New Integrated Supplier CoreTech by Vive Health

CoreTech Products Now Available in OPIE Purchasing & Inventory

Gainesville, FL – June 29, 2022 – OPIE Software is happy to announce that we have partnered with CoreTech! Streamlined ordering of CoreTech specialized bracing for the spine, knee, foot & ankle, and hand & wrist is now possible using OPIE Purchasing and Inventory portal. Using OPIE, you can now view CoreTech’s digital catalog, find the best specialized products for your patients, place orders, and receive quick confirmations directly.

About CoreTech

CoreTech is a US-based manufacturer of Orthopedic Bracing offering a range of PDAC and Medicare approved braces for every extremity specializing in the spine, knee, foot & ankle, and hand & wrist. CoreTech understands that patient care is your top priority. With an emphasis on innovation, the CoreTech team is committed to continually improving and delivering the industry’s top-performing products geared toward improving lives.

Check out their catalog in OPIE Purchasing and Inventory!

About OPIE Software

OPIE Software is a healthcare IT organization dedicated to serving the technology, education, and business needs of the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. The OPIE Software platform was introduced in 2003 and provides electronic health records, workflow, billing, and practice management tools to independent orthotic and prosthetic facilities. In 2014, OPIE acquired Futura International, Inc., so we now offer the two leading practice management solutions to over 1,400 facilities to help O&P practices more effectively compete and succeed. For more information, visit www.opiesoftware.com.

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OrthoFeet Products Now Available in OPIE Purchasing & Inventory

Gainesville, FL – May 26, 2022 – OPIE Software is happy to announce that we have partnered with OrthoFeet!   Streamlined ordering of OrthoFeet shoes and insoles is now possible using OPIE Purchasing and Inventory portal. Using OPIE, you can now view OrthoFeet’s digital catalog, find the best shoes choice for your patients, place orders, and receive quick confirmations directly.

About OrthoFeet

OrthoFeet was established in 1984 by Ron Bar, PhD (Biomedical Engineer) and his brother Michael (Mechanical Engineer). Since 2020, OrthoFeet’s medical division has been led by Josh White, DPM, CPed, an expert in diabetic and therapeutic footwear.

OrthoFeet offers over 125 Medicare qualified shoe styles . Available with either prefabricated or custom diabetic insoles, very pair comes with two sets of spacers to allow easy adjustability of fit.  By combining athletic footwear technology and therapeutic features, OrthoFeet offers the highest level of comfort and protection for sensitive feet.

Check out their catalog in OPIE Purchasing and Inventory!

About OPIE Software

OPIE Software is a healthcare IT organization dedicated to serving the technology, education, and business needs of the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. The OPIE Software platform was introduced in 2003 and provides electronic health records, workflow, billing, and practice management tools to independent orthotic and prosthetic facilities. In 2014, OPIE acquired Futura International, Inc., so we now offer the two leading practice management solutions to over 1,400 facilities to help O&P practices more effectively compete and succeed. For more information, visit www.opiesoftware.com.

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OPIE Software Appoints Michael Weiss as New Executive Director of Customer Experience

 

GAINESVILLE, FL – June 15, 2022 – The OPIE Software Executive Team has named Michael Weiss as the new Executive Director of Customer Experience. Weiss’ background as a Clinical Director in a multi-office Orthotic and Prosthetic Practice, combined with a deep passion for delivering customer experience excellence, will help to further advance the mission of the organization that celebrated its 27th anniversary this year. “We are thrilled to welcome Michael as our newest Executive Director,” says Paul Prusakowski, Founder and CEO of OPIE Software. “He brings experience, enthusiasm, effective communication skills and a customer’s perspective to our organization. We are pleased to welcome him to the team.” Weiss assumed the role on June 1st and will manage Customer Success and Sales for the organization. He will also lead communications and customer engagement initiatives. “As a graduate of the University of Florida, I consider my return to Gainesville like coming home. I am thrilled to guide these efforts for the O&P Profession’s leading technology provider, and to help bring new innovations to a broader audience,” says Weiss.

Weiss formerly served as the Clinical Director of the Orthotic & Prosthetic Centers Inc in St Petersburg, Florida. Prior, he was the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Brownie’s Third Lung in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Weiss earned a B.S. at University of Florida in Journalism and Communications. “We have every confidence that he will bring a firm commitment to the customer experience, the hallmark of our company,” says Scott Williamson, Executive Director of Business Development.

Weiss joins Pate Henderson, Executive Director of Finance & Administration, and Scott Williamson as the newest addition to the team tasked with promoting the professionalization of O&P practice management. Williamson continued, “OPIE Software continues to move forward, building upon our critical foundation to create tools that address the needs of the O&P Profession.”

 

OPIE Software, Your Partner in Practice Management

OPIE Software is a healthcare IT organization dedicated to serving the technology, education, and business needs of the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. The OPIE Software platform was introduced in 2003 and provides electronic health records, workflow, billing, and practice management tools to independent orthotic and prosthetic facilities. In 2014, OPIE acquired Futura International Inc, so we now offer the two leading practice management solutions to over 1,600 facilities to help O&P practices more effectively compete and succeed. For more information, visit www.opiesoftware.com.

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Lindhe products now available in OPIE Purchasing and Inventory

Gainesville, FL — February 17th, 2022 — OPIE Software is happy to announce that we have partnered with Lindhe Xtend! Lindhe Xtend’s products Xtend Foot and Xtend Connect are now available for purchase in the OPIE Purchasing and Inventory. On OPIE Purchasing and Inventory you can now view their digital catalog, use the Foot Configurator to find the right choice for your user, place orders, and receive order confirmations directly.

About Lindhe Xtend

Lindhe Xtend is an innovative Swedish company in the field of prosthetics that is expanding its commercial operations into more countries. Their aim is to produce everything locally with high quality and function. All of their products are developed from the patients’ point of view with a very high focus on user innovation.

Their amazing story started with their founder and CEO, Christopher Lindhe, who is a triple amputee. Based on his needs, Lindhe Xtend was founded in 2013 and since have developed products that have changed many lives.

Check out their catalog in OPIE Purchasing and Inventory here!

About OPIE Software

OPIE Software is a healthcare IT organization dedicated to serving the technology, education, and business needs of the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. The OPIE Software platform was introduced in 2003 and provides electronic health records, workflow, billing, and practice management tools to independent orthotic and prosthetic facilities. In 2014, OPIE acquired Futura International, Inc., so we now offer the two leading practice management solutions to over 1,400 facilities to help O&P practices more effectively compete and succeed. For more information, visit www.opiesoftware.com.

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OPIE Software announced as a Finalist in the Innovation Ecosystem Awards

Gainesville, FL — January 2022 — startGNV, a local nonprofit with a mission to grow the innovation ecosystem of Greater Gainesville, announced the return of their popular “CelebrateGNV” event to the Cade Museum on January 27th, 2022.  In partnership with Cox Business, this year’s CelebrateGNV event will also feature the debut of the Innovation Ecosystem Awards.

Dozens of nominations came in for each of the 6 award categories and the judges selected 3 finalists per category. The winner in each category will be announced at the event on January 27, 2022.

OPIE Software was nominated as a Community Impact Company of the Year Finalist alongside  Abilitaire and Infotech.

 

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About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve nearly seven million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities, and the characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

About startGNV

startGNV is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to grow the innovation ecosystem of Greater Gainesville. We’re dedicated to creating an atmosphere of engaging networking events, resources, and talent support for innovative companies in the Greater Gainesville area.

About OPIE Software

OPIE Software is a healthcare IT organization dedicated to serving the technology, education, and business needs of the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. The OPIE Software platform was introduced in 2003 and provides electronic health records, workflow, billing, and practice management tools to independent orthotic and prosthetic facilities. In 2014, OPIE acquired Futura International, Inc., so we now offer the two leading practice management solutions to over 1,400 facilities to help O&P practices more effectively compete and succeed. For more information, visit www.opiesoftware.com.

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DeAnna Chapman, CPO, FAAOP, Named to the OPERF Board of Directors

Chapman Brings More than a Decade of Experience to the Foundation

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) is pleased to announce that DeAnna Chapman, CPO, FAAOP, has been named Chair of its Education Committee. Chapman replaces James P. Rogers, CPO, FAAOP, who has served as chair of the committee for more than ten years.

“It has been a privilege to serve OPERF for over a decade. The work accomplished by OPERF, and the Education Committee is extremely important in supporting new academics contributing to the research efforts of the profession. Therefore, I am delighted to be leaving the committee in the capable hands of DeAnna Chapman. Chapman has served as an Education Committee member for nearly ten years. I have no doubt that she will provide excellent leadership of the OPERF Education Committee,” said Rogers.

DeAnna Chapman is Manager of Strategic Programs at OPIE Software. She earned her master’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006. Chapman is a certified prosthetist-orthotist with over ten years of clinical experience. Prior to serving as the Chair of the Education Committee, Chapman served as a Committee Member from 2012-2021.

Don Katz, MHA, CO/L, FAAOP, Chairperson of OPERF, is grateful to Rogers for his contributions and excited about what the future holds. “On behalf of the OPERF Board of Directors, I would like to extend our most sincere appreciation for the outstanding leadership of Jim Rogers, CPO, FAAOP, who has served as the Education Committee Chair over the past ten years. We couldn’t be more pleased to also welcome DeAnna Chapman, CPO, FAAOP as the new Chair of this important Committee as we embark on a new round of Education Award reviews.”

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ALPS Products Now Available in OPIE Purchasing and Inventory

Gainesville, FL — September 9th, 2021 — OPIE Software and ALPS South, LLC are excited to announce that ALPS products are now available for purchase in OPIE Purchasing and Inventory! All OPIE Purchasing and Inventory users can now view ALPS digital catalogs, place orders, and receive order confirmations. ALPS is proud to offer superior products at the least possible cost with cost-effective manufacturing strategies and extreme production efficiency. With 3 types of gel and 4 types of fabric, ALPS’ wide variety of sleeves and liners make it possible to provide the best solution. ALPS also develops prosthetic skincare products, socks, locking systems, and pumps. We hope to see you all at AOPA this year. Be sure to stop by the OPIE Software booth (#519) for some goodies and the ALPS booth (#205) where the first 100 CPO’s receive a free gift bag!

About ALPS Slouth, LLC

ALPS South, LLC is a leading US medical device manufacturer specializing in advanced gel-based prosthetic liners. Dedicated to Making Lives Better, the ALPS Research & Development Team, composed of engineers and technicians, continually focuses on exploring cutting-edge technology and developing innovative solutions to identify and anticipate the unique needs of below and above-knee amputees.
It manufactures 100% of its products, from knitting fabric to molding. ALPS’ specially formulated gels, EasyGel, GripGel, and HD Gel, are geared to meet different needs. The EasyGel’s soft, powdery texture, created through powerful antioxidants, provides the best comfort for amputees with sensitive residual limb skin. The GripGel’s smooth, tacky texture helps to reduce bunching in the popliteal region. The High Density (HD) Gel’s dense, firm texture provides active amputees with a great degree of control and stability.
With three types of gel and four types of fabric, the perfect fit can be achieved. ALPS South’s wide selection of prosthetic gel liners and sleeves make it possible to provide the best solution for each amputee’s needs. As for ALPS liners, the majority are available in either the locking version or cushion version, furthering the ability to meet all possible wants and needs. Plus, finding the perfect solutions can be made quick and easy by using the ALPS Liner Selection Tool available in the App Store, Google Play, or desktop.
Aside from liners and sleeves, ALPS has also developed several other product lines to further benefit the needs and wants of above and below-knee amputees.
Its newest and most popular product, the Vacuum Integrated Pump (VIP), stabilizes the residual limb to overcome all issues connected with the limb changing volume throughout the day.
Its prosthetic socks, made with Coolmax fibers to remove sweat from the body, helps to provide more comfort while accommodating volume. The best part – the socks are available in three styles, three sizes, and three levels of thickness to fit and accommodate all lower-level amputees.
The ALPS skincare line includes seven robust solutions to meet various needs. Its most popular skin product, Antioxidant Cream, assists with soothing pain, itchiness, or irritated skin. Other products include lotion and ointments to help soothe dry and sensitive skin, antiperspirant spray to control and eliminate issues caused by excess sweat, prosthetic cleanser, and prosthetic lubricant that makes it easy to don the liner while eliminating the sticky feel.
Lastly, ALPS three variations of locking systems provide a convenient one-way gear that allows users to push in or wind out the limb into the prosthetic socket.
ALPS South’s mission, Making Lives Better, is a constant reminder to continue inventing and delivering the best products at affordable costs, providing maximum value to you and your patients. Although headquartered in Saint Petersburg, Florida, you can rapidly find the best solutions worldwide through its strategically placed global locations in China, Europe, Italy, Japan, and Ukraine.

About OPIE Software

OPIE Software is a healthcare IT organization dedicated to serving the technology, education, and business needs of the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. The OPIE Software platform was introduced in 2003 and provides electronic health records, workflow, billing, and practice management tools to independent orthotic and prosthetic facilities. In 2014, OPIE acquired Futura International, Inc., so we now offer the two leading practice management solutions to over 1,400 facilities to help O&P practices more effectively compete and succeed. For more information, visit www.opiesoftware.com.

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New OPIE Help

OPIE Software is thrilled to announce upcoming changes to the online help features. These changes include:

  • Solutions to common questions or problems at your fingertips
  • Easy to find and follow solutions
  • A modern interface that provides direct access to the knowledge of our Software Support, Technical Support, and Customer Success Teams
  • The ability to interact with the knowledge to let us know if a solution was helpful
  • An improved feedback form to expedite submitting a ticket into our Support or Customer Success Teams
What’s New…
    • OPIEHelp.com has a new look and greater functionality!
    • Improved search functionality
    • Solutions and Articles answering specific questions and issues
    • Ability to open a ticket if you cannot find a solution that fits your need
    • Product Integration
      • OPIE Anywhere
      • OPIE Suite of Applications
      • OPIE Purchasing and Inventory
      • OPIE Business Intelligence

WorkShops

OPIE Admin & Executive Dashboard Workshops

On the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm EST we will run an Administrative Process Workshop geared towards administrative staff.  We will teach skills in each workshop that you can immediately apply on the job. We will also be discussing the workflows around insurance verification and authorization, patient balance management, code coverage, and more!

Now that you have the Executive Dashboard, do you know how to maximize its use? We have created a workshop series exclusively for executives to learn how to use this new tool and harness all the power of their data!