How Technology Can Improve Vision Care for the Patient and the Practice at Eyefinity’s ‘Focus 2013’ Event

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LAS VEGAS— Eyefinity home will host an event about leveraging interactive patient care technology for the optometric practice on Oct. 2, the day before the opening of Vision Expo West at the Eye Max Theatre in the Venetian Hotel Resort Casino here next week. “ Focus 2013: Embracing Technology Change in Your Practice” will address selecting the right technology as a critical partner in the health care experience for both the patient and the bottom line. The free, half-day event will also include a COPE-approved continuing education course on electronic health records (EHRs).

“We are seeing a concerted effort from VSP providers and Eyefinity customers to make sure they are staying up to date with the latest technological advancements for their patients and their practices,” said Steve Baker, president of Eyefinity. “Focus 2013 is a gathering of eyecare thought leaders and eyecare professionals who will share what’s shaping trends and how to leverage these to your practice and patients’ advantage to stay ahead of the curve.”

This year’s keynote address, “Technology: Changing how we do business and interact with patients,” will be presented by Steve Bedwell, MD, a medical doctor with expertise in the neuroscience of perception. An experienced teacher, Dr. Bedwell will present an original life-altering take on professional growth and provide a perspective-driven approach to successfully handle the rapidly changing health care environment.

In addition, a COPE-approved continuing education course, “EHR and Stage 2 of Meaningful Use” will be provided. CE instructor Zachary S. McCarty, OD, will walk attendees through the requirements for Stage 2 Meaningful Use. The one-hour lecture will cover how to be prepared and what questions to ask your EHR vendor.