In Texas, July 4, 2014.
The Unanimous Declaration of ECPs,
Due to recent events and the ever-changing world of technology, it may be wise for your office to make the move from a client-server software to new cloud-based optometry software. When choosing to do so, it is important for you to declare the reasons behind your decision to make the switch.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all eye care providers are created equal, that they are endowed by their license to practice with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are the use of cloud-based EHR, freedom to use any device, opportunity to build a stronger connection with patients, automatic software updates, and the pursuit of Meaningful Use Qualification. When any eyecare software fails to provide these rights, it is the right of your practice to switch to a new solution, where one may find a software that more suits the needs of their practice.
Declare Your Independence from Old Optometry Software.
To prove this, let the facts be known:
1) The use of client-server software limits you to just inside the walls of your office. When you make the switch to a cloud-based software, you can access your data and records from any device with a connection to the Internet.
2) Eye care providers using cloud-based ehr software develop stronger relationships with their patients, through use of a patient portal that allows communication with the optometrist and office, as well as educational materials for patients.
3) Client-server software tends to be outdated and confusing to use. Cloud-based software is updated frequently and automatically for all users, and is designed to be intuitive for your employees to learn. You can even choose a software that is customizable to your staff's current workflow!
4) Most older practice management and EHR systems are not 2014 certified for Meaningful Use. You deserve freedom from the old, bulky software that brings you down. If you're using a system that isn't certified for Meaningful Use, you won't be able to participate in The Meaningful Use Incentive Program. And, by not participating in the program, you're going to be hit with penalties on your Medicare payments come 2015.
Due to these, and many other reasons, we acknowledge that your current optometry software is fulfilling its basic purpose, but might not be the most efficient or effective software for use in your practice.
Declare your independence from client-server software and move to the cloud!