MacPractice Develops First Healthcare Practice Management Applications for Mac OS X

MacPractice, Inc. today announced the first three healthcare practice management software applications designed especially for Mac OS X: MacPractice MD for physicians; MacPractice DDS for dentists; and MacPractice DC for chiropractors. Among the many powerful features of these releases are integrated accounting, patient and insurance billing and tracking, patient follow up (recalls for dentists), prescriptions, medical and 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," said Mark Hollis, President and Director of Client Relations.

"Apple has a very strong presence across the medical field, and healthcare practices globally are increasingly choosing the power, ease of use and stability of Mac OS X to drive their business," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're excited to see MacPractice uniquely leverage innovations in Mac OS X to deliver next generation practice management tools."

These latest releases also feature robust reporting for all aspects of a practice. Doctors can click a referring practitioner's name and instantaneously view all the patients referred, their charges and payments. A billing manager can click an insurance plan and instantaneously see all the patients covered by that plan. Another click immediately displays all of the office's receivables. What once took hours to produce is now instantly available with MacPractice MD, DDS, and DC.

MacPractice 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.

Recently MacPractice invited the thousands of Macintosh developers to leverage the MacPractice SDK, due in the second quarter, to provide more complete, empowering health care solutions for doctors.

MacPractice utilizes MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with over 6,000,000 active installations worldwide. Many of the world's largest organizations -- including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA -- are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL for business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.