The specifications listed below are for up to five concurrent users, for larger clinics the specifications need to be established based on average server load.

Currently Topbar does not support deployment using Windows RemoteApps.

Whilst Topbar may function correctly, this is not currently an officially supported deployment scenario.

The Topbar database cannot be installed on a domain controller as Microsoft does not recommend installation of SQL Server on domain controllers. If your server is a domain controller, you will need to provide a different computer that meets the minimum specification to install Topbar.

Microsoft support link

 

Server

 

Item

Minimum

Recommended

Operating System

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit/Windows 7 64 bit or higher

Processor

Intel Core i3-2100/Core i5-2300/Core i7-920

or AMD equivalents

Intel Core i7-2600/Xeon E5502 or better

or AMD equivalents

RAM

8GB

16GB

Hard Disk

1GB

10GB

Monitor

 

 

.NET

4.6

2.0*

4.6

2.0*

SQL

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

 

 

 

Network

100Mbit

1Gbit

 

 

 

 


Client

 

Item

Minimum

Recommended

Operating System

Windows 7

Windows 10 64 bit

Processor

Intel Core i3-530/Core i5-750/Core i7-860

or AMD equivalents

Intel Core i3-2100/Core i5-2300/Core i7-920

or better or AMD equivalents

RAM

4 GB

8GB

Hard Disk

1 GB

1GB

Monitor

17" running 1080p

22" running 1080p

.NET

4.6

2.0*

4.6

2.0*

Network

100Mbit

1Gbit

 

*Windows 8 and newer and Windows Server 2012 and newer don't have .net 2.0 activated by default. This can be activated in the Windows Features settings by clicking the.NET Framework 3.5 box as shown below:

 

Topbar®


Pen CS Pty Ltd (PEN CS) have developed Topbar as an adjunct to the GP Clinical Desktop System to deliver useful tools and decision support information for the primary care sector at the point of care.
Topbar is designed to provide prompts and relevant information to all clinic staff based on the patients being seen and also those who are on the waiting list for the day. The user interface is minimalistic and allows the users to focus on the patient details and clinical information but provides important additional tools and information. Complete and accurate patient records are a key component of primary health care and Topbar assists all staff with this important aim.

 

Intended Audience

This document is for system administrators, IT support and users of Topbar. It covers the technical aspects of the installation of Topbar on the clinic server.

Glossary of Terms

 

Term

Definition

BP

Best Practice Clinical Desktop System

CAT4

PEN CS Clinical Audit Tool®

GP

General Practitioner

Help Desk

PEN CS Help Desk

CKD

Chronic Kidney Disease

CVD

Cardiovascular Disease

MBS

Medicare Benefits Schedule

MD

Medical Director Clinical Desktop System

Topbar

A decision support software tool by PEN CS