Are you using multiple software programs to view patient ophthalmic images from diagnostic equipment? If yes, consider moving to an ophthalmic image management system that consolidates all the images into one central repository. This allows you to quickly access, compare, pan, zoom, and annotate images from multiple patient visits and devices.
There are wide variations in how different EHR and practice management eye care software systems help you capture and view patient data, just like there are differences in how optometrists deliver care to patients.
Every day, Dr. Chet Myers, an independent optometrist in Lihue, Hawaii, goes above and beyond to drive customer retention, promote loyalty, deliver top-notch patient care, and spend time outdoors with his wife and twin 15-year-old sons.
Dr. Peter Falk and his partner, Dr. Michael Downs, with ReVision Eye Care, needed a better way to manage eye care software patient encounters and image management, improve office productivity, and enhance the patient-provider relationship.
On June 23, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the final rule amending the Contact Lens Rule. Let's review how eye care providers must comply with the FTC Contact Lens Rule and how you can implement workflow options using your eye care EHR and practice management software.
Do you know what ICD-10-CM eye-related diagnosis codes were added, deleted, or modified for fiscal year 2021? Is your ophthalmology and optometry practice management software ready for 2021 ICD-10 updates?
Patient portals have been around for years. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, many eye care providers realize how important this technology is to move patient care forward in an ever-increasing digital healthcare and telehealth and telemedicine environment.
It doesn’t matter if you're a new optometry practice or an established one—you always need to grow your patient base. Being proactive is the best way to get more patients. All it takes is a little marketing.
During the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19) healthcare crisis, many eye care practices have temporarily closed or reduced office hours and are only providing urgent and emergent procedures. To protect the health of employees and patients, practices are transitioning to using optometry telehealth (remote non-clinical) and telemedicine (remote clinical) services to connect with and provide remote care to patients.
You’re an optometrist or ophthalmologist, but your patients are—simply put—people. They might be stay-at-home parents, managers, students, CEOs, retirees, or any other profession that has nothing to do with contacts and cataracts. Your patients don’t know what you know, and they don’t speak the eye care professional’s lingo.