HealthLink Messaging Client

The following are strongly recommended when using the HMS Client:

  1. The HMS Client is best installed on the same server that runs the clinical or practice management system it interacts with. This includes sharing the same storage.
  2. Allow adequate server resources for both the clinical system and HMS Client to share. Please refer to your clinical system requirements and HMS Client system requirements for guidance.
  3. Ensure your HMS Client is the latest version for best security and performance.
  4. Ensure the server is running on a supported Windows or Macintosh operating system version. Windows Server or a dedicated Macintosh server are strongly recommended.

Software Requirements for HMS 6.8

The HMS Client 6.8 requires a software environment consisting of one of the listed supported operating systems:

Operating System

Windows

Windows 10 (64 bit)
Windows 2012 Server
Windows 2012 Server R2
Windows 2016 Server
Windows 2019 Server

MacOS

Announcement soon

Certification coming soon

Windows

Windows 11
Windows Server 2022

Operating system versions that are no longer supported by the provider cannot be supported by HealthLink.  This is for security and maintainability reasons.

Although the HMS Client may run on such operating system versions, HealthLink cannot provide support if the service encounters a problem.  HealthLink’s recommendation will be to upgrade the operating system if this scenario is encountered.

Hardware Requirements for HMS Client 6.8

The HMS Client provides two major areas of functionality:

  1. Transfer of messages (e.g. Referrals) via a file interface. Ideally, the HMS Client is on the same server as the clinical system it interacts with, including sharing storage.  Network shared file locations are not recommended.
  2. HealthLink Quantum web component services, which include:
    • Provision of web-services integration for message exchange with reporting or clinical systems.
    • The online forms service which enables form access via a web browser (embedded in a reporting or clinical system).

Windows OS

Standard Messaging + Web Services and/or Online Forms

CPU

Adequate for shared server

Memory

4+ GB RAM (available for HMS Client)

Disk

6+ GB storage (available for HMS Client)

Resolution

1024*768

Network

Internet access (with at least 5 MBit/s downstream and 1 MBit/s upstream)

Practitioner’s Workstation for rendering of Online Forms in Browser

CPU

Adequate for a workstation

Memory

4+GB RAM

Resolution

1680*1050

Browser

Clinical system supported browser

 

MAC OS

Standard Messaging

CPU

Adequate for shared server

Memory

6+ GB RAM (available for HMS Client)

Disk

6+ GB storage (available for HMS Client)

Resolution

1024*768

Network

Internet access (with at least 5 MBit/s downstream and 1 MBit/s upstream)

 

For more information, please download the HealthLink Messaging System for Windows 6.7.3 installation guide.