“When Apple’s iPad first appeared medical professionals worldwide quickly adopted it to replace bulky case notes and poor PM systems,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “Now there’s a new trend of doctors migrating to Macs in their practice, with help from the newly-updated MacPractice practice management software for Macs, iPads and iPhones.”
“4,000 medical practices already use Apple technologies at their surgeries, mostly running MacPractice practice management and clinical software for Macs, iPads and iPhones which provides them with the tools they need to run their practice,” Evans writes. “The software was updated today to meet the stringent regulatory demands of US medical, including secure HIPAA-compliant communications and faxing tools, integrated online patient services and more.”
“Dr. Darryl Roundy observes: ‘Five years ago [before deploying Macs in his practice] everything was disjointed, we had MRIS in one place, X-rays in another – MacPractise combines them all,'” Evans writes. “Reliability is key, Roundy says: ‘In the five years I’ve had Macs in the office I’ve never had to rebuild a system, I’ve never come across a virus in the wild… I look at colleagues using PCs and they are spending thousands just making their PCs work properly.’ You’ll find similar user recommendations from across the growing US Mac using medical community.”
Much more in the full article here.
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