Compulink Business Systems, Inc. Underwrites Grant for Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology

Grant to Develop Online Courses on Electronic Health Records to Ophthalmology Society Members

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010) - Compulink Business Systems, Inc., the industry leader in fully customizable electronic health records (EHR) and practice management solutions, announced today it is providing an unrestricted educational grant to the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO®) to develop online courses on EHR for ophthalmic medical personnel.

The online course series allows users to train at their convenience and pace with e-learning technology that transcends the traditional classroom environment and demonstrate their EHR knowledge and performance to qualify for certification. The course is open to two key groups of ophthalmic caregivers: ophthalmologists and ophthalmic allied health personnel, who assist the ophthalmologist in aspects of patient care. In addition, with the comprehensive online course content proposed, the e-learning will be of great interest to the entire eye care team: clinic managers, front office personnel, ophthalmic photographers, ophthalmic nurses, and other members of the eye care team.

"With this significant grant to JCAHPO, Compulink demonstrates its commitment to the ophthalmic community through actions as well as words," said Link Wilson, President and CEO, Compulink. "We believe it's critical to help all members of the eye care team learn how to implement, customize and utilize EHR solutions, understand meaningful use and, ultimately, deliver better patient care through the widespread adoption of electronic records."

The training modules, which are broken into (1) education and training and (2) testing components, encompass the following content categories:

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Patient Management and Scheduling
  • Insurance and Billing
  • Financial Management
  • Ambulatory Surgical Center
  • Systems

Module content also includes such topics as: chart documentation and coding; history and examination; e-Prescribing; disease management; lab orders and results reporting; PQRI data verification; images; patient scheduling and contact management; insurance claims; Medicare; billing and coding; scribing; financial reports; ASCs; and security.

The Compulink grant supports training content and multimedia development, psychometric services for valid assessment, CME and CE applications, pilot testing and project administration expenses.

"EHR is a very important area for training the eye care team in today's health care environment," stated William Ehlers, MD, JCAHPO President. "With the government requirements and incentives for transitioning to EHR, it is imperative that all members of the eye care team build their EHR competencies." 

The JCAHPO is a non-profit organization dedicated to the quality and availability of ophthalmic patient care by promoting the value of qualified allied health personnel and by providing certification and education. 

The program is expected to launch at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in Chicago, October 16-19, and will be administered at, the online training site of the JCAHPO.

About Compulink
With more than 15 years experience in EHR implementation planning, management and technology, Compulink's fully customizable CCHIT Certified EHR features clinical documentation, exam templates, fully integrated e-Prescribing, and PQRI automation. Backed by an exclusive EHR Success Guarantee and ARRA Certification Guarantee, Compulink also offers unparalleled financing options with its two-year deferred payment plan. For more information, contact Compulink at: or 800.456.4522, or visit us at

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO®) was established as a not-for-profit organization in 1969 to offer certification and continuing education opportunities to ophthalmic allied health personnel. Since then, more than 25,000 people in the U.S., Canada, and around the world have earned JCAHPO certification. For more information, visit:

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