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MacPractice Gen 10

MacPractice operates on any Mac meeting minimum MacPractice and macOS requirements and runs optimally on recommended configurations.

Data Entry Server • Data Entry
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System macOS Sierra (10.12), High Sierra (10.13) and Mojave (10.14) - hetero or homogeneous network
Processor m3, i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i5, i7, Xeon,
8th-generation i3
i5, i7, Xeon
8th-generation i3
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i7 quad-core iMac,
Mac mini 2018
Memory (RAM) 8 GB 8 GB or greater 16 GB 16 GB or greater
Storage (HD/SSD) 128 GB (HD/SSD) 128 GB SSD or greater 512 GB (HD/SSD) 1TB SSD or greater
Graphics Card

AMD, Intel Iris, ATI, or NVIDIA graphics card is recommended for computers that use Imaging or Digital Radiography.

(Mac mini 2018 graphics has not been tested)

Network

Gigabit Ethernet recommended. Fast, reliable 802.11ac Wi-Fi required for iPad and Macs not connected via Ethernet. Multiple Wi-Fi devices may be required to provide adequate and reliable service in some offices.


MacPractice Gen 7

MacPractice operates on any Mac meeting minimum MacPractice and macOS requirements and runs optimally on recommended configurations.

Data Entry Server • Data Entry
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System macOS El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12) and High Sierra (10.13) - hetero or homogeneous network
Processor m3, i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i5, i7, Xeon i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
i7 quad-core iMac
Memory (RAM) 8 GB 8 GB or greater 16 GB 16 GB or greater
Storage (HD/SSD) 128 GB (HD/SSD) 128 GB SSD or greater 512 GB (HD/SSD) 1TB SSD or greater
Graphics Card

AMD, Intel Iris, ATI, or NVIDIA graphics card is recommended for computers that use Imaging or Digital Radiography

Network

Gigabit Ethernet recommended. Fast, reliable 802.11ac Wi-Fi required for iPad and Macs not connected via Ethernet. Multiple Wi-Fi devices may be required to provide adequate and reliable service in some offices.


Processor - iMac or Mac mini 2018 with a minimum quad-core processor recommended for the MacPractice Server/Data Entry for the best performance. However numerous practices do use an older Mac mini for their MacPractice Server, even though they are only dual core, and some practices use Mac Pros. FYI, industry benchmarks indicate the 7th-generation i7 Kaby Lake processor in current iMacs is faster than the Xeon processor in the current Mac Pro. And benchmarks for the 8th generation i3, i5, and i7 Kaby Lake processors in the Mac mini 2018 are even faster.

Memory (RAM) - Check Apple's support site for upgradeability for olderĀ iMacs , Mac Minis, or Mac Pros .

Calculate RAM needed on a Server/Data Entry Mac or Data Entry Mac sufficient for MacPractice plus any other software you intend to use simultaneously.

Of current Macs, only the 27" iMac and Mac Pro are upgradeable after purchase. The Mac mini 2018 is also upgradeable, by Apple.

Storage (HD/SSD) - An internal Solid State Drive (SSD) in place of a hard drive can improve application performance and make backing up faster. (Caution: Some MacPractice clients with larger data files and clients who wanted to partition have experienced problems with fusion drives on pre-2017 models).

Offices with large data files should consider a RAID system, which can be used to minimize downtime in the event of a drive failure.


MacPractice Patient Check In, Clipboard, and iEHR Apps for iPad

Model Year iOS 12 iEHR Clipboard Check In
iPad 2010
iPad 2 2011
iPad (3rd Gen) Early 2012
iPad (4th Gen) Late 2012
iPad (5th Gen) 2017
iPad mini Late 2012
iPad mini 2 Late 2013
iPad mini 3 Late 2014
iPad mini 4 Late 2015
iPad Air Late 2013
iPad Air 2 Late 2014
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 2015
iPad Pro (10.5-inch) 2017
iPad Pro (9.7-inch) 2016
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd Gen) 2017
iPad Pro (11-inch) (3rd Gen) 2018
iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd Gen) 2018

View MacPractice Apps compatibility with iOS and build of MacPractice

MacPractice Interfaces for iPad/macOS/Windows and iPhone
iPhone iOS 9, 10, 11, 12
iPad iOS 9, 10, 11, 12
macOS Safari
Windows Safari (in-testing)

Data Entry (several examples of good, better, best options)
21.5-inch iMac 21.5-inch iMac 27-inch iMac 12-inch MacBook 12-inch MacBook 15-inch MacBook Pro: Touch Bar & Touch ID MacBook Air 2018
3.2 GHz dual-core i5 3.2 GHz i5 4.2 GHz quad-core i7 1.2 GHz m3 or greater - Turbo boost to 3.0 GHz * 1.4 GHz 7th Gen i7 - Turbo boost to 3.6 GHz * 2.9 GHz quad-core 7th Gen i7 - Turbo boost to 3.9 GHz * 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 - Turbo boost to 3.6 GHz *
8 GB or more 8 GB or more 8 GB or more 8 GB 8 GB 16 GB 8 GB (up to 16GB)
1 TB HD 128 GB SSD or more 1 TB Fusion Drive 256 GB SSD 512 GB SSD 512 GB SSD 128GB PCIe-based SSD
Magic Mouse 2 Magic Mouse 2 Magic Mouse 2
Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English) Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English) Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English)
$1,129 $2,629 $2,329 $1,299 $1,749 $2,799 $1,199
Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) USB 2 USB 2 USB 2 USB 2
supports Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20Gbps), HDMI, DVI, VGA via adapters (sold separately) supports Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20Gbps), HDMI, DVI, VGA via adapters (sold separately) supports Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20Gbps), HDMI, DVI, VGA via adapters (sold separately) Touch ID, 2 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C); 12 hour battery, Face Time camera
* If a Doctor or Clinician is using EMR/EDR/EHR, faster is better!
Server • Data Entry (examples of many good, better, best options) with Thunderbolt 3 for backup*
21.5-inch iMac 21.5-inch iMac 27-inch iMac Mac mini 2018
3.6 GHz quad-core i7 3.6 GHz quad-core i7 3.8 GHz quad-core i7 3.6 GHz quad-core 8th generation i3 (or more)
16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB or more
1 TB Fusion Drive 1 TB Serial ATA 1 TB SSD or more 512 PCIe-based SSD (or more)
Magic Mouse 2 Magic Mouse 2 Magic Mouse 2 None
Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English) Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English) Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English) None
$1,929 $2,629 $3,329 $799
Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20Gbps), HDMI, DVI, VGA via adapters (sold separately) Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20Gbps), HDMI, DVI, VGA via adapters (sold separately) Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20Gbps), HDMI, DVI, VGA via adapters (sold separately) Audio out, HDMI 2.0, 4 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C (Up to 40 GBps), 2 USB 3 (Up to 5 GBps)

*Thunderbolt 3 for Backup - as your MacPractice database grows larger, backing up takes longer. Speed your internal, automated backup with Apple's newest, faster SSD drives and your external, daily rotating backup by using Thunderbolt 3 at up to 40 gigabits per second (2X speed of Thunderbolt 2 and 4X USB 3.1), with Thunderbolt 3 SSD or hard drives. You should be able to use adaptors with these new Macs with your current backup devices, but you will have the option of purchasing optimum Thunderbolt 3 devices in the near future through MacPractice.

Thunderbolt 3 Backup Devices - MacPractice is in the process of identifying and evaluating Thunderbolt 3 devices for our clients. Locating and comparing Thunderbolt 3 device capabilities and performance is challenging. Our intention is to make that process easier, and to sell selected products at a fair, competitive price for optimum performance. The products will be listed here as we have details.