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What You Don't Know About Patient Data... Could Hurt You or Your Patients

By John Sailer
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.

Professional Registries: Drilling Into Patient Information to Mine Big Data

By John Sailer
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.

Why ODs Must Embrace Health Information Exchange

By John Sailer
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.

Thousands of ODs Have Received Incentive Payments for Using EHRs

By John Sailer
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:07 AM Thousands of ODs Have Received Incentive Payments for Using EHRs

Comparing and Understanding the Stages of Meaningful Use

By John Sailer
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).

OcuHub: A Private Eyecare HIE

By John Sailer
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.

Keeping Schedules Full in Practices with Multiple Doctors and Locations

By Evan Kestenbaum, MBA
Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:30 PM When it comes to keeping established patients coming back to the practice, most optometric offices employ a variety of recall and appointment reminder systems.

VisionWeb's I.O. View [SPONSORED]: How to Calculate and Improve Your Practice’s Optical Capture Rate

By Staff
Saturday, November 01, 2014 10:00 AM Optical capture rate compares the number of patients who received their prescription and the number of patients who filled their prescriptions at your practice. Since frame and contact lens sales are a big source of revenue for many practices, when it comes to your practice’s optical capture rate, the higher the percentage, the better.

ReimbursementPlus.com Releases Update

By Staff
Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:05 AM Reimbursement Plus, a leading supplier of cloud-based CPT & ICD Data Information Services, is releasing a major update to its medical coding and compliance service.

Acuitas Adds New Inventory Features With Frames Data Integration

By Staff
Thursday, October 02, 2014 12:10 AM Acuitas, the leading optical practice management software in Europe, has completed an integration with Frames Data as part of its expansion into the North American market. This integration gives Acuitas users the ability to subscribe to a service, called Frames Data IDA (Immediate Data Access), that enables access to frame information over the web from inside the Acuitas interface without loading a disc or downloading a separate file.

ICD-10 Resources Now Offered by Vision West

By Staff
Monday, September 08, 2014 11:49 AM Vision West has partnered with Optometric Business Solutions (OBS) to offer its members ICD-10 training and compliance resources.

Wink Technologies Completes Frames Data IDA Integration

By Staff
Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:21 AM Product: Wink Technologies, Frames Data IDA Integration

C&E Vision Releases myCloud, a Web-based Transaction Archive

By Staff
Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:18 AM Product: myCloud

VM Microsite Delivers 'Intelligent Office' Techniques and Technologies

By John Sailer and Andrew Karp
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:06 AM The Intelligent Office is a VM microsite dedicated to innovative systems and technologies that provide new ways for eyecare practices and optical retail stores to communicate with patients, insurance companies, suppliers, doctor alliances and other medical professionals.
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