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    Recently aquired a windows based PMR system. However would like to keep the old PMR which is on mediphase. Transfered it onto the new hard drive but will not start. Any ideas or help?
    Medicine man

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    Mediphase

    Originally posted by dhimant View Post
    Recently aquired a windows based PMR system. However would like to keep the old PMR which is on mediphase. Transfered it onto the new hard drive but will not start. Any ideas or help?
    Medicine man
    Didn't your new supplier offer a data conversion?
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      Transfering Mediphase

      The PMR details were transferred onto the new system however not ALL details and drugs and owings,etc were included. Hence to be able to view history I would like to be able to access old records by keeping Mediphase 'active' on the new hard drive.

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        Mediphase...

        Originally posted by dhimant View Post
        The PMR details were transferred onto the new system however not ALL details and drugs and owings,etc were included. Hence to be able to view history I would like to be able to access old records by keeping Mediphase 'active' on the new hard drive.
        Right, I get the idea.
        Sorry can't be much help, although at your own risk you could try to use the install disks and then recover your very last backup.

        Only alternative is to keep your old system operating until you have worked all the owings through and built up enough history on the new system.

        If your old system is still working do this with a KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) switch would let you switch between the new and old systems so you wouldn't need two of everything in the dispensary.

        There is no data standard for PMR-drug history records, and therefore moving from one system to another is a pain, but you already know that.
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          Originally posted by dhimant View Post
          The PMR details were transferred onto the new system however not ALL details and drugs and owings,etc were included. Hence to be able to view history I would like to be able to access old records by keeping Mediphase 'active' on the new hard drive.
          I think Mediphase is dongle protected and wont work on your new machine, however I might be wrong.

          Are you trying to run it from a DOS prompt and which of the bat files are you attempting to open?

          Jeff

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          • #6
            Mediphase

            Originally posted by Jeff View Post
            I think Mediphase is dongle protected and wont work on your new machine, however I might be wrong.

            Are you trying to run it from a DOS prompt and which of the bat files are you attempting to open?

            Jeff

            If you have transferred to Rx Systems, isn't that just like mediphase?
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            • #7
              Yes Rx is very similar to Mediphase but it is useful to be able to access old records in Mediphase. Also when Rx is down you can continue with Mediphase.
              Last edited by dhimant; 14, December 2006, 09:15 PM. Reason: spelling error

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              • #8
                Re: Transfering Mediphase

                Originally posted by dhimant View Post
                Recently aquired a windows based PMR system. However would like to keep the old PMR which is on mediphase. Transfered it onto the new hard drive but will not start. Any ideas or help?
                Medicine man
                MediPhase is the simplest program to get working and it is not protected with any dongle. Let me know what you mean by "will not start" I'm guessing you have moved over to XP. All you have to do is change the DOS settings in XP to allow Legacy apps to work.

                Do This:
                goto C:\Windows and [right click] a file called "_default" to access the properties. In properties select the memory tag and change all the settings to AUTO. This wont hurt any other programs.

                Next you need to tell XP how to handle DOS based programs. Edit the file: C:\Windows\system32\Config.nt (You can cut and paste this into the run dialogue in windows. ) at the bottom of the page add or change the following: FILES=200

                There you go.. all working but you will need to wind the date back if your licence has expired. I could jimmy that but I would loose my job. )~
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                  Re: Transfering Mediphase

                  Welcome - you sound like a computer genius!
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                    Re: Transfering Mediphase

                    Years and years in the pharmacy retail sector. Specialising in IT and pharmacy solutions. MediPhase takes me back a few years. Love this stuff.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Transfering Mediphase

                      I still think mediphase is the best system out there as a pretty rugged, easily handled labelling system.

                      I think deep down one of the reasons I'm giving up locuming is because Alliance Boots are switching to $%^^&£$TT%£^UYY%$&%HTW Nexphase!
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                      • #12
                        Re: Transfering Mediphase

                        I agree, there is very little I don't know about MediPhase. However etp, mur's, change in operating systems etc. kinda put MediPhase to bed. NexPhase development started around six years ago in India using VB6 programming code. This is now very outdated and wasn't really intended for database applications unlike FoxPro or Delphi.
                        Still we are where we are, hundreds of pounds of development later it would be a strong person to put their hands up and say "we got it wrong" and find an alternative product.
                        Don't give up yet. The boot's offering since the merger may bring some pleasing changes to the situation faced in the Alliance Boots branches.
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                          Re: Transfering Mediphase

                          Originally posted by KJShier View Post
                          Don't give up yet. The boot's offering since the merger may bring some pleasing changes to the situation faced in the Alliance Boots branches.
                          Press the "bypass" button to begin labelling - and warnings on separate labels!
                          At least there's time for a coffee while it tries to confirm patient identity with the master database.

                          It might be better with ETP though.

                          Jeff

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                          • #14
                            Re: Transfering Mediphase

                            Has always puzzled me why the govnmt etc keeps trying to reinvent the wheel. Surely MSAccess or similar should be the base for any database system. My accounts are on Sage which I am sure uses Access as its foundation. I believe CFH has been plagued by NIH syndome. (Not invented here) See this frequently in Govnmt procurement problems eg Nimrod.

                            Of course we are not as bad as the French.
                            johnep

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                            • #15
                              Re: Transfering Mediphase

                              Originally posted by johnep View Post
                              Has always puzzled me why the govnmt etc keeps trying to reinvent the wheel.
                              I'm afraid the gov's only involvement is to make the use of an computer based system within a pharmacy compulsory. What it is or uses as its foundation is down to the company who wrote the program.

                              NexPhase uses MS SQL which is one of the better offerings. Its not the storage medium that causes the problems, its the presentation. This truly is a case where you can shoot the messenger not the message.

                              NexPhase loads a obscene amount of data into memory on load time then doesn't leave itself any for the program to run in. You need a powerful high spec computer to run it on. Mediphase uses less than 500k and gets what it needs when it needs it.
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