About the New Patient Forms integrations Follow

This article provides information about our New Patient Forms integrations for Best Practice, MedicalDirector / Pracsoft, and Zedmed. To go to the section for a particular software, please click the corresponding link below. 

 

For a full list of information currently collected by the New Patient Forms, please view our demonstration form here

 

Best Practice

In Best Practice, most of the information from New Patient Forms can be automatically added to a patient file. However, the following information cannot be added automatically and will need to be added manually:

  • Residential address state
  • Postal address state
  • Next of Kin
  • Emergency Contact
  • Advanced Health Directive for end of life care
  • Country of birth
  • Spoken languages
  • Preferred language
  • Interpreter requirement
  • Medications
  • Smoking and alcohol history
  • SMS consent status 
  • Immunisation and pap smear registers consent status
  • Any custom fields added by your practice.

This information can be obtained from the PDF copy of the New Patient Form that is saved under the 'Correspondence In' section of the patient file.  

All other information is automatically added to the patient file in Best Practice. 

Note: The Marital and Occupation fields will only auto-update to the patient file if the practice is on the latest version of Best Practice Saffron and has installed the most recent Best Practice drug update.

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MedicalDirector / Pracsoft

In MedicalDirector / Pracsoft, almost all of the information from New Patient Forms can be automatically added to a patient file. However, the following information cannot be added automatically and will need to be added manually:

  • Advanced Health Directive for end of life care
  • Spoken languages (preferred language is added)
  • Medications
  • Smoking and alcohol history
  • Immunisation and pap smear registers consent status
  • Any custom fields added by your practice. 

This information can be obtained from the PDF copy of the New Patient Form that is saved in Medical Director Clinical and can be accessed via one of the below 3 ways: 

  1. Click on 'File' in the toolbar > Scan/Import Correspondence.
  2. Click on 'Correspondence' in the toolbar > Select 'Check Holding File'
  3. Click on 'Patient' in the toolbar > Click 'Open' > Open the relevant patient file > Click the 'Correspondence' tab  

All other information is automatically added to the patient file in MedicalDirector / Pracsoft. 

Note: The Next of Kin and Emergency Contact fields will only auto-update to the patient file if the contacts have existing patient files in Pracsoft/ Medical Director’s database: This is a requirement from Medical Director.

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Zedmed

In Zedmed, much of the information from New Patient Forms can be automatically added to the patient file. However, the following information cannot be added automatically and will need to be added manually:

  • Title 
  • Residential address state 
  • Postal address state 
  • Emergency contact relationship
  • Advanced Health Directive for end of life care
  • Cultural background 
  • Country of birth
  • Spoken languages
  • Preferred language
  • Interpreter requirement
  • Medications
  • Allergies
  • Smoking and alcohol history
  • SMS consent status
  • Immunisation and pap smear registers consent status
  • Any custom fields added by your practice. 

This information can be obtained from the PDF copy of the New Patient Form that is saved under the 'Documents' section of the patient file or under Clinical Records > Results > Results Inbox (the Result Type is "Document" and the Result Description is "HealthEngine Patient Form")

All other information is automatically added to the patient file in Zedmed. 

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For more information on some Frequently Asked Questions relating to our integrated New Patient Forms click HERE.

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