Medtech Evolution is among the most advanced practice management systems available for General Practice today. It is designed to be highly customisable, is aligned against the workflow of the end users and has streamlined one-click filtering which maximises productivity and efficiency within the clinic.
Medtech Evolution’s flexibility and adaptable capabilities, user-friendly and extensible design, robust Electronic Medical Record (EMR) capability and sophisticated connectivity to government and third-party organisations, make it the perfect Practice Management System (PMS) for primary and secondary health care environments.
Medtech Evolution has thus far been deployed with over 1000 users ranging from enterprise through to a smaller user and cloud hosted deployments that enable remote access and mobility. Importantly, how you choose to deploy Medtech Evolution at your practice is entirely up to you. An On-Premise option allows you to have Evolution installed on a server located physically at your practice.
A Private Cloud Hosted hosted option allows a third party company to host your server with you able to log into it from wherever you are. Or you may choose a Medtech Cloud Hosted option that gives 24/7 availability, continuous backups, guaranteed data security and disaster recovery. Medtech Evolution delivers a powerhouse PMS whatever option you choose.
The interface of Evolution is very quick and intuitive for both experienced and new staff and works well over local and distant connections providing secure access to the system with all backups and updates applied automatically by Medtech in the night hours. The opportunity to host other software that is utilised by our company on the same cloud interface is also much appreciated. I would recommend the Medtech cloud system to other users.”
Using Evolution and working with the Medtech team so far has been a great experience. The Evolution implementation was smooth. I could call and 'reach out' to the Medtech Implementation Team, whenever required throughout the entire process.
The transition from Medtech32 to Evolution was smooth. The Implementation Team instilled us with confidence throughout the Evolution implementation process. Everything was discussed and resolved proactively by the Medtech team.
Evolution also provides a better understanding of the invoicing of the patient. Returning to the Queue the next day we are able to see a summary of what was updated on the patient, what was invoiced and what was pending.
Dealing with experienced and responsive people at Medtech made all the difference. They continue to be responsive with support now that we are running ‘live’ in Evolution.
Evolution helps provide a standard way of doing things… no matter where you are working it’s the same system. Even if you don’t know who’s at the front or the back, we know it’s the same communications and way of managing the patient.
Medtech Evolution General Practice has a raft of advanced features that makes it arguably the most dynamic practice management software solutions available today. It was created by rethinking the entire general practice management solution and user experience – redefining efficiency and convenience in healthcare settings. With powerful features and user-friendly controls Medtech Evolution offers streamlined processes to empower general practitioners to help better outcomes for their patients.
Clinical Business Intelligence Tool (CBIT) - An advanced analysis tool built into the PMS that improves clinical data quality and revenue management.
Queue Workflow - This feature takes live practice management to the next level giving you a constant overview of the status of every patient within the clinic.
Improved Task Manager - Makes viewing and action urgent tasks faster with customisable task categories meaning that doctors can now filter their task list.
Left Navigation Pane - This user-centric feature allows a ‘quick glance’ overview of the Patient Record, Appointment Book, Worklist, Task Manager and Provider Inbox.
User Workspace - This allows practice managers to complete administration tasks while managing the day-to-day of their practice via dual screens.
Interface Enhancements - Microsoft Office-style ribbon interface enables the users to navigate in a more intuitive and familiar way.
Advanced Appointment Book - Provides one-click navigation and a full range of booking functions and enhancements that enable viewing of multiple staff appointment books.
Enhanced Patient Manager - Reference clinical details with one-click, retain your clinical notes and document as you go.
Clinical - Provides a comprehensive data repository of patient clinical updates covering medications, disease management and coding.
Role based security - Access to patient records and documentation is managed by role based security permissions.
Query Builder - A useful reporting tool that provides the ability to interrogate most of the data that has been entered into Medtech Evolution.
Health Tools - These health management tools and utilities include medical calculators and health assessment tools.
Worklist - This captures prioritised lists of work items and displays relevant information about pending action items.
Prescription - The prescribing module features an integrated formulary, providing comprehensive information on drug interactions and pharmaceutical funding.
Lab Interfacing - The facility exists within this module to receive electronic lab results which can then be charted and graphed.
Reports - Medtech Evolution provides comprehensive Reports on Administrative, Accounting, and Clinical areas to the needs of the Practice.
Attachments Manager - This facility will link files such as digital photos directly to an individual’s patient record.
Widgets - The Widget View helps staff to have a group of logically grouped functions open simultaneously alongside the Appointment Book.
Drawing Tool - Templates of various anatomical pictures are available within this module and it is possible to draw on these pictures as appropriate.
EFTPOS integration - Users benefit from integrated EFTPOS functionality allowing for quick, easy payment processing and no re-keying of information.
Accounts - Offers ability to generate a wide range of standard and customised reports and statements can be emailed in a timely manner.
Status Screen - This displays the current appointment status of arrived patients, tracks them and manages patient status while at the practice.
SMS messages - This Integration allows effective communication with patients whether reminding them about their appointments or to alert them to services.
Demographics - Records containing extensive information on patients provide the platform for comprehensive and automatically generated reports.
Voice Dictation - This software allows the immediate use of voice recognition as a fast and easy data input method, directly into the electronic patient record.
Immunisation - Details are automatically sent on to the NIR, which acts as the information repository for childhood vaccinations.
Advanced Forms - Streamline and standardise data entry and the display of information relevant to particular specialities like dashboards, clinical programmes and procedures.
Screening - This module enables the generation of user defined screening including hypertension, cervical and diabetes screening.
ManageMyHealth™ - Powerfully interfaces with our feature rich portal which enables providers to interact with the patient electronically.
3rd Party Applications - Medtech Evolution has the ability to interface with third party applications, systems and devices.
Medtech Evolution’s core focus is on improving the quality and efficiency of health care service delivery by providing user-friendly tools to help healthcare professionals provide the highest quality care. The solution was built by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, engineers and designers. We see Evolution as defining a whole new direction.
Hands-on Support - Medtech Evolution General Practice clients have a dedicated team of account managers who are invaluable in helping to optimise the use of Medtech Evolution General Practice within the practice.
Specialist Help - An expert team of customer support service personnel quickly and efficiently deal with queries and customers are able to access an online knowledge base through Medtech Online.
Onsite & In-house Training - Medtech can provide customised and personalised training with a dedicated team of training and Support Consultants, whose collective experience covers all facets within the health sector.
Data Conversions - Medtech are highly experienced in the area of data conversion and installation. We work with each customer to determine a data conversion strategy and implementation plan.
As pioneers of advanced medical software, we do not rest on our laurels. In creating Medtech Evolution, we took New Zealand’s most popular practice management software – Medtech32 – and we reengineered it from the ground up. Medtech Evolution is faster and more efficient. We estimate that an average Medtech32 practice of 20 staff would stand to make significant savings:
These potential savings unlock precious productive time which can be invested in adding more value to your practice. Everything that can be improved, has been improved, and we’ve made it future proof. Everything that worked great in Medtech32, now works absolutely brilliantly.
If you are already a Medtech32 user, you will have no difficulty as all functions and shortcuts in Medtech32 are preserved. Plus, Medtech Evolution’s new Microsoft Office like interface makes learning intuitive and logical. It also allows customisation to meet your individual needs and offers new features and functions to improve and ease the burden of administration and management.
Medtech Evolution’s Clinical Business Intelligence Tool (CBIT) improves clinical data quality and revenue management.
This advanced clinical and financial analysis tool is built right into Medtech Evolution. CBIT increases insights from practice data providing the ability to measure and improve practice performance and grow revenue.
CBIT allows you to understand your practice’s patient demographics and data with a one-click. Aligned against the latest IPIF targets, review your practices performance and identify key areas that require allocation of resources.
Individual providers can utilise CBIT to view lists of their patients based on clinical risk, disease status, and/or adherence to screening programmes. Data is refreshed every 24 hours or on demand, ensuring accuracy of what you see.
CBIT provides an outcome based quality framework for both PHO’s and practices, making it one of the most valuable components of Medtech Evolution. PHOs can implement their vision with the help of CBIT and practices can streamline and optimise the way they operate with this advanced analytical tool.
It also offers the ability to custom build your own reports, by using the query builder tool and saving your reports. This means you can have full control over what you choose to report on, with the benefit of one-click access and ease of deciding your report output and viewing options.
Analyse - Assess the quality and completeness of patient information through streamlined presentation and analysis of data and improve practice population health reporting and patient healthcare.
Identify - Assess the quality and completeness of patient information through streamlined presentation and analysis of data and improve practice population health reporting and patient healthcare.
Act - Clinicians are able to seamlessly initiate recalls and alerts for the identified at risk patients.
With an emphasis on proactive, chronic and preventive disease management, CBIT turns your practice and patient data into powerful insights to assist in decision making. It’s Interactive dashboards and reports help analyse and track practice performance.
Call to actions from the CBIT dashboard mean you can maximise the information you collect, correct and need to give the patient at the time that they are present in the clinic. By having the CBIT dashboard open, you are prompted to take action on items that are relevant to your role, and one-click access means you can view and edit the relative modules with ease.
With Queue Workflow you now have a constant overview of the status of every patient within the clinic. In addition, there are customisable room numbers, appointment and triage types and an easy to view ‘hold’ section for those having x-rays or interventions off site which helps to know exactly where patients are, and be aware when they are back in the clinic.
You can also manage multiple providers, rooms and waiting rooms with easy to view screens, as well as separate patients awaiting administrative input from those are receiving clinical input. This means you no longer rely on the reception staff to invoice patients before they are clearly ‘no longer being seen’ – saving time and confusion for all users on a busy day.
Customisable task categories mean the doctor can now filter their task list to display only ‘prescription requests’, ‘phone calls’ and ‘GP2GP transfer in’, and can action them as frequently as required. By having a ‘patient transfer in’ task category, planning for your admin time is made easier – you can have a clear overview of how many patient transfer files you need to review.
With one-click, improved filtering now allows you to see if the patient you have selected has multiple tasks, further down your list. Similarly, you can identify urgent or recurring tasks at once by utilising the enhanced filter. Medtech Evolution’s advanced Task Manager makes viewing and actioning urgent, or frequently required tasks faster.
Medtech Evolution’s Left Navigation Pane has multiple uses. This user-centric feature allows a ‘quick glance’ overview of the patient record, appointment book, worklist, task manager and provider inbox. You can quickly access and launch several functions. Providers can have an overview of their appointment book for the day, including the status of each of their patients, without having to have the full Appointment Book module open.
You can view past appointments at a glance and open them to understand pending actions from the Worklist section. A quick glance at the Task section allows you to have an overview of any pending staff tasks, as well as tasks for the patient on the palette. Finally, having a quick reference to your provider inbox means you are able to access and action inbox results as soon as they come in – the best way to view urgent blood results without needing to navigate away from your screen.
Appointment books display irrespective of templates set up, and a full actions menu is available to allow setup, navigation and location of appointments as necessary. If relevant you can navigate through multiple locations like select date, provider or location simply with one-click
This significantly reduces the number of appointment booking errors, by customising appointments. You can also allocate a name, time length, gender, provider and colour etc. Most practices have multiple appointment types which each have their own time lengths, with other appointments only being offered by certain providers. This feature simplifies the process for receptionists, meaning they only need to select the appointment type. The time is automatically adjusted to suit thus avoiding errors. This ensures no extended appointments are booked at the incorrect times, meaning fewer interruptions to your busy schedule.
The ‘future appointment warning’ feature reduces the number of Did Not Attend (DNA’s) in a clinic. Receptionists now receive a prompt when a patient already has a future appointment, and have the option of replacing or adding to their future appointments at the time of booking. This then saves time when booking appointments because it’s no longer necessary to search for the patient’s appointment summary.
Medtech Evolution allows any user, to mark a patient as DNA on their appointment book. This provides more visibility across the clinic as to those who have not arrived for their appointment, it also allows reporting and analysis of DNA’s in your practice.
Moving through the different aspects of the patient manager is much easier as you are able to retain your clinical notes as you do so. You can preview and filter with one click inbox or outbox files to quickly navigate through lengthy lists, and find the information you need. Graph the patient inbox or screening results to help visually represent the patients’ health. You can also print these graphs for the patient to then take home.
Having the fixed consultation pane means you can navigate throughout the entire patient manager while continuing to document the patients visit. Using the Clinical Dashboard, you are also able to view/add/edit information contained in the patient manager, on an easy to view pane. This is customisable at a user level, meaning all clinical staff get value out of this.
This enables the users to navigate through Medtech Evolution in a more intuitive and familiar way. Shortcut and function keys from Medtech32 have been retained, decreasing the learning curve.
Enjoy a more user friendly interface which relies less on memorising locations of modules. It also allows full customisation for users to suit their role. There are larger icons which are grouped together in a logical format.
Positioned on the right hand side is a pane that displays three dashboards. These refresh every time a new patient is loaded onto the system. This useful dashboard feature is essentially a mirror of the patient manager. Users can right-click and decide what to information to display specific to their role within the practice with the display colours mimicking what is in the Patient Manager for easy reference.
The Clinical Dashboard presents the user with all of patient’s clinical data at a glance, the CBIT Dashboard shows a snapshot of areas that require attention and the Patient Dashboard can be adjusted via Advanced Forms to display a customised view of Patient information.