Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:38:00 AM
New This Week
Scott A. Jens, OD, FAAO, CEO of RevolutionEHR, advises ODs to prepare for a potential HIPAA audit. He provides tips on how to conduct an assessment now to ensure that you are compliant in securing all aspects of patient health records. >>READ MORE>>
By F. Mason Smith, OD
Electronic health record systems streamline work flow and facilitate referrals. Efficiency = profitability. >>READ MORE>>
By Ian Benjamin Gaddie, OD
Provide ocular comfort and visual acuity in mature contact lens patients. They are highly valuable to your practice over time. >>READ MORE>>
By Ann Rea Miller, OD
Compare notes with other small business owners and make valuable local connections.
Forward-thinking ODs provide fresh ideas that colleagues can use. This month, we honor five ODs who have been influential in the optical industry, selected from our fourth annual Optometric Business Innovators report from Vision Monday and Review of Optometric Business. >>READ MORE>>
ROB Fast Fact
The more time an OD spends in practice the greater his or her income, findings from Jobson Optical Research’s 2014 ECP Compensation Survey reveal. As years in the position increase the compensation goes up significantly. The average compensation for employed optometrists with less than five years in the position was close to $21,000 less than for those more than 10 years in the position. The average total compensation for owner/partners with less than five years in the position is over $55,000 less than for those in the position over 10 years.
Click HERE to read more from Review of Optometric Business professional editors Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD, and Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD, on achieving your most profitable path in optometry.
Zeiss has developed a free downloadable app to help ECPs identify patients with symptoms of digital eye strain, and support sales of the new Zeiss Digital Lens.
Bausch + Lomb is launching several patient-facing initiatives aimed at helping patients and eyecare practitioners (ECPs) learn how common vision issues may be addressed by the latest advancements in contact lens and lens care technology. <<READ MORE>>