Configuration Guides

Best Practice - Configuration

Configuring Best Practice

Please download the guide below. 

Best Practice is designed and developed by Dr Frank Pyefinch, the pioneer of clinical software in Australia. The finches of the Galapagos showed Darwin the way to the theory of evolution. The soaring finch logo is the personal stamp of Dr Frank Pyefinch and represents his personal guarantee that the Best Practice software will continue to evolve in response to the particular needs of Australian doctors.

ReferralNet Configuration for Receiving

In order to facilitate around the clock, 24x7 receiving of a practice's correspondence through ReferralNet, it is highly recommended to install a single instance of the agent configured for receiving only, onto a server or workstation that is rarely shut down. The agent instance should be configured to run as a windows service so it does not terminate when user accounts are logged out.

There is a specific preset available for Best Practice, so make sure to select this preset when configuring the receive action for this agent installation.

  • Don't forget to add and configure the additional action by following the agent backup scheme.
  • If you are using ReferralNet Agent version 3.3.0 and above, use the Archiving Feature instead.

ReferralNet Configuration for Sending

  • If you are using ReferralNet Agent version 3.3.0 and above, use the Archiving Feature.

Interactive sending with Best Practice

Interactive sending is deemed to be the most natural of the sending patterns within Best Practice, primarily due to some key limitations of the Best Practice applications letter writer module.

How to configure

Non-Interactive sending with Best Practice

Non-Interactive sending using Best Practice has both negatives and positives' associated with it. In regard to deployment it is far less demanding when compared with the interactive deployment pattern, but more demanding on the users of the Best Practice clinical application, primarily in the context of address book maintenance.

In a nutshell, this deployment pattern by description does not interact with the a human actor at all, simply awaiting and processing HL7 message files that arrive into a specific folder that the ReferralNet agent has been configured to monitor.

How to configure