An important prescribing issue has been reported by a small number of customers on Genie v9.3.6 and earlier versions of v9.3.7 when using a particular workflow pattern, which has been detailed in this announcement. If you are currently running these versions please ensure that you update to the latest Genie v9.3.7 dated 11 September 2020.
If you’re finding that having to manually add in drugs to Genie is taking up too much of your appointment time, then you may benefit from a MIMS Integrated Subscription. MIMS Integrated can make your prescribing within Genie faster and more efficient, giving you more time with your patients and for other important tasks. MIMS will also provide you with greater background information on the drug as well as alert you to drug interactions for your patient.
Prescribing within Genie can be done in two ways (through User Added Drugs and MIMS Prescribing Data). To use MIMS Prescribing Data you will require a subscription to MIMS. This subscription will allow you to download the MIMS Prescribing Data into your Genie database.
Before you begin
To subscribe to MIMS Integrated, visit the MIMS website or phone MIMS on 1800 800 629.
Please note, in order to utilise MIMS functionality within Genie, you must be running Genie version 8.9.3 or higher.
You will only need to carry out the following steps on one client machine at your practice. We recommend only doing this at a time when no users will need to prescribe.
- Go to Special > Software Updates within Genie
- Under the Miscellaneous tab there will be an option for MIMS Prescribing Data. Put a tick to the left of this box and select .
MIMS release a new version of their Prescribing Data monthly. To ensure you have the most up to date prescribing data, it is recommended you perform these steps at the beginning of each month.
To write a prescription for a patient you will need to select the patient name from the Appointment Book and select the Clinical window icon. You can also open this by double clicking the patient name in the Open > Patient list. You can then find the Prescription module of Genie in the bottom left corner. Above the Prescription area in Genie there is a blue plus icon. Select this to add a new script and Genie will produce the MIMS Integrated window.
You can then begin to type in the name of the drug you wish to add in the search box at the top of the screen. Genie will automatically pull up a list of relevant drugs after you have entered the first three letters. To prescribe one of the displayed drugs you can double click on this item to select the drug. You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move up and down until the item you want to choose is highlighted. You can then hit the Enter/return key on your keyboard to select this.
The three buttons to the right of the search pane will allow you to narrow or expand your search. uses the listed indications within the MIMS annual information. The button allows to search on your drugs by the company associated with each drug.
Lastly, you can navigate the entire prescribing data by selecting the button. This can be particularly useful if you're looking for a specific medication to treat a condition.
The Browse option will open the following window:
This window will allow you to select drugs related to disorders or areas of the body. When you find the medication you want to include, simply select this and hit in the bottom right corner.
You will be returned to the prescription window where you can click the info icon next to the Script field to bring up the drug information as below:
In the prescribing window, clicking on the button will display the MIMS Abbreviated information for the selected medications by opening this in a new letter window from which you can easily print this. Clicking on the button will open the MIMS Annual application. Genie expects to find the MIMS Annual within the Genie folder on the client machine. MIMS Annual can be downloaded from Special > Software Updates > Miscellaneous.
Once a drug is selected to be prescribed, provided it is part of the MIMS Prescribing data, Genie performs allergy, drug interaction, and pregnancy checks in relation to the drug.
If an interaction with another drug in the patient's current medication list is found, a window such as the following will appear:
If the patient has been marked as allergic to the selected drug, an allergy warning will be displayed.
For drugs dangerous to pregnant women the following warning will appear:
You have the option in each of these windows to either cancel the prescription or prescribe the drug anyway.
You can edit the level of drug interaction Genie will alert you for when prescribing by selecting the button next to the interaction alert in the prescribing window:
You can also change this in the Clinical tab of the doctor’s User Preferences. This alert is to let you know if there are any known interactions between the drug you are prescribing and drugs already prescribed to the patient.
For more information on preferences related to prescribing, please see our Prescribing article.