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    Cloud-based documenting for Eye Specialists?

    I have been focusing and trying to search on the latest trends to make my e-prescribing easy. You know, I'm very careful to make mistakes but it's still possible. By the way, to go straight to the point, I heard about a cloud based that facilitates the documenting process efficiently. Is this true? If so, I want to find out how and what kind of software is this? Please leave any information that you know and other advice about automating my everyday tasks. I believe, this could be valuable and really useful to me.

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    I know e-prescribing has many advantages but it also has its drawbacks. Aside from it's costly there are also inaccuracy issues. Bottom line is you need to find an efficient service provider to avoid this kind of problems.

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    Crystal practice management had a cloud based system, but I am not sure it is available in the Philippines.

    I also would like to state that simply using a cloud based system, or any electronic health records system, or electronic prescribing system, is no guarantee of accuracy. Let me give you a simple example. ... in the old days of handwriting a prescription for glasses, if my numbers were unclear, and the dispenser could not discern between a .25 or a .75, I would usually get a phone call. Now, in these modern times, if I make a mistake and type the wrong number, it is perfectly clear, and the Rx will get filled incorrectly. Just because you put something on a computer or in the cloud, doesn't make it MORE accurate or correct. Beware.

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    Thanks for your comments. I agree that healthcare IT may not necessarily be the answer to eliminating errors but I thought it should improve accuracy. It does depend on the person who's using the software, right? I mean, just because you've gone cloud based or computer based it doesn't mean you don't have to recheck everything. I've been scouting for an EHR + electronic prescribing software rolled into one and so far I have my eye on OmniMD and Healthfusion. I was able to find a video on meditouch reviews but nothing for OmniMD as of yet. Can you recommend any software that you're currently using or do you think any software would do the job?

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    Crystal practice management and ePrescribe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjpod View Post
    ... in the old days of handwriting a prescription for glasses, if my numbers were unclear, and the dispenser could not discern between a .25 or a .75, I would usually get a phone call.
    Many optical retailers still use handwriting when ordering lenses or jobs from labs, and now student opticians are taught to always cross all 7's, making 0.25 and 0.75 more easily discernible. Perhaps OD's and OMD's that still use handwriting should do likewise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmorse View Post

    Many optical retailers still use handwriting when ordering lenses or jobs from labs, and now student opticians are taught to always cross all 7's, making 0.25 and 0.75 more easily discernible. Perhaps OD's and OMD's that still use handwriting should do likewise.
    That has been the rule forever in Europe to handwrite a number seven with a crossing line, for proper identification
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