iPad app streamlines patient registrationJanuary 2, 2013
MacPractice, the leading Apple developer of practice management and clinical software for doctors’ offices that use Macs, iPhones and iPads, announced the launch of the MacPractice Clipboard 4.2 App for iPad and iPad mini, which works with MacPractice MD, DDS, DC and 20/20 desktop practice management and clinical software to streamline patient registration for U.S. users.
The MacPractice Clipboard 4.2 App leverages the efficiency and ease of use of Apple’s innovative iPad and iPad mini to eliminate paper and redundant data entry by patients and staff, save time and reduce the risk of data entry errors. MacPractice Clipboard 4.2 also enables doctors’ offices to use customized template forms for the first time.
“The MacPractice Clipboard 4.2 App pre-fills patients’ forms for verification and completion by them on the iPad or iPad mini,” said Mark Hollis, MacPractice chief executive officer. “Patients register, provide intake information and their medical and social history, sign release forms, and take their own photo, all using Clipboard. Once patients review a summary of what they have entered and are satisfied, they tap a button on the screen to automatically send all their information into the office’s MacPractice software…. Patients love that Clipboard eliminates the necessity of providing the same information multiple times to the office. Staff love that Clipboard eliminates redundancy for them as well and enhances their productivity by making it possible for patient-entered data to be sent directly from the iPad into the patient’s record in MacPractice on their desktop…. Now that doctors’ offices can use template forms customized by MacPractice specifically for their practice in addition to standard templates and a growing library of primary and specialty practice templates, every US practice can benefit from using MacPractice Clipboard 4.2.”
When new patients enter data and sign registration and HIPAA consent and release forms in the MacPractice Clipboard App, the information is automatically incorporated into the patient’s account in MacPractice MD, DDS, DC or 20/20 on the desktop system.
Clinical data, such as health histories, medications, allergies and social and family histories, as well as the reason for the current visit, are collected and stored within MacPractice.
Office staff can review insurance information, and established patients can update their own information to ensure the practice has their most current data.
MacPractice plans to release a version of MacPractice Clipboard for its international users in 2013.
The MacPractice Clipboard 4.2 App for iPad and iPad mini can be downloaded for free from Apple’s U.S. App Store. MacPractice MD, DDS, DC and 20/20 users pay a $200 annual support fee to enable their MacPractice software to work with MacPractice Clipboard 4.2, a charge that should quickly be offset by the time savings, elimination of duplicate entry and paper and error reduction benefits the App delivers.