SOURCE: HealthWare Corporation

November 14, 2006 10:00 ET

iDental™ Certified for ITRANS™ in Canada for Next Generation Electronic Claims Submission; Announces New Appointment

LINCOLN, NE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- HealthWare Corporation, the developer of iDental™ for Macintosh OS X, has announced that it has been certified for ITRANS by Continovation Services, Inc., on behalf of the Canadian Dental Association. ITRANS Claim Service is the state of the art electronic claims submission system for Canada and members of the Canadian Dental Association, using the power of the Internet. Prior to the introduction of ITRANS, Canadian dentists submitting claims electronically were only able to use CDAnet, a dial-up solution using modems. ITRANS utilizes the Internet, and provides a faster and more stable solution for the future for electronic claims in Canada.

IDental is the only Macintosh-based dental software application to ever receive the critical ITRANS certification in Canada. iDental was the first OS X dental application to be localized for Canada, and was released in May of 2006.

ITRANS improves service to patients and reduces administrative costs through capabilities such as "first-time right" insurance claims. Users can securely transmit patient information such as x-rays and attachments to other practitioners and to ITRANS-ready insurance carriers. Additionally, ITRANS meets and/or exceeds the requirements of even the most stringent privacy legislation. More information is available at

Michael Edwards, President of HealthWare Corporation, was the founder and CEO of HealthCare Communications, the original developer of DentalMac, MediMac and ChiroMac for Apple operating systems. Over 7,000 practices around the world were automated with applications from HealthCare Communications from 1984-2000.

Edwards noted that "This is the most concentrated effort yet to provide state of the art Macintosh OS X healthcare software for the country of Canada, and certification for ITRANS provides a huge leap forward for us and for Canadian dentists."

Edwards also announced that Troy Spracklin, President of HealthWare Systems Canada, Inc., has been appointed as Director of International Sales for HealthWare Corporation (USA). HealthWare Corporation has over forty Value Added Resellers (VARs) in the United States, the UK, and Central America.

Spracklin is also owner of Switch Computers, one of the most successful Apple resellers in Canada, and Techappia, a master distributor of value acquisition products to Apple dealers across Canada. He has over fifteen years experience as a Consultant to both Apple and PC clients nationwide.

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Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Michael Edwards
    President & CEO
    HealthWare Corporation
    Email Contact
    Fax 402-477-5566 and

    Troy Spracklin
    HealthWare Systems Canada, Inc.
    Email Contact
    Fax 604-542-9668