MIMS updates the medicines data each month with at least 150 changes to the product information each month. It is very important therefore that users of eMIMS ensure that they have the latest information at their fingertips.
We send an updated eMIMS DVD three times per year – April, August and December. However, in between these release the monthly updates are provided on this site.
Full instructions on how to update the eMIMS application are detailed below.
These downloadable eMIMS database updates include the latest changes to medicines information (including availability of new products, changed product information or deletions of product), new product images, CMI updates and updates to MIMS DrugAlert (our interactions checking program).
Update February 2017 to March 2017
Use this set to update eMIMS Classic that has already had the February 2017 update applied.
You must have the February data installed before you can apply the March 2017 update.
|Full Update||March 2017
updates February 2017 release only
Update January 2017 to February 2017
Use this set to update eMIMS Classic that has already had the January 2017 update applied.
You must have the January data installed before you can apply the February 2017 update.
|Full Update||February 2017
updates January 2017 release only
Update December 2016 to January 2017
Use this set to update the original December 2016 eMIMS Classic DVD data.
You must have the December 2016 DVD installed before you can apply the January 2017 update.
|Full Update||January 2017
updates December 2016 DVD release only
Note: eMIMS Classic must not be running while updates are being applied.
The Full Update is the equivalent to the Partial Update PLUS the CMI Only Update.
If you wish to apply the Partial Update initially then your system will function correctly. However, should you wish to print the CMI in PDF format (standard or small font) then your printout may not be of the most recent PDF. You should therefore apply the CMI Only update too.
Select your preferred update and save the file to a suitable location on your computer or network.
Once the setup file has been fully downloaded, run it by double-clicking on the file from Windows Explorer and follow the prompts. The update program will then complete and your eMIMS will be ready for use with the latest information available.
Network Mode: You need to run the downloaded update file on a computer that runs eMIMS (ie one of the workstations). As in all server image updates, you need to be sure that eMIMS is not being used by anyone else at the time you are applying the update.
For more information on installation and troubleshooting, go to the eMIMS Knowledgebase.
An error has been found in the pack descriptions for Cosentyx (secukinumab) from Novartis. A corrected listing can be seen here. This updated listing is also in the March 2017 downloadable update.