Compulink Business Systems to Acquire Echo’s Eyecom Division

By Staff
Friday, January 15, 2016 12:27 AM THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—Compulink Business Systems, based here, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eyecom, a division of Echo, a HealthStream company.

Alphaeon Announces Plan to Acquire Integrity Digital Solutions

By Staff
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:24 AM IRVINE, Calif.—Alphaeon Corp., a lifestyle health care company, announced Friday its plan to acquire Integrity Digital Solutions, a developer of EMR software for ophthalmologists, for an undisclosed sum.

Medicare Fee Schedule for 2016 Contains AOA-Backed Policies

By Staff
Friday, November 13, 2015 12:15 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Medicare's 2016 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) contains several AOA-backed policies that promote greater access to doctors of optometry for America's Medicare beneficiaries, according to an announcement from the AOA.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Releases Final Rules for the EHR Incentive Program

By Staff
Friday, October 9, 2015 12:33 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their final rules for the electronic health records (EHRs) incentive programs on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.

Optical Organizations Release Resources to Help With Transition to ICD-10

By Staff
Monday, September 28, 2015 12:21 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.—With ICD-10 scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 1, 2015, the National Association of Vision Care Plans, as well as other optical organizations, have released resources to help with the transition.

Rev360 Launches to Deliver Data-Driven Services for Eyecare Professionals

By Staff
Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:21 AM MADISON, Wis.—A new business services company for eyecare professionals, Rev360, was launched to deliver data-driven services enabled by RevolutionEHR practice data. The concept for Rev360 began nearly two years ago when RevolutionEHR introduced RevCycle, a revenue cycle management service for RevolutionEHR users.

Vision Industry Veterans Launch Quuxx to Encrypt Prescriptions to Help ECPs Adhere to Regulations

By Staff
Monday, September 14, 2015 12:24 AM AUBREY, Texas—To help eyecare professionals share patient information while adhering to new health care regulations, Quuxx launched earlier this year with plans to introduce a full suite of cloud-based integrated solutions known as the vRxID Solution Suite.

High-Tech Tutors

By Brian P. Dunleavy
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:11 AM

The Eye-Q Factor

By Brian P. Dunleavy
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:10 AM Using automated communication tools, doctors can now direct relevant education to their patients, wherever and whenever, on their preferred electronic device. In the information age, while the good news is that patients have access to a wealth of information, the bad news is that the information can often be random and disorganized.

Ocuco Acquires Optical Business of Acumenex, an E-Commerce Provider

By Staff
Friday, July 3, 2015 12:30 AM TORONTO, Canada and DUBLIN, Ireland—Ocuco, the Dublin-based international optical software company, has acquired the optical business of Acumenex, provider of e-commerce solutions to leading chains, insurers and independent eyecare practitioners in the U.S. and Canada.

Three More EHR Systems Commit to Participate in AOA Registry

By Staff
Monday, June 22, 2015 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Just ahead of its official launch at Optometry’s Meeting, AOA MORE received commitments for participation from three additional EHR systems.

CMS Proposes Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rules for Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:27 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed rules for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program that provides incentive payments for electronic health records (EHRs).

What You Don't Know About Patient Data... Could Hurt You or Your Patients

By John Sailer
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:10 AM If you’re not storing your patient data in electronic health records, your reimbursements are going to be reduced in the coming era of “outcomes-based” health care . . . and it could even impact how you treat your patients.

Visionworks Warns 75,000 Customers of Lost Database Server

By Staff
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:21 AM ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Visionworks is notifying as many as 75,000 of the national retail chain’s customers that it has learned of an incident that may involve personal information of individuals who received services at its Jennifer Square, Annapolis, Md., location.

Karlsrud Contact Center Solutions Relaunches Telecare Support Services

By Staff
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:18 AM MINNEAPOLIS— Karlsrud Contact Center Solutions (KCCS), formerly 6 Calls, the first telephone support company owned, operated and staffed by veterans of the optical industry, has announced the official relaunch of their Telecare service.
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