This lesson provides detailed instructions for installing the SOAPware EHR to your system.
Before You Begin
Before installing SOAPware, update your system to make sure that you have the latest Windows Updates installed.
To update Windows, open Internet Explorer and browse to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
Before starting the SOAPware installer, log in to the computer using the Administrator account. If you do not have access to the Administrator account, please contact your Network Administrator.
If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, browse to install.exe located on the CD. Right click install.exe and select Run as Administrator. Once complete, double click install.exe.
To start the SOAPware installation, insert the SOAPware CD, Click Continue through the three information screens, and then Click Install SOAPware.
NOTE: SOAPware requires .Net 3.5 in order to run. If your system does not have the .Net 3.5 Framework installed, you will be prompted to install it.
Read the License Agreement
On the License Agreement screen, please read the license agreement. If you agree to the terms of the License Agreement, Select "I accept the terms in the license agreement" and Click Next.
If you do not agree to the terms of the License Agreement, Select "I do not accept the terms in the license agreement", and Click Next. The installer will exit, and you will not be able to install SOAPware.
Customer Information Screen
Destination Folder Screen
Login using the User ID administrator and the password soapware.
In the Server box type the IP address of your server or the server name of your server.
With an active internet connection, enter in the Site ID as provided with the SOAPware license.
Note that you can use the Windows shortcut keys to Copy (CTRL + C) and Paste (CTRL + V) into this box. Once the Site ID has been entered, Click Register.
If you enter the wrong Site ID, you will receive the following message, “Site ID specified is not valid. Please enter the proper Site ID or contact SOAPware Support for assistance.”
Once the site registration is complete, you will receive a message prompting you to setup providers for your site.
With an active internet connection, you will then be taken to the SOAPware Site Administration page.
This page contains all of the license information for your site.
Enter the appropriate information for the provider.
When the appropriate information has been filled in, scroll to the bottom of the page and make sure any appropriate modules you have purchased are checked off. The possible enhancements include:
SOAPware Faxing Service,
SOAPwareXChangeHL7 and the
Clinical Knowledge Module.
If you see any of these at the bottom, check them off if you would like this provider to use these modules.
Click Save & Close at the top.
The first time that SOAPware loads, you will be prompted to change the Administrator password. This is for security reasons.
To change the current password...
...type soapware into the Old Password box, the new password into the New Password box, and then the Confirm Password boxes. For added security, the password will be masked as it is typed into SOAPware.
DO NOT FORGET THIS PASSWORD!!!
WARNING: DO NOT LOSE THE ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD!!!
SOAPware, Inc. CAN NOT RECOVER LOST PASSWORDS!!!
When you have filled in the appropriate password information, Click OK. SOAPware will then load and the program will be ready for use.