Health Thought Leaders interview with Steve Baker

Steve Baker, President, Eyefinity

Steve Baker, President, Eyefinity

How important is patient engagement, and how can EHR help you? For some answers to these questions and more, listen to this Health Thought Leaders One-to-One interview with Eyefinity president, Steve Baker.

Health IQ interview with Eyefinity president

The move to electronic health records (EHR), Meaningful Use (MU), and how all of this affects both providers and patients is an important topic. But does EHR and MU create any benefits for providers and patients?
Find out in this Health IQ interview with Eyefinity president, Steve Baker.

Cloud-based EHR helps doctor improve efficiency and documentation

Mary Anne Murphy, ODMary Anne Murphy, OD, has been a beta tester for Eyefinity® EHR since September. She enjoys being a part of the large group of ODs who are providing feedback as Eyefinity expands its offerings to include the cloud-based Eyefinity EHR. “Having doctors involved in the software development as beta users is going to make this so much better for optometry,” she says.

That’s particularly useful as she’s looking ahead to 2014, where greater efficiency is part of her on-going resolutions for her practice. “This is one area that can help me differentiate my practice and build efficiency,” she says.

Read entire article: EHR helps doctor improve efficiency and documentation

Take the Guesswork Out of Meaningful Use – Part 1

To Do: Meaningful UseIn one of our last blog pieces, we talked about timing for meaningful use. You don’t have to start January 1, but rather based on what works for you and your practice. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that Stage 3 would be postponed until 2017, but this does not affect your Stage 2 requirements.

In the meantime, there are a couple of other items that providers are talking about:

  • What is the difference between Stage 1 MU and Stage 2 MU?
  • Is there a difference between a “complete” and “modular” certified Electronic Health Record (EHR)?

Short answer? Yes. There is a difference in both counts. We’ll take a look at modular vs. complete EHR in this piece, and view meaningful use stage differences in future blogs.

CMS states that a certified EHR, “gives assurance to purchasers and other users that an EHR system or module offers the necessary technological capability, functionality, and security to help them meet the meaningful use criteria.” Having a certified product also helps you know that your systems can work with other systems and are secure.

A complete CEHRT (certified electronic health record technology) solution can help you meet, at a minimum, all of the meaningful use criteria. A modular product can help you attest to some of the objectives (but not all) and requires the use of other certified product(s) to meet all of the meaningful use criteria.

Which one should you use? The complete CEHRT or EHR module(s)? It depends on what makes sense for you and your business. To help take the guessing out of this, it is important to work with a company, like Eyefinity, that has experience and a successful track record to help you.

For more information about certified EHRs, you can visit HealthIT.gov. You can also go here for information on meaningful use.

Thank you, Eyefinity customers!

Steve Baker, President, Eyefinity

Steve Baker, President, Eyefinity

Thank you, Eyefinity customers! We received the EyeVote Readers’ Choice Award for Practice Management Software Company for the third consecutive year. This award is only possible because of our awesome and loyal customers!

Thank you for telling us that we are the best practice management company. And thank you for your continued use of Eyefinity’s practice management solutions. We are pleased to work with the best eye-care providers across the country. It is a privilege to support your business so you can continue offering excellent care to your patients and enhance your business.

We have exciting plans to continue providing you with the best practice management products. We’re glad to be a part of your efforts, thank you for the opportunity, and I plan to keep Eyefinity as the leader in practice management for years to come!

Thank you!

Eyefinity wins 2013 EyeVote Readers’ Choice Award

Readers' Choice 2013For the third consecutive year, Eyefinity has received the EyeVote Readers’ Choice Award for Best Practice Management Software Company. This award is based on voting by readers of Vision Monday and 20/20.

Steve Baker, Eyefinity president, summed it up, “This award is only possible because of our awesome and loyal customers! We’re pleased to work with the best eye-care providers across the country, providing practice management solutions to help providers offer excellent care to their patients and enhance their business.”

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EHR is Mobile: Access EHR on Tablets

By Kathleen M. Andersen, ODKathleen Andersen

Electronic health records in the cloud can be easily accessed on mobile devices like tablets, enabling your staff greater efficiency and better service to patients.

EQUIP staff with mobile devices like iPads.
INTEGRATE use of EHR on device into patient flow.
FINE-TUNE observing what works best and how to best guard patient privacy.

Read the entire article: Access EHR on Tablets

Reprinted with permission from Review of Optometric Business.

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