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How To Make Optometry Software Work For Your Practice

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Mar 22, 2017 2:20:00 PM

There’s no cookie cutter solution for operating an effective optometric practice. Unfortunately, many optometry software solutions that haven’t been updated in decades force ODs to take their practice back to the stone-age. These dated solutions make it difficult to effectively streamline the patient workflow to meet your patients’ growing needs for a fast, effective, and efficient eye exam.

Using modern optometry software, you can configure a solution that meets your practice and patient needs. Below are a few tips on how to make your optometry software work for your practice.

4 Tips To Optimize Optometry Software For Your Practice

Customize The ProductOptimize your optometry software by using the embedded tools to the fullest.

To get the most out of your optometry software, you need to select a solution that is adaptive to your unique practice. Using a solution that can’t be customized to fit your needs increases the workload for you and your staff and can delay the office workflow.

When looking to get the most out of your optometry software, use configurable features to customize:

  • Exams
  • Counseling materials
  • Patient recall and messaging templates
  • Treatment code mappings
  • And more

Take Advantage of Training

If your EHR vendor offers personalized training, you’re more likely to get a better grasp of how the solution will work in your practice and find what you will need to delegate to other members of your practice or service providers.

Use Embedded Tools To The Fullest

If your optometry software comes with embedded tools, it’s usually cheaper and more beneficial for you to use those. Because the vendor supplies the additional solutions inside of their software, they are responsible for ensuring the integrations work effectively.

Stay On Top Of The Implementation Process

When getting started with a new optometry solution, it is difficult to focus on the migration, the patient, and the practice all at once. Unfortunately, staying on top of the implementation timeline and avoiding distractions is important. Assign an office manager or another organized staff member to serve as the implementation specialist, so any required tasks are delegated quickly.

For tips on how your practice can stay on top of implementing modern optometry software, download our Implementation Mini Guide.

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Topics: Practice Management, Optometry Software, Cloud-Based EHR

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