Performing a Risk Analysis of Your Optometry Practice

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Mon, Dec 23, 2019 @ 03:12 AM

Performing a security risk analysis in your practice keeps your data safe. Risk analysis requires you to look at the way your practice operates and protects patient health information.

Once you conduct a security risk analysis, you can implement security updates as necessary and correct any deficiencies as part of the risk management process.

There are many ways risk analysis of your practice can be performed, so it's important to develop a plan before you dive in. Below we'll take a look at the physical, administrative, technical, policy, and organizational safety requirements that you should be looking at when performing a risk analysis.

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How To Use An iPad Pro To Improve The Optometric Practice

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Mon, Nov 04, 2019 @ 06:11 AM

Tablets have become an essential piece of equipment for small businesses. According to this article, 67% of businesses employing 100 people or fewer were using tablets. Part of the reason for the gain in popularity in the workplace is their convenience and improvements to accessibility.

With more of the software businesses need to successfully operate moving to the cloud, tablet adoption in the workplace grows. Tablets are seen being used in both the front office of businesses to fill out paperwork and to collect transactions during check-out. But, how can a tablet, like an iPad Pro, be used to improve your optometric practice?

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Optometry News: ICD-10 Code Update for 2020

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Oct 09, 2019 @ 03:10 AM

 

It's that time of year again. Insurance code updates have been released every year since the inception of ICD-10 in 2015. 

If you haven't yet heard, the new ICD-10 codes for 2020 went into effect on October 1st. We wanted to make sure you were aware of the changes so that you don't experience any errors. The Center for Disease Control made 273 additions, 21 deletions, and 30 revisions. We encourage you to access the full CDC release here.

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5 Retail Trends for Your Optical Shop in 2019

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 13:08 PM

Retail is an important part of your optical business. Paying attention to popular retail trends and applying those ideas to your practice is a good way to boost sales in your optical shop and beat online retailers.

After monitoring ecommerce patterns and cross-referencing them with eyecare retail predictions, we came up with 7 trends to watch in 2019 and beyond. We think this list provides valuable insight as to where the market for both retailers and eyecare professionals are going.

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4 Superstar Qualities Your EHR Software Should Have

Posted by Tenzin Yulo on Tue, Aug 13, 2019 @ 13:08 PM

For those of you who already use an electronic health record (EHR), ask yourself a few questions. When was the last time you spoke to your EHR vendor? Do you remember when you accepted your vendor into your practice? If you don't think that you've established a close relationship with your vendor, that's probably not a good sign.

For those of you who are shopping for an EHR software, with so many vendors to choose from, it can get pretty overwhelming to figure out which is the perfect fit for your practice. We’ve compiled 4 superstar qualities an EHR vendor should have to make sure your practice is receiving top quality performance.

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