Prep Your Practice for the 21st Century Cures Act

With endless information at our fingertips, patients now want access to their health record information. To give patients more transparency, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) gave the final ruling on the 21st Century Cures Act, on May 20, 2020. This rule directly impacts healthcare providers, patients, and health IT developers.

The new rule aims to give patients better, more meaningful access to their health records by eliminating information blocking—any activity or policy that is likely to interfere with access, exchange, or use of electronic health information, except as required by law or covered by one of the exceptions defined by the ONC.

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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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Eyefinity Earns EHNAC Healthcare Network Re-accreditation

We have some good news to share at Eyefinity. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve passed the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) audit with a score of 98%!

I’m proud that EHNAC has awarded Eyefinity with another two years of full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP). This achievement aligns with Eyefinity’s ongoing commitment to cyber security and ensuring customers trust in our ability to manage and protect personal health information and reliably process HIPAA transactions.

EHNAC conducted a comprehensive review of Eyefinity’s privacy and security measures, system availability, timeliness, and accuracy concluding all established standards for the industry had been successfully met.

Our customers and partners want to know that we are doing everything we can to manage data with the utmost integrity and effectiveness.  Conducting regular, comprehensive and objective evaluation of our business operations, privacy, and security policies demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safeguarding our customers’ critical data.

Read more about this recent accomplishment in more detail in the official press release.

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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Eyefinity Earns Four 2019 EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards

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Eyefinity is thrilled by the announcement of four 2019 EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards presented by Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine, including Favorite EHR Software Company, Favorite Practice Management Software Company, Favorite EHR Software Brand, and Favorite Practice Management Software Brand.

We see the important work doctors do every day, and strive to provide valuable products and a superior level of customer care. To be continuously acknowledged by eyecare professionals for that is truly an honor.

This recognition continues to fuel our efforts to support you with simplified, time-saving practice technology that can help transform workflow and efficiency. Being named EyeVote Readers’ Choice in optometric software exemplifies our commitment to remaining responsive to the needs of doctors.

From all of us here at Eyefinity, thank you. It’s a privilege to be your company of choice.

To learn more about Eyefinity cloud software, click here.

Key VSP® Integrations That Will Boost Productivity in Your Optometric Practice

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With a new year on the horizon, now may be the perfect time to plan and make a commitment to achieve faster, more efficient workflows in your practice. To do this, consider your day-to-day tasks: Do you find yourself searching through files or clicking between different screens? Is there a way to eliminate these regular inefficiencies?

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Celebrating the Critical Role of Certified Paraoptometrics

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At the heart of each optometry practice is the strength of its staff! For many, this means going the extra mile to provide the best patient care possible.

That’s why Eyefinity is excited to join the celebration for Paraoptometric Week! “An annual opportunity to recognize paraoptometrics for the value they contribute to the success of optometric practices,” according to the American Optometric Association, this week marks an opportunity to appreciate your staff who put in the extra hard work for your practice’s success.

Certified Paraoptometrics attain national recognition through certification by demonstrating an understanding of the concepts used in optometric care, passing an exam designed to challenge participants across a variety of topics including basic science, clinical principles and procedures, ophthalmic optics and dispensing, and professional issues. Equipped with the knowledge to exceed patient expectations, the value CPOs add to their practice is immeasurable.

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How Optometrists Can Respond to Negative Customer Reviews

Review sites are important tools that patients use to find and rate their doctors. But that doesn’t mean you have to let these sites have the final say. Here are some tips on how you can handle negative customer reviews online.

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Partner for Your Practice Success

When buying a car, should you have to prioritize between initial price and the warranty? You want both, right? Similarly, when you decide on software for your optometric practice, you want great value and amazing support to make the purchase worthwhile for your long-term practice success.

At Eyefinity®, we make sure you receive the service and the software that best positions your practice for success. We do this in several ways.

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Choose the Right Software for your Optometric Practice

Running an optometric practice involves many tasks beyond patient exams. There are business considerations, including attracting and retaining patients, staffing, billing, and tracking patient eye health over time. Most practices integrate a blend of software packages to streamline both operational and medical-related tasks.

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