ICD-10 is delayed – What will you do with your free time now?

ICD-10

Hint: it’s not time to sit back and relax.

It’s more important than ever to use this time to continue planning for the change. Armed with the right facts, factors, and software features, you could change ICD-10 from a pain point to a bonus.

  • Take a moment to consider who in your practice needs to know the ICD-10 codes.
  • Identify when your practice can spare time for education.
  • Identify if a change in workflow will be part of your solution.
  • Consider using technology to ease the transition. An EHR system could make a big difference to your practice, adding benefits like mobility, reduced exam times, and practice management integration.

Don’t get overwhelmed, the advantage of this delay is additional time. Now you can consider one thing at a time and create a plan of that is feasible, not frenzied.

Eyefinity is your partner, and will be here helping you all the way through the process. Check out our ICD-10 FAQ pages for answers to common questions and relevant tips to guide you to ICD-10 success. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Use EHR as an Effective Patient Education Tool

Dr. Duane Wires

Duane Wires, OD

A key goal of health care reform is to improve patient outcomes, and getting patients engaged in their treatment plans is a critical component in that process. Your EHR system can help you achieve that–if you learn to optimize it.

Read the entire article:Use EHR as an Effective Patient Education Tool

Reprinted with permission from Review of Optometric Business.

 

Eyefinity® Earns EHNAC Healthcare Network Reaccreditation

Eyefinity® continues to show its ability to be your trusted choice in the market by earning another two years of accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP).

Data protection and security remain top-of-mind for you and your patients. This accreditation shows the importance we place on protecting personal health information and our excellence in health data processing and transactions. We strive to meet and exceed compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.

“Eyefinity takes security and compliance seriously,” said Troy Eberlein, Eyefinity® Senior Vice President, Product Management. “We are proud to offer providers who do business with us the assurance that their interactions with Eyefinity are secure and safe.”

We are proud to announce that our privacy measures, systems availability, security infrastructure, and process of managing and transferring protected health information were all evaluated by EHNAC and we exceeded all of the criteria and industry standards.

“At a time of heightened regulatory concerns, it is responsible healthcare organizations such as Eyefinity that we applaud for taking the extra steps to ensure trust with all their stakeholders and customers that they’re adhering to the latest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality,” says Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. “In order to earn EHNAC HNAP accreditation, organizations are required to demonstrate excellence and a commitment to ensuring the security and privacy of health data processing and transactions for their customers.”

Learn more about EHNAC and the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program.