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Features in QEDT Version 3

TAPI-Enabled

QEDT is now TAPI enabled, specifically for use in Windows XP. Easier setup and use, with no port/modem selections - QEDT simply uses the Windows modem. (For Windows 98 and older OS environments, see Legacy Options below.)

More Duplicate Filename Management

Files downloaded from OHIP's EDT service can have duplicate filenames. Not only do OBEC reports use "RESPONSE.TXT" repeatedly, but other files such as claims error reports can repeat a filename in some circumstances. QEDT now incorporates generic handling of all duplicate filenames in downloads.

Multi-user Capability

QEDT customers managing more than one OHIP GONet account can set up unlimited additional, multi-user versions of QEDT. If you need to use multiple GONet accounts, you register each one (for a lower fee than the main QEDT registration) and you are provided with a multi-user version of QEDT for each one. See more multi-user information.

OBEC Features

OBEC (Overnight Batch Eligibility Checking) file transfers are supported. You can use the QEDT menu to upload an OBEC file to the OHIP EDT OBEC service, and to download all files waiting for you (OBEC and other). Or you can use the AutoOBEC feature.

QEDT's AutoOBEC feature enables one-click OBEC uploads in office hours (8 a.m. until 4 p.m., the OHIP daily deadline for OBEC uploads), and allows unattended overnight downloads (e.g. for daily OBEC RESPONSE.TXT and other files).

AutoOBEC

OBEC RESPONSE File Management

Direct Dial to OHIP EDT Server

QEDT uses the direct dial method to connect to the OHIP EDT server in Kingston. This connection provides much faster service than connecting through Datapac, and costs less for many users, depending on their long distance rates. Connecting through Datapac is no longer supported in QEDT3. (For Datapac access, see Legacy Options below.)

Multiple-File Uploads

QEDT enables multiple-file uploads. Users requiring this feature can simply put the files they need to upload in their Outbox directory (either claims or OBEC files, not both together), and when they choose the desired type of upload, Claim or OBEC, QEDT will upload every file in the Outbox.

Facilitated Upgrade

When you install QEDT version 3, it looks for setup information from QEDT version 2, or from QEDT "original", and automatically copies it (version 2) or offers to copy it (original) for you. This smoothes your upgrade, saving you from re-selecting your Terminal settings and re-entering your GONet and other user ID information.


QEDT Features

Click on this interactive screenshot to explore QEDT features.
QEDT Screen

QEDT BASIC FUNCTIONS

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTATION

All documentation for QEDT is on this web site (www.quillfire.com/qedt).

The names "QEDT3" and "QEDT" both refer to QEDT version 3, unless QEDT2 or the QEDT "original" version is specified.

INSTALLATION

To install QEDT3:

  1. Download the QEDT3 installation zip file (QEDT3setup.zip) to an empty directory (preferably) or to your Windows Desktop. To install QEDT3, open the zip file and run Setup.exe.
  2. Before installing, close other programs. QEDT3 Setup creates the QEDT3 program directory (under your Program Files directory, or in another location you can choose) and installs QEDT3 in that directory. Using the default QEDT3 directory is recommended. If you have QEDT2 or QEDT original installed, QEDT3 installs and runs independently (but does not run simultaneously). You can remove the older version of QEDT later, using Add/Remove Programs in your Windows Control Panel.
  3. Note: If you see a "File Download - Security" dialog warning that setup.exe is from an "unknown publisher", click Run to continue. QEDT is not "digitally signed. If you see a "Version Conflict" dialog about a file being copied that is older than the file on your system, keep your version of the file.
  4. You may now create directories for your QEDT3 upload/download and log files. (This can also be done after first running QEDT3, but should be done before connecting for your first EDT session.) Almost any name and location can be used for these directories, but the following are recommended. Under the QEDT3 program directory (or in another location of your choice), create the following 5 sub-directories:

RUNNING QEDT3

After installation, you can run QEDT3.EXE, e.g. using the Start button, Programs | QEDT3 (the default Start menu location). The first time QEDT3 runs, it may open the setup dialogs for the terminal and your EDT settings, unless it was able to copy those settings from QEDT2 or QEDT original setup information you may have had.

Terminal: Normally, you should be able to use the defaults. EDT requires VT-100 terminal emulation. A good font is Terminal 6 pt. bold, if available on your system. When you change font settings, your QEDT terminal window will re-size according to the font size.

EDT: Enter the GONet user information according to your GONet account.

When you enter your GONet setup info the first time, there is no password entry recorded yet, so the "Current Password" field must be blank, to match with the "previous" (blank) entry.

The Password dialogs use standard password security measures, requiring you to enter your current password before allowing you to change your password, and to enter your new password twice. Note that the Password dialogs mask your entries for security. You will not see your passwords in QEDT, so be sure to write them down each time you change them (as required periodically by GONet) and keep them in a safe place.

Note that whenever GONet requires you to change your password, you must change it on-line while connected to GONet, then change it in your EDT setup before your next on-line session.

Select a File Transfer Protocol appropriate for your hardware-software configuration and according to MOH EDT technical requirements (see the MOH EDT User Manual). Zmodem is the default.

Set your File Locations according to the directories you created for this purpose: Inbox, Checked, Outbox, Sent, Log.

Set the maximum size of your session log file (autolog.txt). When the log file grows larger than the maximum size selected, it will automatically be saved with an incrementing suffix number, and a new file started, when QEDT next opens. You may want to delete old Autolog files.

AutoOBEC: to have QEDT automatically direct dial EDT and run an upload or download session at a certain time each day, check the AutoOBEC checkbox and select a time on the 24-hr. time slider bar. Adjust the time in 1-hr. increments by clicking the slider, and in 1-minute increments with the left/right arrow keys. To use QEDT AutoOBEC you simply run QEDT with AutoOBEC checked, and at or after the selected AutoOBEC time, QEDT will run either an OBEC upload or (general) download session, uploading any OBEC files from the Outbox to the EDT OBEC service, or downloading any files to the Inbox. (Note: if you choose a time between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., you will be warned that GONet schedules system maintenance during those hours on Sundays.)

If the current time is from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (the OHIP daily deadline for OBEC uploads), AutoOBEC prompts you to upload an OBEC file, then runs an OBEC upload session if you confirm. If no OBEC file is found in the Outbox, QEDT warns you and stops the session. From 4 p.m. to 8 a.m., AutoOBEC runs a download session without prompting. Note that if you run QEDT with AutoOBEC activated between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m., you should be ready for AutoOBEC to run a download session without prompting, since it will start the session after either 1 second (e.g. after checking the AutoOBEC check box), 5 seconds (default), or 60 seconds (second day of QEDT running), depending on the circumstances.

If QEDT is left running continuously with AutoOBEC enabled, it performs one AutoOBEC session per 24 hour period, at the session time you have selected. Each time QEDT is opened, or the AutoOBEC checkbox unchecked and checked, AutoOBEC is reset to perform a session that day (until midnight).

At the end of an AutoOBEC session, QEDT logs off from GONet, then hangs up, and displays a prompt informing you that the session is finished.

View Files: opens the QEDT Files dialog to view/open/print (with Notepad, if available) your QEDT data files, and to move files from your Inbox folder to your Checked folder. (You might want to print batch/error reports, but probably not claim submission, older Autolog, or RA files, which can be quite large.) When there are files in your Inbox, the text on the View Files button will be bolded. Note that QEDT automatically creates a directory named "testq30" under your Inbox directory, for managing duplicate filenames in downloads.


QEDT FUNCTIONS

Menu items:

File

Edit

Setup

EDT

Communications

Help

Controls:

Legacy Options

QEDT3 is not designed for use in a "legacy" OS such as Windows 98 or older. If you require an installation in a Windows 98 or older OS, or if you require Datapac access to EDT, please e-mail qedt@quillfire.com for options.

TROUBLESHOOTING

If you suddenly have problems using OHIP's EDT service, and you have not made any changes in QEDT, the source of the problem may well be in OHIP's EDT service itself (which does malfunction occasionally), not in QEDT or your QEDT setup.

To test for correct functioning of OHIP's EDT service independent of QEDT's automated features, you can use QEDT to manually log on to the EDT server (with the Communications menu, Manual Dial), manually use the GONet menus, and perform manual uploads/downloads (File menu, Manual Upload/Manual Download).

If you have problems logging on to GONet, test the logon procedure manually by using the QEDT Communications | Manual Dial feature. You will need to follow the instructions provided by MOH for manual logon. If your logon does not work manually, it will not work in QEDT either.

If a "runtime" error message appears, note the number, then click OK and allow QEDT to close. Then restart it.

If you see an error message with no description when running QEDT, please compare it to this index of error messages.

55 - File already open
57 - Device I/O error
58 - File already exists
61 - Disk full
67 - Too many files
68 - Device unavailable
70 - Permission denied
71 - Disk not ready
74 - Can't rename with different drive
75 - Path/File access error
76 - Path not found
482 - Printer error

If you wish to e-mail a description of the circumstances and the runtime error number, if any, to qedt@quillfire.com, we may be able to trap for the error in a future version.

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