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November 29, 2013
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EXAMS / DISPENSING

Topcon's Synergy ODM

SOFTWARE

Medflow EHR Achieves ONC-ACB Certification

WEB TECH

OptiCare's OptiNow Online App

TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Coburn Technologies' New Digital Polish
Intelligent Office

EXAMS / DISPENSING

Topcon Releases Synergy Ophthalmic Data Management System


Product: Synergy ODM
Top Line: The Synergy Ophthalmic Data Management System from Topcon integrates images and reports from Topcon and over 130 other manufacturers' systems into a single, secure, digital environment. Designed as a scalable and flexible solution, Synergy integrates with most EMRs, is fully standards compliant and scalable to fit any size practice.
Close Up: Synergy ODM features several new functions including line, area and cup to disc measurement, refractive data import, statistical analysis reports, multiple image export, enhanced compare mode features, and DICOM OPT image support.
Key features:
  • View data how you want to see it.
  • Drag-and-drop functionality allows data from multiple examinations to be quickly viewed side-by-side.
  • Historical comparison provides a fast and effective way to visually identify progression of patient data.
  • Manage, store and review in real-time, all videos created by any ophthalmic device.
  • Digital interpretation reports assist in creating a paperless telemedicine environment.
  • Digital signatures track signing and completion of interpretation reports, which are automatically sent back to the clinic where the examination came from.
  • Establish your own telemedicine network with Topcon non-mydriatic fundus cameras, or any other manufacturer's fundus cameras to evaluate images from potential diabetic patients.
Vital Stats: Synergy EyeRead provides a seamless, secure, electronic workflow for the establishment of your personalized image reading network. By leveraging telemedicine for diabetic retinopathy screening, patient imaging outside of your current practice can now be accomplished. EyeRead also helps you grow your referral base, while providing increased patient care for an aging population.
www.topconmedical.com; (800) 223-1130


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SOFTWARE

Medflow EHR Achieves ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group


Product:
Medflow EHR
Top Line: Medflow recently announced that Medflow Electronic Health Records v8.1 has been certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. By receiving the 2014 ONC HIT Certification, Medflow's EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Vital Stats: Medflow EHR version 8.1, Certified 8/29/13, Version 8.1, Criteria Certified: 170.314(a)(1‐15); 170.314(b)(1‐5, 7); 170.314(c)(1‐3); 170.314(d)(1‐8); 170.314(e)(1‐3); 170.314(f)(1‐3); 170.314(g)(2‐4).
Clinical Quality Measures tested: CMS050v2; CMS062v2; CMS068v3; CMS069v2; CMS122v2; CMS127v2; CMS131v2; CMS132v2; CMS133v2; CMS138v2; CMS142v2; CMS143v2; CMS147v2; CMS156v2; CMS165v2; CMS167v2. Additional software used: NewCropRX, MS Excel, DataMotion, LDM Group. Price Transparency.
www.medflow.com; www.drummondgroup.com


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WEB TECH

OptiCare Managed Vision Partners With Essilor Labs of America on Online App


Product:
OptiNow
Top Line: OptiCare Managed Vision, a nationwide eyecare administrator, in partnership with Essilor Labs of America, is launching OptiNow. OptiNow is an online application that allows OptiCare’s providers to place orders through Essilor’s labs while simultaneously filing a claim for professional services.
Close Up: OptiNow is an easy to use, provider friendly application, where providers can verify member eligibility, file a claim for services, and place a lab order all on one page. By combining these operations in one site, OptiCare has eliminated the need for repetitive data entry, and hopes to save doctor and office staff time, and improve member experience.  
“OptiNow is another illustration of OptiCare’s continuous quest to increase efficiencies in eyecare administration,” said OptiCare president & CEO, David Lavely.
Vital Stats: The prototype completed live beta testing and was implemented in OptiCare’s Ohio network this month. OptiCare plans to release the application in the rest of its markets by the end of the year.
www.opticare.com

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TOOLS / SUPPLIES

Coburn Technologies Intros Digi-Sheen Pro Digital Polishing Solution


Product:
Digi-Sheen Pro
Top Line: Coburn Technologies is introducing its latest polishing compound Digi-Sheen Pro. This advanced lens polishing compound, which has been specially engineered for conventional and digital lens polishing, provides better results and excellent surface finish on all lenses requiring back side hard coat and/or an anti-reflection application.

Close Up:
  • Formulation for use in both digital and conventional polishers
  • Low-viscosity formulation with excellent suspension
  • Non-corrosive formula for lower impact on equipment
  • Superior removal rate on all lens materials for improved clarity
  • Ideal for use with most digital soft-tool laps including Coburn’s new HyperFlex Endure and Clarity tools
“Customers have asked for a more dependable solution for digital free-form polishing and we have worked to meet and hopefully surpass that need,” said Dan Clarke, product development manager for Coburn’s Lab Works division.
Vital Stats: Digi-Sheen Pro is available worldwide, and online for U.S. customers at www.shopcoburn.com; (866) 450-0412; (800) COBURN-1


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