MacPractice, the company that brings full featured practice management and EHR tools to Apple computers is announcing the launch of the MacPractice MD, DDS, DC and 20/20 Clipboard iPad Apps that will simplify patient registration and leverage the efficiency of Apple’s iPad to save time and reduce the risk of data entry errors.
“In response to many requests from doctors’ offices to use the iPad for patient registration, we are pleased to announce yet another innovative way that MacPractice can streamline patient registration and reduce the risk of data entry errors for our clients,” MacPractice CEO Mark Hollis said when making the announcement.
According to Hollis, the data entered by new patients who complete and sign registration forms in the Clipboard App on the iPad, will be automatically incorporated into the patient’s account in MacPractice MD, DDS, DC or 20/20 v. 4.1 on the desktop. In addition, insurance information is easily accessible and can be reviewed by the office staff. As a result, MacPractice Clipboard Apps streamline the registration process, save paper and staff time and reduce the risk of data-entry errors due to illegible handwriting.
Additional benefits sited by Hollis include the fact that patients may also complete and sign HIPAA consent and release forms which are then associated with the patient in MacPractice Attachments on the desktop. This could prove to be a big time saver since patients can simply use the Clipboard Apps on the iPad to confirm or change registration information and provide new reasons for their current visit.
The iPad Apps are free to download from Apple’s App Store and to use with MacPractice for MacPractice support subscribers. Hollis also explained that while Clipboard is only available today with supplied forms, MacPractice will offer customized forms for MacPractice users in the near future.