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MacPractice recently introduced the Inventory Ability, which tracks merchandise stock, such as frames, as well as incoming sales and consumption.
MaximEyes incorporates both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements which ultimately improves office efficiencies and reduces double data entry requirements.
 
VisionWeb’s Uprise system includes a host of embedded tools including patient portal, reporting and analytics, e-prescribing, document management, true cloud platform, and automatic notifications.
 
Designed for maximum efficiency, FoxFire’s software provides a single-screen exam to allow ECPs to quickly complete exams and review patient data.

EHR systems are designed to make your business run smoother.

EHR (electronic health records) systems are like snowflakes: They may look similar, but in reality, each has its own distinct features. The goal, however, remains the same: to give you the necessary tools to make your office run smoother. This software is designed to empower both you and those you serve, eliminate IT headaches, and create a paperless workflow so you can access records from wherever whenever.

SYSTEM: Eyefinity-Eyefinity EHR
Features: Eyefinity EHR, the latest generation of Eyefinity’s ExamWRITER, features an adaptive learning engine and intuitive user interface built by medical industry experts and optometrists. Eyefinity EHR is a native iPad app that is cloud-based and allows the provider to focus on her patients, not the computer.

What Sets It Apart: According to Eyefinity President Steve Baker, optometry is the only medical vertical that has an almost equal balance of clinical and retail components, and Eyefinity’s products help the provider enhance practice efficiency and increase patient engagement. Plus, Eyefinity’s EHR system works with the ECP in that the “product gets smarter as it learns how the doctor operates,” meaning the system adapts to various working styles.

SYSTEM: FoxFire
Features: Designed for maximum efficiency, this software provides a single-screen exam to allow ECPs to quickly complete exams and review patient data. FoxFire offers cloud EHR or served-based options. It’s certified for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use with a built-in coding system.

What Sets It Apart: Single-screen exam simplifies data entry. FoxFire also has quality customer service with one-on-one training, in-house experts, and 24-hour tech support.

SYSTEM: LiquidEHR
Features: Online Patient Registration, Patient Scheduling, Automated Recall and Care Reminders, Electronic Patient Signatures, Secure Messaging, Patient Portal, Surveys, Promotions, Thank You Notes, Facebook Application, and a bilingual option.

What Sets It Apart: A free mobile app for the patient (iOS or Android device).

SYSTEM: MacPractice 20/20
Features: A robust Optical Ability function creates prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses. Patients’ prescription history records are tracked incrementally so differences are displayed over time. With built-in references, the Optical Ability stores commonly prescribed frames, lenses, materials, and lens types. MacPractice also recently introduced the Inventory Ability, which tracks merchandise stock, such as frames, as well as incoming sales and consumption. Inventory also manages stock audits and reorders, and can even track stock on incidentally used items, such as items consumed by performing a procedure.

What Sets It Apart: Simplicity in billing, employee time collection, and all aspects of what you’d expect from electronic medical records. MacPractice also takes data security seriously with robust encryption and network transport technology.

SYSTEM: MaximEyes-First Insight
Features: Incorporates both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements which ultimately improves office efficiencies and reduces double data entry requirements. Personalized HIPAA-compliant medical billing service helps speed up revenue cycles, ensures processing accuracy and regulatory compliance, and enhances patient and doctor satisfaction. In general, this workflow engine has problem-oriented assessments/plans and disease specific templates for glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and other chronic eye diseases.

What Sets It Apart: Timely support and training. The system is also highly customizable with programmable rules that tailor to your practice and exam styles. In addition, MaximEyes offers built-in interfaces with many popular patient communication system manufacturers.

SYSTEM: NextGen Healthcare’s Ambulatory EHR version 5.8
Features: Streamlines patient care with standardized, real-time clinical and administrative workflow throughout a practice or group. It’s integrated EHR and practice management solution leverages a single database on a single server, and is robust right out of the box (though it can also be tailored for a customized user experience).

What Sets It Apart: With 600 ophthalmic medicine practices, NextGen Healthcare boasts the largest install base in the industry, says the company. It also employs a staff of ophthalmic medical experts and implementation specialists with unparalleled knowledge of the EHR industry.

SYSTEM: Practice Director EHR-The Williams Group
Features: Deploys on Mac, PC, or Linux operating systems, providing stability and flexibility as well as cloud or server options to secure patient data according to the company. It offers a clean, simple, and intuitive layout with quick and easy data input via modifiable dropdowns and user-defined, pre-loaded data to reduce documentation time. An Online Patient portal collects demographics and medical history to save patients’ time along with secure messaging.

What Sets It Apart: Cutting-edge practice management consulting, practice management EHR software, social media content delivery, accounting and payroll processing, and ownership transition services.

SYSTEM: RevolutionEHR
Features: Simple yet flexible data entry with customizable exam forms and easy access to historical exam data. It also offers pull-forward previous test results, customized care plan library, master problem list, drawing tool, letter creation from exam results, integrated optical Rx creation, customizable CPT triggers, FDA medication database, auto-coding engine, refractive device integration VisionWeb, EyeDock and FRAMES Data integration, plus access to Dr. Charles Brownlow for eyecare documentation questions.

What Sets It Apart: According to the company, RevolutionEHR is the first and industry-leading cloud-based EHR and full practice solution developed by ODs for ODs. All customer support personnel have work experience in an optometry practice or the optometric industry.

SYSTEM: Uprise-Vision Web
Features: Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certified with a host of embedded tools including patient portal, reporting and analytics, e-prescribing, document management, true cloud platform, automatic notifications, customizable dashboards, equipment integrations, frame catalogs, patient recall, code verification, patient education, claim management, and VisionWeb’s ordering solution.

What Sets It Apart: The company claims its suite of embedded tools saves users the hassle and expense of purchasing separate software solutions that have to be manually integrated with a practice management and EHR solution.

Jeanne Muchnick is Senior Editor of VCPN.

WHERE TO FIND IT:
Eyefinity/Office Mate
800-269-3666
eyefinity.com
First Insight
800-920-1940
first-insight.com
FoxFire Systems Group
800-333-4176
foxfiresg.com
LiquidEHR
866-618-1531
liquidehr.com
MacPractice
402-420-2430
macpractice.com
NextGen Healthcare
855-510-6398
nextgen.com
RevolutionEHR
877-738-3471, ext. 1
revolutionehr.com
VisionWeb
855-887-7473
StartYourUprise.com
Williams Group
800-676-9076
practicedirector.com
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