updated 08:55 am EDT, Wed April 13, 2005
MacPractice today announced three designed especially for Mac OS X, including MacPractice MD for physicians, MacPractice DDS for dentists, and MacPractice DC for chiropractors. The software features integrated accounting, patient/insurance billing/tracking, patient follow-up (recalls for dentists), prescriptions, medical/dental imaging, and powerful to-do functions. "MacPractice MD, DDS, and DC feature many modern accounting features Macintosh doctors have been awaiting for years, such as line item accounting, the ability to group procedures by incident and to separate patient from insurance responsibility. These are only the first of many features and new innovations that MacPractice has in store for its users." All three applications are now shipping for Mac OS X.
The latest releases also feature advanced reporting for all aspects of a practice. The company says that doctors can click a referring practitioner's name and instantaneously view all the patients referred, their charges and payments, while a billing manager can easily see all the patients covered by a particular plan or view all of the office's receivables.
The MySQL-based MacPractice application also permits the doctor to see a snapshot of a patient at a visit, and view their clinical images. Documents in PDF or native format may be stored with a patient record, or with a payment entry (a convenient way to file an explanation of benefits). Future plans include the integration of MacPractice software with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and digital radiography solutions, according to the company.