Two out of every five small businesses are victims of employee embezzlement, and most of these crimes are perpetrated by employees who had been with the company one to five years, have a college degree, and have access to the company’s accounting records.
Ben Gaddie, OD, FAAO, Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member, noted several specific areas that were advancing to give ODs better data and better control over patient health outcomes, including:
• Corneal mechanics
• 24-hour IOP monitoring
• New glaucoma drugs and drug delivery systems
• Advancements in OCT imaging
So many dispensaries struggle with common problems that hamper both efficiency and customer or patient relationships. From salespeople who don't truly believe in the product, to miscommunication, to costly product replacements, these challenges can all be handled with simple pivoting both in mindset and adoption of office-wide systems.
For the last few years, doctors have warned that life expectancy may decrease nationwide. The primary culprit—obesity—has been wreaking havoc on patient health and the healthcare system, and many systemic health problems have been on the rise.