Genie understands how important prescribing is in your day to day tasks. To ensure that this process is as quick and simple as possible when you start to see your patients, you will first need to set up Genie to suit your Practice's prescribing needs.
Before you begin
Preferences specific to the user will need to be adjusted in each User's Preferences. MIMS and manually entered drugs are practice wide and will apply to all users.
Please note, in order to utilise MIMS functionality within Genie, you must be running Genie version 8.7.3 or higher.
On its own Genie does not contain a default list of Medications. Before you can start prescribing you'll need to make sure you've added in any relevant medication you'll be using.
Genie is able to fully integrate with the most up to date MIMS Prescribing data. If you’re a current subscriber with MIMS you'll be able to easily download and use this information to write your prescriptions. For more information on MIMS, please review our MIMS Prescribing Data in Genie article.
If you’re not a MIMS subscriber, you can still manually add in your medications to utilise the prescribing function in Genie.
To add a new drug, navigate to your prescribing window and select Add New Drug. You will receive the prompt below:
Select New and then enter the appropriate information for this medication in the subsequent window:
Once all the relevant information has been entered hit Save.
If the new drug you're wanting to add is a copy of an existing medication with some minor modifications, such as a change in Quantity and subsequently a change in the Code from PBS/RPBS to Authority - PBS/RPBS, you can select the Copy button after clicking on Add New Drug. You'll need to first make sure the drug you want to copy is highlighted within the new prescription window before selecting Add New Drug.
After selecting Copy you'll be presented with the subsequent window:
Make the relevant adjustments and hit OK.
You can review, delete, and add new user added drugs through the User Added Drugs list, which you can access via the User Added Drugs button in the new prescription window.
Before you commence prescribing you’ll also need to ensure your Preferences are configured to suit your prescription workflow.
Navigate to File> User Preferences and you will find under the Clinical tab a section dedicated to Prescriptions. You can find a breakdown of each setting below.
Print Medication List on Scripts: Selecting this option will ensure a list of all currently prescribed medications within the patient's clinical window are included on each of your prescriptions.This is placed on the prescription as shown below. This can be particularly useful if many of your patients have large lists of current medications.
Print Certificate on Scripts: This preference can be set if you regularly need to include Medical certificates along with your prescriptions. Having this preference ticked will place the below message on your printed prescriptions:
Use Meal Times for Scripts: Selecting this option will change the way you specify dosage and frequency for prescriptions. Existing prescriptions will continue to print with the current dose and frequency until you fill in the new dosage fields. This option is doctor specific, so if you share patients with other doctors in your practice, you should all decide on one method to use.
With Use Meal Times for Scripts unticked
With Use Meal Times for Scripts ticked
Allow sending of Healthshare Fact Sheets when Prescribing: This option allows the sending of Healthshare fact sheets whenever a patient is prescribed a particular drug for the first time. You can find more information on what Healthshare is, and how to use it when prescribing, in our HealthShare article.
NPS Settings: NPS is the National Prescribing Service, which provides more detailed information on how to use Medicines within your practice. For more information on NPS please refer to our Prescribing article.
Access MIMS Annual via the Internet: The MIMS annual is a standard medicines information reference document which can be downloaded through our Special > Software Updates window, similarly to the MIMS prescribing data. This check box allows you to access the MIMS Annual documents via our Web Server rather than via the local machine, meaning that the MIMS Annual will no longer need to be installed or updated on each client machine. Unless you don't have a regular and stable internet connection, we recommend you have this option selected.
Degree of Interaction Checking: If you are using MIMS for prescribing, you can set the level of drug interaction checking here. It's important you ensure this has been set to your desired degree, as this will ensure you're being prompted when trying to prescribe a medication that negatively interacts with another medication the patient is already on.
Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions: This area of your preferences allows you to configure your Genie to ensure you can transfer your prescriptions electronically. We'll cover this in more detail in the Prescribing article.
To ensure that your prescriptions are printing to the correct printer and tray, navigate to File> Printing Preferences. From here you can opt to Ask for Print Settings, as well as the default printer and tray the scripts print to. You can also adjust the position of the prescription when printed either horizontally or vertically using the Adjust Print Area option at the bottom of this window.
As of Genie version 9.0.8 scripts will align with the new layout of script paper introduced in December of 2017. Due to the layout of the new script paper, fewer medications will fit on a single sheet than previously. When printing more than two medications for a patient at once, Genie will print multiple script pages to accommodate these.