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BSM Connection Continues to Grow and Evolve

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:00 AM

BSM Products and Services

Written by: Emily Peltier

Emily Peltier
Senior director of product & business development

During the first few weeks of a new year, I like to take a moment to reflect on the previous 365 days. This time allows me — and all of us at BSM — to look at the goals that were accomplished, lessons that were learned, and what we can do the same or differently to ensure a successful year ahead. There were quite a few significant milestone accomplishments at BSM in the past year, but one I would personally like to shine a light on is our flagship product, the BSM Connection® for Ophthalmology membership website.

I am proud to point out that 2016 proved to be a record-breaking year for new BSM Connection membership. Over the past 12 months, we’ve welcomed 76 new practices to the BSM Connection family, which is a 31 percent increase in new membership from the previous year. Since first launching the site in 2010, our membership base is now nearing the 1,000-mark, and we are humbled that so many ophthalmic practices across the country trust us as a source for their professional management and training solutions. We look forward to continuing to grow our BSM Connection family by providing the same valuable resources — and much more — in 2017.

Another 2016 highlight for this popular online resource for ophthalmic practice management and training was the launch of a completely updated and redesigned website, a feat that was two years in the making! The redesign allows us to make real-time updates and provides greater flexibility to incorporate new technology as it becomes available. Also, the new site is mobile-friendly to compliment your active, on-the-go lifestyle. If you haven’t viewed the new site, please go to bsmconnection.com for a preview. We are confident you will like what you see.

"We are excited to have a sustainable platform where we can provide the tools and training resources that matter to you most. Our top priority is making the lives of our customers easier." — Emily Peltier

With the launch of our redesigned website behind us, we are now looking forward to adding new valuable and useful content to the site in the coming year. We’ve heard — loud and clear — from our members that important topics include MACRA, regulatory and compliance, human resources, strategic planning, financial management, and accredited distance learning courses. These topics are at the forefront of our content development strategy for the website. Be sure to visit the site regularly so you don’t miss a single update.

We are also finalizing our annual calendar for monthly website additions that will include: informative webinars on timely industry topics presented by our team of experts, new distance learning and training courses for staff, and articles covering a variety of important practice management topics. These monthly additions keep the site fresh and provide new pertinent information to our members on a regular basis.

After reviewing all the improvements we made to our website infrastructure in 2016, we are excited to have a sustainable platform where we can provide the tools and training resources that matter to you most. Our top priority is making the lives of our customers easier. We hope to continue to accomplish that for years to come through the one-stop convenience of BSM Connection.

YOUR TURN: If you are a BSM Connection member, what is your favorite feature or subject area on the site? What site additions would make your life easier? Please leave your response in the comment section below. Thank you.

If you have a specific question regarding this topic, please contact Emily Peltier at epeltier@bsmconsulting.com.

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