Private equity changes workforce stability in physician-owned medical practices
A study by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Chicago, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University reveals more churn in workforce and greater reliance on physician assistants.
Harrow now offering Fortisite formulations for in-office use
According to the company, its announcement represents the first time eyecare professionals have been able to stock a fortified or high-concentration compounded antibiotic formulation for the immediate treatment of patients in need.
Parexel teams with MyEyeDr. to increase patient access and participation in ophthalmology clinical trials
The company’s collaboration leverages MyEyeDr.’s 850+ offices across the United States to refer patients into ophthalmology and other therapeutic area clinical trials, expands Parexel’s Community Alliance Network to bring trials to patients where they are.
Helping patients navigate telehealth video visits benefits practice
According to the study, attendance improved by 9% and the return on investment totaled $11,387 over a 12-week period.
STAAR Surgical opens EVO Experience Center in US
According to the company, the facility will serve as a hub of the EVO Lens-Based Experience for ophthalmic surgeons, staff and healthcare practitioners.
Treatment for ‘financial cataracts’
Study: US ophthalmology residency programs rank last for diversity
According to UC Davis researchers, more needs to be done for the field to reflect ethnic and racial diversity across the country.
CMS’ physician fee schedule could have adverse impact on ophthalmologists
Medicare’s 2023 fee schedule includes cuts in reimbursement, which some groups say could lead to reduced access to care to patients who need it most.
App brings virtual eye care to Bangladesh
The EyeBuddy app will bring telehealth to eye doctors in the coming months, connecting patients across Bangladesh with ophthalmologists at a major eye-care hospital.
Are there alternative opportunities in volatile markets?
Financial experts point out that what you don’t know you don’t know can hinder you.
Real World Ophthalmology 2022: Virtual meeting set for Nov 5
Complimentary registration is open for this unique meeting designed to prepare young ophthalmologists for success in early practice.
Not enough hours in the day
There literally are not enough hours in a day to allow physicians to comply with all the recommendations emanating from the various constituencies involved in issuing guidelines.
Using these 2 acronyms daily in your ophthalmic practice can deliver good service
Mike Lyons, PHR, MHRIR, and Megan Odell, BHA, MHHR, with Austin Retina Associates, outline how to implement the GREAT and the LEAP method for an improved employee and patient experience.
Study: Skipping sight-saving treatment costing Americans their vision
According to data released at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 2022 annual meeting, a large number of wet AMD patients do not return for treatment.
Myze launches platform to engage 1 million dry eye patients by 2025: How Do Your Eyes Feel?
Leading U.S. eye care experts advance eye health focused digital platform designed to make eye care part of daily self-care routine.
Ophthalmologists may be bucking the trend in a recent study on physician burnout
The survey, from The Larry A. Greene Center and the Primary Care Collaborative, found that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an adverse impact on the well-being of physicians.
Fulfilling expectations: A super highway to workability
A powerful conversation about expectations can open communication and trust.
Long-term care: What you don’t know can hurt you
No one should ever have to choose between quality health care and preserving money, especially for those we love or for ourselves.
Relatient launches interactive patient communication channel
Sigma Computing, Snowflake partner to launch solution on Healthcare and Life Sciences Data Cloud
Sigma extends access to powerful no-code cloudscale data analytics for industry-compliant data cloud so healthcare professionals and researchers can find faster answers to critical questions.
Report: Economic burden forces shift in specialty physicians' treatment decisions and relationship with pharma
The inflationary economy and lasting effects of COVID-19 have caused staff and product shortages, a rise in labor costs, and increased patient sensitivity to medication costs.
United States attorney announces fraud settlement with ophthalmologist, practice
Craig Morgan, MD, and Eye Consultants of Huntington, West Virginia, paid $907,074.64 to resolve allegations that they submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia reported.
Investigator: Study raises red flags about corporatization of health care
According to an OHSA investigator, a study shows changes in patient volume, billing after private equity firms acquire physician practices.
Zeiss highlighting digital solutions during Innovation Week
According to the company, the fully connected environment, digital technologies and artificial intelligence tools enable optimization of patient care.
Blunting the edge on sharps injuries
Reducing incidents can reduces cases of infection, transmission among physicians, clinicians.
Study details US health spending by region
According to a team of investigators from Yale, Stanford and Dartmouth, the variances in regional healthcare spending are not limited to either public or private payers.
Pioneering device can take 3D images to detect eye diseases
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have developed an affordable device which takes 3D images and could shift the landscape of eye screening and treatment around the world.
Navigating choppy seas of personal development using social media
Researchers have found that social media use among physicians jumped during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the role it plays in networking, mentorship and support among ophthalmologists remains unknown.
Patient care under assault in proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
CMS is proposing to cut the Medicare conversion factor—the basic starting point for calculating Medicare payments—by 4.42% for CY2023.
Technology, people key to improving health outcomes, driving revenue
Solutions should address staffing shortages and burnout.
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