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The Criticality of Staying Up-to-Date with Data Updates

Thanks to this great article we featured last year on debunking software myths and concerns, we’re all aware of why it’s so important to update our software when a new release is available – but what about keeping current with data updates?

While new software releases add and improve features and functionality within Bp Premier, data updates (which are sometimes referred to as drug updates) ensure that the information in your Bp Premier database is correct and up-to-date. Downloading and installing these updates will ensure your Practice stays up to date with the latest PBS changes, MIMS medicine information, MBS fee updates, word processor templates, and management reports.

The medical industry is a fast-paced, ever-changing landscape, and it’s important to stay on top of the changes made available in these updates as they become available. Keeping your data updates current will ensure that the providers at your Practice are prescribing up-to-date medication, and that your Medicare claims are using current fees. This in turn, contributes to providing an overall higher quality of healthcare to your patients.

How Often Are New Data Updates Available?

They’re generally released at the beginning of each month, with occasional revisions released later in the month. There’s no need to worry about forgetting to download the update. We’ll always send an Elevate email notification to your Practice’s primary contact’s email address, or the email address you nominated to receive system update notifications as soon as a new update becomes available. A reminder message will also appear when logging into Bp Premier if your latest data update is over three months old, however we recommend that updates are installed monthly, as they’re released.

You can find out exactly what’s included in each update by visiting the What’s new in Data Updates page on the knowledge base. To access this page, select Help > Online from within Bp Premier to access the Knowledge base, then search for ‘data update’. 

To find out more, we encourage you to watch this short video clip.

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Jennifer Stewart
Technical Writer at Best Practice Software