Monday, September 25, 2023 12:24 AM
has announced it is "making an important step in the digitization of the eyecare industry" with the launch of HELIX, a new division of the company focused on helping ECPs leverage modern technology to improve the efficiency of their practices. Described by the company as a "digital ecosystem," HELIX will serve all of the ECP’s digital needs in one intelligent, interconnected platform—from booking and ordering to teleoptometry and managed vision care. The company stated that HELIX will help doctors to reduce the overwhelming amount of tech and administrative burdens found in today’s practices.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:15 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Eyefinity
, a VSP Vision
company and leader in practice management and electronic health records software, achieved full accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission’s
(EHNAC) Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) for its Electronic Health Network (EHN) platform, VSP Vision announced recently. The accreditation program recognizes excellence in health data processing and assurances relating to compliance with industry standards and HIPAA regulations. EHNAC’s comprehensive third-party review evaluated Eyefinity in three areas including privacy measures, systems availability, and security infrastructure.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:18 AM
SUNNYVALE, Calif.—DrChrono Inc.
, a platform for electronic health records and medical practices, has been selected as the winner of the “EHR Innovation” award in the sixth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program. DrChrono worked with CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), an emergency relief non-profit organization co-founded by Sean Penn and Ann Lee, Curogram, a leading HIPAA-compliant patient communications tool and messaging platform, and the state of Georgia to operate mobile and fixed COVID-19 vaccine sites, with a goal to deliver vaccines to underserved patients throughout all 18 health districts in Georgia, according to the company’s recent announcement.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:24 AM
Andy Chance-Hill, Ocuco’s
OmniChannel director, has spent the past 20 years working in the optics industry globally. In his work over the past three months, it has become evident to him that the shift in the optical sector, in particular, toward online sales and telehealth is here to stay. Observing this strong trend, Chance-Hill believes it is important to respond to a Vision Monday
feature article – “The Patient Journey: An Ongoing Evolution”
– that was published in VM’s
Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:24 AM
TAMPA and BOCA RATON, Fla.— Healthy Eyes Advantage
(HEA) and leading HIPAA compliance solution provider Abyde
have announced a partnership that will provide access for HEA’s 10,000-plus independent ECP members to Abyde’s complete HIPAA program.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:18 AM
has completed the acquisition of Amblyotech
, a U.S.-based software startup and will now pursue the treatment of amblyopia.
Monday, October 21, 2019 12:30 AM
From health care to retail, data has become an invaluable resource for businesses and practitioners. It’s what many see as the key ingredient to better meeting, and exceeding, consumer or patient expectations, and it provides a critical yardstick for measuring success across a variety of metrics. In eyecare and optical retailing, the growing interest in data also has led to an increase in the number of options partner companies are developing that collect, track and analyze the data for ECPs to draw upon to manage their practice. From software and tech companies to alliances and large retail groups, a dashboard or other analytical tools have become part of the de facto offering to member ECPs.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 12:18 AM
SAN FRANCISCO—Verana Health
, a health care data company based here, announced a $30 million Series C financing led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from existing investors Biomatics Capital, Brook Byers, founder of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, GE Ventures, and Lagunita Biosciences. In addition, Verana Health announced that health care veteran Miki Kapoor has joined the company as president and CEO. Kapoor has two decades of experience scaling health care data companies and working with health care organizations in operations, policy, strategy, and finance.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:18 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global
has announced an investment in PokitDok Inc.
, a health care company that uses a type of cloud-based computing known as platform-as-a-service to support the development and management of applications.
Friday, April 27, 2018 12:18 AM
BOISE, Idaho, and KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source
, North America’s largest independent optometric alliance, and Kno2
, a provider of Interoperability as a Service (IaaS) across health care, said Thursday they will collaborate to improve the eye exam referral process within the health care community. The “Kno2: Interoperability as a Service” solution enables an efficient, closed-loop referral process “that gives physicians the information they need when they need it, improving the overall quality of care,” according to the joint announcement.
Monday, April 2, 2018 12:18 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Eye Care Leaders
(ECL), a practice management software developer for ophthalmology and optometry practices, said that all of its products, as well services such as revenue cycle management, hosting, and more, have earned Certified status for information security by Hitrust
. Hitrust CSF (Common Security Framework) certified status demonstrates that ECL has met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the Hitrust CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
Friday, March 9, 2018 12:27 AM
MADISON, Wis.—In an effort to add a new ownership model to the evolving eyecare marketplace, Rev360 is launching an “alternative model” and practice partnership service for ECPs to consider as they weigh the benefits of remaining as an independent versus combining their practice with a larger group under new ownership. The initiative was announced to the RevolutionEHR’s customer base earlier this week. Rev360 is approaching 6,000 optometrists in the Rev360/RevolutionEHR user base, according to company executives.
Friday, March 2, 2018 12:21 AM
, an eyecare software and business services company, announced this week that it has acquired EyeDock
, a leading online clinical reference for optometry. In addition, EyeDock founder Todd Zarwell, OD, has been named to the Rev360 ECP leadership team, according to the announcement. EyeDock.com is a subscription-based optometry resource featuring a comprehensive database of contact lens parameters, clinical calculators, a topical ophthalmic medicine database, GP lenses and a refracting tutorial and simulator, according to the Rev360 announcement. EyeDock.com has an active subscriber base of nearly 3,000 ECPs, according to its website, and is “poised for continued growth with…an unbeatable value-proposition for eyecare professionals.” The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Thursday, February 1, 2018 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Eyefinity
, the electronic health records and practice management software unit of VSP Global
, has launched the Eyefinity Student Certification Program, a new training course that optometry students can access to become certified in using the Eyefinity EHR. The first of three planned certification sessions began Jan. 12 with 151 registrants, according to a VSP Global spokeswoman. The training program continues with sessions two and three beginning May 11 and Aug. 31, respectively. The last day to register for sessions two and three are April 30 and Aug. 24, respectively. Students need to complete only one session to become certified, and they will continue to have access to the Eyefinity EHR training environment until they graduate, according to the spokeswoman.
Monday, December 18, 2017 12:24 AM
, a provider of patient management systems is partnering with Chart Talk, a cloud-based practice management, billing, and electronic health record system for medical providers. According to a statement from the two companies, the partnership will improve the patient-provider relationship for Chart Talk users and their patients, allow providers to collaborate with patients more easily using phone, email, and text reminders, surveys and newsletters and provide an enhanced implementation and user experience for Chart Talk customers.