ACC is rolling out an electronic Medical Certificate (eACC18) to replace current paper or Practice Management System generated equivalents. While using the eACC18 is not currently mandatory, it is ACC’s recommended form for providers to use.
BPAC Inc. has developed and supports the eACC18 for ACC. eACC18 is currently only available to MedTech users. Progress is being made on integration with other Practice Management Systems.
ACC has two new online services to help practices get started with eACC18.
The online tutorial shows how to complete and submit an eACC18 and takes about five minutes to complete. It is aimed at practitioners wishing to train themselves or desiring a refresher course. Practice Managers may also find it useful to understand the process.
The eACC18 Self Service Guide takes a practice representative through a few simple steps to register for eACC18 and set up a test patient for practitioners to trial first.
The Depression in Young People module addresses the identification of common mental disorders and the management of depression in primary care.
For more modules see the full list of standard modules.
A standalone version of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is now available. It is located under the Forms menu.
If you have not previously accessed the Depression module you will need to add the relevant bestpractice concept maps to MedTech. To do this, view the 'New AUDIT Variation' news item in bestpractice (select the News menu item on the Dashboard) and click the link there.
The concept maps are required to 'Save' the form to the Outbox and to Screening.
Other News items are available on the Latest News page.
The five most popular modules in the month of March were:
To see more, go to the Statistics page.
The Getting Started guide is a good place to start if you are new to bestpractice Decision Support. The articles in the guide provide a quick and focussed introduction to the areas of most interest to new users of bestpractice.
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