OfficeMate & ExamWRITER Version 9 Released; Eyefinity/OfficeMate Launches ‘MyInstallCenter’ Online Resource Tool

Rancho Cordova, Calif., June 1, 2010—Eyefinity®/OfficeMate®a VSP GlobalSM company, today announced the release of OfficeMate® and ExamWRITER® version 9.0 (v9.0). Offering more than 175 enhancements, v9.0 of OfficeMate and ExamWRITER give users a wide variety of innovative new features to benefit their practice and increase office efficiency. The new version also incorporates new technologies that offer a foundation for a future certified version that will position users to receive federal stimulus money through the HITECH Act.
 
“We are proud of the power and performance that OfficeMate and ExamWRITER v9.0 delivers and are excited to see the positive impact it will have on our clients’ businesses,” said C. Edward Buffington, Chief Operating Officer for Eyefinity/OfficeMate. “This new version of our practice management software and electronic medical records has the latest in sophisticated technology and functionality that responds to all the needs of today’s eyecare professional.”  
 
OfficeMate v9.0 includes a long list of new features, including a scalable (multilocation) SQL database architecture that provides greater speed, Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) that streamlines insurance payment reconciliation, and OfficeMate’s new, proprietary patient out-of-pocket calculator that takes the guess work out of determining the patient’s out-out-of pocket expenses for all products, including lenses and frames, and is compatible with most VSP member plans. Users will also find a redesigned appointment scheduler and a lens product loader that interfaces with VSP.
 
ExamWRITER v9.0 builds upon the strengths of the previous version by including automated PQRI code documentation for simple reporting, Red Flags Rule compliance and the ability to link diagnosis codes to procedure codes in ExamWRITER. Users will also find a new Task Manager, which allows them to create, assign and track tasks to specific providers and staff. For a complete list of new features, visit: http://www.officemate.net/v9.aspx.
 
Coinciding with the new software version release, Eyefinity/OfficeMate has launched a first-of-its-kind web-based tool called ‘MyInstallCenter’ which assists existing OfficeMate clients by asking a series of questions about their practice, hardware, and which parts of the software they currently use. This innovative technology provides users with a stage-by-stage approach of all necessary steps that must be made to ensure a smooth upgrade, including a customized training program based on the unique needs of each eyecare practice.
 
“MyInstallCenter is all about simplifying and streamlining our clients’ upgrade to OfficeMate and ExamWRITER v9.0,” said Steve Baker, President of Eyefinity/OfficeMate. “Upgrading to a more robust and dynamic software version can be challenging for any office. MyInstallCenter gives our customers a great resource and step-by-step guide to help them avoid any upgrade troubles and also makes certain that they understand and can fully utilize all that v9.0 has to offer.”
 
Existing OfficeMate and ExamWRITER users who are interested in upgrading to v9.0 can visit   http://MyInstallCenter.OfficeMate.net for more information.  
 
About Eyefinity®/OfficeMate®
As a VSP GlobalSM company, Eyefinity/OfficeMate is the premier solutions provider serving over 26,000 eyecare professionals with innovative business solutions. Eyefinity/OfficeMate provides Web-based solutions such as frame and lens ordering, claims processing, personalized Web sites with email communication tools, industry webinars and resource guides. Customers throughout the United States and Canada use software solutions including OfficeMate practice management, ReportWRITER patient communications, ExamWRITER electronic medical records and the OfficeMate Enterprise multilocation version.
 
Eyefinity/OfficeMate has an international presence with its recent acquisition of Monkey Software®, an optical practice management software company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Monkey Software’s industry-leading solution Optomate® serves more than one-third of optometry offices in Australia and New Zealand.

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