February 10, 2005, Boca Raton, FL.
Imperial Optical Partners with Wolf Bioscience to Develop ECP WebSolutions
Imperial Optical, Inc., the leading independent wholesale contact lens distributor in North America, has entered into an agreement in principle with Wolf Bioscience to develop ECP WebSolutions.
ECP WebSolutions will give independent eyecare practices a fully customized website with the ability to offer their contact lens patients the convenience of online or toll-free phone ordering of contact lenses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. ECP WebSolutions will be powered by Wolf Bioscience's highly reliable PatientWire technology.
Samir Gad, Imperial Optical's President and C.E.O. commented: "We have made a significant investment in this project because we know that in order to grow our business, we need to provide our strategic partners the tools to grow their contact lens practices. ECP WebSolutions will give eyecare providers a fully-customized website complete with an integrated online store to better meet the increasing consumer demand for a trusted, secure and convenient source of replacement contact lenses online."
David Pearce, Imperial's Marketing Manager said, "Every three seconds there is an online search for an eyecare provider-related product or service." According to a recent survey of our practitioner base, only one in three had a website." Fewer than one in ten offered their patients the convenience of ordering their contacts online."
"We asked eyecare providers what their most pressing concerns were when it came to their contact lens practice. The overwhelming response was loss of patients to online contact lens retailers." ECP WebSolutions will provide independent eyecare practitioners a tool to gain access to the 110 million online searchers in the U.S., grow their practice and provide their patients the option of ordering their replacement lenses online," Pearce added.
Gad concluded, "We chose WBS to develop ECP WebSolutions for us because of their solid understanding of the business requirements for a successful eyecare practice in today's competitive environment."
Adam W. Farkas, MD, MBA, is President and C.E.O. of Wolf Bioscience and has extensive knowledge of software development for the medical community. Dr. Paul Farkas, MS, OD, FAAO, is Wolf Bioscience's Vice President of Professional Relations. Dr. Farkas has over 40 years' experience in optometry and is a founding partner of Farkas, Kassalow and Resnick, one of the largest specialty optometric practices in the United States.
December 24, 2004, Boca Raton, FL.
PatientWire® Achieves "Six-Nines" Reliability
More than two years after launching, PatientWire has achieved "six-nines" reliability, with an availability of 99.999971% since its launch. This degree of reliability is on par with the largest e-commerce services currently operating, such as amazon.com and eBay.
"We are very proud of our accomplishment. Providing practices and patients with such a high level of service was our intent from the day we began architecting the service," said Adam W. Farkas, MD, MBA, President of Wolf Bioscience, Inc.
He added: "Our reliability stems from two factors: Our 'overbuilt', geographically-distributed, redundant server architecture, and our system administration staff who work around-the-clock to guarantee that our systems are available to clients at all times."
For more information about PatientWire, visit www.patientwire.com
April 3, 2004, Boca Raton, FL.
Wolf Bioscience consultants begin assisting PatientWire®
clients on how to optomize search engine rankings for greatest web site visibility
Having a presence online is the first step to providing better service to patients. But how do patients find you? Wolf Bioscience has launched a new service to help practices optimize their search engine rankings.
"Our consultants work with the individual practice to determine their needs. We discuss geographic scope, goals, and budget, then come up with an optimal strategy for them," said Adam W. Farkas, MD, MBA, President of Wolf Bioscience, Inc. The search engine optimization service is available to all current PatientWire® web hosting subscribers.
March 15,2004, Boca Raton, FL.
Adam Farkas speaks at Florida Atlantic University: "Introduction to
Entrepreneurship and Bootstrapping New Ventures"
For the third straight year, Adam Farkas, MD, MBA was a guest speaker at Florida Atlantic University. Speaking to students about Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Dr. Farkas described the process of starting a software firm from scratch. Drawing on his experience in entrepreneurship, venture capital, and the creation of the PatientWire® service, students got an intimate "behind the scenes" portrait of the process of turning and idea into reality.