The Optometric Minute

Dashboard Management System: How to Get the Most Out of It

Oct. 11, 2017

David Kading, OD, FAAO, uses the Glimpse dashboard management system to track numbers such as revenue per complete eyewear and revenue per patient visit, while also allowing analysis of practice growth over time. Seeing all key performance metrics in one place on a daily basis provides a snapshot of how his practice is performing, allowing for quicker and more informed decision making for practice growth.

Data-Based Management with Glimpse
Create Best Practices for Practice Profitability

EFFICIENTLY EXTRACT DATA. The Glimpse system automatically draws selected metrics from information stored on an EHR, rather than requiring the doctor, or staff, to look for the data themselves.

LOOK DAILY. Revenue per eyewear sale, revenue per patient visit and frame capture rate can be looked at every day to make needed adjustments to patient presentations and staff performance.

MAKE LONG-TERM COMPARISONS. Forecasting practice performance is simplified, as you can see how you’re doing this month or year compared to the same period the previous year.

GUIDE EMPLOYEE COACHING. Look at metrics of optician performance to know how best to train them, so they can better help patients. Spot weaknesses and disconnects and correct them.


SET BEST PRACTICES. Learn how other practices similar to your own are doing in business performance.

TARGET FOR IMPROVEMENT. Learn how you and your staff can improve to better serve patients, and drive revenues, such as better educating patients about lens treatments.

RECEIVE E-MAIL SUMMARIES. Get daily e-mails on practice metrics, and your own performance.

FREE UP DOCTOR TIME. Use the system’s ability to automatically extract and analyze data to spend more time improving the practice.


David Kading, OD, FAAO, is the owner of Specialty Eyecare Group in Seattle and Kirkland, Wash.

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