Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:36:00 AM
New This Week
Barbara Wright and Patti Lynn Sharp of Barbara Wright Design advise that choosing the right contractor is critical in an office build-out or renovation. Select a commercial contractor with commercial contacts, insist on a detailed bid, and use your designer as your advocate in ensuring that everything is done on time and as contracted.
By Melanie J. Denton, OD, FAAO
and Paul Johnson, MBA, PhD
Retaining and developing valued employees is critical to delivering superior care--while losing employees and having to rehire and retrain is costly. Four steps to building the commitment level that ensures employee retention.
Health Care Reform
By ROB Editors
Vision Source recently commissioned ROB to create the “Navigation Guide to Health Care Reform for Independent Optometrists.” Included in the report are strategy imperatives and action plans for independent optometrists. The focus of this first of three articles from the report: adopting EHR and Meaningful Use. >>READ MORE>>
By Mary E. Boname, OD, MS, FAAO
Providing pediatric care leads to caring for entire families--and friends of families. Emphasizing prevention of eye disease and conditions brings it home to parents.
ROB Fast Fact
ODs in the Northeast have nothing to complain about money-wise, findings from Jobson Optical Research’s 2014 ECP Compensation Study suggest. The average salary for all optometrists who reported receiving a salary was highest in the Northeast region at $118,003 and lowest in the Midwest at $96,380. The South came in at $114,859 and the West at $104,952.
Click HERE to read more from Review of Optometric Business professional editors Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD, and Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD, on how best to research and balance optometric salary with regional cost-of-living.
Frames Data announced that FlexScanMD, an inventory software by Kestrel Software, is now compatible with Frames Data IDA (Immediate Data Access). This integration will allow users of FlexScanMD, who also subscribe to the Frames Data service, to access a database of frames over the internet to populate their product inventory.
CooperVision is unveiling an e-commerce service designed to help independent eyecare practitioners build their contact lens business and provide patients with an online method of purchasing their lenses from the ECP’s practice.