Las Vegas, NV – September 5, 2014 – The OPIE Choice Network was introduced today to the O&P profession at the AOPA National Assembly as the latest step to bring together independent patient care facilities that want to collaborate and work collectively to improve the standards of O&P patient care as well as their individual businesses. This new organization has been designed specifically to allow practices utilizing the OPIE and Futura software systems to leverage their use of data in ways never before seen in the O&P industry.
"There have been many different networks throughout the history of our field, and many have helped practices in limited ways. However, the changing healthcare world is forcing every provider to adapt the way in which they do business by focusing more on documenting patient outcomes through the use of data," stated Paul Prusakowski, CPO, FAAOP and CEO of OPIE Software, the parent company for the new network. "We have created The OPIE Choice Network with a vision to utilize software technology to leverage the data from our practices to optimize how we care for patients, how we communicate with referral sources and how we explain the value of our services to payers."
With over 1,700 locations now utilizing the OPIE and Futura Software systems that are the basis for membership in The OPIE Choice Network, this new network of independent O&P practices from around the country has been designed to stimulate collaboration, develop collective efforts, and utilize data to drive the entire O&P profession forward. The OPIE Choice Network will provide a wide range of new services to optimize the success of its members' practices while increasing the focus on data in all aspects of an operation.
- Business Analytics software tools
- Management Dashboards
- Collaborative Product Procurement through a Group Purchasing Organization
- Aggregating Patient Outcome Data
- Billing & Collections Services
- Central Fabrication Integration
"The creation of The OPIE Choice Network is a powerful opportunity for OPIE and Futura practices to leverage their data, their purchasing power, and their expertise for the good of each business individually as well as collectively," said Mark Ford, the new president of The OPIE Choice Network. "We firmly believe that his new network is uniquely positioned to bring its members the ability to remain an independent, successful business while leveraging the power of a dramatically larger pool of like-minded businesses to impact all aspects of their business."
About The OPIE Choice Network
Introduced in 2014, this unique organization is designed to allow independent O&P practices to collaborate, to leverage their collective efforts and to utilize data to improve their patient care and business operations. For more information, visit www.opiechoice.com.
About OPIE Software
OPIE Software is the leading developer of software systems focused on the orthotics and prosthetics industry. With over 980 locations utilizing the OPIE Software and over 58,000 visitors to oandp.com per month, OPIE Software provides unparalleled technology, education and support to the O&P profession throughout North America. For more information, visit www.opiesoftware.com.
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