This week MacPractice introduced MacPractice iPhone Interface 2.0, which allows medical professionals to access office records such as schedules and patient records, as well as calling or emailing patients directly. Version 2.0 has a revamped user interface, remote charge and planned treatment posting, reminders, updated security features, and referring doctor notes.
The company says that the iPhone application allows doctors to monitor patient and office information remotely—"from the hospital or the golf course," according to company information.
MacPractice iPhone Interface 2.0 requires offices to use the company's MacPractice MD, DC, DDS, or 20/20 applications. The company recommends a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for security reasons.
Doctors on rounds or visits can also send information about diagnoses and propose treatment plans from their iPhones, also, if they have also purchased the MacPractice HL7 Interface product.
Pricing for MacPractice iPhone Interface 2.0 is currently $800 for existing MacPractice owners, plus a $200 yearly charge for support and updates. The company offers a $300 discount when the iPhone application is purchased with MacPractice MD, DC, DDS, or 20/20.