SOURCE: Spring Medical Systems

May 07, 2008 10:00 ET

Spring Medical Systems and MacPractice Partner to Provide Solution for Mac-Based Medical Practices

Practices Can Now Manage All Clinical and Business Data in One Integrated System

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - Spring Medical Systems and MacPractice, Inc. announced today that a new HL7 compliant interface is now available for Spring Medical's SpringCharts EHR and the MacPractice MD practice management system (PMS). Now, for the first time, this new interface provides seamless data integration between the clinical (EHR) and financial (PMS) systems in a Mac medical office. This enables better data consistency within the practice and dramatically reduces redundant data entry and errors.

The SpringCharts/MacPractice solution is a significant development for medical offices that depend on Apple Macintosh computers as their technology platform of choice. Macs continue to gain market share among businesses, with sales up more than 32 percent in 2008 according to market researcher Gartner Group. With the combined SpringCharts/MacPractice solution, a Mac-based practice can now manage all clinical and business data in one integrated system that:

--  Provides seamless data exchange between the EHR & PMS
--  Eliminates redundant re-keying of data into multiple systems
--  Enables dramatically improved charting, billing and claims
    

Dr. Eve Kimball and her partners have been long-term users of both SpringCharts and MacPractice and have been using the new interface in limited release within their practice, All About Children Pediatric Partners, in Reading, Pennsylvania. "We are pleased with what we have seen in this partial implementation and are looking forward to using the link throughout the practice," said Kimball. "We have been very happy with SpringCharts and anticipate that we will gain even more value when the link is fully implemented."

"More and more practices are realizing that an integrated front and back office solution that combines an EHR with a PMS is critical to their success," said Jack Smyth, president and CEO of Spring Medical Systems. "With this partnership, we can now offer the first integrated medical office technology solution for the Mac."

"We are excited that the new MacPractice HL7 interface is now available," said Mark Hollis, president of MacPractice, Inc. "Our customers are eagerly awaiting this integration. Undoubtedly our momentum in the marketplace and the adoption of MacPractice MD by physicians who prefer Macintosh will accelerate even more rapidly as a result."

About Spring Medical Systems

Spring Medical Systems, Inc. was founded by a team of physicians and technology professionals with the primary goal of developing easy-to-use software solutions that empower physicians to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and provide better patient care. The Company's flagship offering is the SpringCharts® family of products -- SpringCharts EHR and SpringCharts Essentials. These innovative electronic health records solutions combine the right mix of rich functionality, intuitive ease-of-use, and affordability needed to enable rapid and complete documentation with a minimum of cost and disruption. Now in its tenth year of development and in use by physicians in a variety of medical specialties, Spring Medical products provide complete EHR solutions for independent medical offices.

About MacPractice

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.

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