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athenahealth, recently named 2020 Best in KLAS: Small Practice Ambulatory EMR/PM, athenaClinicals, for 10 or fewer physicians, and Ambulatory RCM Services, athenaCollector, is providing cloud-based services for electronic health records... Read more
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DrChrono’s iPad and iPhone compatible EHR and medical billing platform allows medical practices and healthcare providers to manage patient intake, patient care, clinical charting, billing and revenue cycle management. It includes... Read more
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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
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
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
SpeedyClaims is an on-premise tool that allows small clinics and single-provider offices to manage CMS 1500 insurance claim forms. It is compatible with most Windows operating systems. Users can print paper copies of their CMS 1500... Read more
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
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
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
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
PatientPop helps physicians and health care providers attract patients through healthcare sites and social media profiles. The solution provides an appointment-scheduling module that allows patients to request appointments through... Read more
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
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
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
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.