AOA News March 2013 : Page 33

INDUSTRY NEWS Vistakon creates new group for professional development FoxFire announces EHR system Web-based compliance program With an eye on the future, FoxFire Practice Management system was created using practical feed-back from hundreds of offices across the country that expressed the need for a better, more efficient practice management system. FoxFire’s certified electronic health record (EHR) powered by MedFlow offers an online compliance connection that eliminates staff error. Other convenient features such as the Single Screen Exam and ePrescribing make patient visits a snap, allowing clients to see more patients and opti-mize their practice efficiency. FoxFire EHR’s Image Management and Advanced Drawing Capabilities allow doctors to accurately and precisely diagram patient conditions, facilitating a higher standard of care. New innovations are taking FoxFire EHR by MedFlow to a new level. V istakon ® Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., today, announced the creation of a new Professional Development group, which combines its Professional Affairs, ODLean ™ Consulting Program, and optometry school educational efforts into one department. Past AOA president Dick Wallingford, O.D., has been named senior director, Professional Affairs. In this expanded role, Dr. Wallingford will continue to lead the company’s profes-sional affairs activities with associations and eye care practitioners, as well as over-see management of its optom-etry school programs. W. Lee Ball, O.D., will continue to work with Dr. Wallingford to support these efforts. Damian May, Pharm.D., has been appointed senior director, Strategy & Professional Development, responsible for working with the new organization to set the vision, strategy and roadmap for the group to meet the changing demands of the optometric market-place. “Vistakon ® has a long-standing commitment to optometry and to the thou-sands of optometrists who pre-scribe our products,” said Dave Brown, president, Vistakon ® . “Under Damian and Dick’s proven leadership, we believe we are well poised to help current and future optometrists prepare for and readily adapt to a complex and fast-changing healthcare envi-ronment.” Dr. May has been with Johnson & Johnson for seven years with experience in both the pharmaceutical and med-ical device and diagnostics sectors. Since 2008, he has been responsible for market access and strategy for Vistakon ® , where his responsi-bilities included designing and implementing commercial, governmental and corporate strategies to address environ-mental changes and market-place variables impacting product access and value delivery in the vision care marketplace. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, he held positions focusing on health economics, clinical consulting, third-party reimbursement (commercial and governmental), outcomes research and market access within Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Prudential Healthcare, Alcon Laboratories, and VHA, Inc. Dr. May maintains his status as a registered pharmacist in the state of Texas. Dr. Wallingford joined Vistakon ® in 2008. He was president of the AOA in 2005-2006. He is also the past presi-dent of the Maine Optometric Association and past president of the Maine Board of Optometry, serving 11 years by the governor’s appoint-ment. Dr. Wallingford served on an AOA committee or board continuously for over 28 years. Dr. Wallingford is a grad-uate of the New England College of Optometry and has served on their Board of Trustees for over 8 years. He is a member of the Governing Board and the Treasurer of the World Council of Optometry, and the World Foundation for Optometry. He is also the past president of the Partnership Foundation for Optometric Education. Dr. Wallingford has been in private practice, a partnership specializing in contact lenses, and a large OD/MD practice with two sur-gical suites and a Lasik center. Corcoran Compliance Connection Imagine an office where your EHR automatically queries an online expert system so you don’t need to worry or spend time on coding. With the Corcoran Compliance Connection, an office such as this is a reality. The Corcoran Compliance Connection is a Web-based compliance and coding program for EHR that eliminates human errorand offers clients an easy and effective way to be billing compliant. In fact, the Corcoran Compliance Connection cap-tures thousands of dollars due to undercoding and reduces the likelihood of fines or penalties during post-payment review. It’s a sure-fire way to ensure that your practice has compliant charting and coding while opti-mizing revenue per patient. The Corcoran Compliance Connection offers:  Accurate coding for eye exams based solely on EMR entries  Super-fast on-line response  Significantly improved compliance  Expert system without physician interrogation  User prompts in challenging situations  Broader utilization of available CPT and HCPCS codes  Integrated with applicable CPT modifiers Super Systems announces FastCoat system Super Systems announces a new solution designed for independent practices called FastCoat, an affordable in-office lens hard coating system designed and engineered by Super Systems. It is priced with the small-to medium-size independent practice in mind. FastCoat, combined with FastGrind, will open up practices to a brand new customer base to help grow their business. FastCoat expands the traditional range of FastGrind by allowing eye care professionals to offer polycarbonate lenses. The addition of polycarbon-ate to their FastGrind capacity will add a new profit center to their business. Before this system, practices were limited to paying for hard coaters that were bulky and expensive or giving the order to a lab hence losing most of the profit. Now with FastCoat both of those problems are solved. FastCoat is low cost and fits on a countertop measuring only 27” x 24” x 27”. FastCoat makes utilizing FastGrind more appealing than ever before by offering a wider variety of quality products. The easy to use system is manually operated with minimal training required. In fact, after watching a short video tutorial anyone is able to operate FastCoat, just like its counter-part FastGrind. The growth potential for optical dispensaries that implement the combina-tion of both FastGrind and FastCoat is huge when compared with any equipment they are likely to purchase in 2013. For more information, visit www.superoptical.com . MedFlow Mobile MedFlow mobile allows doctors to access patient information on the go. In fact, clients can quickly and efficiently access exams, prescriptions, history details, medications, patient images and more all from an outside table or mobile device. Medflow Mobile is a safe and secure browser-based application that works on many platforms, including Apple, Blackberry and Android devices or any devices using the Apple, Android or RIM operat-ing systems. For more information, visit www.foxfiresg.com . MARCH 2013 33

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Vistakon creates new group for professional development<br /> Vistakon® Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., today, announced the creation of a new Professional Development group, which combines its Professional Affairs, ODLean™ Consulting Program, and optometry school educational efforts into one department.<br /> <br /> Past AOA president Dick Wallingford, O.D., has been named senior director, Professional Affairs. In this expanded role, Dr. Wallingford will continue to lead the company’s professional affairs activities with associations and eye care practitioners, as well as oversee management of its optometry school programs.<br /> <br /> W. Lee Ball, O.D., will continue to work with Dr. Wallingford to support these efforts.<br /> <br /> Damian May, Pharm.D., has been appointed senior director, Strategy & Professional Development, responsible for working with the new organization to set the vision, strategy and roadmap for the group to meet the changing demands of the optometric marketplace.<br /> <br /> “Vistakon® has a longstanding commitment to optometry and to the thousands of optometrists who prescribe our products,” said Dave Brown, president, Vistakon®. “Under Damian and Dick’s proven leadership, we believe we are well poised to help current and future optometrists prepare for and readily adapt to a complex and fast-changing healthcare environment.”<br /> <br /> Dr. May has been with Johnson & Johnson for seven years with experience in both the pharmaceutical and medical device and diagnostics sectors. Since 2008, he has been responsible for market access and strategy for Vistakon®, where his responsibilities included designing and implementing commercial, governmental and corporate strategies to address environmental changes and marketplace variables impacting product access and value delivery in the vision care marketplace.<br /> <br /> Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, he held positions focusing on health economics, clinical consulting, third-party reimbursement (commercial and governmental), outcomes research and market access within Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Prudential Healthcare, Alcon Laboratories, and VHA, Inc. Dr. May maintains his status as a registered pharmacist in the state of Texas.<br /> <br /> Dr. Wallingford joined Vistakon® in 2008. He was president of the AOA in 2005- 2006. He is also the past president of the Maine Optometric Association and past president of the Maine Board of Optometry, serving 11 years by the governor’s appointment. Dr. Wallingford served on an AOA committee or board continuously for over 28 years.<br /> <br /> Dr. Wallingford is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry and has served on their Board of Trustees for over 8 years. He is a member of the Governing Board and the Treasurer of the World Council of Optometry, and the World Foundation for Optometry. He is also the past president of the Partnership Foundation for Optometric Education. Dr. Wallingford has been in private practice, a partnership specializing in contact lenses, and a large OD/MD practice with two surgical suites and a Lasik center.<br /> <br /> Super Systems announces FastCoat system<br /> Super Systems announces a new solution designed for independent practices called FastCoat, an affordable in-office lens hard coating system designed and engineered by Super Systems. It is priced with the small- to medium-size independent practice in mind.<br /> <br /> FastCoat, combined with FastGrind, will open up practices to a brand new customer base to help grow their business. FastCoat expands the traditional range of FastGrind by allowing eye care professionals to offer polycarbonate lenses. The addition of polycarbonate to their FastGrind capacity will add a new profit center to their business.<br /> <br /> Before this system, practices were limited to paying for hard coaters that were bulky and expensive or giving the order to a lab hence losing most of the profit. Now with FastCoat both of those problems are solved.<br /> <br /> FastCoat is low cost and fits on a countertop measuring only 27” x 24” x 27”. FastCoat makes utilizing FastGrind more appealing than ever before by offering a wider variety of quality products.<br /> <br /> The easy to use system is manually operated with minimal training required. In fact, after watching a short video tutorial anyone is able to operate FastCoat, just like its counterpart FastGrind. The growth potential for optical dispensaries that implement the combination of both FastGrind and FastCoat is huge when compared with any equipment they are likely to purchase in 2013.<br /> <br /> For more information, visit www.superoptical.com.<br /> <br /> FoxFire announces EHR system Web-based compliance program<br /> With an eye on the future, FoxFire Practice Management system was created using practical feedback from hundreds of offices across the country that expressed the need for a better, more efficient practice management system. FoxFire’s certified electronic health record (EHR) powered by MedFlow offers an online compliance connection that eliminates staff error.<br /> <br /> Other convenient features such as the Single Screen Exam and ePrescribing make patient visits a snap, allowing clients to see more patients and optimize their practice efficiency. FoxFire EHR’s Image Management and Advanced Drawing Capabilities allow doctors to accurately and precisely diagram patient conditions, facilitating a higher standard of care.<br /> <br /> New innovations are taking FoxFire EHR by MedFlow to a new level.<br /> <br /> Corcoran Compliance Connection<br /> Imagine an office where your EHR automatically queries an online expert system so you don’t need to worry or spend time on coding. With the Corcoran Compliance Connection, an office such as this is a reality. The Corcoran Compliance Connection is a Web-based compliance and coding program for EHR that eliminates human errorand offers clients an easy and effective way to be billing compliant.<br /> <br /> In fact, the Corcoran Compliance Connection captures thousands of dollars due to undercoding and reduces the likelihood of fines or penalties during postpayment review. It’s a sure-fire way to ensure that your practice has compliant charting and coding while optimizing revenue per patient.<br /> <br /> The Corcoran Compliance Connection offers:<br /> • Accurate coding for eye exams based solely on EMR entries<br /> • Super-fast on-line response<br /> • Significantly improved compliance<br /> • Expert system without physician interrogation<br /> • User prompts in challenging situations<br /> • Broader utilization of available CPT and HCPCS codes<br /> • Integrated with applicable CPT modifiers<br /> <br /> MedFlow Mobile<br /> MedFlow mobile allows doctors to access patient information on the go.<br /> <br /> In fact, clients can quickly and efficiently access exams, prescriptions, history details, medications, patient images and more all from an outside table or mobile device.<br /> <br /> Medflow Mobile is a safe and secure browserbased application that works on many platforms, including Apple, Blackberry and Android devices or any devices using the Apple, Android or RIM operating systems.<br /> <br /> For more information, visit www.foxfiresg.com.

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