The Practice & Exam Lane

Dashboard and Other Data Options Help ECPs Understand Patients' Path to Purchase

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:06 AM NEW YORK—From health care to retail, data has become an invaluable resource for businesses and practitioners. It’s what many see as the key ingredient to meeting, and exceeding, patients’ expectations, and it provides a critical yardstick for measuring business success. In eyecare and optical retailing, the growing interest in data also has led to an increase in the number of options partner companies are developing that collect, track and analyze the data for ECPs to draw upon to manage their practice.

Topcon Healthcare to Support Transition of IBM Merge Eye Station and Merge Eye Care PACS Customers

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:03 AM NEW YORK—Topcon Healthcare Solutions announced late last month that it is partnering with IBM Watson Health Imaging in an effort to support a transition plan for their Merge Eye Station digital fundus imaging platform and the Merge Eye Care PACS web-based image management system, two products from their global eyecare division that are being end-of-lifed ("EOL") as announced previously.

[Partner Post] How Outsourced Billing Widened the Scope of This Family Practice

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:03 AM Dr. Laura Lang is an OD and co-owner of Lang Family Eye Care located in New Berlin, Wis. Alongside her husband, Dr. Ryan Lang, their family eyecare practice specializes in customized contacts using corneal mapping with an additional focus on Orthokeratology. Lang Family Eye Care outsourced their billing from day one of opening their practice cold six years ago. At ICO, they had only one day dedicated to learning about the business side of optometry. They realized they didn't know where to start when it came to filing medical claims.

RightEye Releases its EyeQ Trainer Oculomotor Exercise Program

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:03 AM BETHESDA, Md.—RightEye has released its fully commercialized version of EyeQ Trainer, a game-changing oculomotor exercise program. Paired with its suite of EyeQ Tests, RightEye now offers optometrists a complete solution for uncovering and treating functional vision impairments. RightEye's EyeQ Trainer features a completely revamped user experience that is more fun and easier to use through gamified features.

New Features and Integrations Added to Uprise

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:59 AM AUSTIN, Texas—VisionWeb has added several new features and integrations to their EHR and practice management software, Uprise. A cloud-based software, Uprise enables optometrists to manage their patient data, optical products, e-prescriptions, insurance claims and revenue under one cloud-based solution.

PECAA and Medical Eyeglass Center Partner Around Dispensary Development

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:59 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—PECAA, a nationwide doctor alliance group serving more than 3,700 independent eyecare practitioners, has entered into a strategic partnership with Medical Eyeglass Center (MEC), a leading optical dispensary development company, according to a recent announcement.

Compulink Debuts a New User Interface for its Ophthalmology Smart EHR

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:54 AM Newbury Park, Calif.—Compulink Healthcare Solutions,  the creator of Advantage Smart Practice, an all-in-one EHR and practice management solution powered by artificial intelligence (AI), previewed the new user interface for its Ophthalmology Advantage at the American Society of Retina Specialist’s (ASRS) annual meeting last month. Designed by a team of usability experts, the new UI includes an updated look and feel with new fonts, button styles and colors.

What's the Perfect Promotion? A Case Study in Patient Appreciation Day

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:00 AM NEW YORK—Promoting an event properly can seem like a monumental task. You need to brainstorm the right event that suits your goals. And then you’ve got to plan all the logistics, including how to promote it. As EyeCarePro.net recently shared, there are relatively simple things you can be doing which will make promoting your event much more effective. From direct mail to digital ad campaigns on social media to flyers and signage, they all contribute. Whatever you do, EyeCarePro points out, should always include a special landing page with a simple RSVP. 

[Partner Post] Declutter Your Optometry Practice This Summer

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:57 AM Taking a hard look at which belongings you actually need and discarding the rest will improve your overall efficiency and clear your mind. ODs should prioritize effectiveness and simplicity when optimizing the layout and workflows of their practice. The best way to start the task of decluttering is to take everything in your practice out of drawers, cupboards and desks. However, a big clear-out like that can be something your practice dreads. We want to make sure that’s not the case. Let us show how you can declutter your practice's paper goods, inventory, data, and more.

ABB Optical, and RevolutionEHR Partner for Efficient Product Ordering and Delivery

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:54 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group plans a product integration with RevolutionEHR's  SmartFlow for Sight ordering technology. The integration automates the entire product ordering process for eyecare practitioners from order submission to delivery to their office or directly to their patients, the companies said. Placing orders through RevolutionEHR removes the need for users to access multiple disparate ordering portals, thus eliminating double entry.

Eyecare Live Debuts 2.0 Version of Telemedicine App

By CLICK Staff
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 8:54 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare Live, a comprehensive telemedicine solution for optometrists and ophthalmologists, has updated its patient app and cloud-based portal for doctors, debuting Eyecare Live 2.0. Eyecare Live is introducing the concept of on-boarding a clinic. The clinic can have one or more locations, one or more staff members and one or more providers. Staff can manage the profile, and information about the clinic is visible to the patients in the app.

Eyecare Live Debuts 2.0 Version of Telemedicine App

By CLICK Staff
Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:30 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare Live, a comprehensive telemedicine solution for optometrists and ophthalmologists, has updated its patient app and cloud-based portal for doctors, debuting Eyecare Live 2.0. Eyecare Live is introducing the concept of on-boarding a clinic. The clinic can have one or more locations, one or more staff members and one or more providers. Staff can manage the profile, and information about the clinic is visible to the patients in the app.

First Insight's MaximEyes and CooperVision's EyeCarePrime Form Partnership

By CLICK Staff
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:14 AM NEW YORK—First Insight Corporation, developer of MaximEyes certified EHR and practice management software for eyecare professionals, and EyeCarePrime, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CooperVision have formed a partnership to streamline connections between MaximEyes software and Prime Nexus patient relationship management solutions.

[Partner Post] 6 Reasons ODs Adopt a New EHR

By CLICK Staff
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:25 AM Making the tough decision to change your EHR or PM system doesn’t happen overnight. In some cases, it’s the everyday annoyances and inefficiencies that build up to push optometrists over the edge. However, in most cases, the existing system loses patient data, runs up your monthly bills, or stops your practice from serving its patients in another major way.

ODSpecialty Enables Practices to Showcase Their Expertise With Education Content

By Staff
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM EyeCarePro’s newest service, ODSpecialty, enables clients to enhance and showcase their optometric eyecare specialties with a range of tools, educational content, video and social posts. Clients are paired with a marketer who works exclusively with their particular vision care specialty, knows the ins-and-outs of that specialty and what it takes to effectively communicate with existing patients and to bring in new specialty patients.