MBS May 2020
29 May 2020
The 22nd May Medicare Benefits Schedule update is now available to download from the Upgrade and Release Details sidebar on the right, or from the downloads section. For information on this update, please see the MBS pages: http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/news-2020-05-22
If you need assistance importing the new items, please contact Communicare Support by creating a request here.
MIMS Drug Data June 2020
29 May 2020
The June 2020 MIMS data is now available.
New Telehealth Encounter Modes
21 April 2020
The following new encounter modes are available on request. These are in addition to the Telehealth Video encounter mode which has already been distributed, and can be used to record services where the contact between the Communicare provider and the patient was by using video conferencing.
New Communicare Reports for COVID-19 (Corona virus 2019)
23rd March 2020
To help manage the COVID-19 pandemic at your health service Communicare is providing two reports that look at the COVID-19 ICPC2 items, your pathology requests and your lab’s pathology results and presents these in a detailed and summarised form. They are necessarily generic in nature but will help to identify patients with COVID-19 related items, requests and results.
Communicare Updates for COVID-19 (Corona virus 2019)
12th March 2020
ICPC2+ have released a set of clinical terms for recording COVID-19 related information.
The following six clinical items can be imported to your Communicare database on request from the Communicare helpdesk, and they will be distributed as part of the central dataset from version 20.1
Recording pathology requests for COVID-19 (Coronavirus 2019)
Please note: the below information should not be interpreted as clinical advice, and used as a suggestion for database configuration only.
The local administrator should go to File | Reference Tables | Investigations | Investigations and create suitable tests, for example:
Investigation: COVID-19, swabs (other suggestions ‘Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), swabs’, ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19), swabs’, ‘SARS-CoV-2, swabs’)
It is critical to then go to File | Reference Tables | Investigations | Investigation Keywords and create or attach suitable keywords:
COVID19, CORONAVIRUS, SARSCOV2, PCR
New Influenza Immunisation Items for 2020
12th March 2020
Two additional influenza vaccines have been made available for the 2020 flu season:
- Vaxigrip Tetra®
- Fluad® Quad®
There are two options available to enable these in Communicare:
Communicare v19.2 Now Available
3rd February 2020
We are pleased to announce that version 19.2 of Communicare is now publicly available after successful deployment to several sites as a limited release.
To arrange an upgrade, log in to the Communicare Client Portal and navigate to Help and Support – Forms – Upgrade Request Form or click the quick link on the home page.
We would like to extend a tremendous thank you to all sites involved in the limited release phase of version 19.2 for your time and effort. Your testing and feedback is crucial to our process of delivering a quality product. If you would like to be involved in the limited release phase of future releases, please contact the Communicare Support Team
Click Read More for a list of key features: