Changes in Noah System 4

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.12.0 (build 4882)

  • Added: FIPS security compliance. FIPS is a set of security standards required by U.S. government installations
  • Added: The Noah Alert Dashboard, allowing hearing instrument manufacturers to communicate tele-health alerts in Noah System
  • Added: Service App Integration option, allowing HIMSA member companies to offer solutions that can exchange data from outside systems to Noah installations. This is required in order to support the Noah Alert Dashboard.
  • Added: Improved support for validating data in legacy formats.
  • Added: The default logging level in Noah is now set to DEBUG to provide more detailed logging level from the moment that Noah is installed.
  • Added: Noah System support the use of a Full SQL Server for the Activity logging.
  • FIXED: When resetting the database to "New database" and later importing a patient the patient session list can display fast data view contents from actions before deleting the database. (NOAH-777)
  • FIXED: In Noah 4.8 to 4.10, importing an nhax file a 4.7 database causes the database to grow each time it is imported. (NOAH-775)

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.10.1 (build 4587)

Includes a number of bug fixes and improvements for Noah compatible business system integration:

  • DatabaseTester doesnt check DateTime min and max for actiongroups (NT-49)
  • Remove "IsEqual" from data object. (NOAH-763)
  • Setting database interface in serversittings.xml must not require elevated rights (NOAH-753)
  • NoahConfig -lv options has never worked (NOAH-751)
  • Legacy validation must not be called for data format 0 (NOAH-750)
  • Noah Client fail to make an activity log due to an error in GetModuleName (NOAH-749)
  • Noah Server must not call functions on the database interface when initializing (NOAH-748)
  • GetUnboundActions do not work when using REST communication (NOAH-747)
  • Updating the globob.stg file using the 'UpdNoah.exe' is broken (NOAH-745)
  • It must be possible for Compatible Business Systems to use NoahConfig.exe to register the database interface without having elevated rights (NOAH-743)

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.10.0 (build 4585)

  • New Feature: Replaced the current networking infrastructure based on .Net Remoting with a REST based method, for more stable and robust network communication over both local (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). This means more reliable communication with remote offices, especially those with less stable networks.
  • New Feature: Includes a minor export security enhancement, providing the ability for professionals to make a note as to where the export data is going and what it will be used for.
  • Includes updated Audiogram Module, version 1.3.0 build 848 
  • Includes updated Noah Questionnaire Module version 4.7.0 build 412
  • Includes updated Noah 4 Journal Module version 4.6.1 build 274
  • Error Resolved:  Importing patient from nha format strips the audiogram action (717)
  • Error Resolved:  Slower performance when importing patients in 4.9.1 (680)
  • Error Resolved:  The Noah converter from impedance format 500 to admittance format 501 looses information - ResultOfReflexTest is lost (673)
  • Error Resolved:  In Noah 4.9 opening a patient with many actions can take a long time. (670)
  • Error Resolved:  Manual Backup from Noah Console states that backup is completewithout errors when it fact it is has not been done (424)

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.9.2 (build 4165)

  • Error Resolved: Converted audiogram cannot be stored in Noah. Errors in NoahAudiogramConverter.dll (687)
  • Error Resolved: The Legacy Audiogram Converter sometimes returns XML without a root element. Modules receiving invalid XML may fail. (681)
  • Error Resolved: Opening a large patient record takes a long time (670)

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.9.1 (build 4163)

  • The hearing instruments devices section now shows the latest hearing instruments instead of the oldest
  • Added fail safes for database upgrade scenarios (applies Noah 4 upgrades 4.7 and earlier)
  • Noah Mobile users will receive better messages if an incorrect username and/or password is provided

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.9 (build 4162)

  • New Feature: Option to integrate Noah User Administration with Windows Active Directory or Microsoft Azure Directory.
  • New Feature: Option to apply database level encryption. When applied by user, the entire database will be encrypted using a Microsoft solution.
  • New Feature: Option allowing Noah users to encrypt and password protect patient data exports.
  • Feature Enhancement: Major enhancements for Activity logging, including a new encrypted database for record storage, ability to manually archive and delete records, improved searching and greater log detail.
  • Security Enhancement: All open modules and the Noah Console must be closed before closing Noah System.  This has been implemented as a workflow safeguard, to help ensure that interactive user is aware that they are completely logged off of Noah.
  • Security Enhancement: When the Noah System GUI is closed then the user is logged off immediately. 
  • Security Enhancement: Noah 4 Modules limited to remove actions during the current calendar day
  • Security Enhancement: Noah Users are now prevented from editing actions created by another user.
  • Security Enhancement: To ensure the review and acceptance of the new Noah Mobile Data Processing Agreement, Noah Mobile functionality will be disabled for installations utilizing Noah Mobile Apps.  Noah users will need to re-enabled Noah Mobile and accept the Data Processing Agreement before proceeding.
  • Error Resolved:  The error message "This operation cannot be performed as one or more Noah Clients is connected to the Server" will no longer appear when attempting to create a new database
  • Error Resolved:  Noah System Audiogram preview correctly displays Audiogram format 502 additional masked points
  • Includes updated Noah 4 Questionnaire Module, 4.7.0 (412)
  • Includes updated Noah 4 Journal Module, 4.6.1 (274)

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.8.1 (build 3806)

  • Error Resolved: Converted audiogram cannot be stored in Noah. Errors in NoahAudiogramConverter.dll (687)
  • Error Resolved: The Legacy Audiogram Converter sometimes returns XML without a root element. Modules receiving invalid XML may fail. (681)
  • Error Resolved: Opening a large patient record takes a long time (670)

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.8 (builds 3804/3805)

  • Noah System 4.8 provides a new merge patient feature
  • The Microsoft SQL Compact database is updated to version 4.0
  • Includes Noah Audiogram Module v 1.2.1 which supports the entry of Tympanometry and Reflex data 
  • Noah 4.8 adds ability to search for patients using multiple patient categories
  • Updates to the handling of Noah log files, all log files deleted on upgrade to 4.8
  • Bugs fixes for WSI, Noah Mobile, and Fast Data View
  • Noah 4.8 supported on Turkish Window OS
  • Stability enhanced between Noah Server and Noah Client
  • DB Converter Tool for SQL Server is included with the Noah 4.8 installation
  • The list of running modules is available for modules
  • Module version available to other modules in Module API

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.7 (build 3189)

  • Fast Data View feature added
  • Noah Mobile enhancements and bug fixes
  • Security updates to Noah 
  • Questionnaire Module version 4.6.0.231 included with the Noah 4.7 installation, replaces old in module bar
  • The Noah 4 External Migration Utility has been removed from the Windows Start menu in Noah 4.7. The option to migrate Noah 3 settings and patient records using an .nmig file or an .mdb has not been supported since Noah 4.5
  • Enhancement to the Software Deployment system to allow workstations to be pointed to the Server via deployment software
  • Noah 4.7 uses Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6. The Noah installation will install this version of .NET if it is not present on the machine.

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.6 (build 2892)

  • This service release corrects Noah Mobile implementation issues for Noah compatible business systems. 
  • There is no need for your current users of Noah System 4.6.0 to upgrade to this new service release.

 

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.6 (build 2890)

  • Update to Noah Mobile so that browser-based Apps can communicate via LAN (CORS via LAN) 
  • Features to allow the inclusion of new Noah data types (e.g. Audiogram 503), formats and converters without requiring a restart of Noah services 
  • The automatic distribution of new Noah data types, formats, and converters to Noah workstations 
  • Bug fixes for many smaller issues, including: 
    • Basic module installer hanging on Windows 10 installations 
    • Incorrect message displayed when connecting newer client workstation to older server
       

 

 

Changes and fixed issues in Noah System 4.5.1 (build 2881)

  • Noah Mobile API development / business system developers may now set a call context to help determine where data requests should be routed
  • ValidateData on the Action class in the ModuleAPI throws an exception when Format Code is less than 500; this error impacts one known module saving Journal entries
  • Hearing instrument modules saving hearing aid selections in data standard format 500 are not shown in the Noah System > Devices section
  • New Noah System installations may have issues automatically downloading and installing the Noah license file at the end of the installation.
  • Introduces support for development and use of modules supporting the Inter Module Communication 2 (IMC2) protocol

 

 

Changes in Noah System 4.5.0 (build 2846)

  • Noah Mobile features providing operating system and device platform independence.  Member companies can now create Apps to work with Noah.  
  • Data standard functionality improvements. New/updated data standards can now be incorporated without the need to upgrade the version of Noah.
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5 is installed if not already present on the computer 
  • Noah System Client Workstation – Server version checking, added flexibility.  Version numbering X.Y.Z before Noah 4.5 has required X, Y, and Z to be the same on both Server and Client.  Now, only X and Y need to be the same.  This provides flexibility for minor updates to Noah (resulting in a new Z) without needing to update all computers at the same time.
  • Noah 4 Audiogram Module installed replacing NOAHaud 3.  Click here for more details.
  • Noah 4 Journal Module released in March of 2015 installed replacing previous versions. Click here for more details.
  • Noah System user names no longer case sensitive 
  • HIPAA Logging / Audit trail turned on by default 
  • In Noah 4.5 and later the location for the default Backup has changed from C:\Program Files (x86)\HIMSA\Noah 4\backup to C:\ProgramData\HIMSA\Noah\Backup\Database

 

Issues fixed in Noah System 4.5 (build 2846)

  • Fixed: “Database almost full” message despite plenty of space in database
  • Fixed: Memory management issues affecting a small number of Noah Servers running for long periods of time without restart. 
  • Fixed: Noah System ABC user can now be deleted 
  • Fixed: Memory management issues affecting a small number of Noah Servers. Click here for more information

 

Issues fixed in Noah System 4.4 (build 2280)

  • Users who integrate their Noah Installation with a Noah compatible business system using WSI (Web Service Integration) may receive an error 50108 when trying to resolve possible duplicate patient records.
  • IMC (Inter module communication) – a set of features using to help REM and Fitting modules communicate with each other has been improved between NOAH 3 and Noah 4 modules.
  • Full SQL Server integration / If your site is setup to integrate with Microsoft SQL server then following issues are addressed:
  • Bug updating to Noah 4.4 if an early version of the Noah 4 SQLCe to MSSql Migration tool was used
  • ‘Invalid Login’ error as a result of password field limit set to 20 characters
  • Integration with another business system using WSI (Web Service Integration) may have issues resolving potential duplicate patient records.
  • Text entered in the Patient Comments field does not wrap; the comment continues off screen
  • Error updating a patient name while a Noah 4 module is open
  • Noah update service does not disconnect from Noah Client when manually started
  • Wrong Audiogram symbols for insert phones tests for countries other than Denmark, Sweden, and Norway

Changes in Noah System 4.4.0 (build 2277)

  • Patient Categories
  • New Advanced Search options
  • user-customizable data fields
  • recent patient list
  • Noah Info Channel
  • sort function for patient list
  • new options for customizing the Noah report
  • support for patient photos

Issues fixed in Noah System 4.3.0 (build 1937)

  • This build corrects an issue for Noah installations on 64-bit systems and Windows 8. These installations may experience problems running IMC (Intermodule Communication) after you install or update a module. 

Issues fixed in Noah System 4.3 (build 1936)

  • Support for Windows 8
  • Improvements and fixes to WSI features
  • Fixed issue: Advanced search for hearing loss does not search format 500 audiograms (4706)
  • Fixed issue: Noah 3 modules cannot register to support format 500 actions. (4719)
  • Fixed issue: When patients are imported via web services interface there are some missing update events. (4721)
  • Fixed issue: When upgrading a Noah 3 server only to Noah 4, the Software update feature is not enabled automatically (4727)
  • Fixed issue: Noah GUI always opens in mixed view even if the user changes to list or detailed view before closing Noah (4728)
  • Fixed issue: Searching for a patient in Noah is no longer case sensitive when using an SQL server database (4756)

Issues fixed in Noah System 4.2 build 1751

  • fixes an issue for those using web services integration. If your customer already has Noah System 4.2 build 1750 and does not use web service integration then there is no reason to update to build 1751.

Issues fixed in Noah System 4.2 patch 1750

  • Problem saving actions from a module. In some cases when a module saves an action Noah will fail. This happens in certain situations if the patient data has been updated prior to saving a new action. Installing this patch ensure that Noah client handles the action and session list correct also after editing patient data.
  • When a client PC returns from a suspend or sleep state it has been observed that actions are saved on another patient than intended. Installing this patch ensure that Noah System database interface is updated and saves actions on the correct patient.
  • When a client PC returns from a suspend or sleep state it has been observed that the client in some situations loses connection to the Noah server after a little while.

Issues fixed in Noah System 4.2 patch 1749

  • Problem saving actions from a module. In some cases when a module saves an action Noah will fail. This happens in certain situations if the patient data has been updated prior to saving a new action. Installing this patch ensures that Noah client handles the action and session list correct also after editing patient data.
  • When a client PC returns from a suspend or sleep state it has been observed that actions are saved on another patient than intended. Installing this patch ensures that Noah System database interface is updated and saves actions on the correct patient.

Issues fixed in Noah System 4.2

  • The software update is by default enabled to search for updates. (4523, 4573, 4680, 4598, 4519, 4570)
  • Implemented anonymous usage statistics logging
  • Updated end user license agreement (4663)
  • Searching for birth date is now possible (4456)
  • Improved Patient data confidentiality (4622, 4623)
  • Improved network tester utility (4631, 4290)
  • When importing data with unknown or inactive users now are kept inactive (4558)
  • Noah Console Database information now handled SQL server connection correct (4581)
  • GUI changes and improvements (4678, 4599, 4673, 4346, 4401)
  • Translation changes (4625)
  • Changed Noah 3 import field mapping for some countries (4597, 4648)
  • Importing of patient data in csv file now supported (4633)
  • User levels handling improved (4693, 4593, 4525 4591, 4578)
  • Login system now handles incompatible Noah Server with correct message (4464)
  • Noah Journal uninstallation can be done after Noah uninstallation (4574)
  • Installation stops if another business system is installed (4515)
  • Noah can handle if PC enters sleep mode (4405, 4654)
  • Updated Audiogram symbols for some countries (4652)
  • Patient status and Gender visible in patient browser (4420)
  • Migrating large (>4GB) Noah 3 database is now possible (4536)
  • When upgrading from a previous Noah 4 version the Journal module is also upgraded (4601)
  • Noah 4 installation can be done with expired demo license or server unavailable (4572, 4667)
  • Importing data when using manual numbering prompt for patient number when needed (4548, 4547)
  • Importing data with hidden actions fixed (4566)
  • Backup of Noah configuration files are performed automatically (4675) 

 

Issues fixed in Noah System 4.1

  • When importing nhax file can result in duplicate sessions (CQ4374)
  • Importing fitting action with .nhax format miss the DevTypeCode (CQ4444)
  • Import and merge logic has been updated with best score rules (CQ4545)
  • Patient setup data not included in .nhax import (CQ4550)
  • Module window can be “displayed” outside the screen after beeing minimized (CQ4438)
  • Login issue where the internal configuration settings are lost (CQ4477, 4569)
  • Patient data setup can be accessed by non administrator user (CQ4525)
  • Migrating a Noah 3 database with errors will fail all migration (CQ4575)
  • Migrating from Noah 3.5.2.2120 fails (CQ4534)
  • Noah GUI persistence issues (CQ4537)
  • Connecting to a Noah client pc with remote desktop connection Noah console fails to launch (CQ4304)
  • A number of error messages has been updated (CQ4464, 4327)
  • Internet update feature updated (CQ4410, 4460)
  • Network performance and Network test tool improved (CQ4381)
  • Noah Console GUI reworked (CQ4373)
  • Added functionality in the Noah Console Database details (CQ4320)
  • Added functionality to the Noah Console on the server Clients connected (CQ4322)
  • A number of translation issues (CQ4505, 4502, 4507, 4370, 4422, 4436, 4316)
  • Client Server connection issues (CQ 4325)
  • When closing a Noah 3 module the user is not always prompted to save data (CQ4171)
  • Hidden actions are displayed in the session list (CQ4501)
  • License update functionality improved (CQ4411)
  • Patient fields status and gender not visible in patient browser (CQ4420)
  • Printing an action group from the session list fails (CQ4426)
  • The Noah module container may be left open if a module does not disconnect properly (CQ4447, 4482)
  • Importing actions with .nha file may truncate the action description (CQ4449)
  • Version number in About box must display correct product version number (CQ4466)
  • Journal module print handler added (CQ4474)
  • In Noah Console HIPAA log using the Copy feature fails (CQ4476)
  • When using software update Noah can be closed (CQ4487)
  • Unknown users are imported with .nhax import (CQ4546)
  • The text “Select a patient… “ in welcome banner should be clikable (CQ4338)
  • Switch journal entry do not prompt the user to save data (CQ4328)
  • Rearrange menu for Noah 2 module installation (CQ4323, 4455)
  • Highlighting patient in the patient list is not correct when clicked while module is open (CQ4494)
  • Date control for entering birth date must be enhanced (CQ4342)
  • Configuration wizard must be available in the Windows start menu (CQ4349)
  • Menu colors changed for better view (CQ4364)
  • Printing from session browser is not possible if a module is open (CQ4428)
  • Restart service should warn the user (CQ4451)