OfficeMate and ExamWRITER Documentation in the Spotlight

Have you had occasion to look through the OfficeMate or ExamWRITER user’s guides lately? Perhaps you wanted to know what a particular button did or why a text box was grayed out. The user’s guides, which are available from the “Help” menu within the software, are a wealth of information about using your software. We hope you are able to easily find the information you were looking for.

Carrie and Michael accepted the awards at a banquet held in San Juan Capistrano, California, on March 6.

Recently, two pieces of Eyefinity/OfficeMate user documentation were recognized for their excellence in technical communication. The “Setting Up Insurance Carriers & Plans” OfficeMate Enterprise document and the “Using the ExamWRITER ePrescribing Interface” document won prestigious Awards of Excellence in the 2009–2010 Society for Technical Communication (STC) Southern California Technical Communication Competition.

Carrie Damschroder, Director of Documentation, wrote and edited the instructional document about the new ExamWRITER ePrescribing Interface, and Michael Opsteegh, Senior Technical Writer, wrote and edited the instructional document about OfficeMate Enterprise 2.0.

Six Southern California STC chapters sponsored the technical publications competition to recognize and encourage excellence in communication through printed and online media. The competition honors technical writers and editors who set the standard for published technical communication.

We are always striving to make our documentation better. If you notice something that is incorrect, inconsistent, or could be done better, please let us know.

Stop by and see us today at VEE! Eyefinity booth #2336

Vision Expo East is in full force today. Be sure to stop by our booth to check out what’s new. Learn about the Healthcare Technology Program, and take advantage of federal stimulus money available to you and your practice. Be sure to check out our theater schedule to learn more about how our solutions can help power your practice. Hope to see you all soon!

Eyefinity Theater Schedule for Saturday, March 21 (booth #2336)

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Technology Integrated Products – These value added products and services automate manual tasks throughout the office including appointment reminders, equipment integration, and recalls.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. OfficeMate/ExamWRITER – Position yourself to receive federal stimulus dollars while creating newfound efficiency in your exam lanes.

Noon – 12:45 p.m. OfficeMate Version v9.0 – Already using OfficeMate and ExamWRITER? This presentation will provide valuable information to assist with upgrading to Version 9 including training, functionality, and hardware requirements.

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Frames Data – Take control of your inventory through Frames Data products and OfficeMate.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. OfficeMate/ExamWRITER – Position yourself to receive federal stimulus dollars while creating newfound efficiency in your exam lanes.

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. ECR Vault – Thinking of going paperless but not sure how to manage existing files? See how an integrated electronic document management system can streamline your practice.

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Gateway Provider Network (GPN) – What you don’t know can hurt your business. See how GPN’s comprehensive tools can help monitor your practice and increase your profits.

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. eBusinesses – Use the power of eyefinity.com to steamline your product and lab ordering. See how a customized web site can help retain exsiting and attract new patients.

And now for a look at what’s going around our booth:

Dr. Ryan Wineinger presents a course on ExamWRITER in the Eyefinity booth.

Be sure to visit our friends at EYE DESIGNS (booth #2524) (L) David Pursel and (R) Andrew Fader.

A look at the first day of Vision Expo East

Are you in New York City for Vision Expo East? If so, be sure to stop by our booth(#2336) to get a preview of OfficeMate and ExamWRITER v9.0!

For all of you who may not have made it out to Vision Expo East, here are some pictures of our booth and the activity from the expo’s first day.  Stay tuned for more updates from the show!

Expo attendees at the booth theater, learning how to benefit from the HITECH Act through the use of OfficeMate and ExamWRITER EMRs.

(L) Dr. David Dexter, (C) Dr. Tim Jankowski (VSP Global Board Chairman), and (R)Dr. Lorie Lippiatt, a member of the Eyefinity/OfficeMate Alpha team visit in the booth.

(L) Dr. David Dexter, (C) Dr. Tim Jankowski (VSP Global Board Chairman), and (R) Dr. Lorie Lippiatt, a member of the Eyefinity/OfficeMate Alpha Team, visit in the booth.

Dr. Ryan Wineinger, a member of the Eyefinity/OfficeMate Alpha Team, talks to expo attendees about his experience with OfficeMate and ExamWRITER EMRs.

Big Changes Are Coming to OfficeMate and ExamWRITER

Are you curious about what Eyefinity/OfficeMate has in store for spring 2010? Headed out to Vision Expo East? Swing by our booth (#2336) and get a sneak peek at OfficeMate/ExamWRITER version 9.0 (v9.0) before anyone else does! The new v9.0 delivers cutting-edge technology to amplify the performance and profitability of your practice.

With 175 enhancements, v9.0 offers significant new and advanced features. In addition, v9.0 is built on an SQL database platform that provides greater improvement in speed, flexibility, and stability over the previous platform. v9.0 offers many features to help simplify accounting practices, increase accuracy, and save time calculating charges for insurance and allocating reimbursements.

Plus, v9.0 is a catalyst toward our certified version that positions you to receive federal stimulus money available through the HITECH Act, which encourages adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) like ExamWRITER.

As we update the technologies that power OfficeMate/ExamWRITER, you’ll need to evaluate the computer equipment used throughout your practice to meet new hardware and system requirements.

To view the requirements, including hardware, software, peripheral, and network requirements, visit the hardware and system requirements page on our web site.

As we move closer toward the release of OfficeMate/ExamWRITER v9.0 later this spring, be on the lookout for additional communication from us. You can find the latest news here on our blog, the officemate.net and eyefinity.com web sites, and our Twitter feed. All of these avenues of communication will all be abuzz with news and information about v9.0. Also, check your email inbox for the latest information.

Free Webinar on Leveraging eBuy for Frame Board Efficiency

Eyefinity/OfficeMate is offering a free webinar, “If It’s not on the Frame Board, It’s not Going to Sell!” on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 11 a.m. PST.

Koi R. is a practice marketing consultant for Eyefinity/OfficeMate

Koi R. is a practice marketing consultant for Eyefinity/OfficeMate

There’s no better time to use eBuy to keep your frame board stocked with the styles your patients want. Plus, maximize your potential to sell more and make more money.

Offices just like yours have realized how easy, effective, and efficient eBuy really is. Attend our free Webinar and learn firsthand how one successful office makes eBuy work for them.

If It’s not on the Frame Board, It’s not Going to Sell!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 11 a.m. PST

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