Medicare Online / Eclipse CCOS Bridge

Clinical Computers will be rolling out a new version of the CCOS Medicare Online / Eclipse module. This new module is based on a 64 bit architecture and will be fully compatible with the latest generation of the Medicare API. We will soon be getting in touch with each of our customers using CCOS on 64 bit Windows to plan the release.
For those customers using 32 bit Windows, no upgrade will be required.

Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft is currently offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 their latest operating system. If you are still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 we would like to suggest that you might want to lock-in that free upgrade even if you are not ready to upgrade yet. Once locked-in you can then upgrade when ready at a later date. After July 29, unless you have locked-in the upgrade, a Windows 10 licence will cost around $150 to $200.
Please contact your regular IT services providers for additional information and help to go through this locking-in the free upgrade process.
Please note that we are not recommending that you upgrade to Windows 10 at this stage. If you wish to upgrade you should discuss the implications with your regular IT services providers.
Please also note that we have been running CCOS on Windows 10 for the last five months and have not experienced any significant issues. Were you to upgrade to Windows 10, please give us a call first to help you ensure a smooth transition.

Security and ransomware

As highlighted recently in the media, there has been a significant upsurge in Ransomware attacks such as the Cryptolocker, which encrypts the victims’ files, rendering them completely unusable and in some cases demanding a ransom (see more information here).

These attacks are becoming more advanced and it is commonly accepted that it is no longer good enough to rely on single point of failure backups and anti-virus programs. These viruses are capable of bypassing the latest virus definitions and knocking out backup software, as well as scanning the network for backups and corrupting them. We strongly recommend that you get in touch with your IT equipment providers to ensure you have the most up to date protections (periodic backup, off-site copies, cloud solutions, disaster recovery protocols, etc.)

In the event you became victim of such an attack involving CCOS, please contact your IT providers as well as Clinical Computers (02) 9387 7122