Latest News Technology and Patient Communications Are the Topics on Jan. 23 ‘Power Hour’ By Staff Monday, January 21, 2013 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Can technology help reduce no shows and increase positive patient reviews? How eyecare practices are conforming appointments and the methods they can use to reach out to patients and manage their practice reviews online are the topics of Jan. 23 edition of ‘The Power Hour,” the free weekly online radio talk show hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, the practice management company. The show, at 9:00 p.m. ET, will feature representatives of 4PatientCare and Demandforce, two companies involved in the category of electronic, automatic and passive patient communication techniques. Said Gerber, “The show will feature great practice building advice and discussion. Hear how these two companies use their technologies to increase practice profitability. Also, listeners can learn how their individual offerings compare to each other as well as other competitors.” Through March 2013, the “Power Hour” radio shows are sponsored by Essilor of America. The “Power Hour,” which can be heard via Skype or phone every Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, is a live discussion vehicle for current practice-building events in optometry, political viewpoints and clinical topics. The show welcomes guests, both in and out of the optometric profession. Listeners can dial in to “The Power Hour” at 530–881–1400 Access Code, 611964# or listen in from computers via Skype. More info and details of how to access the show are found here. Power Hour sessions, which launched in 2012, are archived on The Power Practice site. On topics ranging from social media, to managed vision care and staff hiring issues, users can also click to listen to past shows or download segments on iTunes.