Patient Portals: How to Train Your Patients to Use Them

An EHR patient portal offers patients a secure way to view records, schedule appointments, and interact with your office. Along with elevating patient care, EHR patient portals enables you meet meaningful use requirements. Check out how Robert Bass, OD, increased patient portal usage with his patients. Read the entire article: Patient Portals: How to Train …

Eyefinity Announces Strategic Technology Partnership with Modernizing Medicine, Inc.

Eyefinity and Modernizing Medicine, Inc. (MMI) have announced a new technology partnership that will integrate Eyefinity’s award-winning practice management portfolio with MMI’s Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) solution, resulting in a fully-integrated offering for the optometry industry. This partnership will provide optometry practitioners and physicians with the next generation of …

Wouldn’t It Be Great if “What if” Could Be “You Can?” Well, It’s about to Happen!

What if technology could make your practice more efficient? What if more time could make you more money? What if technology could make you truly mobile? What if technology could learn how you like to diagnose? What if technology could help you create a better patient experience? Wouldn’t it be great if “what if” could …

Attesting to Meaningful Use: Getting Paid to Improve Patient Care

Implementing a certified electronic health record (EHR) for meaningful use has raised the level of attention to detail of my staff and myself because we now have to document specific criteria for every patient. This enforces a consistently high level of care from one patient to the next. We have noticed better recordkeeping in such areas as patient demographics, correspondence, and referring doctors. All of these improvements took shape without our having to drastically change how we use OfficeMate and ExamWRITER.

Understanding Meaningful Use Objectives, Part 2

A message from James Kirchner, OD, Chief Professional Officer for Eyefinity/OfficeMate: In a previous article, I took you through the first six Meaningful Use (MU) objectives in the "core" group as established by the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). In this edition, I'm going to explain the remaining nine MU objectives. Remember, CMS …

Understanding Meaningful Use

Meaningful use is the foundation for the entire government incentive payment initiative, yet this concept seems vague and confusing. It’s like trying to drive down a foggy road without a clear view of where we are headed. It shouldn’t be this way. Meaningful use is quite simple once you understand its basic concepts.

Latest Developments in Software Certification

A message from James Kirchner, OD, Chief Professional Officer for Eyefinity: Last week, the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) initially approved two entities, CCHIT and The Drummond Group, Inc., to become the first two Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCBs) that will certify electronic health systems. At Eyefinity, we are ready for our software to …

Don’t Miss the ExamWRITER Educational Event in Houston!

Electronic medical records continue to be a hot-button issue throughout all of eyecare. Eyecare professionals all over the country are wondering about the best way to implement EMRs if they haven't already done so, or wondering how to unlock the full potential of their EMR if they are already utilizing them.  To address these needs, …