The obvious benefits of offering telemedicine visits are keeping patients out of your practice waiting room, reducing exposure for your staff, and being accessible to low-mobility patients. We've covered how telehealth moves your practice forward and prepares you to go remote if needed. Now, we want to shine a light on a few more opportunities that telehealth opens your practice and your individual OD career up to.Read More
We're all familiar with the mythical vampire that looks human but feasts on human blood. However, an energy vampire, a term that came into use a few years ago, isn't as commonly known. Sometimes referred to as emotional vampires, this term is used to describe friends, peers, family members, or even partners that interact in a way where they gain energy from other people, but other people leave the interaction drained or not feeling as recharged as the energy vampire.
This can occur for a multitude of reasons and in any situation, including your eyecare practice. However, if your energy is drained by one employee or patient, that leaves you with fewer resources for your other patients and staff. Luckily, there are a few different ways to address and squelch this behavior.Read More
Getting your team on board with switching to an EHR that actually supports your practice's needs and growth is the first step. Then, you shop for an EHR that fits all the requirements, with your team's buy-in.
But after that, how do you embark on the task of migrating your existing patient data to the new system? It can be scary to go into the process blind. Most data migration is managed differently from vendor to vendor, but there are a few basic steps that stay the same.
In today's blog, we're going over what you might need to know before starting migration so that you feel secure and prepared. Feel free to share this with the implementation leader in your practice.Read More
You might have heard the term upcycling in terms of clothing or home goods, but we can apply this to making your eyecare practice more eco-friendly. Upcycling is when you take an item that can no longer be used as intended, put some work into it, and either restore it or use it for something else. It's different from recycling because you aren't crushing it into its organic parts, simply changing its use.
This concept can very much be applied to items in your practice. Especially for things you were already going to throw out, upcycling can save you money and be a collaborative project for your team. Here are a few ideas to get you started:Read More
We're no strangers to the power of analytics and reporting here. We talk about the 5 Essential Insurance reports to make sure you're gaining transparency into your denials and rejections. We also discuss the different ways Google Analytics and generating other website or marketing campaign reports can improve the effectiveness of your digital investments.
Furthermore, you can’t create realistic goals for your practice without understanding which parts of your business generate the most revenue, how to improve employee output, and other performance metrics that need to be tracked over time. Here's an excerpt from our ebook, 5 Year Plan for ODs, that goes over the different reports in EDGEPro that you might want to focus on now.Read More