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July 22, 2015

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Health Care Reform: How To Embrace Change & Find Opportunities


Amir Khoshnevis, OD, of Vision Source Studio 20/20 in Charlotte, N.C., describes the culture of change that allows his practice to seize new opportunities provided by health care reform.

Includes Free Download: Vision Source Navigation Guide to Health Care Reform. >>READ MORE>>

Practice Management

Outsource Business Services & Jump-Start Efficiency


By Steven Faith, OD

Outsourcing select business services, with help from an optometric organization, can boost staff efficiency and practice profitability. See where outsourcing makes sense as you grow.  >>READ MORE>>

Staff Management

Optician Training: Ensure Your Practice Profitability

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By Mitchell H. Albers, OD
Your optical provides most of your revenues. How well you train new hires and veteran opticians is the profit-making difference.

Includes a Staff Training Checklist.
>>READ MORE>>

Doctor-Patient Relations

Prescribe from the Exam Room–With Help from Patient Financing


By Dave Anderson, OD
Your professional voice carries weight when you prescribe optical solutions from the exam room. When you mention the availability of patient financing, more patients fulfill your treatment plan.

Includes Nine Steps to Success. >>READ MORE>>


 

ROB Fast Fact

How Many ODs Have Implemented Electronic Health Records?

More than half of ODs have implemented electronic health records in their practice, findings from the American Optometric Association’s 2014 New Technology & EHR Survey reveal. Sixty-two percent of responding optometrists have adopted a complete EHR in their primary practice. AOA member optometrists are significantly more likely to use a complete EHR in their practice (66 percent) as compared to non-members (54 percent).

Click HERE to read more from Review of Optometric Business professional editors Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD, and Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD, on meeting HIPAA requirements in your practice.

In Brief

Nutrition Education Seminar Preceding American Academy of Optometry

The Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) will sponsor a Nutrition Education Symposium preceding the American Academy of Optometry 2015 Meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, from 1 pm – 5 pm at the New Orleans Convention Center. >>READ MORE>>

Optometry Cares–The AOA Foundation Accepting 2016 Scholarship Applications

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Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation, the charitable foundation of the American Optometric Association (AOA), is accepting applications for four scholarship opportunities offered to optometry student members of the AOA and the American Optometric Student Association. <<READ MORE>>

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