LINCOLN, Neb., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MacPractice, Inc. announced plans to develop and release MacPractice EDU next generation dental school software and invited dental educators to participate in a North America Advisory Council. MacPractice is the developer of macOS native MacPractice DDS, MacPractice MD, MacPractice DC, and MacPractice 20/20 multi-discipline and multispecialty software and interoperating iOS native MacPractice Patient Check In, Clipboard and iEHR Apps for Apple's iPad.
MacPractice will demonstrate MacPractice DDS at the American Dental Association (ADEA) Annual Session in Long Beach, CA in Booth 240 on March 19-20. MacPractice invites educators to see MacPractice and speak with Mark Hollis CEO about MacPractice EDU. Besides MacPractice has also invited their partner Aqua Connect to demonstrate their ability to run MacPractice in a macOS terminal session in Windows, a capability that will be required by schools that adopt MacPractice while they transition from Windows to Macs, as 61% of companies of all sizes are doing in response their employees 73-80% preference for Macs.
MacPractice DDS has one of the highest user satisfaction percentages (92%) across several key criteria including return on investment, clinical, business, and overall satisfaction and was given the CR Choice designation in the March 2017 issue of the Independent Clinicians Report. The full report can be viewed on MacPractice.com.
Hollis said, "In the 30 years Patrick Clyne, MacPractice's president and cofounder, and I have developed, implemented, and supported macOS native software in dental practices, we've been asked many times about the possibility of using our software in dental schools, specifically in the dental clinic. We hesitated in the past because of the scalability of our products and the requirements for dental schools to have hundreds of simultaneous users. The fundamental architecture of an upcoming release in 2017 that will primarily benefit all 30,000 of our current users in small practices and practices with as many as 75 simultaneous users will also position us to overcome that limitation.
"MacPractice DDS is an excellent foundation upon which we intend to build the best dental school software. We have researched the market and have a cursory understanding of what is required to operate a dental school clinic that might not be present in an excellent practice management and clinical software like MacPractice, and we are issuing an invitation today to the dental school community to participate in a North American advisory council that will have the opportunity to provide input and collaborate with us to develop MacPractice EDU. Those that are interested should register at MacPractice.com."
There are certain features and capabilities of MacPractice DDS that make it particularly well-suited for use in a dental school. A partial list includes:
- Built in AES encryption of data at rest and in motion, AES encrypted and unique password as required by HIPAA to qualify for Safe Harbor in the event of a breach
- Next-generation tooth charting
- Charting and certified EHR for all dental specialties
- ICD-10 code mapping
- Dental and medical electronic claims submission and management
- Supports dental and medical disciplines in a single database
- Integrated DirectTrust secure messaging doctor - patient and doctor - doctor
- Integrated network efax
- Powerful, fully integrated word processor
- Built in digital imaging capture and viewing capability
- Numerous macOS native digital imaging options with major manufacturers of pan, ceph, cone beam, sensor and phosphor plate equipment and cameras
- Bridges to virtually every Windows imaging solution
- Online Registration and EHR Forms
MacPractice's 135 employees support 30,000 users in 30 countries, primarily in the US and Canada, and provide onsite and remote training as well as training in their national training center in the Haymarket in downtown Lincoln.
MacPractice Practice Consultants are full time field representatives who provide one-on-one sales presentations, installation and training services and on site consultation as needed. Most of them have more than 25 years of experience advising and working with doctors who prefer to use Macs, working exclusively with MacPractice. Their business is dedicated to servicing MacPractice customers and prospective customers.
"We've always known that using Macs in a doctor's office is a money-saving proposition because of quality, ease of use, dependability, etc., but we are very excited that IBM, which recently gave their employees the opportunity to choose their platform themselves, have concluded that PCs are 3X more expensive to manage than Macs," Hollis said.
To learn more about MacPractice, its products and services, and to see demos of MacPractice software in operation, please register at 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 first class support of best-of-class software, hardware, and associated services for physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and eye care professionals. MacPractice's products have achieved 2011 and 2014 ONC-ACB certification. MacPractice is one of the top 40 EHR vendor members of HIMSS EHRA (Electronic Health Record Association) that advises ONC, HHS and CMS. MacPractice is a Medical Economics' Top 25 EHRs.
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