Apple’s iPad is popping up in different industries across the country and the medical industry is no exception. ClearPractice, a provider of innovative software solutions for physicians and medical groups, announced its Nimble app for the iPad. Designed specifically for the iPad, this comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) application has the potential to transform the use of technology in the doctor’s office.
Nimble was designed to be a robust EMR solution for physicians regardless of their location. According to Joel Andersen, President and CEO of ClearPractice, “We didn’t just replicate our existing EMR system on iPad, we took the opportunity to rethink the EMR experience and do all the things we could never do via other devices or platforms. Nimble provides doctors instant access to the critical information and patient care tools they need regardless of where or when that care takes place – the point of care is now everywhere.”
Strong features provide doctors and their staff with the ability to do patient scheduling, lab order/reviewing, electronic prescribing, messaging and much more. Nimble also seamlessly integrates with ClearPractice’s billing system and practice management software solution. Connecting through Wi-Fi or 3G to the ClearPractice cloud eliminates the need for data storage on the device, making it both secure and HIPAA compliant.
Medical software companies have quickly realized the iPad’s potential and like ClearPractice have started integrating iPad support into their products. Another medical software developer, MacPractice, recently updated their medical practice management and clinical software to support the new iPad as well. Its software offers doctors assistance with patient registration, clinical recordkeeping, scheduling, ePrescribing, patient medical history and more. “We’ve been overwhelmed with requests from doctors who want to use MacPractice on an iPad,” said Mark Hollis, president of MacPractice.
With the popularity of iPads sure to continue, there’s no doubt major medical software developers will evolve their products to support the device and who knows, the next time you enter your doctor’s office, you just might find everyone using iPads.