Update Blog

Inventory Control

Tracking supplies can be difficult, especially if you carry a lot of nutritional products. To help solve the problem, we’ve added two fields to our procedure codes to handle inventory count and reorder warning levels. We’ve tied this into transactions…

Remember When?

This is from our archives. I think 1985. Our first DOS version. It all fit on a 1.2 meg floppy disk. We originally developed this on a Kaypro machine that had a 10meg hard drive. The first installation was in…

Upgrade Nag, Letters Fix

HandyWorks will check this website to see if a later version is available. And if so, you’ll get a gentle nag! Procedure codes marked as Favorite are now preferentially sorted in transactions. Patient age calculation is improved in narratives. Diagnosis…

Patient Data Print-Screen, New POS

For some reason, msaccess does not allow a form printscreen to work in an expected manner. So we added a simple way to make that happen. In addition, we changed the behavior of the find box in patient data to…

Cleanup version

Refactoring code lets things run faster and smoother. And that’s what this update is about, plus a few more good quotes to entertain. So there are no “real” changes here, except a few minor touch-ups in places where, behind the…

Medicare date format changes to two digit years

For the last 17 years, Medicare insisted that all dates on a HCFA be PRINTED with 4 digit years. (Electronic claims are not affected.) But according to one of our users in Ohio, now they want ALL DATES to have…

Margin Settings Upgrade

Prior to this September update, if you had special margin settings for your reports, you would have to manually change them. From this point forward, HandyWorks will save these settings in a file on each machine. When a new upgrade…

Scrollbar issue in Office 365

In the August 18th, 2017 update to Office 365, Microsoft broke your scrollbar. Not even an apology. There are two options. Revert to an earlier version by following these steps or Wait for Microsoft to fix it with the next…

Database repair option

In the Main Switchboard, Click Add-Ins, Utilities and Repair HWDATA. You can try to repair the data when the calendar is running slowly. When Handyworks won’t open and you keep getting the message: “Point me to the location of your…

Duplicates merge perfected. Plus more.

Finalized the interface in the duplicate patient merge module. No longer is it possible to do it wrong! – Thanks Eve The “Authorized Through” report was asking for unneeded financial parameters (fixed) – Thanks Stu. The automatic quit after 3…