MacPractice DDS 5.1 Announced with Best of Class Dental Charting Dental Industry Firsts Include Fully Integrated Secure, HIPAA Compliant Communications Including Online Patient Services

December 19, 2014, Lincoln, NE - MacPractice previewed MacPractice DDS 5.1 at the Greater New York Dental Meeting earlier this month. Many new and enhanced features will be delivered with v.5.1 in Q1 2015, including dental specific, best of class enhancements in all clinical charting and imaging functions and industry first, fully integrated secure, HIPAA compliant communications services for doctors and their patients.

The leading Mac OS native dental software, current MacPractice DDS 5 as well as v.5.1 are compatible with Yosemite and Mavericks and interoperate with MacPractice's iOS 8 compatible Patient Check In, Clipboard, and iEHR Apps for iPad as well MacPractice Interface for iPad and MacPractice Interface for iPhone.

"We've studied the competition carefully and listened to our client advisors, and we believe MacPractice 5.1 will feature the best dental charting in the market. We are going to release 5.1 a little differently. Early in the Q1 we will offer 5.1 with many new features and services, so our clients can benefit from them immediately. Over the following several months we will 'flesh out' 5.1 with incremental electronic downloads, providing for greater and greater functionality and productivity," said Mark Hollis, MacPractice co-founder and CEO.

"MacPractice DDS is the only dental software today making it possible for patients to use iPads to enter their own data into their record and for dentists and hygienists to review patient generated data, visit notes, photos and x-rays with them. With MacPractice 5.1, dentists can avoid expensive web services contracts. They can have superior online solutions at lower cost, with superior practice management software integration and support, and with functionality that can only be provided by their practice management software developer."

MacPractice's Clinical Abilities, which are in the process of being rewritten with the input of dentists who use MacPractice DDS, include Perio Chart 2, Restorative Chart 2, and DR 2 (Digital Radiography/Photo). Scheduling has been rewritten to boost speed and performance in the office, especially for remote offices.

With the introduction of MacPractice 5.1, MacPractice sets a new standard for integrated practice communications. Besides integrated faxing and HIPAA secure messaging, MacPractice plans to provide every service available from third parties to its users at a lower cost and with tighter integration and greater security, along with web services not available from any other vendor. Planned services for early 2015 are:

  • Doctor-Doctor collaboration, 256 bit encryption, utilizes Direct Project
  • Doctor-Patient communication, 256 bit encryption, utilizes Direct Project
  • Patient Portal with ONC/CMS certified functionality and secure messaging
  • patients can view, download and transmit clinical documents
  • patients can review demographics and request corrections
  • patients can see who has accessed their files and when
  • Online Registration with EHR Forms- discrete data directly in MacPractice
  • Appointments- patients can view appointments, confirm, request changes
  • Online Schedule- patients can schedule their own appointment
  • Online Statements- patients can review charges and pay online
  • Online Surveys- patients say what they think, practices can publish results

Avoid HIPAA penalties of up to $50,000 per incident (e,g, per single noncompliant email or text) in 2015, which is being called "The Year of Audits", by using HIPAA Compliant, secure communication services offered in MacPractice software properly.

For practices that don't already have a web site, MacPractice even offers to host and create a one-page site for $10 monthly. MacPractice has added practice management reports requested by dentists and will continue to do so, at no additional cost to all users. MacPractice DDS will continue to work with Lighthouse 360, Demand Force and other web services. MacPractice's preferred vendor for phone, text, and/or email patient reminders is AutoRemind, which is tightly integrated with MacPractice including automatic appointment status updates. MacPractice has partnered with Transworld to provide in-application collection services superior to those offered by a web service that cannot write back to MacPractice.

Many other new features in MacPractice 5.1 include integrated fax, HIPAA secure messaging doctor-to-doctor as well as patient and doctor, ICD-10 capability, and government prescribed data security.

Purchasers of MacPractice DDS 5 receive $500 off or $1000 off for an EHR "trade-up" until December 31, 2014! And a free upgrade to 5.1, of course.

MacPractice DDS MU 5.0 is ONC-ACB 2014 Edition Certified, and MacPractice will maintain certification for MacPractice DDS MU 5.1.

With 30 years of Mac experience, 30,000 MacPractice users in 4,000 practices, 120 corporate staff in their recently expanded 30,000 square foot facility, and 40 full time MacPractice Practice Consultants in the field, MacPractice is the leading Apple developer of OS X and iOS native software for dentists who prefer to use Macs, iPads, and iPhones. Local representation, training and installation of MacPractice is available in the US, UK and Australia. MacPractice products are used in 31 countries, and developed and supported in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

Visit to learn more about the company and the software they develop, and to hear what dentists who use MacPractice are saying in testimonial videos about their experiences. See why MacPractice is the leading software for providers who prefer Apple technology by registering to view any of the numerous product demonstration videos available.

About MacPractice: MacPractice, Inc. is a client centric practice management and clinical software development firm, comprised of highly experienced and caring individuals, dedicated to the development and support of best-of-class Macintosh software, hardware, and associated services for physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and eye care professionals. MacPractice's products have achieved 2011 and 2014 ONC certification. MacPractice is one of the top 38 EHR vendor members of HIMSS EHRA (Electronic Health Record Association) that advises the ONC, HHS and CMS. MacPractice is a contributing member of Commonwell Alliance. MacPractice is one of Medical Economics' Top 50 EHRs in 2014 and is a signer of the EHR Vendor Code of Conduct.

Contact: Mark Hollis, CEO of MacPractice, Inc.

(212) 683-2224