The American Academy of Ophthalmology put together another impressive show in collabortion with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology in San Francisco in October. Taking up most of the convention and hotel space downtown, the show drew over 30,000 attendees.
Technology was again the topic du jour. EHR and Diagnostic Equipment that integrates with EHR packages was at the top of that list.
The Technology Pavilion was the site of my joint talk with Ryan Burke, National Sales Manager Informatics at Topcon Medical Systems. We did several talks for different groups on the future of the Eye Care Practice. We dealt extensively with the process and steps that lead up to the full implementation of an EHR system and then the steps following the implementation of EHR.
To become a truly Paperless Practice, implementation of EHR is only the beginning. Diagnostic equipment needs integrated with the EHR system so that clinical data is easily available in a digital format in the lane.
All ran smoothly in San Francisco. Well, mostly. Running those San Fran hills was brutal!