i.Business Magazine MacPractice Review

by Carmine De Santo

When it comes to managing your medical practice you have dozens of options to choose from. From managing patients to office hours to communication you must have a system in place that is reliable and built for your needs. However, what if you run your practice around the Mac OS X platform? Well, we have a solution for you and it's bigger than the software itself. MacPractice, started in 2004, is built solely around what the client needs. They listen. They support. They understand what it takes to be successful in the medical industry including hardware, connectivity, consulting, training and marketing. Bottom line is that MacPractice is committed to their customers and the end product proves it.

MacPractice offers a number of software packages based around different disciplines. MacPractice MD is the Mac Medical software, MacPractice DDS is for dental, MacPractice DC is for chiropractors and MacPractice 20/20 is for optometry. All built on the same industrial grade platform insuring that the user focuses more on practicing and less on computing.

Let's dive into the feature set of MacPractice MD, their flagship product. This software is focused on the way you work. It meets your agenda with scheduling software that works and looks the way you expect. Creating a paperless workflow is important for data collection and consistency throughout the office. Billing is a breeze that reduces errors and unnecessary modules that many competitors require – its all built in. The built-in manager system works to generate claims, statements and collections for bulk tracking. Simplicity is the key to MacPractice putting patient care at the top of the list. Integration with with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) makes it easy to use electronic forms and develop any type of template. It's a truly the CMR for the medical world and it works on a Mac! Security is paramount when it comes to patient records. MacPractice uses robust encryption and network transport technology to insure that data stays in your hands, not someone else's.

MacPractice offers on-site training with their MacPractice Practice Consultants. Each consultant is highly trained in installation and operation, which is vital when you are starting with a system you are unfamiliar with. The great thing about their training is you only have to purchase the amount of hours that you need. They do also offer free mini-classes on a weekly basis that are presented over the web. Each class focuses on a specific feature or product and allow for Q&A at the end of each session.

MacPractice has also developed stand-alone applications for the iPad and iPhone. Those apps include Patient Check In, Clipboard App, iEHR and of course a VNC that will tie directly into your MacPractice MD software so you can continue to use the system wherever you are.

We can't think of a better software solution for a Mac based medical practice. Look no further than MacPractice and bring your efficiency up to speed. You won't regret it. With the finest customer service and training you will be up and running in no time.