Kate Nabinger

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4 Reasons People are Scared of Cloud Computing in Eye Care

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Many people have fears associated with the use of cloud computing in eye care, and with the lack of knowledge out there, it makes sense. However, anyone who does their research knows that cloud computing is not only something that should not be feared, it should be adopted sooner rather than later, because it is the basis for future business models.

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R.I.P. ICD-9: How EHR Software Can Help You Mourn

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Thu, Oct 02, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

When you file claims to private insurance providers and Medicaid, you use ICD-9 codes to report. With all of the advances and updates made with medical data sine the last updates to ICD-9 in 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has decided that it is time to upgrade to new ICD-10 codes. Since it has show that the transition may take some time, you still have 12 months to switch, with October 1, 2015 as the deadline. While it may seem like a long road ahead to adjust to the new system, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: many Meaningful Use Certified EHR Software comes equipped with the new ICD-10 codes built in to help make your transition easier.

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Optical Dispensing: Why Your Patients See Buying New Frames as a Chore

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Picking out new glasses is an experience that affects everyone a little differently. Just like shopping for anything else, sometimes it is a stressful and drawn out process, and other times you find exactly what you want, right away. Usually the former, your patients don’t always want to be shopping for frames when they have to. We did a survey and found that approximately half of those interviewed enjoy mixing things up, but that leaves 50% who view new glasses as a chore- at best. 

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How to Use EHR Software to Cope With Difficult Patients

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 @ 05:09 AM

 

You love your patients; you really do, because they are all wonderful people. BUT, there is always going to be a few patients that can drive you up a wall. You know, the ones that always seem to come in on the worst days. The ones who really exemplify all the reasons you want an EHR software with a patient portal,so that they can take care of their paperwork before coming in, and check out all of your diagnosis and education materials online, from home. Yeah, those patients. Well, we have put together a brief compilation of GIFs to personify some of these difficult patients for you.

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Social Media for Optometrists: Fostering Relationships with Patients

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Sat, Sep 20, 2014 @ 05:09 AM

I was once told that, if you want someone to like you, you should ask more questions about them. Everyone likes to talk about themselves-- and why not? You're your own greatest expert. So, when looking to build and strengthen relationships with your patients, you need to make connections and build relationships, and what better way is there to do this than social media for optometrists? Whether that means using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or others, the social media bandwagon is definitely one you should jump on when trying to learn about the people around you.

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