1. Total Eye Care

    Richard Driscoll, OD, is a longtime proponent of electronic health records (EHR). As the owner of Total Eye Care with offices in Colleyville and Keller, Texas, he’s been using Compulink’s Eyecare Advantage/EHRTM for 10 years and says his small practice has benefitted tremendously from going paperless. But he suspected there were even more gains to be made. “Over time, we’ve collected a lot…Read More

  2. Michael K. Tran, MD

    “More than 50% of my patients are insured by an HMO, a trend I see continuing at both the local and national level,” says Michael K. Tran, MD, a solo practitioner in Orange County, Calif. “In fact,the requirements for doctors to justify the necessity and cost-effectiveness of our treatments will only increase,” he maintains. A major challenge in treating managed care patients is the extens…Read More

  3. Eye & Laser Physicians

    “When I had to purchase 10 rolling carts to handle the stacks of charts we were moving around every day, I knew it was time for a change,” says George Gunshefski, administrator for Eye & Laser Physicians, a comprehensive ophthalmology practice in Walla Walla, Washington. Linda Gunshefski, MD, who also happens to be his sister, had bought out the practice she worked in for 10 years and was …Read More

  4. Elmquist Eye Group

    “I was tired of wheeling around a grocery cart full of charts,” says Trevor Elmquist, DO, of Fort Myers, Florida. Electronic records seemed to be the solution to the hassles of juggling charts among three practice locations. “But I’m not a tech wizard, so the thought of moving to EHR was a little scary,” he admits. “There are people who love nothing better than digging into the nuts an…Read More

  5. Eye and Laser Center of Fort Collins

    “Medicare has made it clear that it wants doctors to move into electronic health records (EHR) and I fully expect major insurance companies to follow suit,” says Andrew M. Norris, MD, a Fort Collins, Colorado, ophthalmologist who employs one part-time clinician and 8 staff members. About 40% of his patient base is Medicare patients, and that share is growing. “There is no doubt in my mind…Read More

  6. Center for Sight

    In 2005, James E. Silone Jr, DO, and his two partners converted their ophthalmic group practice to electronic health records (EHR)—well before many people were seriously considering making the transition. “For the high level of service and patient care that we want to provide, we need to stay ahead of technology, not just play catch-up,” Dr. Silone says. “There are inherent inefficiencies …Read More

  7. Connecticut Eye Specialists

    As he prepared to launch his solo ophthalmology practice, Joseph L. Sokol, MD, knew he wanted to go paperless. In designing the new office layout, he didn’t even allocate space for a chart room. “After 11 years in group practice, I felt like paper charts were becoming really outdated and inefficient. Since I had the luxury of starting from the ground up, I wanted to position my practice for th…Read More

  8. Dallas Eye Care Associates

    “Our practice management software had outlived its capacity to grow with the practice,” says Dallas Eye Associates administrator Debbie Weiss. “As I researched new systems, one of my primary criteria was to find a company that could also be our partner as we moved into electronic health records (EHR),” she says. At the helm of what patients perceive as a high-tech, state-of-the-art pr…Read More

  9. McGee, Pickard & Robinson Eye Associates

    The government's push for medical providers to switch to electronic health records has brought mixed reactions. While some practices are resisting any change, even with the incentive payments offered, McGee, Pickard, and Robinson (MPR) Eye Associates have embraced medical records and the potential they offer to improve patient care. They first had to overcome several small problems which internal …Read More