How Cloud-Based Software Helped Make One Practice More Efficient

With eye care professionals (ECPs) working their way back to ‘normal’ while the COVID-19 pandemic continues and uncertainty remains for all businesses, one optometrist is glad he made the switch to a more efficient practice management tool when he did.

The Eyefinity Team recently caught up with Shane Fontenot, O.D. of Advanced Family Eyecare to hear about his transition from Officemate/ExamWRITER to Eyefinity Practice Management and Eyefinity EHR from VSP Global®. Here’s what he had to say about his experience:

“I purchased Eyefinity Practice Management and Eyefinity EHR in May 2019 and went live with the cloud-based system about five months later in November 2019,” said Dr. Fontenot. “With all the craziness that began in 2020, I’m so glad I made the switch over to Eyefinity when I did. The change has allowed my team to increase our efficiency and see and treat patients safely and effectively throughout the pandemic.”

But how is this increased efficiency possible with a cloud-based system, and what exactly is the ‘cloud?’

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Fast Track: How One Practice Transitioned to Eyefinity Cloud Software in Just 30 Days

With so much uncertainty remaining for businesses in 2020, now may be the perfect time to plan ahead and make a commitment to achieve faster, more efficient workflows in your practice. Consider this: Do you find yourself chaotically searching through files or clicking between countless open windows? Do your patients sign-in for appointments with pen and paper?

You probably already know that there is a way to eliminate inefficiencies – such as antiquated servers or paper charting – with state-of-the-art practice management technology, like Eyefinity EHR and Eyefinity Practice Management, software from VSP Global®. What you may not know is how fast and seamless the transition can be.

Read about how Dr. Veronica Barber of Vista Point Eye Care in California transitioned to her new Eyefinity solutions in just 30 days and why she says it was totally worth the effort.

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Telemedicine Today

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Valerie Sheety-Pilon, OD

Imagine being asked a month ago, “How would you feel about managing the care of your patients from the phone or the web?” I would hazard to guess that few of us had considered it a real possibility. COVID-19 awakened our industry to the applicability of remote care, while the government’s injunction of telehealth waiver 1135 made it a reality overnight.

Some say telehealth services, across all medical verticals, could have been adopted long ago. Though for good reason, telemedicine has been governed by strict regulations. Like me, many of you may have been watching the industry grapple with a position on this topic.

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How Eyefinity EHR Makes a Cup of Joe.

By Jamie Broughton, Optometric Technician, Mallinger Family Eyecare

At Mallinger Family Eyecare, Dr. Jennifer Mallinger, Dr. Julie Arcemont, and the staff strive to surpass the expectation of care for every patient. This isn’t easy in a world where there’s an app for everything, and folks are accustomed to walking into Starbucks and ordering their “usual” like a regular. Today’s patients expect more than just a solid prescription. It’s about the complete experience.

To keep up with patients’ growing expectations, we decided to go paperless about a year and a half ago. I can’t even describe how scary that was, but change always is. With support from Eyefinity® and our scanner, we successfully moved to Eyefinity EHR.

When you think of electronic health records, you probably assume you need to be tech savvy. But with Eyefinity EHR, understanding how to use an iPad is all you need to get started. Yes, there are times when something simple can get a bit involved. It happens with computers too, but that is when the technician saves the day!

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Swing, Baby, Swing – Forward Together

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by Steve BakerSteve Baker
President, Eyefinity

One of my favorite quotes of all time is “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take,” attributed to hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky. I’ve always loved that it speaks to taking chances and not backing down from the unfamiliar. Continue reading

Two to Seven Years – Forward Together

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by Steve BakerSteve Baker
President, Eyefinity

I want to share with you an alarming statistic about low vision patients. Continue reading

Giving Back – Forward Together

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by Steve BakerSteve Baker
President, Eyefinity

In 2016, an estimated $390.05 billion was given to U.S. charities according to Giving USA. “Why is Steve sharing this fact with me?” you ask. In my opinion, the foundation on which Optometry is built is giving back. Continue reading

Getting Schooled – Forward Together

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by Steve BakerSteve Baker
President, Eyefinity

This past month, it has been such an eye-opening experience to reflect on what it means to move “Forward Together.” From how “grit” is a uniquely human quality that helps us to persevere, to how we are all connective tissue in the optometry industry, we are starting a much larger conversation about advancing our communities through top-notch optometric care. Continue reading

The Trade Show: an Exchange of Ideas – Forward Together

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by Steve BakerSteve Baker
President, Eyefinity

Vision Expo West has come and gone and it’s hard to believe October is already here. Time is moving so quickly I can barely hold on to my hat – although that may have something to do with my lack of hair. Continue reading

It Takes A Village – Forward Together

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by Steve BakerSteve Baker
President, Eyefinity

With all of the natural disasters that have impacted the United States and its territories, the Caribbean, and Mexico in the past month, it’s hard to believe that we have an ounce of control in this world. On behalf of everyone at Eyefinity, we send our most sincere condolences to everyone who has experienced loss or been displaced. Know that we support you and that our hearts are filled with hope. Continue reading