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Vision Source Named Winner of 29th Annual CIO 100 Awards

North America’s Largest Network of Optometrists Recognized as Industry Leader

KINGWOOD, Texas (July 11, 2016) – Vision Source, North America’s largest network of independent optometrists, was recently honored among the winners for the 29th annual CIO 100 Awards. With over 500 nominations in 2016, the CIO 100 is a highly sought after prize. Winners of the CIO 100 Awards honors showcase flexibility, commitment, and advancement. Under the guidance of Satish Dave, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Vision Source has created business value through the innovative application of technology. 

Vision Source President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Greenwood commented, “as we continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary, Vision Source is thrilled to accept this honor from the CIO 100 Awards. We have established a dedicated team focused on providing the optometrists we serve with award winning technological advances. It is through these endeavors that we will continue to offer the resources and solutions that optometrists need to reach their full potential.”

Vision Source provides groundbreaking resources to a network of over 4,200 optometrists. The Optical Dream program, launched in 2015, is an edutainment and incentive platform that teaches, illustrates and awards proven techniques to improve patient satisfaction. Vision Source Insight was launched in 2016 and provides a secure, virtual community that enables collaboration and sharing of best practices across a network of optometrists who treat more than 14 million patients each year. In addition to this product launch, Vision Source has deployed state of the art solutions that leverage business intelligence and CRM technologies to deliver analytic data that supports our clinicians and helps local leaders efficiently manage network operations. “We have always been committed to providing effective, easy to use, solutions-based practice management tools,” commented Dr. Glenn Ellisor, OD, and Founder of Vision Source. “We are proud to accept this honor as third-party confirmation of our dedication to the success of the independent optometrist. Our extensive set of offerings, affords Vision Source members the ability to stay ahead of industry trends.”

“Our goal is to provide the optometrists in our network with cutting-edge technology to improve outcomes, streamline processes while creating operational efficiency,” stated Satish Dave, Vision Source Chief Information Officer, “it is with thanks that we accept this honor from the CIO 100 Awards panel of judges. We are delighted to have our work recognized by industry trailblazers. This prestigious honor is a result of our cross-functional teams working in harmony to make a difference in the world of optometry.” Winners of the 2016 CIO 100 Awards will be honored at the CIO 100 Symposium gala awards dinner and ceremony, being held August 14-16, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. "Delivering innovation and business value are top priorities for CIOs everywhere, and our CIO 100 Awards program celebrates leading IT organizations that excel at both," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO Events. "Our 2016 winners are raising the bar even higher this year with their outstanding work in digital transformation, customer focus and IT-business collaboration."


About Vision Source

Founded in 1991, Vision Source is North America’s largest network of independent optometrists consisting of over 4,200 members. The clinicians in the Vision Source network enjoy access to newly evolving patient channels, including an expanding list of leading medical groups and integrated health systems with whom Vision Source optometrists collaborate. Additionally, members benefit from a wide range of innovative technologies, practice management tools, strategic marketing, and unsurpassed purchasing power. Leveraging these tools, the clinicians offer comprehensive eye care to their patients delivering an industry leading patient experience. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit www.visionsource.com.

About the CIO

CIO is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in enterprise. Founded in 1987, the award-winning CIO portfolio — CIO.com, CIO executive programs, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research — has provided business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. Company information is available at www.cio.com/about/about.html.

Posted On July 11, 2016