Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:30 AM
LAVAL, Quebec and RALEIGH, N.C.—
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
(NYSE: VRX) and
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
(NASDAQ: SLXP) announced on March 22 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Salix for $158.00 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately $14.5 billion.
Monday, February 23, 2015 12:21 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N. J.—David Cockrell, OD, president of the
American Optometric Association
(AOA) will be the guest on the Feb. 25 edition of the “Power Hour.”
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:21 AM
is now open for the
2015 Specialty Health Summit
to be held at The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, May 4 to May 6, 2015, and the sponsoring organizations are seeking nominees for the sixth annual Most Influential in Specialty Health Award to be presented at the event.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:30 AM
SAN ANTONIO, Texas—
has launched Davis Vision Television, “
,” a new website to “deliver a heightened interactive experience,” according to a statement released last week from the managed vision care company.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Tickets are now on sale for EyeRock, the optical industry fundraiser for nonprofit vision care groups, the event’s organizers announced today.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:21 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—How to avoid penalties with the
Americans With Disabilities Act
(ADA) is the topic of the Feb. 18th edition of the “Power Hour.” The weekly radio show is broadcast at 9:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of
The Power Practice
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—The 2015 Edition of the Blue Book of Optometrists, a comprehensive directory listing of close to 21,000 optometrists, is now available from Jobson Medical Information LLC.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:10 AM
If you’re not storing your patient data in electronic health records, your reimbursements are going to be reduced in the coming era of “outcomes-based” health care . . . and it could even impact how you treat your patients.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:09 AM
It will soon be commonplace for eyecare professionals to automatically integrate with health care professional Registries to aggregate their own patient data for analysis and compare themselves to the benchmarks of their peers.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:08 AM
To be a part of the new emerging outcomes-based medical model and the changes in reimbursement that will result, optometrists must embrace the ability to electronically share and use secure, encrypted patient data.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:07 AM
Thousands of ODs Have Received Incentive Payments for Using EHRs
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:06 AM
While the deadline to receive financial incentives for implementing the Meaningful Use of certified electronic health records (EHRs) has past, ECPs still need to start using EHRs to avoid reductions in reimbursement (see page 46).
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:05 AM
OcuHub is a “national private health information exchange for eyecare that includes elements of data exchange, data analysis and care coordination,”according to its CEO, Barry Barresi, OD, PhD, “ Created as part of AOAExcel when Barresi was still executive director of the American Optometric Association, OcuHub is now owned by TearLab, which purchased the entity in 2014.
Friday, February 13, 2015 12:27 AM
PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Nine out of 10 employees say that the quality of their work has suffered due to problems with their vision, and half admit that this is a regular occurrence, according to results from the 2015 annual Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey, supported by
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:27 AM
American Optometric Association
(AOA) has released the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, “Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination,” for a 30-day online peer and public review.