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Medscape Ophthalmologist Compensation Report 2017

Medscape Ophthalmologist Compensation Report 2017

According to this year's Medscape Lifestyle Report, bureaucratic tasks remain the primary cause of burnout among physicians.  More than half (56%) of all physicians surveyed spend 10 hours or more per week on paperwork and administration, up from 35% in the 2014 report.  Well below the overall rate, 41% of the ophthalmologists polled devote 10 hours or more to such tasks each week.  For more information, please visit http://www.medscape.com/slideshow/compensation-2017-ophthalmology-6008579.

Sarah Grisham, 2017-04-21

ifa united i-tech and Sophrona Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership

(NORTH OAKS, Minnesota and FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida) — Sophrona Solutions, Inc. and ifa united i-tech announced today that they have established a strategic business alliance to provide patient portal functionality to users of the advanced ifa EHR for Ophthalmic practices. 

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Erik Hafkey, 2016-10-10

EHR and Glaucoma: Perfect Together?

Despite some downsides, electronic records have practical advantages—especially if you’re managing glaucoma.

The switch to electronic health records is seen by many as—at best—a mixed blessing. In addition to the challenges that come with any kind of sweeping change, using EHR can be more time-consuming than using paper charts, and it comes with some pitfalls that don’t exist with the traditional system. On the other hand, it offers some significant benefits—and some of those benefits are of particular use to those of us who manage glaucoma.

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Joel S. Schuman, MD, Pittsburgh, 2016-08-05

Medical Imaging Leaders Tap IBM and Watson to Tackle Cancer, Diabetes, Eye Health, Brain Disease and Heart Disease

June 22, 2016: IBM today announced it has formed a Watson Health medical imaging collaborative, a global initiative comprised of more than fifteen leading health systems, academic medical centers, ambulatory radiology providers and imaging technology companies. The collaborative aims to bring cognitive imaging into daily practice to help doctors address breast, lung, and other cancers; diabetes; eye health; brain disease; and heart disease and related conditions, such as stroke. 

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Lorie Fiber, 2016-06-24

Ifa EHR Newsletter- June 2016: Fighting Cyber-Attacks

A big topic in the news recently concerns cyber-attacks from viruses such as the Ransomware Virus. You may have heard about it. You may have even read articles about it affecting hospitals in your area. Protection from attacks can be straightforward. We’ve asked cyber security specialist, Rob Campbell, of Med Cyber-Security LLC, to share some security tips for you to consider using at your practice. Rob specializes in cyber security in healthcare and consults with a number of our practices on their security protocols.

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2016-06-02

ICD-10 transition for ophthalmologists made easy

Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) is the latest in innovative Health Information Technology (HIT). A CAC analyzes health care records for current findings and patient history in order to recommend the appropriate medical diagnosis codes for the exam.  

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2015-03-26

Why do ophthalmologists “switch” from their system to the ifa EHR?

Many changes are happening in the ophthalmology EHR marketplace. User satisfaction surveys show that these changes have negatively affected user satisfaction.  

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2015-03-26