How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Eyecare

Posted by Madhu Singh on Wed, Feb 05, 2020 @ 08:02 AM

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been on the mind of healthcare professionals in terms of job automation, but what about its impact on patient care? AI helps ODs see more patients, increases efficiency and accuracy, and can improve disease prevention over time.

Most optometry practice roles and responsibilities are too nuanced to be automated, but the parts of the job that can benefit from AI might intrigue ODs and their staff. Also, the presence of AI technology encourages optometrists to innovate their methods.

Let's look at the positive ways AI could affect eyecare.

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Top 7 Optometry Apps You Can't Live Without

Posted by Madhu Singh on Thu, Dec 26, 2019 @ 07:12 AM

We already spend the majority of our time on our phones, so it's inevitable that you have work-related applications downloaded. Especially in the healthcare sector, certain apps have become sophisticated and almost necessary for many professionals in recent years.

From medicine to translation, these apps provide clever solutions to everyday problems.

Today, we will explore which apps many optometrists use daily. Maybe one of them will be the app you've needed all along.

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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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