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Release date: 11/12/2017
This is a purely technical release, needed to prolong GECAMed's Java Code Signing Certificate for one more year. Functionally the 2.07.04 is identicall to the 2.07.03 release - no new features or bug fixes are included, and Java 9 compatibility is not provided.
Passed that date, older versions than the 2.07.04 will be blocked by Java Security, if you are using Java Webstart to launch the GECAMed clients (the default start method). Basically that means you won't be able to start the GECAMed client as before.
As an alternative to upgrading GECAMed now, you can also install a GECAMed client locally on your workstation. This avoids Java Webstart completely, but also has some disadvantages: clients on different workstations are no longer updated automatically after upgrading the GECAMed server, and therefore need to be reinstalled manually on every work station where they are needed.
See http://www.gecamed.lu/faq/general/client_installation for instructions on the manual client installation.
After upgrading to the new version 2.07.04, you will see the following warning during client startup because of the changed publisher certificate:
Click the do-not-show-this-again checkbox before pressing “Run”, if you don't want to see this message again.
Release date: 10/04/2017
Patch release with some rather urgent fixes. In particular, a blocking problem with the GECAMed updater/installer that occurred after a recent Windows update (Windows 7 - 10) (1891).
An interesting new feature is the availability of the “Liste commerciale de médicaments” in the GECAMed prescription. Simply start typing the commercial name of the drug in the prescription entry field, then activate the autocompleter by hitting the Ctl-Space key on the keyboard. This brings up the list of all commercially available drugs, matching the text you have typed so far.
The original list is published by the CNS in PDF format from the following web page: http://www.cns.public.lu/fr/legislations/textes-coordonnes/liste-med-comm.html
Public release date: 16/3/2017
This patch release fixes 2 bugs when creating hospitalized invoices or using invoice templates
Public release date: 13/3/2017
This patch release fixes one major bug in the DB update script that handles the update of the CNS' massive tariff change of 1.1.2017.
Pre-release date: 9/2/20117
Public release date: 6/3/2017
This minor release contains some new features and optiopns as well as the usual bug fixes and improvements.
The payment dialog had a lot of troubles, some more serious than others. This has led in some cases to missing or wrong ledger entries, which can disturb the practice's internal accounting. 7 tickets related to that subject have been fixed. Please ckech the payment dialog section in the User Manual.
GECAMed comes out of the box with a fixed set of filters for the patient history ('Full View', 'Diagnosis', 'Letters', 'Files', 'Prescriptions', 'Forms', 'CDA'). Additional ad hoc filter criteria can be entered like the type of document, a date range and a text search criteria. However, those ad hoc filters could not be saved until now, and no additional filters could be added.
To get rid of these shortcomings, release 2.07.00 introduces fully customizabe filters for the patient history. Doctors can now define their own filters based an a type selection and a text criteria. Full management of all filters, comprising the standard ones, is now possible for a user with admin rights.
I. e., here you can see how a custom filter for the new “Ordonnances Médicales Kinésithérapie” would look like:
Until now the invoice trash could not be emptied, except with a series of DELETE operations on the DB. Now there is a user level function to do exactly this.
Users have complaint that the GECAMed internal Patient ID is displayed in several places. Now there is an option to hide it again.
Bank accounts for physicians and the practice can not be deleted once they have been used in a settlement. This new feature allows to hide them in the payment dialog, so that unused or obsolete accounts won't bother anymore during settlement operations.
Due to interferences between a voice dictation software and non-customizable short keys in the patient module we decided to introduce an option to deactivate those shotcuts alltogether. See Funktionstasten.
(*) Will still be an issue when an upgrade is applied to a GECAMed originally installed as release 2.06.03.
Release date: 29.11.2016
Bugfix Release for a bug introduced in 2.06.05:
Release date: 23.11.2016
New tariffs for colo-rectal cancer screening (applicable: 1/11/2016) have been added. A mailto: function has been added in the patient administrative view. Some more bugs have been discovered, which are also fixed in this patch release.
Release date: 17/10/2016
We discovered two more bugs in the 2.06 release trunk that are fixed with this patch release, which therefore contains only the following two tickets:
Release date: 31/8/2016 (Maisons Médicales)
This is a special release ordered by the Ministry of Health in order to improve the usage statistics of the |Luxemburgish Maisons Médicales, where GECAMed is used for documenting patient visits during practice closed hours. Only the waiting room is concerned by this small feature release.
The new features are:
The same dialog is also available on already existing entries, current or past. That makes it possible to complete the patient visits of the previous days (e.g. kilometers driven for house calls).
In addition to the new features, a few bugs have been fixed along. See below for the complete list of closed tickets.
Pre-Release date: 4/8/2016 (non public)
When redesigning the doctor management panel, a critical bug was introduced in 2.06.00, which made it impossible to create the first physician in a completely new GECAMed installation. Instead of simply fixing this bug, the whole physician management tab has been redesigned. The physician detail panel has been replaced by a dialog, so that only one physician can be modified at a time. Gone are the yellow markings for unsaved physician lines, and the confusion and bugs that came with it. See the corresponding User Manual section in DE and FR.
A couple of minor issues have also been fixed along. See the complete list below.
Pre-release date: 12/05/2016 (non public)
This minor release contains quite a lot of bug fixes, a lot of them discovered only recently but also older ones. A few minor enhancements are also present, and a couple of invoicing / CNS rule changes.
insert into core.info (key, value, date) values ('NAME','DEMO-SERVER', 'now'); insert into core.info (key, value, date) values ('COLOR','255,200,200', 'now');
This is useful to distinguish if clients from multiple GECAMed installations are used on the same workstation (e.g. in the context of a GECAMed migration, test installation is used in parallel with a production system).
Release date: 15/3/2016
This bug fix release corrects some bugs that have been discovered recently.
Especially users who have installed the GECAMed server on MAC OSX should upgrade because otherwise their .pgdump file (DB backup) is likely to be empty (0.00 MB). Alternatively to upgrading you can also fix the backup issue manually as described in 1761. In any case, please check in the menu “Tools” → “Backup Database” if your db backups are Ok or not:
Public release date: 18/2/2016
Basically that means you won't be able to start the GECAMed client anymore, except for manually installed GECAMed clients - see Release Notes 2.05.00.
As GECAMed 2.05.00 and later uses a new Code Signing Certificate, you need to upgrade your Java Version to the latest Java 8.
This is a quick patch release following closely the pre-release 2.05.00. The main issue corrected was the improper handling of the patient ID in the appointment entries. We also added an option to switch it on/off in the Agenda, like for the two existing options:
Moreover, we included in this release a new configurable patient data panel that can be used for external (paper) storage information and an arbitrary text remark. You can activate this new panel in the global patient settings. A good placement is between PatientPhoneInfo and PatientContact, as shown here:
Pre-release date: 10/2/2016
The main objective of this minor release is to replace GECAMed's Java Code Signing Certificate, because the old one expires on February 28, 2016. After this date GECAMed installations prior to this release are likely to experience Java security restrictions when the GECAMed client is launched with Java Webstart (both over a browser or through the GECAMed shortcut).
We therefore strongly recommend to upgrade to this new version before 29/2/2015 in order to avoid unavailability of your GECAMed. Please contact your support company to schedule an upgrade ASAP. If for whatever reason an upgrade is not possible before the end of February you can continue to use older GECAMed versions, by installing the GECAMed client manually on every workstation. See http://www.gecamed.lu/faq/general/client_installation for instructions.
There are a couple of bug fixes and a few minor functional changes, but no major new feature. Please check the List of fixed issues hereafter to see the details.
Pre-release date: 19/12/2015
A few more bugs have been fixed since the last release, and a couple of small improvements have also been made. See the release notes for more details.
Public release date: 16/11/2015
There have been blocking issues in the DB scripts with the updater and installer in version 2.04.00 which makes this new release necessary.
Also another annoying bug concerning the Windows service interface for starting and stopping JBoss manually has been fixed.
Public release date: 12/11/2015
This release is deprecated and replaced by 2.04.01 (see above).
This is the first new public GECAMed release after a long period of time (nearly a year!). This is due to the fact that this release incorporates a lot of new features from different development projects. Most important, this is the first release of GECAMed that officially incorporates a fully integrated access to the myDSP service of the eSanté platform eSanté platform, recognizable on the myDSP logo on the login screen.
There have been a couple of non-public releases in the meanwhile, so if you want to see the list of new features jump directly to Release Notes 2.03.00. Otherwise read your way downwards this page to have a closer look at all tickets addressed since the last public release, 2.01.02.
Pre-release date: 12/8/2015
There was one serious blocking bug in the last release (#1592) that has been fixed urgently, and a few more bug fixes and enhancements, but nothing of dramatic effect.
Pre-release date: 30/7/2015
This is a minor release with, nevertheless, a huge number of new features. GECAMed's already very powerful billing system has been largely upgraded to meet the special requirements of all medical doctors in Luxemburg, generalists, specialists and, to a larger degree, also dentists. Even the rather complex invoicing for Anesthetics is now covered in full. Moreover, GECAMed's Agenda can now handle on-line booking from the Doctena platform (www.doctena.lu). Here are the details: FR, DE
And last but not least: the access to the luxemburgish national “dossier de soins partagé” (DSP, service MyDSP) has been activated in GECAMed.
For more information, read below and follow the links into the corresponding sections of the user manual.
The new features and enhancements of the GECAMed billing system are:
GECAMed's Agenda integrates now direct access to the Doctena on-line booking system. After the subscriber(s) having declared time slots for appointments in Doctena and configured GECAMed accordingly, GECAMed connects in regular intervals to the Doctena FTP server and synchronizes his agenda with appointment requests from Doctena. It also tells Doctena which time slots have been booked in the Agenda by the doctor himself, so that those slots are no longer available for requests via Doctena. Consult the user manual for more detailed information: Doctena Sync
GECAMed features now a fully integrated access to the eSanté Agency's MyDSP service for professionals. DSP is short for “dossier de soins partagé”, and is a collaborative tool for medical professionals to access a patient's health record, while it is still directly controlled by the patient himself. See the MyDSP Chapter of the User manual for all the details.
Doctors who have received their DSP access kit (Luxtrust card, card reader, etc.) should call the eSanté Helpdesk to activate their myDSP access:
Tél.: +352 27 12 50 18 33
email : email@example.com
After that you should contact the GECAMed team so that we can help you to configure GECAMed for a fully integrated DSP access.
Tél.: +352 275 888-1
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Public release date: 24/11/2014
This is a minor GECAMed Bug Fix Release.
Since pre-releaseing GECAMed 2.01.00 a few days ago, some more Problems with Java 8 and Mac OSX 10 (Yosemite) have been detected and fixed. In one case we could only provide a viable workaround (#1433). Therefore this public Release contains only a few bug fixes, but as the last public release (2.00.06) goes back to 03/07/2014, the total number of changes and fixes since the last public release is much larger. See the release notes for 2.01.00 and 2.00.08 below.
Public release date: never
Pre-release date: 6/11/2014
This is a minor GECAMed Release.
This is the first GECAMed release that runs with the Java 8 run time environment (JRE), which is necessary to run all Java programs like GECAMed. It was publically released in October 2014 as Java 8 update 25 (jre_8u25). However, we still provide downward compatibility to Java 7 (jre_7u71/72), so you don't have to upgrade to Java 8 to run the new GECAMed version.
The latest Mac OSX 10 version (Yosemite), released in October 2014, is also supportet by this GECAMed release, and also the new Java 8 on Mac OSX in general.
On the functional side, there are a couple of important bug fixes:
Public release date: never
Pre-release date: 28/08/2014
This is a minor GECAMed bug fix Release.
Since launching GECAMed 2.00.6 on 4/7/2014 a couple of bugs and improvement sugestions have been reported, which we adress with this minor release. The most important changes are:
See below for the complete list of track issues.
Public release date: 03/07/2014
This is the second major GECAMed Release.
It has a lot of new features and quite some bug fixes.
And a new GECAMed Logo, to mark the occasion!
The most important changes are:
Both the old (11-digit) and new (13-digit) format are supported. Different colors indicate the state of correctness of the SSN: red = not OK, yellow = OK 11 digits, green = OK 13 digits. Automatic completion from 11 to 13 digits is also provided. See more details in the user manual.
And last but not least:
Public release date: 25/9/2013
GECAMed is now running on Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
Public release date: never
Pre-release date: 18/7/2013
Mainly bug some improvements in the logging system and a few bug fixes.
Public release date: never
Pre-release date: 10/7/2013 (Maisons Médicales)
A quick access to the result Website of the “Laboratoires des Forges du Sud”, called MedRes, has been added in GECAMed. As space in the function bar becomes scarce, all calls to the Luxemburgish laboratory Web sites have been regrouped under a common Lab button, which then dispatches to the 3 individual lab Web sites:
GECAMed comes now equipped with an export function for medical patient records. In the Patient Search module there is a new tab called “Patienten Exportieren”. It can be used to search for a list of patients to be exported. Alternatively single patients can be picked from the normal search result list and added to the export list (function “Patienten in die Exportliste aufnehmen” in the context menu on any visible patient line).
There are several search criteria that are all combined with a logic AND , e.g. all patients that have been treated within a given period AND by a certain physician. Or all patiens of a given physician. Hit the search button (magnifying glass) to start the search.
In the result zone of the “Patienten Exportieren” tab the candidates for exporting are shown. You have to manually check the ones you really want to export. Only the checked patients will be exported.
Then hit the export button (diskette right to the Search button) to start the export dialog. Here you can specify what types of data are to be exported, and in which format (RTF, PDF, HTML, XML). The “Alles auswählen” check box allows to quickly select all types of data for exporting.
Not all combinations of type and format are actually possible. E.g. invoices can only be exported as XML, but not in a print format (RTF, PDF, HTML). You can directly open the export file with the apropriate viewer for the chosen format:
Here is an example how the PDF formated of a small medical record will look like.
Public release date: 12/6/2013
Pre-release date: 23/5/2013 (GCHK)
This release was done mainly because of changes in the HealthNet Labo service root certificate, outside of GECAMed. GECAMed's Labo module downloads and decrypts lab results that have been deposited on the HealthNet Labo service. For that each doctor has his own private key. In order for that key to work properly, it must be signed by the HealtNet's root certificate. Due to organizational changes, the HealthNet's root certificate has changed in early 2013. In GECAMed, the HealthNet's root certificate was built-in, and could therefore not be renewed. This means that newly created private keys for doctors could no longer be validated and used in GECAMed.
Now a new mechanism has been put into place where all root certificates (public key) for the Labo service are deposited in a keychain on the Labo server itself, where they can be downloaded from all applications using the Labo service.
Public release date: never
Pre-release date: 28/3/2013 (GCHK, MM)
This is a minor patch release, with a couple of improvements and bug fixes, a lot of them asked for bei the GCHK (GECAMed Cardio project). Included is also the first part of the Patient Export function asked for by the Maisons Médicals.
A Patient Export function has been added. There is now a Patient Selection List in the Patient Search, from which an XML export can be started. This XML format can be reinported in a differnt GECAMed installation. All patient medical and administrative data can be exported. The old import format (Admin module, Import Patients tab) has been largely improved (and changed!!).
In a later release there will also be the possibility to generate print formats of complete patient records (PDF, HTML, RTF). The User Manual entry will be written when the export function is completed.
A report module has been added to GECAMed that allows a privileged user to create and run his own SQL database queries. The results of such a query are displayed in a table and can be cut & pasted or exportet to a CSV file.
2 new roles: Use reports, Create and use reports.
Public release date: never
Pre-release date: 22/1/2013 (GCHK)
There is a new method to integrate scanners without the need for a TWAIN-compatible driver. This also allows for scanner integration on MAC OSX, for which the TWAIN-SANE driver integration of GECAMed did never work. The new scan method requires a little configuration in GECAMed on every computer where it's used, but is actually quite easy.
See the User Manual for more details.
GECAMed has been equipped to deal with the paperwork for the “Médecin Référent”, MR for short. This was done by the following measures:
See also the User Manual for more information on that subject.
In the add-on download section we have also prepared step-by-step instructions on how to import the templates into the letter module.
The letter genearation mechanism has been completely revised. To recall: in GECAMed you can generate letters based on so called letter templates, which are simply text documents (Word, Open Office/Libre Office) that contain placeholders, such as “PATIENT” and “PHYSICIAN”. During letter generation the placeholders are replaced by real values from the context of the letter generation (current patient, current physician). In previous versions there was a small, built-in set of 45 placeholders, which turned out to be largely insufficient in respect with real needs. Also, placeholders were difficult to recognize as such and could easily be confounded with the surrounding plain letter text.
The new system has several major improvements that will make letter generation much more powerfull and flexible.
Right now the management of placeholders still requires an expert, and there is no GUI defined for placeholder management in the GECAMed client. If you would like to have a new placeholder added, we suggest to create a new ticket in our Track System (Create new ticket).
Old templates with the old placeholders can still be used, but new templates will always use the new mechanism. GECAMed distinguishes between old and new templates and represents them with different icons. The old-style ones have a spiderweb in the icon.
Old- and new-style placeholders can't be mixed in the same template. There is a conversion function that the user can call calle on old-style templates to change them automatically from old to new. To do so, run the conversion function on every old-style template you want to have migrated.
See ticket 1076 for all the details.
The New Appointment Finder was not working well in the past, and got even worse with the Agenda changes in previous releases. This is now all fixed and cleaned up. It should now work as expected, namely looking for free time slots of a given size in a doctors agenda. The following time slots are considered as unavailable and no longer suggested by the NAF:
The suggested appointment entry has been made visually distinct from existing appointments, so that it is easier to spot. The NAF dialog has been redesigned to be more intuitive to use, mainly when going forward and backward in time to seek for vacant slots (see below).
There is a new function button called Cyberlab LKT in the navigation bar of the Patient module:
Clicking on this button opens the Cyberlab LKT dialog. At the first connection the doctor needs to enter the login and password that he has received from Ketterthill. To subscribe to Ketterthill's Cyberlab service go to their inscription page at https://www.llam.lu/fr/accueil/inscription/. Only if the doctor uses his own GECAMed user he can enter, read and change his Cyberlab login and password. Users that have the “change Physician” privilege, e.g. secretaries who work for the doctor, can still have access to the doctor's lab results, but they can't copy, alter or delete the password.
Notice that you have to activate a chekbox in order to have your Cyberlab login information (login, password) saved, otherwise you need to enter it again at the next GECAMed connection. Deactivating the checkbox clears the login info in GECAMed. The same mechanisme has also been implemented for the MedLogin call from Laboratoires Réunis.
Clicking “OK” gives immediate access to the doctor's consultation Web page at Cyberlab LKT. This opens the standard Webbrowser, goes to Ketterthills cyberlab page, logs in the doctor and displays the result history of the selected patient, as identified by the patient's matricule. If the patient is unknown by Cyberlab, the following message is displayed:
The matricule is mandatory in a Cyberlab request, and lacking patient identification will result in a rejection of the request. The user can also enter the patient's matricule directly before sending it to Cyberlab.
Public release date: 5/7/2012
Pre-release date: 25/6/2012
This patch level release fixes a major bug in the database scripts which had an impact on the updater(1001), and also corrects the issue of wrong prescriptions for patients with void maticules (960). There are a couple more minor bug fixes. See below for the complete list.
There is a new function button called MedLogin in the navigation bar of the Patient module:
Clicking on this button opens the MedLogin settings dialog. At the first connection the doctor needs to enter the 50 character token he can generate on www.medlogin.lu after having subscribed and received his login from the Laboratoires Réunis. See the documentaion in french and in german on how to do so. The doctor's login, which consists of the first six digits of his personnal UCM-code, is already known to GECAMed (only the personal UCM-code counts, not the one used for billing, see Ärzteverwaltung). Only if the doctor is connected using his own GECAMed user he can enter, read and change his token. Users that have the “change Physician” privilege, e.g. secretaries who work for the doctor, can still have access to his lab results, but they can't copy, change or delete the token. If known, the order number can also be entered, so that only one single order is displayed.
Clicking “OK” gives immediate access to the doctor's personnal MyResults Web page of the Laboratoires Réunis. It opens the standard Webbrowser at https://medlogin.labo.lu/, logs the doctor in and displays the result history of his patients. If a patient is already loaded in GECAMed's Patient module, only the results for this particular patient are listed (the patient is matched using his matricule). If the order number has been entered, too, the corresponding test result is immediatly displayed in full.
Public release date (1.2.01): 28/2/2012
Pre-release date (1.2): 21/12/2011
This is the 2nd thematic minor release focusing mainly on the Agenda and the Waiting Room, but improvements and bug fixes in other modules have also been done.
The Labo Module had some serious problems to connect to the HealthNet Server and download lab results. This is now fixed and the Labo module is now fully operational.
A autocompletion feature was added to text areas (at the moment available in S.O.A.P. and prescription). By using special autocompletion commands you can save marked portians of a text (Ctl-Alt-A) and reuse them later (Ctl-Space).
This change is particularly important for support companies.
Beginning with Version 1.2.0 there will be an additional set of template parameters, the so called “bean parameters”. They allow more flexibility when it comes to modify and create printing templates. Those “bean parameters” are directly mapped to the basic data elements in GECAMed, from which new content can be built, independent from the old, pre-formatted template parameters. E.g., the printing of patient names can now be completely controlled in the template itself, while in earlier versions the names were pre-formatted and couldn't be customized. Moreover the GECAMed development Team guaranties the stability of the bean Parameters, i.e. their names and content will not vary between versions, which has actually happened with the old parameters.
See Druckvorlagen for the complete documentation of this new feature.
Pre-Release date: 24/11/2010
This patch release fixes, among other things, database compatibility issues between older GECAMed versions and the newer versions, starting with 1.1.01. A problem has been found when doctors use the represcribe function a lot. In older versions this function is broken and leaves void incident records and also produces prescriptions that are no longer visible in newer versions. Also performances can go down dramatically when loading and saving patients. Release 1.1.01 can even block completely if there are too many void incident records in the database.
In this release we added a 'Cleanup/Restore' maintenance function to get rid of void data entries and to restore the visibility of possibly hidden prescriptions. The function has to be started manually from the GECAMed client by an administrator user, from the admin menu.
A dialog window will pop up which guides the user through the 3-step clean-up operation that may take some time to execute, and allows to control and monitor its progress.
A couple other minor bug fixes and improvements have also been included. See below for the complete list
Pre-Release date (as 1.1): 15.06.2010
Public Release date (1.1.01): 24.09.2010
This is the first of a series of important releases with focuses on ergonomics, GUI standardization and uniform data entry & retrieval behavior. The main topic of this release is the patient module, with its subsequent consultation, prescription and history views. The user ergonomics of this module has been seriously reviewed, resulting in, as we hope, a much better and more intuitive usage of the management of a patient's health record.
Because of the importance of the changes an earlier pre-release version, 1.1, has been installed in a few cabinets to provide early feedback.
lots of bugfixes
Date: around 1.9.2009 (real date unknown)
See here fore the list of closed tickets:
Tickets of release 1.0.16
new linux (debian) installer easier-to-use windows installer
support for new CEFIP list
Update of the key-value and the changes of the UCM codes applicable since 01/03/2009