Medical Practice Management Systems in New Zealand

Like my Australian post, here is a list of New Zealand Practice management systems for the medical industry.

The list is not in any particular order (or anywhere near complete), and I will slowly add more information about each. Comments and change requests more than welcome.

Name
(clickable url)
Target Market Online Appointments via Operating System Support
MedTech32 GP’s, Specialist, Allied Heath Appointuit, Internal Microsoft Windows
Houston Medical GP’s, Specialist, Allied Heath ClinicConnect Microsoft Windows
My Practice Specialist, Allied Heath Microsoft Windows
GPM Specialist, Allied Heath Microsoft Windows, Web based

Some notes

Not all online appointment systems are the same! Some use sidebars where the information needs to be regularly checked and added in manual, others have read access to the appointment book which still requires manual effort, and others have full read and write access to the appointment books.

Medical Practice Management Systems in Australia

Unfortunately there does not appear to be a decent list of Practice management systems in Australia for the Medical Industry (outside what ehealthaustralia provides). As an employee for a medical based start-up, having an easy list of all the available options out there seems handy.

The list is not in any particular order (or anywhere near complete), and I will slowly add more information about each. Comments and change requests more than welcome.

Name
(clickable url)
Target Market Online Appointments via Operating System Support
Best Practice GP’s Appointuit, DocAppointments, HealthEngine, Healthsite, ClinicConnect, HotDoc, 1st Available Microsoft Windows, Cloud
HCN Pracsoft GP’s Appointuit, DocAppointments, HealthEngine, Healthsite, ClinicConnect, HotDoc, 1st Available Microsoft Windows, Cloud
HCN Bluechip Specialist, Allied Heath Microsoft Windows, Cloud
Zedmed GP’s Appointuit, DocAppointments, HealthEngine, Healthsite, ClinicConnect, HotDoc, 1st Available Microsoft Windows, Cloud
Genie GP’s, Specialist, Allied Heath ClinicConnect, 1st Available Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, Cloud
MedTech32 GP’s, Specialist, Allied Heath Internal Microsoft Windows
StatHealth GP’s DocAppointments Microsoft Windows, Cloud
GP Complete GP’s Microsoft Windows, Cloud
Practice 2000 GP’s, Dental DocAppointments, 1st Available Microsoft Windows
Shexie GP’s, Specialist, Allied Heath 1st Available Microsoft Windows
PPMP GP’s, Specialist, Allied Heath ClinicConnect, 1st Available Microsoft Windows
Cliniko GP’s, Specialist, Allied Heath Web Based
OASiS GP’s, Specialist, Allied Heath Internal Microsoft Windows
GPM Specialist, Allied Heath Microsoft Windows, Web based

Some notes

Not all online appointment systems are the same! Some use sidebars where the information needs to be regularly checked and added in manual, others have read access to the appointment book which still requires manual effort, and others have full read and write access to the appointment books.

Quick2Wire with Raspbian

Quick2Wire recently has had some issues with the q2wi.re domain. The installation is still very simple, just a minor URL change on the setup.

Step 1 (add the quick2wire repos):
curl -L https://raw.github.com/quick2wire/quick2wire-software-users/master/setup-apt.sh | sh

Step 2 (install quick2wire-gpio-admin):
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install quick2wire-gpio-admin

Step 3 (use it!):
See https://github.com/quick2wire/quick2wire-python-api

Rooting a Motorola Defy+ (MB526) with BL7

Recently I had the opportunity to have a go at flashing a Motorola Defy+.

Unfortunately this Defy+ (MB526 had the BL7 (Bootloader) firmware loaded, and conventional methods of a simple root were not possible. This includes RATC, EasyROOT_AAD, and SuperOneClick. sad face

After trying many different methods (and 4 hours later) I discovered the solution posted deep inside the XDA Developers forum for the Defy.

The solution, once found is rather simple and requires the following steps to be made:

  1. BACKUP EVERYTHING using whatever means possible!
  2. Download RSD Lite v6.1.5 + MTK Patch which will be used to flash the stock SBFs/ROMs
  3. Boot into recovery mode by turning the phone off, starting it again with the volume up button held down until a yellow exclamation mark appears, and then press the volume up and down arrow at the same time.
  4. Wipe both the Data/Factory and the Cache and restart the phone.
  5. Download DEFYPLUSU34.5.1-134DFP-231CNSIGNUCADEFYEMARAB1B50AA009.0RPDS03CUSAJRDNGIBRIRD15P015A030_Service1FF which will serve as our base stock ROM that will be flashed over the top of and then start to flash this ROM from inside of RSD Lite.
  6. When done and phone boots, repeat step 3 and 4.
  7. Download the pre-rooted ROM 4.5.1-134 DFP-231 CN Rooted SBF (Part 1Part 2 and then process to flash this onto the phone using RSD Lite.
  8. If all that goes well, you should be presented with a stock rooted ROM!
  9. You can now install 2ndInit Recovery Installer and flash your custom ROMs :)

Many link thanks to the following threads: