PACKMAN produces printed foils, labels and signing sheets for the production of medication packs. Patient profiles store packaging histories and provide an easy way to produce a batch print of foils and labels.

PACKMAN is distributed as both a stand-alone application or an application that is integrated with Healthlinks Dispensing so patient profiles can be integrated with a dispensing history.

Getting Started #

This chapter lists everything you need to get started. This includes the minimum system requirements you need to use PACKMAN, as well as starting PACKMAN and logging in.

QuickStuff #

Read this chapter if you want to get started without delay. It consists of the quick steps required to complete common PACKMAN tasks. Explanatory notes and task variations are included in the following chapters.

Overview #

Read this chapter if you are new to Windows 95 or Windows 98 and PACKMAN. You will learn how to use the:

  • PACKMAN screens
  • Menus
  • Online Help system.

Setting Up #

Read this chapter to learn how to further customize PACKMAN, set patient profile defaults and set up printers.

The Organisers #

Read this chapter to learn how to use the Organisers. It shows you how to make changes to existing data and how to add new patients, doctors, pharmacists, and medical institutions.


This chapter shows you how to use the PACKMAN work area to create new profiles, maintain existing profiles and print foils and labels.

Reports #

This chapter shows you how to use PACKMAN to create lists and reports on your patients and medical institutions.

Field Descriptions #

This chapter provides a description of every field on all PACKMAN screens, such as Defaults, Patient Details, Doctor Details, etc.

Reference #

This chapter has been included to provide a convenient mode of reference.
It includes lists of:

  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • CALs
  • SIGs
  • Allergy and medical condition codes
  • Menu commands.