With all of the great optometry software options out there these days, there's a whole list of annoying and inefficient things that you should never have to do again. And there's no time like the present! So check out our list of optometry software habits that you and your staff should kick to the curb in 2014!
Optometry Software Habits to Unlearn This Year
Navigating Through a Sophisticated Library of Paper Health Records
If you've been in the business for a few years or if you've been in a doctor's office in the past 20 years, than you've probably seen stacks and stacks of paper health records reaching from wall to wall behind the reception desk. And the days of paper health records are limited. Enter Electronic Health Records (EHRs). You're now able to easily pull patient records electronically which saves you and your patient time. The best part about unlearning this paper habit is that you also get the added bonus of freeing up a bunch of space in your office!
Calling Patients to Remind Them of Appointments
Patient reminders - phone calls or emails - can be annoying and tedious. Sometimes you may even forget to call the patient. With some optometry software you'll get a tool that automatically sends out appointment reminders to your patients in advance. Since you no longer have to think about making these calls each day, you can spend more time on important projects!
Some optometry software is built in the cloud. This means that the software that you are using is not directly located in your physical computer. The system is accessed by logging into your data online, where all of your information is stored safe and secure in the cloud. Better yet, when you decide to upgrade your practice management and EHR system you won't have to deal with the hassle and costs of installing new versions of the software to each device in your office. With cloud optometry systems, updates happen automatically and at no extra cost!
Calling in Patient Orders
How much time does your office waste calling or faxing in product orders to optical labs everyday? You could be wasting a lot more time than you think! And what if the person on the other end of the line records the order incorrectly? Depending on the product, the order might have to start all over. There's really no reason to have to go through the time and stress of placing product orders over the phone. With most optometry software you can integrate VisionWeb's online ordering tool that allows you to place orders to a network of over 400 suppliers without leaving your practice management system. Your orders can be placed 24/7 and are automatically processed and sent straight into each lab's management system for a quicker turnaround time!
Looking for a system that will help you leave these habits in 2013? Check out Uprise!