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4 Ways Your EHR Software is as Scary as Halloween

Posted by Sharon Chin on Tue, Oct 27, 2020 @ 08:10 AM

Halloween may scream commercialism to many these days, but I still find it the most dreading time of the year. Scary-looking masks and haunted houses can give me a fright even though they aren’t real.

But what a lot of doctors dread in their office is very real: software. EHR software that isn't designed for the needs and workflow of eyecare practices can halt efficiency. Don’t let your EHR scare you with how slow, ineffective, and hard to use it can be. If your system has shown the following signs from the start, it’s time to switch your EHR:

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Are You Getting Catfished by EHR Software Vendors?

Posted by Sharon Chin on Mon, Sep 21, 2020 @ 11:09 AM

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show or the term “catfish”, a catfish refers to someone who uses a false identity online, most commonly through social media or dating apps, to create relationships. As you can probably guess, most catfishes “bait” their victims by using an attractive profile picture.

How does being catfished relate to buying a cloud-based EHR software? There are two types of cloud systems out in the industry: cloud-based and cloud-hosted. And if you’re unaware of the differences, you might be catfished by a cloud-hosted system when you think you’re purchasing a cloud-based EHR. Here's how you can tell the difference between a catfish and the real deal:

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How to Hire Your Next Rock Star Employee at your Eyecare Practice

Posted by Sharon Chin on Tue, Sep 15, 2020 @ 10:09 AM

Hiring the wrong person for the job is not only expensive in terms of time and money, but it can also create an unhappy and hostile work environment for the rest of your team. So, you'll want to get it right the first time through thorough research and clear goals.

You want to hire someone who can effectively do the job, but also someone who might contribute new ideas for growth. Here are a few simple tips to guide you through the hiring process.

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5 Tips for Effective EHR Training

Posted by Sharon Chin on Wed, Sep 09, 2020 @ 08:09 AM

If you’re like most modern practices, converting to a new Electronic Health Records (EHR) software system is in your cards, especially if you’re thinking of offering telehealth services.

Getting the entire practice on board with such a big change can be stressful and you may not be sure how to start. In today's guest post, Software Advice is here to provide tips on training your staff. Check out what they have to say:

Implementing an (EHR) system can seem daunting, especially if your practice is making the transition from paper records. But by providing effective training for your staff, you can avoid some of the most common frustrations.

Research has shown that good training is essential to successful EHR implementation. Training can help your practice avoid setbacks, errors, and even employee turnover in addition to facilitating a smooth transition to a new system.

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2 Most Underutilized Eyecare Practice Management System Features

Posted by Sharon Chin on Tue, Aug 04, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

Whether you’re considering getting an eyecare practice management system or already have one, it’s good to be aware of a system’s full capability and shortcuts. It’s all about making the most of your investment.

Practice management and EHR systems have come a long way since they were first introduced more than 30 years ago. Just like how smart phones serve as a camera, music player, recorder, and even computer in one device, practice management systems have tons of features that consolidate multiple tasks and processes into one system, especially when integrated with a clearinghouse.

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