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About IO Practiceware

IO Practiceware is a fully integrated electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) solution designed specifically and exclusively for ophthalmic practices. Since its introduction, IO Practiceware has been adopted by over 250 ophthalmologists with a 100% implementation success rate.

Unlike many EHR/EMR solutions that are designed generally and rely on user-customized templates to meet the needs of multiple specialties, IO Practiceware was designed in collaboration with practicing ophthalmologists in order to increase the speed with which the software can be used; nearly every doctor says their biggest fear in adaptation of an electronic medical record solution is that the software or interface will slow down workflow, costing not only time, but money. IO Practiceware’s touchscreen interface with its large buttons is much faster than a mouse and keyboard. Ophthalmologists can even input data with a drawing feature, allowing the touchscreen to be used like a canvas in order to record observations as visual information. The software then interprets this visual information and translates it into other clinical fields, eliminating redundant data entry and saving even more time. In addition to saving physician’s time, IO Practiceware can save money as it is fully compliant with HIPAA regulations in addition to being certified as a complete EHR solution that meets Meaningful Use stage 1 and stage 2 requirements.

A large optical group, comprised of 10 MDs and 3 ODs with three locations, two optical shops, an ASC and a Laser Vision Correction Center, looked at over a dozen EMRs with a presence in Ophthalmology. The group was driven to find an EMR for efficiency and the MU incentive. They went live with IO Practiceware in the fall of 2008. Unlike some practices who had to reduce their patient volume for up to six months, this group was able to resume a regular schedule in two months. Implementation took two weeks, during which six IO trainers were on site to assist the staff. Their customer service is exceptionally responsive and their team follows-up on open items. After 7 years, the group has seen efficiency, profitability, and patient satisfaction all increase thanks to IO Practiceware.

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