Ophthalmology Business

DEC 2012

Ophthalmology Business is focused on business topics relevant to the entrepreneurial ophthalmologist. It offers editorial, opinion, and practical tips for physicians running an ophthalmic practice. It is a companion publication of EyeWorld.

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TM December 2012 Vol. 3, No. 4 www.OphthalmologyBusiness.org From the publisher U nless you plan to work until your last breath, retirement will be the exciting end of your career trajectory. With a little advanced planning, it doesn't have to be stressful, complicat- ed, or emotionally draining. One aspect of that planning includes determining whether or not to sell your practice or add partners who can take over. Ophthalmology Business talks to experts about how to navigate this process in "Planning for retirement" on page 16. Speaking of careers, some physicians have decided that full-time Donald R. Long Publisher don@eyeworld.org Julio Guerrero Graphic Design julio@eyeworld.org Jena Passut Editor jena@eyeworld.org work isn't part of their plan. OB shows how that pans out in "Part-time physician work on the rise" on page 20. On the opposite end of the work life cycle is the "birthing" process you will endure when implementing an electronic health record system. We delve into the details in "What to expect when you're expecting (an EHR system)" on page 14. OB is happy to bring you more news you can use about an app that helps patients keep track of their drops ("Dropping in," page 6), infor- Stacy Majewicz Managing Editor stacy@eyeworld.org mation exchange ("Informed consent and the ophthalmologic market- Daniela Galeano Production Assistant daniela@eyeworld.org ics," page 24. place," page 8), finances ("The unplanned partnership buy-out," page 12), and "Liquidity management in the new era of ophthalmic econom- Jeff Brownstein Sales jeff@eyeworld.org Paul Zelin Sales paul@eyeworld.org Donald R. Long Publisher, Ophthalmology Business ASCRS Publisher: OPHTHALMOLOGY BUSINESS is published quarterly by ASCRS Ophthalmic Services Corp., 4000 Legato Road, Suite 700, Fairfax, VA 22033-4055; telephone 703-5912220; fax 703-273-2963. Printed in the U.S. Editorial Offices: OPHTHALMOLOGY BUSINESS, 4000 Legato Road, Suite 700, Fairfax, VA 220334055; 703-591-2220; fax 703-273-2963; email: jena@eyeworld.org. Advertising Offices: ASCRSMedia, 4000 Legato Road, Suite 700, Fairfax, VA 220334055; toll-free 800-451-1339, 703-591-2220; fax 703-273-2963; email: cathy@eyeworld.org Copyright 2012, ASCRS Ophthalmic Services Corp., 4000 Legato Road, Suite 700, Fairfax, VA 22033-4055. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Letters to the editor and other unsolicited material are assumed intended for publication and are subject to editorial review and acceptance. December 2012 • Ophthalmology Business 3

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