Got stimulus money questions? We’ve got answers.

Many of our users submitted questions about the HITECH Act while attending our recent online panel discussion, “Stimulus Money: What Do I Need to Know?”

You can now read the questions and answers provided by the panelists by clicking here. If you missed the online panel discussion, you can still watch the recording  here.

Eyefinity/OfficeMate is 100% committed to ensuring that our software products comply with the new EHR federal government certification standards. Be sure to check back with us here on the blog for updates on these efforts. We will also be announcing more educational opportunities on this important issue to help you maximize the financial incentives available to you with a meaningful implementation of ExamWRITER electronic medical records.

ExamWRITER Tips & Tricks: Documentation of Vision and Spectacles

Have you checked out this month’s ExamWRITER Tips & Tricks yet? If not, read below to learn more about documentation of vision and spectacles.  Drs. Lorie Lippiatt, Ryan Wineinger and Kim Castleberry presented several valuable tips for ExamWRITER users:

  • Selecting the yellow hx button in Presenting Spectacle Rx and right-clicking on a previous spectacle prescription will give the option to copy that prescription to the Presenting Spectacle Rx
  • Using the F12 function to place a period in front of the most common used  “Usage” moves them to the top of the list
  • Integrating with the Marco Refraction System pulls in all of the information, eliminating manual entry
  • When on the Manifest Refraction screen, selecting the Yes radio button under Show Binocular allows entering of binocular data without changing screens

Be sure to join our ExamWRITER Tips and Tricks sessions, which are part of the ExamWRITER Brown Brown Bag eLearn Series.  The subject matter changes every month.

Monthly Schedule Time/Zone

First Friday: 12 – 12:30 p.m. EASTERN     Facilitator: Lorie Lippiatt, OD

Second Tuesday: 12 – 12:30 p.m. CENTRAL  Facilitator: Ryan Wineinger, OD

Third Monday: 12 – 12:30 p.m. MOUNTAIN Facilitator: Kim Castleberry, OD

Fourth Wednesday: 12 – 12:30 p.m. PACIFIC  Facilitator: Rebecca Johnson, COT

How to Participate:

Register online by logging on and clicking the Daily tab. Use the calendar to select your desired session date, then click Register. You’ll receive an e-mail confirmation with the session password, registration ID, and the link you’ll need to join the session.

Missed our stimulus money discussion? No problem – we taped it!

Our recent panel discussion “Stimulus Money: What Do I Need to Know?” attracted more than 500 people.  For those of you who may have missed it, we are providing access to view a recording of the panel discussion here.

We have received an overwhelming response to the panel discussion and will be putting together more online opportunities for you to learn more about the HITECH Act and EMR adoption so that you can position your practice to take full advantage of the stimulus money available to you beginning in 2011.

Review of Optometric Business Highlights EMR Adoption

Kim Castleberry, O.D., is featured in this piece (below) from the Review of Optometric Business on implementing electronic medical records and the benefits that EMRs can provide.

Dr. Castleberry, who uses ExamWRITER EMRs, is also one of the expert panelists featured in Eyefinity/OfficeMate’s free online panel discussion: “Stimulus Money: What Do I Need To Know?” taking place this Friday, Feb. 5, and Monday, Feb. 8. Click here to find out more and to register.

Kim Castleberry, O.D.

Read the first half of the story from  the Review of Optometric Business below. Click the link at the bottom to read the rest.

The Pace of Change is Accelerating – for Electronic Health Records and All the Rest

When it comes to practice management software and electronic medical records, change really is the only constant, says Kim Castleberry, OD, who runs a $2 million a year practice, Plano Eye Associates, in Plano, Texas (

Back in 1991, Dr. Castleberry began using OfficeMate practice management and its ExamWRITER package for handling electronic medical records. He was among the first ODs to do so. “I wanted to reduce my overhead and have easier chart access,” he says. And that’s what happened.

Read the rest of the story here.

Don’t miss out! Register for our free online panel discussion, “Stimulus Money: What Do I Need to Know?”

The clock is ticking, but there’s still time to join Eyefinity/OfficeMate’s free online panel discussion this Friday, Feb. 5, or next Monday, Feb. 8, to find out everything you need to know about the HITECH Act, including how to qualify for the stimulus money available to you.

The online panel discussion will provide viewers with an overview of the HITECH Act and will also address many hot topics surrounding the HITECH Act,  including: qualifying for stimulus money, defining meaningful use, E-prescribing, as well as questions you may have.

Click here to register and learn more about the experts on the panel.