MacPractice Gen 10

MacPractice operates on any Mac meeting minimum MacPractice and macOS requirements and runs optimally on recommended configurations.

Data Entry Server • Data Entry
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System macOS Sierra (10.12), High Sierra (10.13) and Mojave (10.14) - hetero or homogeneous network
Processor m3, i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i5, i7, Xeon,
8th-generation i3
i5, i7, Xeon
8th-generation i3
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i7 quad-core iMac,
Mac mini 2018
Memory (RAM) 8 GB 8 GB or greater 16 GB 16 GB or greater
Storage (HD/SSD) 128 GB (HD/SSD) 128 GB SSD or greater 512 GB (HD/SSD) 1TB SSD or greater
Graphics Card

AMD, Intel Iris, ATI, or NVIDIA graphics card is recommended for computers that use Imaging or Digital Radiography.

(Mac mini 2018 graphics has not been tested)

Network

Gigabit Ethernet recommended. Fast, reliable 802.11ac Wi-Fi required for iPad and Macs not connected via Ethernet. Multiple Wi-Fi devices may be required to provide adequate and reliable service in some offices.

MacPractice Gen 9

MacPractice operates on any Mac meeting minimum MacPractice and macOS requirements and runs optimally on recommended configurations.

Data Entry Server • Data Entry
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System macOS Sierra (10.12) and High Sierra (10.13) - hetero or homogeneous network
Processor m3, i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
m3, i5, i7, Xeon i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i7 quad-core iMac
Memory (RAM) 8 GB 8 GB or greater 16 GB 16 GB or greater
Storage (HD/SSD) 128 GB (HD/SSD) 128 GB SSD or greater 512 GB (HD/SSD) 1TB SSD or greater
Graphics Card

AMD, Intel Iris, ATI, or NVIDIA graphics card is recommended for computers that use Imaging or Digital Radiography

Network

Gigabit Ethernet recommended. Fast, reliable 802.11ac Wi-Fi required for iPad and Macs not connected via Ethernet. Multiple Wi-Fi devices may be required to provide adequate and reliable service in some offices.

MacPractice Gen 7

MacPractice operates on any Mac meeting minimum MacPractice and macOS requirements and runs optimally on recommended configurations.

Data Entry Server • Data Entry
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System macOS El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12) and High Sierra (10.13) - hetero or homogeneous network
Processor m3, i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i5, i7, Xeon i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i7 quad-core iMac
Memory (RAM) 8 GB 8 GB or greater 16 GB 16 GB or greater
Storage (HD/SSD) 128 GB (HD/SSD) 128 GB SSD or greater 512 GB (HD/SSD) 1TB SSD or greater
Graphics Card

AMD, Intel Iris, ATI, or NVIDIA graphics card is recommended for computers that use Imaging or Digital Radiography

Network

Gigabit Ethernet recommended. Fast, reliable 802.11ac Wi-Fi required for iPad and Macs not connected via Ethernet. Multiple Wi-Fi devices may be required to provide adequate and reliable service in some offices.

Processor - iMac or Mac mini 2018 with a minimum quad-core processor recommended for the MacPractice Server/Data Entry for the best performance. However numerous practices do use an older Mac mini for their MacPractice Server, even though they are only dual core, and some practices use Mac Pros. FYI, industry benchmarks indicate the 7th-generation i7 Kaby Lake processor in current iMacs is faster than the Xeon processor in the current Mac Pro. And benchmarks for the 8th generation i3, i5, and i7 Kaby Lake processors in the Mac mini 2018 are even faster.

FYI, industry benchmarks indicate the i7 Kaby Lake processor in current iMacs is faster than the Xeon processor in the current Mac Pro.

Memory (RAM) - Check Apple's support site for upgradeability for older iMacs Mac Minis, or Mac Pros .

Calculate RAM needed on a Server/Data Entry Mac or Data Entry Mac sufficient for MacPractice plus any other software you intend to use simultaneously.

Of current Macs, only the 27" iMac and Mac Pro are upgradeable after purchase. The Mac mini 2018 is also upgradeable, by Apple.

Storage (HD/SSD) - An internal Solid State Drive (SSD) in place of a hard drive can improve application performance and make backing up faster. (Caution: Some MacPractice clients with larger data files and clients who wanted to partition have experienced problems with fusion drives on pre-2017 models).

Offices with large data files should consider a RAID system, which can be used to minimize downtime in the event of a drive failure.

Replace your PC Server with a Server • Data Entry Mac, Eliminate IT Expenses - MacPractice does not require a dedicated $6-10,000 PC Server with an antiquated $800 Windows Server Operating System, 3rd party encryption software and/or hardware, ant-virus, anti-ransomware/malware software, and expensive IT services.

Unlike most PC Servers, your MacPractice Server can also be used for for data entry.

On the contrary, your MacPractice Server may require a few $100s greater investment than your other Data Entry Macs. It uses the same free macOS with free updates, built-in virus and malware protection (including ransomware) and full disk encryption. MacPractice also features built-in encryption for your data at rest and in motion as required to qualify for HIPAA Safe Harbor in the event of a breach. 95% of MacPractice users who attended 2017 MacPractice Users Conference do not retain IT support, and spend no more than a few $100s for IT services in any given year.

MacPractice Patient Check In, Clipboard, and iEHR Apps for iPad

Model Year iOS 12 iEHR Clipboard Check In
iPad 2010
iPad 2 2011
iPad (3rd Gen) Early 2012
iPad (4th Gen) Late 2012
iPad (5th Gen) 2017
iPad mini Late 2012
iPad mini 2 Late 2013
iPad mini 3 Late 2014
iPad mini 4 Late 2015
iPad Air Late 2013
iPad Air 2 Late 2014
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 2015
iPad Pro (10.5-inch) 2017
iPad Pro (9.7-inch) 2016
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd Gen) 2017
iPad Pro (11-inch) (3rd Gen) 2018
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd Gen) 2018
MacPractice Interfaces for iPad/macOS/Windows and iPhone
iPhone iOS 9, 10, 11, 12
iPad iOS 9, 10, 11, 12
macOS Safari
Windows Safari (in-testing)
MacPractice Gen 10

MacPractice operates on any Mac meeting minimum MacPractice and macOS requirements and runs optimally on recommended configurations.

Data Entry Server • Data Entry
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System macOS Sierra (10.12), High Sierra (10.13) and Mojave (10.14) - hetero or homogeneous network
Processor m3, i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i5, i7, Xeon,
8th-generation i3
i5, i7, Xeon
8th-generation i3
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i7 quad-core iMac,
Mac mini 2018
Memory (RAM) 8 GB 8 GB or greater 16 GB 16 GB or greater
Storage (HD/SSD) 128 GB (HD/SSD) 128 GB SSD or greater 512 GB (HD/SSD) 1TB SSD or greater
Graphics Card

AMD, Intel Iris, ATI, or NVIDIA graphics card is recommended for computers that use Imaging or Digital Radiography.

(Mac mini 2018 graphics has not been tested)

Network

Gigabit Ethernet recommended. Fast, reliable 802.11ac Wi-Fi required for iPad and Macs not connected via Ethernet. Multiple Wi-Fi devices may be required to provide adequate and reliable service in some offices.

MacPractice Gen 9

MacPractice operates on any Mac meeting minimum MacPractice and macOS requirements and runs optimally on recommended configurations.

Data Entry Server • Data Entry
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System macOS Sierra (10.12) and High Sierra (10.13) - hetero or homogeneous network
Processor m3, i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
m3, i5, i7, Xeon i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i7 quad-core iMac
Memory (RAM) 8 GB 8 GB or greater 16 GB 16 GB or greater
Storage (HD/SSD) 128 GB (HD/SSD) 128 GB SSD or greater 512 GB (HD/SSD) 1TB SSD or greater
Graphics Card

AMD, Intel Iris, ATI, or NVIDIA graphics card is recommended for computers that use Imaging or Digital Radiography

Network

Gigabit Ethernet recommended. Fast, reliable 802.11ac Wi-Fi required for iPad and Macs not connected via Ethernet. Multiple Wi-Fi devices may be required to provide adequate and reliable service in some offices.

MacPractice Gen 7

MacPractice operates on any Mac meeting minimum MacPractice and macOS requirements and runs optimally on recommended configurations.

Data Entry Server • Data Entry
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System macOS El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12) and High Sierra (10.13) - hetero or homogeneous network
Processor m3, i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i5, i7, Xeon i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i7 quad-core iMac
Memory (RAM) 8 GB 8 GB or greater 16 GB 16 GB or greater
Storage (HD/SSD) 128 GB (HD/SSD) 128 GB SSD or greater 512 GB (HD/SSD) 1TB SSD or greater
Graphics Card

AMD, Intel Iris, ATI, or NVIDIA graphics card is recommended for computers that use Imaging or Digital Radiography

Network

Gigabit Ethernet recommended. Fast, reliable 802.11ac Wi-Fi required for iPad and Macs not connected via Ethernet. Multiple Wi-Fi devices may be required to provide adequate and reliable service in some offices.

Processor - iMac or Mac mini 2018 with a minimum quad-core processor recommended for the MacPractice Server/Data Entry for the best performance. However numerous practices do use an older Mac mini for their MacPractice Server, even though they are only dual core, and some practices use Mac Pros. FYI, industry benchmarks indicate the 7th-generation i7 Kaby Lake processor in current iMacs is faster than the Xeon processor in the current Mac Pro. And benchmarks for the 8th generation i3, i5, and i7 Kaby Lake processors in the Mac mini 2018 are even faster.

FYI, industry benchmarks indicate the i7 Kaby Lake processor in current iMacs is faster than the Xeon processor in the current Mac Pro.

Memory (RAM) - Check Apple's support site for upgradeability for older iMacs Mac Minis, or Mac Pros .

Calculate RAM needed on a Server/Data Entry Mac or Data Entry Mac sufficient for MacPractice plus any other software you intend to use simultaneously.

Of current Macs, only the 27" iMac and Mac Pro are upgradeable after purchase. The Mac mini 2018 is also upgradeable, by Apple.

Storage (HD/SSD) - An internal Solid State Drive (SSD) in place of a hard drive can improve application performance and make backing up faster. (Caution: Some MacPractice clients with larger data files and clients who wanted to partition have experienced problems with fusion drives on pre-2017 models).

Offices with large data files should consider a RAID system, which can be used to minimize downtime in the event of a drive failure.

Replace your PC Server with a Server • Data Entry Mac, Eliminate IT Expenses - MacPractice does not require a dedicated $6-10,000 PC Server with an antiquated $800 Windows Server Operating System, 3rd party encryption software and/or hardware, ant-virus, anti-ransomware/malware software, and expensive IT services.

Unlike most PC Servers, your MacPractice Server can also be used for for data entry.

On the contrary, your MacPractice Server may require a few $100s greater investment than your other Data Entry Macs. It uses the same free macOS with free updates, built-in virus and malware protection (including ransomware) and full disk encryption. MacPractice also features built-in encryption for your data at rest and in motion as required to qualify for HIPAA Safe Harbor in the event of a breach. 95% of MacPractice users who attended 2017 MacPractice Users Conference do not retain IT support, and spend no more than a few $100s for IT services in any given year.

MacPractice Patient Check In, Clipboard, and iEHR Apps for iPad

Model Year iOS 12 iEHR Clipboard Check In
iPad 2010
iPad 2 2011
iPad (3rd Gen) Early 2012
iPad (4th Gen) Late 2012
iPad (5th Gen) 2017
iPad mini Late 2012
iPad mini 2 Late 2013
iPad mini 3 Late 2014
iPad mini 4 Late 2015
iPad Air Late 2013
iPad Air 2 Late 2014
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 2015
iPad Pro (10.5-inch) 2017
iPad Pro (9.7-inch) 2016
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd Gen) 2017
iPad Pro (11-inch) (3rd Gen) 2018
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd Gen) 2018
MacPractice Interfaces for iPad/macOS/Windows and iPhone
iPhone iOS 9, 10, 11, 12
iPad iOS 9, 10, 11, 12
macOS Safari
Windows Safari (in-testing)

MacPractice users can find System Requirements and hardware recommendations in MacPractice Help.

MacPractice Third-Party Compatibility Lists

MacPractice MD, DC, 20/20 MacPractice DDS