Ransomware reached a crisis level in 2019, according to Emsisoft, and Forescout recently predicted an increase in cyber attacks. The American Medical Collection Agency data breach impacted more than 25 million patients, leading to numerous investigations and lawsuits.
Why have so many eye care professionals adopted EHR software? Because optometry software has the power to transform the patient care experience. EHR software can also lower your productivity or frustrate you to no end if you choose an inefficient product.
Marketing your eye care practice may frequently take a backseat to other operational and patient care initiatives. For a practice to be successful long-term, marketing is an investment that must be made.
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.
Treating hundreds of patients each week is the norm for Dr. Greg Caldwell, who is one of four optometrists at a large eye care group practice in Pennsylvania. As their optometry practice continued to grow, paper charts and records caused daily inefficiencies for him, his staff, and colleagues.
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.
Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems have evolved over time, thanks to advances in cloud-based and cloud-hosted technology. When it comes to improving productivity at any eye care practice, EHR software is the answer for modern ophthalmologists and optometrists.
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.
After an in-depth two-year evaluation comparing various electronic health records (EHRs) used by optometrists, U.S. Vision and its affiliate, Nationwide Vision, selected MaximEyes EHR by First Insight Corporation as its new optometry EHR partner.
First Insight is delighted that U.S. Vision and Nationwide Vision took the time to carefully assess and compare various optometry EHRs over two years, before making its final selection.