result in the Medication Favorite being marked as Invalid.

Resolved Issues

Non Function-Specific Resolved Issues

There are no resolved issues in this release that impact the overall application.

Function-Specific Resolved Issues

Utilities / Manage Clinical Features / Medication Favorites 

Issue:

When the end user clicked on the Ellipsis button for a medication on the Medications Favorites list to edit or update a Medication Favorite, OP 14 displayed the error message, “The following error occurred: no results found.” When this occurred, the end user was unable to access the Master List to locate the correct medication.

However, if the Generic Name had not been changed before clicking the Ellipsis button, the end user was able to access the Master List and select the correct medication if only the NDC # changed.  

Resolution:

Updated the OP system so that OP 14 does not display an error message when the end user clicks the Ellipsis button for a medication on the Medication Favorites list. With this update, OP 14 also opens the Master List with the current medication name populated in the Search window.    

Patient Chart / Medications / Prescription Writer 

Issue:

When the end user attempted to save a Medication Favorite in the Prescription Writer, OP 14 displayed the error message, “Dynamic SQL Error SQL error code= -303 conversion error from string.”

Resolution:

Updated the software so that OP 14 does not display an error message when the end user saves a Medication Favorite in the Prescription writer.