HIPAA AND THE WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS: XP, VISTA, 7, 8 AND 10

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in News

 HIPAA AND THE WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS: XP, VISTA, 7, 8 AND 10 Microsoft operating systems continue to evolve. The new ones replace the old ones and eventually, support of the old ones stops. When no longer supported, they are defenseless to current threats, vulnerable to cyber attacks and no longer acceptable to HIPAA.   Here […]

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS: TEN QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN SELECTING AN IMAGING PROVIDER

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in News

Selecting an ophthalmic imaging system today needs to include cyber security and ongoing support, in addition to features and benefits. Having been through many of these discussions, I’m pleased to share 10 questions to enhance your decision making. [1] Does it communicate with which EMR system? [2] Is it compatible with Windows 7 Pro and […]

Be A Better Buyer — Part 3 of 4

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in News

Are you a good buyer? How so? How do you make buying decisions? What’s important to you? Have you brands and products you repeatedly use? How open are you to a new idea, brand or product? What causes this loyalty? Think like a buyer for a moment and accept that there are ample choices of […]

BE A BETTER BUYER – PART 2 of 4

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in News

Are you purchasing exactly what you want, or being sold what someone wants to sell? This article is a continuation of the article, Be a Better Buyer, in which we encouraged purchasers to be more discriminating and to demand more from their suppliers, more than just a better price. Upon further review, we’d like to […]

Be a Better Buyer — Part 4 — IRS Section 179

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in News

An extraordinary tax reduction opportunity, section 179, is yet again available for American businesses, and more specifically, small businesses. Every year the US Congress approves section 179 of the IRS Tax code which provides a significant business tax deduction. In one sentence — Rather than depreciating the acquisition cost of business equipment (be it new, […]

22 QUESTIONS WHEN BUYING NEW OR USED OPHTHALMIC IMAGING EQUIPMENT

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in News

Acquiring a new piece of ophthalmic imaging equipment, whether new or used, is a risk reward event. New technology may have bugs in it and used equipment may have been over-used or abused. The desired reward is to provide enhanced value to patients and / or an improvement in the practice’s daily operation. The risk […]

PRICE IS ONLY PART OF COST

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in News

The lowest priced item can be the most expensive. Include these 8 cost factors as part of your new equipment purchase decision. [1] Lifetime Maintenance How often does the machine need to be serviced? How long does the servicing take? What will it cost? [2] Environmental effect Does the machine cause any harm to the […]

WHAT I WANT WHEN CALLING CUSTOMER SERVICE

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in News

When I call customer service, I want someone to actually speak with me and [1] to be patient; to listen and understand [2] to be knowledgeable [3] to speak a “to-do” language – tell me what they can and will do, rather than what they cannot. [4] to be clear in what they say [5] […]

ADVICE ABOUT SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT FROM THE YEAR 1624

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in News

The poet John Donne wrote in 1624, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.” (The 80 word poem.) The poem is about and for all people and perhaps with something extra for business owners about their supplier management. As business owners we are all a piece […]

OWNER OPERATED BUSINESSES DO IT BETTER

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in News

Most all businesses are one of three types: Solopreneurial – the one person or “mom and pop” entity. Owner Operated – typically the founder is running the show and they might employ many or few employees. The critical factor is the owner is in charge. Corporately Governed – the founder has hired professionals (a C […]