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DrChrono EHR

DrChrono’s iPad and iPhone compatible EHR and medical billing platform allows users to manage patient intake, clinical charting, billing, and revenue cycle management. It includes customizable medical forms, e-prescribing, scheduling... Read more

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Compulink Healthcare Solutions

Compulink Healthcare Solutions is an integrated hybrid medical solution that provides medical service providers functionalities such as electronic health records (EHR), practice management, revenue cycle management, inventory management,... Read more

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CGM DAQbilling

DAQbilling by CompuGroup Medical (CGM) is a medical billing and patient scheduling system designed to streamline medical billing. The solution covers eligibility inquiries, claim submission, and payment posting. The system has an intuitive... Read more

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LiquidEHR

LiquidEHR is a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) solution suitable for small and midsize optometry practices. It offers medical records management, medical billing and scheduling tools. LiquidEHR provides users with features... Read more

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Eyefinity EHR and Eyefinity Practice Management

Eyefinity EHR is a suite of optometry office products that includes an EHR, practice management and billing applications. It is ONC-ATCB certified and offers an iPad-compatible application for access to medical records on the go. Read more

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expEDIum Medical Billing

iTech Workshop provides a suite of products for the healthcare industry.  iTech’s mission is to create and deliver standards-based healthcare solutions and good customer service. They have a handful of EMR, healthcare partners and... Read more

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Mendable

Mendable is a medical billing software that uses intelligent technology to ensure claims are coded correctly to avoid rejections and smart automation to bring aging reports down to zero. In addition, Mendable's intelligent software... Read more

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MaximEyes

MaximEyes, developed by First Insight Corporation, is a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution designed exclusively for eye care clinics.  The latest version is written in HTML5 with a clean,... Read more

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Waystar Revenue Cycle Technology

Waystar is a cloud-based revenue cycle management platform for healthcare systems. The solution is used by organizations of all sizes to manage administrative and clinical functions. Key features include insurance verification, coverage... Read more

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OD Link

OD Link is a practice management and EMR/EHR software for optometry practices. This is a comprehensive solution that helps manage patient records, exams, appointments, inventory, billing/insurance information, plus more. Additionally,... Read more

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RevolutionEHR

RevolutionEHR is a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) solution built specifically for optometry practices. RevolutionEHR includes a complete EHR, medical billing, patient scheduling, medical accounting and a picture archiving... Read more

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10to8

10to8 is a cloud-based booking solution for small to large businesses in all industries. It provides users with a customized booking website where clients can schedule appointments, pay for events and services and access existing bookings. Clients... Read more

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Solutionreach

Founded in 2000, Solutionreach is a cloud-based medical practice management system designed for offices of all sizes and specialties. This product provides doctors with scheduling, reminder and messaging modules to improve patient... Read more

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Allscripts

Allscripts Practice Management is a comprehensive practice management and revenue cycle management solution for physician practices and large hospital organizations. Key features include appointment and patient flow, collections, claims,... Read more

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AppointmentPlus

AppointmentPlus is a cloud-based scheduling tool suitable for businesses of all sizes and industries. It offers configurable appointment setting tools, embeddable features for websites, HIPAA-compliant appointment scheduling for patients... Read more

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ManagementPlus (Eye Care Leaders)

ManagementPlus is a practice management solution built for ophthalmologists and optometrists. Key features include fully customizable electronic health records (EHR), practice management, ASC forms and inventory, optical sales and... Read more

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EHR 24/7

Founded in 2000, Office Ally’s EHR 24/7 is a standalone, web-based electronic health record (EHR) for all medical specialties. The solution is ONC-ATCB certified and HIPAA-compliant and offers users secure login and data storage.... Read more

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75health

75Health is a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) solution that helps medical professionals working in small and midsize medical clinics to manage patient information and digital records. Key features include a built-in scheduler,... Read more

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Call-Em-All

Call-Em-All is an effective phone broadcasting service that helps healthcare organizations send automated phone calls, text messages and surveys on-demand. The platform enables users to automate patient communication, prescription... Read more

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My Vision Express (Eye Care Leaders)

My Vision Express is an integrated electronic health records (EHR) and practice management solution created specifically for optometrists and opticians. The solution helps to manage charting, practice organization, optical point of... Read more

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Medisoft Clinical

Medisoft Clinical provides practice management capabilities integrated with electronic health record (EHR) solution. The solution can only be deployed on-premise and is suitable for different medical needs and specialties. The system's... Read more

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DoctorConnect

DoctorConnect is a cloud-based medical solution that helps health care professionals manage their daily operations and interactions with patients. Key features include automated appointment reminders, surveys, reputation management,... Read more

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Practice Mate

Office Ally’s Practice Mate is a cloud-based medical practice management solution that caters to small and midsize healthcare organizations. It can be customized to fit the needs of multiple specialties and helps users in digitizing... Read more

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MEDITECH EHR

MEDITECH EHR is an on-premise electronic health record (EHR) system that provides clinical charting for health care professionals at midsized and community hospitals. Providers can view patient vitals, lab results, medication information,... Read more

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Relatient

Relatient is a web-based solution designed to help healthcare centers and hospitals schedule appointments and streamline communication with patients via emails, text and voice messages. Key features include online registration, data... Read more

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EZClaim

EZClaim Medical Billing is a medical billing software that caters to both single and multi-provider practices. It can be deployed both on-premise and in the cloud. This software assists users through the entire billing and scheduling... Read more

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Orchestra One

Orchestra One is a cloud-based medical solution made for small, direct-care private practices. Key features include schedule management, patient communications, billing and online booking. Orchestra One offers an online booking site... Read more

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Crystal Practice Management

Crystal Practice Management is a cloud-based medical practice management solution for small and midsize businesses. The solution can also be deployed on-premise for optometric offices. This suite includes electronic medical records,... Read more

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Chiron Health

Chiron Health is a cloud-based telemedicine management solution designed for practices of all sizes. It offers EMR integration, eligibility check, workflow management, video calling and HIPAA-compliance. Android and iOS apps are available... Read more

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AltaPoint

AltaPoint is a comprehensive practice management solution that can interface seamlessly with a standalone EHR. Great for practices of all sizes, the system includes tablet support and special features for vision care practices. Read more

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MDoffice

MDOffice is a cloud-based medical solution that helps healthcare organizations to manage clinical and administrative functions of eye care practice. The medical suite contains electronic health record (EHR) and practice management... Read more

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MDoffice (Eye Care Leaders)

MDoffice by Eye Care Leaders is an electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) software focused on the ophthalmology specialty and is ideal for practices with fewer than 25 doctors. This system is available in both... Read more

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Cerner Specialty Practice Management

Cerner Specialty Practice Management (PM) provides a front and backend solution for the health care sector. It offers its services primarily to small and medium-sized practices. The solution can be deployed either in the cloud or on-premise. Cerner... Read more

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Medicare Enterprise

Medicare Enterprise is a cloud-based revenue cycle management solution that can be used by hospitals, physicians and dialysis units. Key features allow users to automate the workflows, generate custom reports, verify and submit claims.... Read more

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FollowMyHealth

FollowMyHealth is a cloud-based patient engagement tool. It caters to both patients and healthcare organizations. Primary features include email consultations, online appointments management, email reminders, EHR syncing and telemedicine. It... Read more

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Forcura

Forcura is a cloud-based health care workflow and care coordination solution. Key features include intake and referral management, document management, scan captures, customized reporting and messaging. Users can customize reports... Read more

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EyePegasus EHR

EyePegasus is a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system specifically designed for eye care. It offers online appointment scheduling, automatic appointment reminders, a patient portal, document scanning,... Read more

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Practice Director EHR

Practice Doctor EHR provides an outstanding eyecare EHR and practice management solution, perfect for those in the optometry practice. Features a customizable layout. Server or cloud-based options are available. Read more

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AppointmentsEverywhere

A leader in medical scheduling for the past 20 years, SpectraSoft created AppointmentsEverywhere with the intention of delivering a convenient and user-friendly, yet comprehensive and powerful scheduling tool to support a variety of... Read more

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InputHealth

InputHealth's HIPPA and PHIPA-compliant online health practice management solutions serve enterprise healthcare as well as independent practices. Key features offered by the solution include online bookings, digital questionnaires,... Read more

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Uniwide

Uniwide is an on-premise hospital information solution that helps hospitals, nursing homes and medical centers manage their administrative processes. It caters to medical businesses of all sizes. Uniwide offers different hospital... Read more

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eTHOMAS

Founded in 1986, Genius Solutions, Inc. offers eTotal Health Office Management Automation System (THOMAS). eTHOMAS is a HIPAA compliant, Web-based practice management and medical billing solution, suitable for practices of all kinds... Read more

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OSCAR EMR

OSCAR is an open-source Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solution. It is an ISO 13485:2003 certified solution for practices of all sizes. It can be deployed on-premise as well as in the cloud. Primary features include patient records,... Read more

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Absolute EMR

Absolute EMR is a cloud-based medical practice management solution that gives doctors digital access to medical charts, appointments and confirmations, test results, prescriptions, consultation notes and patient treatment plans. Absolute... Read more

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Acuitas activEHR 2.0

Acuitas activEHR 2.0 is an integrated hybrid electronic health record (EHR) solution that caters to midsize and large ophthalmology and optometry practices. The solution can either be deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud. The... Read more

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Eyecom3 Web-Based Software

Utilizing Microsoft's SQL platform and Internet Explorer, Eyecom3 offers Optometrists a solution designed specifically for their unqiue needs. Eyecom3 manages every aspect of patient care, from charting to billing. Read more

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Medfusion Patient Portal

Medfusion Patient Portal provides doctors and hospitals with an online patient portal solution that integrates with electronic health record (EHR) providers. Patients have access to their personal health records, clinical care summaries... Read more

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DOCISS EMR

DOCISS EMR is an on-premise medical solution that includes key features including a patient dashboard, calendars, medical records, electronic consultations and prescriptions, billing and clinic accounting, multi-doctor support and... Read more

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ViSolve Medical Billing

ViSolve Medical Billing Software is a cloud-based medical billing tool suitable for all small to midsize medical practices. The software offers insurance coverage checks, billing and integrated medical codes. Medical billing codes... Read more

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Meddbase

Meddbase is a cloud-based clinical management application designed for practices of all types and sizes. Patient records, diaries and appointments, invoicing, patient SMS, patient portal and electronic pathology can all be managed... Read more

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Perfect Care EHR

Perfect Care EHR by NCG Medical is a cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) solution that caters to small and midsize service providers that includes including health care facilities, nonprofits and private practices across a... Read more

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Uprise

Uprise is a cloud-based practice management and electronic health recording (EHR) solution that helps manage both patient care and business aspects of an Optometric practice. It allows eye-care specialties and their practitioner to... Read more

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Cerner PowerWorks Practice Management

Cerner Powerworks Practice Management software is a solution for the health care sector that primarily targets large-scale practices. The solution can be deployed both in the cloud and on-premise. Cerner Powerworks allows users to... Read more

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DrFirst Rcopia-MU

DrFirst Rcopia-MU is a cloud-based medication management solution that helps hospitals and other enterprises to monitor patient medication and safety. The “e-prescribing” feature aims at creating an electronic prescription which... Read more

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Agastha EHR

Agastha EHR is an ONC-ATCB certified and HIPAA compliant system. The solution can be deployed for both on-premise and cloud deployment. The platform offers functionalities and modules that includes practice management, e-prescription,... Read more

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InLight EHR

InLight EHR by Amazing Charts is a cloud-based medical solution that provides clinical workflows. The solution is designed especially for small practices. InLight EHR helps users eliminate Meaningful Use (MU) barriers. It offers... Read more

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NUBooking

NUBooking is a HIPAA-compliant, customizable cloud-based solution that caters to medical, dental and chiropractic practices and helps them to schedule patient appointments online. Practices can integrate their logos, custom colors... Read more

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SilverTree

SilverTree offers a fully-certified EHR with billing and scheduling. It guarantees optometrists will raise their practice’s profits or the system is free. Its billing solution increases paid insurance claims to nearly 100%. Read more

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tuOtempO Patient CRM

tuOtempO Patient CRM is a patient scheduling solution for health care providers of any size and specialty. The solution can be deployed in an on-premise or cloud-based fashion depending on the client’s needs. Mobile apps are available... Read more

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Healthland Centriq

Healthland Centriq is a cloud-based electronic health record solution. It caters to hospitals across departments including clinics, laboratory, pharmacy, radiology and emergency. Primary features include preparing care plans for the... Read more

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Klinix

Klinix is an on-premise and cloud-based billing solution for small, midsize and large medical organizations. It is suitable for various medical practices including radiology, cardiology, chiropractic, ophthalmology, orthopedics, oncology,... Read more

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Medrium Complete Practice Management

Medrium Complete Practice Management (CPM) is a cloud-based, ONC-ATCB certified and HIPAA compliant solution designed for hospital-based physician specialists and medical practices. It includes both practice management and electronic... Read more

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Medscribbler EMR Suite

Medscribbler EMR Suite is a HIPPA compliant cloud-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution. It uses tablet computers as a primary source of documentation, supporting various input methods such as handwriting, voice and keyboard. Mediscribbler... Read more

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mEMR

mEMR by Mitochon Systems is a freemium 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB certified electronic health records (EHR) solution with optional e-prescribing feature. As a cloud-based solution, mEMR is hosted on Amazon’s E2 Cloud in a HIPAA-compliant... Read more

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MyMedLeads

MyMedLeads is a cloud-based solution that enables medical practices to streamline processes related to lead conversions, marketing, reputation management, return-on-investment (ROI) tracking and more. Professionals can send custom... Read more

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Odoro

Odoro provides self-scheduling, referral management and call center triage software solutions for hospitals and health systems. Its digital patient access platform enables enterprise wide real-time online scheduling through multiple-channels.... Read more

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RelayClinical EHR

RelayClinical by RelayHealth is a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) solution that caters to solo doctors and medical practices of all sizes. Features include e-prescribing, patient visits' documentation, chronic condition... Read more

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TCPL HMS

TCPL HMS is an on-premise medical solution for hospitals and clinics of various sizes. The solution caters to general practitioners, gynecologists, pediatricians, orthopedicians, ENT specialists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists, and... Read more

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WinApps

WinApps is a cloud-based and on-premise hospital management solution for clinics, hospitals and nursing homes. WinApps keeps track of doctors, staff and patients. It generates bills by selecting names and tracks medicine stock, maintenance... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: March 19, 2020

What Is Optometry Medical Software?

Optometry electronic medical record (EMR)/electronic health record (EHR) software can help optometrists work efficiently by helping diagnose and treat eye and vision conditions ranging from astigmatism to glaucoma. With templates and easy access to insurance codes, EMRs can also help optometrists make informed decisions by providing a deeper understanding of patient histories—displaying the right information at the right time.

For example, leading optometrist EMR software systems will feature a display screen that shows the changes in a patient’s intraocular pressure (IOP) values over time. This screen can help the optometrist evaluate glaucoma risk.

Screenshot of drchrono EHR dashboard

Screenshot of drchrono EHR dashboard

These systems can also integrate a patient’s prescription history and display the exact medication a patient was on when a corresponding IOP measurement occurred. This shows the patient why compliance is important in maintaining their health.

Common Features of Optometry EMR Software

Top EMR software can help you improve patient care by showing you—at once—all the key information you need to follow up with and manage patients. EMR software for optometrists will also include generic features useful to most health care providers, such as the ability to provide E&M coding advice, e-prescribe, scan documents/images and provide clinical reminders. These solutions may be available either as a standalone EMR or as a complete EMR and practice management (PM) system that helps you manage billing and patient scheduling.

We recommend considering the following factors in your optometry EMR software:

Office workflow management Workflow management features can take you and your patient through booking the appointment and visual field exam and/or eye exam. Additionally, it can manage your diagnosis and recommendation for treatment with medicine or corrective lenses, along with scheduling follow-up visits and sending appointment reminders.
Intraocular pressure (IOP) tracking Specialty optometry EMRs may have screens that display a patient’s intraocular pressure (IOP) values as they’ve changed over time. These displays can assist you in evaluation of patient glaucoma risk, and can be a useful tool to visually demonstrate the importance of compliance to your patient.
Optometry templates Specialty EMRs have SOAP note templates specifically designed for your practice. An optometry EMR will include templates for eye exams, blurred or lost vision, conjunctivitis, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and more.
Vision and eye exam device integration Vision and eye exam device integration With device integration, information from your practice’s autorefractor and keratometer can populate your workflow template to further support diagnosis.
Prescription & coding assistance Because readings from devices can be integrated, the software can help you use the proper ICD-10/CPT code and recommend prescriptions. This can assist in reducing chances of undercoding or misprescribing diagnoses, lenses or other treatments.
Point-of-sale capabilities One of the things that separates optometrists from many other medical specialties is the associated retail sales. Some optometry EMRs may offer point-of-sale (POS) capabilities, which can make selling and managing your inventory of glasses and contact lenses faster and easier.

Key Considerations for Optometry EMR Software

When you begin the software evaluation process, you need to assess prospective optometry EMR solutions based on your specific requirements. Below are some of the parameters that will help you identify a solution that checks all your boxes:

Number of unique features: You must evaluate features that are unique to your optometry EMR practice based on your specific needs. Some of these features include ability to track contact lens information for patients; integration with visual field machines, autorefractors, keratometers and other ophthalmic tools; compatibility with digital pen technology; POS to facilitate the sale of eyeglasses and contact lenses; and the inclusion of diagrams that graphically document ocular occlusions and various other eye problems.

Size of your practice: Currently, there are optometry EMR software solutions for every practice size available in the market. Since optometry software is designed for a certain type and number of users—and has scope for further scalability—you need to ensure that the final solution takes into consideration the total number of optometry doctors and physicians working in your practice.

Type of systems architecture: You can either install the optometry EMR software on-site on your local servers installed in your practice or in the cloud. An on-premise solution allows practices to be in control of data on individual systems, while a cloud-based solution provides the freedom of accessing data online from any location.

Certification from agencies: Before choosing an optometry EMR software solution, make sure that it is certified and tested by an ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB). The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) creates various EMR certification standards and approves vendor EMR products. An ONC-ATCB certification is a guarantee that an EMR software solution has met the required objectives and measures for Meaningful Use (MU). Hence, you should check these certifications before you purchase a solution.

As a buyer, you must see to it that all your core requirements are met and provisions are in place to address the secondary needs later.

Market Trends to Understand

As you begin the process of software comparison and evaluation, here are some emerging market trends in the field of optometry that you must consider:

Rise of molecular technology and genomics: The field of optometry is poised to witness the rise of new technologies, such as molecular technology and genomics, which are expected to drastically change the game. This will enable optometrists to use gene chip analysis to detect and treat eye diseases in a more accurate manner and improve the prescription of antibiotics.

Expanded presence of optometrists: Doctors of optometry (ODs) and other practicing optometrists are expected to expand their presence by enabling third-party payers. In addition, they will allow the use of EHRs, such as Physician Quality Reporting Systems (PQRS) and e-prescribing.

Refractive lasers and femtosecond lasers: Doctors of optometry are expected to move to refractive lasers and femtosecond lasers for more applications such as glaucoma surgery, thin LASIK and grafting corneas.

The above trends will help you understand the latest developments in the field of optometry and guide you in selecting the ideal software solution.