MacPractice (http://www.macpractice.com) — the developer of
MacPractice MD, MacPractice DDS, MacPractice DC, and MacPractice
20/20 — is collaborating with NewCrop, a provider of electronic
prescriptions, drug interaction and insurance formulary solutions.
In a release this fall, all MacPractice applications will delivered
with an extensive drug list, at no additional cost. In addition,
every MacPractice user will be permitted to use the NewCrop
Electronic Prescribing system, which is a web-based software
solution. This system requires no downloading and no new hardware and
is also available at no additional cost.
The interface between MacPractice and NewCrop eliminates redundant
data entry and retains prescription history in the patient’s clinical
record in MacPractice, according to Mark Hollis, President and
co-founder of MacPractice. Additional content including automated
allergy, drug information and review, herbals, managed care
formularies, drug interactions, and leaflets for patient education in
18 languages will be offered on a subscription basis. Managed care
connectivity, as an option, provides an all-doctor drug history.
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. The government is in the process of adding more
strenuous requirements, and MacPractice is collaborating with NewCrop
to satisfy those requirements, Hollis says.