'Meaningful users' get stimulus

June 2, 2011

Four eye-care professionals will receive federal stimulus payments after attesting to meaningful use of the certified version of a proprietary electronic health record (EHR) system (OfficeMate/ExamWriter v10, Eyefinity).

Rancho Cordova, CA-Four eye-care professionals will receive federal stimulus payments after attesting to meaningful use of the certified version of a proprietary electronic health record (EHR) system.

Optometrists Kim Castleberry, OD, of Plano, TX, Lorie Lippiatt, OD, of Salem, OH, Ryan Wineinger, OD, of Shawnee, KS, and ophthalmologist Jeffrey Willig, MD, of Syosset, NY, were part of a beta-test group helping provide analysis of the certified version of the EHR system (OfficeMate/ExamWriter v10, Eyefinity) and will receive federal stimulus payments of $18,000 each.

The EHR system is set for release this summer.

“These doctors have proven that achieving meaningful use is possible and the government stimulus funds are both real and attainable,” said James Kirchner, OD, Eyefinity’s chief professional officer. “I congratulate them all on this tremendous accomplishment and urge all eye-care professionals to take advantage of this opportunity to become meaningful EHR users.”

Eye-care professionals interested in knowing more about qualifying for federal stimulus money can visit Eyefinity’s “Meaningful Strategies to Meaningful Use” Web site at www.officemate.n et/msmu.aspx.

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