What exactly is "the Cloud"?


Basically, “the Cloud” is a metaphor for the Internet. When you use the Cloud, it simply means you’re going to access and store your data on the Internet. On the opposite end of the spectrum, when you use a server, your data is stored on a device and you access your data through a dedicated network connection. Chances are the server is either sitting on-site in a dusty closet, or housed off-site in some mysterious location. Servers require costly IT maintenance, data backup, and data recovery (if there is a disaster), while the Cloud does not.



Here's where things can get confusing...

Sometimes you’ll hear that software is either cloud-based or cloud-hosted. Is there a difference between the two? There sure is! Let us explain: cloud-based means you're truly using the internet to access and store your data while cloud-hosted means you’re using an internet connection to transfer data between your computer and your server.  

The more you know about these differences, the easier it will be for you to choose a solution that's right for your practice. 





So, why use cloud-based optometric software?

With cloud-based optometric software, your practice can store unlimited patient health information securely on a HIPAA-compliant cloud storage.  If your practice has multiple locations, you can stay connected and access your patient health information from any location in real time.

Often times, practice management and electronic health record software demands the need for regular updates due to things like:

  • Regulatory changes
  • Compliance requirements
  • Frames and lens catalogs
  • Data security

With a cloud-based software, those updates are made automatically, saving you time.



Is Eyefinity Practice Management and Eyefinity EHR cloud-based software?

Yes it is!

Eyefinity Practice Management and Eyefinity EHR comes with all the benefits of a truly cloud-based optometric software solution—secure and unlimited HIPAA-compliant data cloud storage, automatic software and security updates, zero server expenses, and the ability to stay connected and access patient health information from anywhere, anytime.  

Additionally, practices can look forward to the robust built-in features and smart technology such as: Online Appointment Scheduling, Bulk VSP Eligibilities and Authorizations, Patient Check-in, Exam Templates, Electronic Remittance Advice and much more!

Eyefinity Practice Management and Eyefinity EHR is built to meet your unique business needs, helping you to grow your business, save time and increase your revenue, and enhance the overall experience for your patients and staff.

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