updated 10:05 am EDT, Fri September 21, 2007
MacPractice 3 uses MySQL 5
MacPractice has released MacPractice 3, its new server-based physician practice management application that uses MySQL 5 Enterprise to support a slew of new features. MySQL 5 Enterprise also lays the groundwork for future releases of MacPractice EMR and MacPractice DR in October, as well as MacPractice Tooth Chart in the first quarter of 2008, according to the company. The update enhances MacPractice's interface to maximize the use of screen real estate, and adds a treatment plan ledger to MacPractice DDS to support phases as well as scheduling of phases of treatment. Drag-and-drop functionality eases the process of creating temporary and permanent treatment plan options. The company offers software for medical doctors (MD), dentists (DDS), chiropractors (DC), and ophthalmologists as well as optometrists (20/20).
MacPractice 3 separates accounting from patient attachments, allowing users to back up transactions to a .Mac account separately from photos, x-rays, scanned documents, and files. MacPractice clients looking to update receive MacPractice 3 and MySQL 5 as an update covered by the annual support and updates contract, according to the company.