Lincoln, Neb.-based MacPractice on Thursday announced Beta releases of
MacPractice DDS and
MacPractice DC, office management applications aimed at physicians, dentists and chiropractors, respectively. The company expects to send the software to pre-selected Beta testers during December and ship final versions in the first quarter of 2005, with scheduling, EStatements and EClaims due to be added the following quarter.
The first 3,000 users who purchase telephone support for MediMac, DentalMac or ChiroMac — predecessors to the MacPractice applications that members of the company developed and still provide support for — will be able to upgrade to the new software for free. The initial releases of the MacPractice programs will include patient and insurance billing, reports and word processing, with plans to produce a PC client that will allow physicians, dentists and chiropractors to integrate the software with Windows applications and hardware.
MacPractice also noted that modules scheduled to be released in 2005 include integration with handheld devices, medical and chiropractic imaging, tooth charting and digital radiography. The company did not announce pricing nor system requirements.