Considering the ubiquity of the Apple Macintosh, one would expect more orthodontic practice management software products to offer support for this platform today. So why don’t they?
The answer is a little bit more complex.
The great majority of the legacy products in the market started out as Windows client-server applications a few decades ago. Once you commit to an operating system, it becomes extremely expensive to migrate over to a new one while you are still supporting a large installed base, so your success as a vendor can become your competitive weakness in the future.
The preference for the Windows platform is even more prevalent amongst the imaging system vendors; a Windows-based orthodontic practice management system can therefore offer a lot more integration capabilities with X-ray imaging equipment than a Mac-based one.
And how about all these new cloud-based orthodontic practice management systems which run in a Web browser? Well, due to the secure sandboxing imposed by all modern browsers, HTML-based web applications suffer from an even more severe limitation of choices when integrating with X-Ray imaging equipment, document scanners, credit card readers, MICR check scanners, etc.
Given all these considerations, do you really have to choose between the broader hardware integration capabilities of a Windows based system, the polished look of an Apple platform, or the convenience of the cloud?
Visual Practice’ unique mixed fleet / hybrid cloud architecture allows you to enjoy all these benefits with no compromises or tradeoffs. More specifically:
- Connect your X-Ray imaging equipment to a Visual Practice Windows client and acquire X-rays through its universal driver or through its built-in bridges connecting with all major X-ray manufacturers’ equipment for better control over acquisition parameters. All X-rays go straight into the patient’s file kept on your secure server.
- Work with all acquired X-rays immediately, and do everything else not requiring Windows hardware drivers from any Mac OS-X desktop or laptop connected to your server through Visual Practice’ Mac client, which has the same exact user interface as the Windows client. It’s that easy!
- Using any combination of Mac or Windows clients, connect to your server over your local wired network, over your in-office Wi-Fi, or form any location in the world over the Internet, in a completely transparent fashion – just as if you were in your main office.
Contact us at (888) 845-7621 or on the web at www.visualorthodontics.com for more information on how Visual Practice can help you have it all, and have it now – no compromises!