Release Notes

Version 8.16 (6 December 2020)


  • From this release, the Smart Health workstation client will no longer run on the Java 7 Runtime Environment.  The minimum Java platform is now Java 8.

  • A new option has been added to the User field “Role”:

    • Fellow

  • When a new User is created, the new user will have no permissions.  When the User has been created, select the Permissions Tab and then select the “Copy From User” button to assign the new User the same permissions as another, existing User.

  • There is now Medical Group specific “Support” text in the Help menu.  When you click Help/Support in the Main Menu, the default text that is displayed is “Please contact your local IT help/support desk.” If you would like different text to be displayed for your medical group, please contact Smart Health.


Multidisciplinary Team Meeting Management System (MDT MMS)


  • Letters that are created from MDT Reviews now include the “Other Tumours” table.


Version 8.15 (6 September 2020)


  • Referrals have been replaced by a new Referral that can be sent via secure messaging (like Letters). Existing Referrals can be viewed, but not created or edited.

  • Cancer Referral has been replaced by a new service record, Cancer Initial Assessment. This service record can be attached to a Referral and sent to a Smart Health user, or via secure messaging to an external healthcare provider or practice.


  • Old Letters (CF, Renal, etc.) have been replaced by new Letters (New Service\Letters in the Main Menu). Existing Letters can be viewed, but not created or edited.

  • The recipient table in Letters has an extra column to indicate how that Letter will be delivered to each recipient (Smart Health, Secure Messaging or Printed).

Sending Correspondence

  • Letters and Referrals that are sent via secure messaging, or which are printed, have a time out of 3 days. If the letter is not delivered/received or printed in this time, the delivery will be marked as failed and will generate an alert.

  • Letters and Referrals can be re-sent to a recipient via secure messaging, or printed, by right clicking on that recipient and selecting re-send.


  • Prescribing of Medications is no longer available. The recording of Medications is otherwise unchanged.


  • Administrators can view users in other Medical Groups (Tools\Administration in the Main Menu).


  • The list of Immunisations has been updated to use the latest SNOMED terminology.


  • A link to the Smart Health “Training and Support” web page has been added to the Help menu.

Multidisciplinary Team Meeting Management System (MDT MMS)

  • A new field has been added to the Meeting “Add Patient” dialog to record EHR Consent. EHR Consent allows other Smart Health users and Medical Groups to view the patient if they are sent a Letter or Referral.

Patient Watch

  • The Tele-care Guide Patient List view has been updated to provide visual separation between overdue calls, today’s calls and future calls.

  • The Patient List view can now be printed.

  • Questionnaire service records now record call duration, including updating call duration when Questionnaires are re-submitted.

  • Questions and fields in the Questionnaire that are disabled are now hidden unless they become enabled.

  • Three additional fields (Tele-care Guide identifier, Health Coach identifier and the Provider who conducted questionnaire) are now sent to PaJR in Questionnaire Response messages.

  • Mouse-over text in Patient Assessment records has been extended to include more details for Frailty test.

  • Questionnaire Call tab now displays Caregiver name if Respondent = Caregiver and if Outcome = Answered by Respondent.

  • Health coach given and family names are now supported in CSV Import Patients files (the Health Coach must be a member of the logged in Medical Group).

  • The function to Export all patients in the medical group to as CSV file is now only available between 6pm and midnight.

  • A new Permission, “Patient Watch Save CSV”, has been added to the Patient List permission group to control access to the function to export patients to CSV files.

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