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Dentists Can Use iPads With MacPractice DDS, Tooth Charting, Digital Radiography and Electronic Dental RecordsMacPractice Offers Assistance to Dentists for Patient Registration and Clinical Recordkeeping to Streamline Care, Save Time and Reduce Data Entry Errors (April 19, 2010)
LINCOLN, NE -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/10 -- MacPractice, the leading Apple developer of practice management and clinical software on Macs and iPhones for medical and dental offices, today announced the launch of new iPad integration solutions that allow dentists to use MacPractice DDS, DR (Digital Radiography/Photo) and EDR (Electronic Dental Record) on an iPad to leverage the efficiency and ease of use of Apple's latest innovation to streamline care, save time and reduce the risk of data entry errors.
"We've been overwhelmed with requests from dentists who want to use MacPractice DDS and MacPractice Endo on an iPad," said Mark Hollis, president of MacPractice. "The interface solutions we have tested make it possible for dentists to use this incredible device to chart existing conditions and treatment, enter visit notes and review x-rays and photos with a patient in the treatment room."
Besides qualifying its MacPractice iPhone Interface for use on the iPad, the new iPad interface solutions leverage collaborative technologies to make the total functionality of MacPractice DDS available on an iPad, including EDR, prescriptions and e-Prescribe, scheduling and more. The new MacPractice for iPad portal at www.MacPractice.com/iPad provides a complete guide to deploying and using the iPad with MacPractice.
Jonathan Ferencz, DDS, a prominent prosthodontist and clinical professor of prosthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry, used his iPad to show five patients their photos and x-rays in the dental chair.
"Four patients were so impressed that they scheduled appointments for suggested treatment," Ferencz said. "Were they moved by a clearer vision of their clinical condition and the obvious need for treatment? Or were they impressed with the exquisite display of the iPad and our technical prowess? Frankly, it didn't matter. My goal is to use the software and hardware tools available to enhance patient care, and that is exactly what is happening."
The MacPractice iPad interface enables dentists, hygienists, assistants and dental staff to:
Access MacPractice DDS from anywhere within the office with the iPad's portable, wireless, touch-screen interface. Using a remote desktop connection from the iPad to a Mac computer, dentists can have complete access to MacPractice DDS as well as all the native iPad functionality, untethered from the computer. Dental staff can easily carry all patient information from one exam room to another and use their finger or a stylus, plus an on-screen keyboard, to access the MacPractice database and add new patient data. If desired, data can also be entered by attaching a keyboard to the iPad or using the keyboard and mouse at the computer. Data is entered directly into MacPractice, eliminating the need to synchronize the iPad with the computer.
Access MacPractice from outside the office on an iPad. Full access to the complete MacPractice DDS system from anywhere with an internet connection makes it possible to view and update patient charts from home, a satellite office or anywhere.
Enable multiple users to simultaneously access MacPractice on a single computer from numerous iPads. Through collaboration with Aqua Connect, MacPractice for iPad allows multiple doctors to access the MacPractice system on a single machine at the same time, with local sound and audio support and built-in encryption that satisfies HIPAA guidelines.
"We are proud to offer this joint solution with MacPractice that delivers on the high expectations dentists have had since the announcement of the iPad," said Ronnie Exley, Vice President of Aqua Connect. "The ability to deliver Mac OS X desktops and MacPractice in its full functionality to the iPad has the potential to revolutionize workflow in dentistry."
Chart restorative and periodontal conditions and treatment on an iPad and review x-rays and photos with patients. Dentists, dental assistants, and hygienists who use MacPractice DDS may use the iPad's touch screen to chart examinations and review x-rays and photos with the patient in the treatment room. They can even provide patient education information and entertainment for the patient during procedures using native iPad applications.
Complete medical EMR questionnaires on an iPad. Office staff using MacPractice can create a customized kiosk for each individual patient with all of the forms required for the visit and hand the patient an iPad on which to complete health, social and other history forms. Upon completion, the forms will become part of the patient's record in MacPractice EDR.
Use an iPad for patient registration. Utilizing MacPractice's web interface, patients can register for appointments and procedures on an iPad and complete HIPAA forms either in the office or from home. This not only streamlines the registration process, saves paper and time, but also helps reduce the risk of data-entry errors due to illegible handwriting or typing errors.
For more information about MacPractice iPad solutions, visit the iPad portal at www.MacPractice.com/iPad.
MacPractice leverages Apple's legendary ease of use, stability and low-cost maintenance to create affordable, intuitive and flexible Mac-native software for doctors. The software, currently used in 3,000 doctors' practices, combines a state-of-the-art EHR/EMR solution with practice management tools in an easy-to-use, intuitive system that can improve patient care, efficiency and productivity. For more information about MacPractice solutions, visit www.macpractice.com.
About MacPractice, Inc.
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 doctors. For more information, visit www.macpractice.com.
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