Hidden Telemedicine Opportunities for ODs

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Nov 25, 2020 @ 08:11 AM

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. 

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Prepare Your Eyecare Practice for Data Migration

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Nov 18, 2020 @ 09:11 AM

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.

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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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Paper to Paperless: Overcoming the Fear of Change

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Oct 21, 2020 @ 08:10 AM

No matter what industry you work in, there are countless reasons and tips published online for no longer relying on paper in your office. In addition to being eco-friendly, going digital is efficient for finding and accessing information and reducing filing or administrative headache for your staff.

However, a handful of practices are stuck using paper because of their fear of change. While this is a reasonable fear, the benefits of switching to an Electronic Health Record system far outweigh the comfort of sticking with what you know. Let's go over the first three steps to feeling less scared about switching.

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Preventing Patient Bottlenecks with the Right EHR in 2020

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Oct 07, 2020 @ 09:10 AM

All optometrists and their teams have been in a jam where patients have to wait between steps of their appointments. With the current events of 2020, practices might be in a tighter bind after furloughing staff members and implementing stringent sanitation procedures.

Most practices are trying to hire new associates, but find it difficult to procure skilled staff at a reasonable salary. However, we know that certain modern software and tools can address the common causes for bottlenecks and keep everyone safe.

We're addressing the main causes of patient bottlenecks from this ROB poll and outlining how the right software can offer solutions.

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