The Eye Care Leaders Group (ECL Group) announced the launch of its practice consulting services to help eye care physicians optimize their operations and grow their practices, according to a company news release. With this offering, the ECL Group provides the eye care industry with a portfolio of solutions that allow practices to go beyond the electronic medical record (EMR) with its product suite inclusive of revenue cycle solutions, analytics and benchmarking, patient retention and acquisition and capital financing, along with industry-leading electronic health records (EHR), according to the ECL Group.
“With the healthcare economy shifting towards a value-based care model, eye care practices are experiencing the pressure of increased costs and growing regulatory demands more now than ever before,” Sean West, senior vice president of practice consulting at the ECL Group, said in the news release. “With our specialized expertise in the eye care industry, the ECL Group’s consultants offer a one-of-a-kind service by providing our customers with analyses and solutions for the challenges practices face today.”
The ECL Group’s practice consultants conduct in-depth assessments of practices’ profitability, professional time, competitiveness, compliance and risk, and identify the areas to maximize practices’ highest valued resources and alleviate inefficiencies. The consulting deliverables extend beyond recommendations to actual implementation plans that build capacity in practices. The ECL Group offers three types of engagements including:
1. Challenge-Focused: Short-term engagements focused on a specific challenge or area of need
2. Comprehensive: An engagement offering analysis of overall practice health with diagnosis of key areas that are stagnating profits and productivity
3. Recurring: Consultants provide follow up for practices on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis as a resource to leadership and staff
“With our portfolio of affiliate companies focused on providing products and services exclusively to the eye care industry, there is no other organization in the marketplace that has the reach and access that the ECL Group does,” Jim Alland, president at ECL Group, said in the news release. “Our consultants go above and beyond to deliver customers with industry informed information – they want to ensure they’re a valued resource for the community.”
With years of expertise within the ophthalmology and optometry industry, the ECL Group and its affiliate companies including ManagementPlus, Medflow, MDoffice, EyeDoc and IO Practiceware, are the market leaders in helping eye care professionals manage and grow their practices.