ophthalmology EHR Tag

Providing great patient care is the mission of your eye care practice. However, your optometry and ophthalmology practice is also a business—and you need to keep that business alive by achieving revenue goals. Heard of EHR data mining? It’s a term worth knowing if you want to grow your eye care business.

Now that the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2017 submission period is closed, don’t think you can procrastinate and put MIPS on the back burner for the rest of 2018. One of the biggest changes in 2018 is that eligible clinicians (ECs) must now report Quality and Cost performance category data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a full 12 months, beginning in the first quarter of 2019—which means the performance period has already begun.

So, you don’t trust the cloud? Moving your EHR system to the cloud from a local server is an important decision, and we understand the uncertainty that follows. However, there are many benefits that happen when you migrate to ophthalmology or optometry cloud-hosted or cloud-based EHR software that you may not know about.

Investing in ophthalmology and optometry EHR software is one of the most significant business decisions you’ll make for your practice. Once you hit that “go-live” button, it’s critical to invest time and resources for optimizing your EHR system. EHR optimization is an ongoing process due to software and functionality updates, never-ending federal and state regulations, and user workflow needs.
On February 22, 2017, First Insight Corporation will celebrate 23 years as a leader in developing practice management and EHR solutions for optometrists and ophthalmologists. Since I first started the company in 1994, our goal has always been to help eye care providers improve their practice—to work more efficiently and be able to provide great care. We want to make our customers’ lives easier so they can make their patients’ lives better.
Medication adherence refers to how a patient conforms to the timing, dosage and frequency of prescribed medications that a healthcare provider recommends. According the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription drug non-adherence costs the U.S healthcare industry almost $300 billion a year.
Now that you’ve decided to implement a practice management and EHR system in your optometry or ophthalmology practice, don’t forget to focus on one of the most important requirements for a successful outcome—selecting your EHR implementation project team.