How Practice Management Solutions for Optometrists Can Help You

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Jul 30, 2014 10:35:00 AM

When you open an independent practice, you have to compete with larger, corporate practices with more resources than you. Purchasing EHR and practice management solutions for optometrists can help you keep up and stay competitive by allowing you to provide the best patient care.

4 Ways Practice Management Solutions for Optometrists Can Help You

Work Smarter, Not Harder

When you use old or outdated solutions, you are only making things more difficult and time consuming for yourself. Large practices with lots of patients cannot waste time searching through paper files for medical records, so why should you?  When you use your optometry software to your advantage, the result is more time to spend on what really matters: outstanding patient care.

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Topics: Optometry Software, Practice Management System for Optometrists

Biggest EHR Software Training Mistakes Practices Make

Posted by Sharon Chin on Jul 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Mistakes… Everybody makes them. But unfortunately, we all know that some mistakes can be costly! And when it comes to your new EHR software, the training process is integral to the success of implementing the EHR in your practice. If you or your staff do not learn how to use your practice management and EHR software properly, it could be costly to your practice and you might even endanger your patient’s health! So to prevent that from happening, it’s important to start training on the right track!  

Today, we go through common mistakes you could make during the training process. And if you are guilty of making some of these mistakes, it’s important to fix it as soon as possible.

Avoid Making These Common EHR Software Training Mistakes

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Topics: EHR Software, EHR Implementation, Practice Management Implementation

Cloud Based EHR: What Exactly does Multi Device, Multi Platform Mean?

Posted by Sharon Chin on Jul 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM

So, you’re looking into getting an EHR, and you stumble across this new option of a cloud based EHR. You see that one of the major benefits of a cloud-based system is that it is multi device and multi-platform. But what does that mean exactly? We’re here to break it down for you, and to show you how you can break free from the restraints of a client-server system!

We’re going to need get you familiar with 3 terms before we show you how it applies to a cloud based EHR:

  1.        Multi Device
  2.        Multi Platform
  3.        Browser

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Topics: EHR Software, Cloud-Based EHR

3 Things Your Practice Can Get Rid of with Optometry Software

Posted by Sharon Chin on Jul 23, 2014 10:00:00 AM

How many processes does it take to complete your practice's workflow? Tell us if this sounds familiar:

  • Your workflow starts with picking up the phone to schedule an appointment or reminder.
  • When the patient arrives, you print out paper questionnaires for them to complete.
  • The doctor then prints out paper charts to start the exam.
  • When the exam is done, you call to order a prescription and if the patient needs glasses, you fax the order to the lab.  

I don’t know about you, but that sounds extremely tedious to me! If you have that many processes in your workflow, it’s time to think about getting an optometry software to streamline your workflow and make it more efficient. With a practice management and EHR software, you’ll be able to get rid of the unnecessary processes involving the paper, the phone, and the fax machine! Find out how!

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Topics: EHR Software, Practice Management for Optometrists

Optometry Software | 6 Marketing Mistakes Your Practice is Making

Posted by Kate Nabinger on Jul 21, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Everyone makes mistakes—that’s just life! Fortunately, we are here to fill you in on six marketing mistakes that a lot of small practices are guilty of making. We know that especially if you're running your own practice there's a good chance that you and your staff don't have the time or resources to put towards marketing your practice, but marketing is a very important part of building and maintaining a solid patient base. Your resources are probably being spent on things like optometry software, salaries, and new equipment, but all marketing doesn't have to be expensive. Check out these 6 pieces of advice we have for marketing your independent practice!

Marketing Mistakes Your Independent Practice Might be Making

marketing for optometrists1) Misuse or Lack of Social Media

When used correctly, social media can be one of the strongest tools to market your practice; however, it is also very easy to misuse. The first mistake is blasting generic information to large audiences. Social media works best when you personalize your message to your patients and communicate with them about things that are important to them. You have to invest a little time in being active, creative, and interesting.

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Topics: Tips for ECPs, Practice Management, Education

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