Friday, November 23, 2012

AOA Tech Columns by Maino & Goodfellow

 These are all of the Technology Columns that Dr. GoodFellow and I written for the AOANews since we started. Enjoy. Feedback welcome.

In practice: Integrating instrumentation, EHR

November 5, 2012
By Dominick M. Maino, O.D., and Geoffrey W. Goodfellow, O.D. AOA member Stephanie Lyons, O.D., and her husband and office manager, John, knew immediately when they created their own private practice it had to offer both warm and compassionate care, as well as the latest integrated technology. Even though Dr. Lyons is a fairly recent [...]
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High-tech contact lenses: Glucose monitoring

September 28, 2012
By Geoffrey W. Goodfellow, O.D., and Dominick M. Maino, O.D. Patients with diabetes often must check their blood glucose levels using a drop of blood from a finger stick. Fortunately, most patients adapt to this diagnostic test and report that, although unpleasant, the repeated finger sticks are not terribly painful. However, researchers at the University [...]
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DIY refractions: Disruptive innovation that affects science, people and the economy

September 13, 2012
By Dominick M. Maino, O.D., and Geoffrey G. Goodfellow, O.D. Are refracting opticians the only potential threat to the delivery of optometric refractive care? Probably not. New technology like the NETRA device may also become significant in how refractive care is delivered to our patients. I (Dr. Maino) met Vitor Pamplona at an American Academy [...]
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Health care portals: A patient’s connection to your EHR

August 9, 2012
By Geoffrey G. Goodfellow, O.D., and Dominick M. Maino, O.D. An important component of an effective electronic health record (EHR) system is a patient portal. A portal is a Web interface to related sets of data, content, or Web services. Google is one of the most well-known portals that aggregates information into one place. What is [...]
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Chicago practice puts the eye in iPad

June 16, 2012
By Dominick M. Maino, O.D., and Geoffrey G. Goodfellow, O.D. The use of a lion in an office might be too scary for most patients. But Lyons Family Eye Care, an urban optometric family practice in Chicago, not only combines a welcoming lion in its logo, but also makes the use of technology within its [...]
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Optometry has options in clinical apps for smartphones

May 30, 2012
By Dominick M. Maino, O.D., and Geoffrey G. Goodfellow, O.D. It wasn’t looking very good. According to posters presented at a recent American Academy of Optometry meeting, most of the smartphone apps really did not do what they said they did. These apps seldom met the criteria expected by the researchers. But don’t dismay, if the [...]
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Drug-dispensing contact lenses a reality

May 9, 2012
By Geoffrey G. Goodfellow, O.D., and Dominick M. Maino, O.D. Eye care providers are readily familiar with the vision and cosmetic benefits that contact lenses afford over spectacles. Most of these clinicians are also aware of the more medical applications of such devices in the form of bandage contact lenses and orthokeratology. However, another important [...]
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Heads up! Latest in Google HUD glasses technology set to hit market by end of year

April 21, 2012
By Dominick M. Maino, O.D., and Geoffrey G. Goodfellow, O.D. Google plans to release a heads-up display (HUD) system to be worn like a pair of glasses or goggles (Google Glasses). More than likely this device will be integrated with not only the expected camera, but also voice search, local search, and optical character reading [...]

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