Practice management/EHRs/Finances

Retail health clinics are growing in popularity. In 2017, there were approximately 2,000 urgent care clinics. Now there are more than 10,000. These clinics offer same-day, walk-in appointments. More importantly, they are less expensive, with an average visit costing $168. But visits to retail clinics, like those found in Target, cost only approximately $85—without health insurance.

Although these services provide primary care for patients, should ophthalmologists follow the trend?

Patients complaining of eye…

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Conference Roundup

  1. Jun 19, 2019

New SMART EHR™ Presented at AOA Optometry’s Meeting 2019

The new SMART EHR™ user interface (UI) includes a complete redesign of the previous Advantage SMART Practice®. In addition, screens have been streamlined to increase efficiency and ease of use.

Using real-time data, the UI helps…

Journal Scan

  1. Aug 01, 2019

New Study Finds Male Residents Perform More Procedures Than Female Residents

According to a new study in JAMA Ophthalmology, female residents perform fewer cataract surgeries and procedures than their male counterparts. The study was a retrospective, longitudinal analysis of resident case logs from 24 US ophthalmology residency programs from…