MacPractice assists clients to ePrescribe for free

MacPractice, Inc., the leading Mac practice management and clinical applications company and developer of MacPractice MD, MacPractice DDS, MacPractice DC, and MacPractice 20/20 provides instructional assistance for MacPractice users to export their patient demographics to eRx NOW.

eRx NOW is a free internet-based electronic prescribing system provided by Allscripts, a member of the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI). eRx NOW stores prescription history, provides drug interactions and is accessible via the Internet on a computer, a PDA or a cell phone. Free training and support for eRx NOW is provided by Allscripts.

As a founding member of the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI), Allscripts offers the eRx NOW free electronic prescribing system. eRx NOW is an easy-to-use, web-based software solution that is safe, secure, requires no downloading and no new hardware.

In July, legislation was passed to increase payments made by Medicare to physicians who ePrescribe in 2009, and decrease payments to those who do not in 2010.

MacPractice will offer another ePrescribe solution in 2008 that maintains patient prescription history within the MacPractice MD, DDS, DC, 20/20 and MacPractice EMR/EHR.

“We are pleased to cooperate with the NEPSI initiative to improve healthcare in America by supplying doctors with a free solution for ePrescripting on a Mac, iPhone or any other Internet device.” said Mark Hollis, President and co-founder of MacPractice, in the press release.

Physicians, dentists, chiropractors and eye doctors are encouraged to view QuickTime demonstration movies of MacPractice software after registering at
2200 doctors’ offices have chosen MacPractice to provide their practice management software and technical support. MacPractice, Inc. also supports the use of DentalMac, MediMac, and ChiroMac for several hundred offices.

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 support of best-of-class Macintosh software, hardware, and associated services for physicians, dentists, and chiropractors.

More info here.

Source: MacPractice

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mac Doc” for the heads up.]


  1. I remember when Apple showcased a dentist on their Mac@Work site. His surgery was wall to wall 30 inch monitors running Keynote presentations – which were also interactive. The screens (in the waiting room) had news, weather and educational featurettes about about dental hygiene and the like.

    The receptionist booked appointments on an iMac, and the dentist himself had a PowerMac in his ‘office’ where he used an Cinema Display to show patients Xrays and live shots of the inside of their mouths…

    Wonder if he got people coming in just to check out the Mac hardware(!).

  2. @Andy…

    WOW…. Sounds like a very expensive dentist. I have a couple doctors and a dentist as clients. Most couldn’t possibly care less about which computer their practice uses and would happily take Macs, if Macs are the cheapest computer capable of running the cheapest software.

    They don’t give a crap about Mac vs. Windows.
    To them, it’s an irrelevant little box that holds patient records and doesn’t influence their success as a doctor in any way shape form or fashion.

    Every once in a while I run into a doctor that likes Macs, but even they don’t waste the money in their practice. They just slap the cheapest PC they can find on a desk, put the cheapest software on it, and sit the cheapest person in front of it, entering data.

  3. Gill Bates,

    I’m not sure – perhaps he had the good’ol ‘pull the tooth with the sting attached the door knob’ game…


    I do hope you’re spreading Steve’s Gospel as an Apple acolyte should, then. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”raspberry” style=”border:0;” /> Doctors and Macs go together – especially with those medical apps for the iPhone!

  4. Andy,

    “I’m not sure – perhaps he had the good’ol ‘pull the tooth with the sting attached the door knob’ game…”

    That makes me remember trying that with my sister. We saw it on ‘The Three Stooges’ and gave it a try. I don’t think I brained her with a wooden mallet though. Probably would have liked to. We fought like cats and dogs.

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