updated 03:15 pm EST, Mon February 13, 2006
MacPractice v2.0 due Mar 1
MacPractice today announced that version 2.0 of its full-fledged healthcare practice management software applications are expected to ship on March 1. MacPractice MD for physicians, MacPractice DC for chiropractors, and MacPractice DDS for dentists, are full-fledged healthcare practice management software applications designed especially for Mac OS X for PowerPC and Intel. The software update will offer 20 completely new and enhanced abilities, including support for file attachments, scheduling, creation of multiple appointments, integration with third-party business applications, built-in reminders, improved help and tutorials, and better integration with Parliant's PhoneHerald phone software.
The new version of the practice management applications support the attachment of virtually any file, including an x-ray, photo, video, PDF, Word, Excel or any other file in native format to a patient's record. In addition, MacPractice supports a direct interface with Fujitsu's small footprint ScanSnap or any other scanner support by Mac OS X.
The software also offers a new feature for Scheduling Transparencies. The new tools can be used to lay a color-coded template with block times on top of a multi-resource MacPractice office schedule. Blocks can indicate provider, equipment or room availability, a certain procedure to be performed in that time block, etc.
Other new features include the ability to schedule multiple appointments for a patient at the same time, integration with MYOB or QuickBooks to send deposit ticket information and the ability for users to create a reminder for themselves or another to perform a task on a particular day. MacPractice Tutorial and Help now feature more than 400 QuickTime movies.
Introductory pricing for MacPractice software is available for a limited time. MacPractice MD starts at $2000, and MacPractice DDS and DC start at $1500 for a single-user license. Networked versions are an additional $500 per 5 users. Scheduling, EClaims and Perio Charting are available options for $500 each.
MacPractice software requires MySQL, which available from MacPractice for its clients for $250 per office, and a MacPractice software support and enhancements agreement.