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ARBO releases new OE Tracker mobile app for smartphones

March 22, 2013

The Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) announced the development of a new Optometric Education (OE) Tracker mobile app, available for Android and iPhones. The app was created to assist COPE-approved administrators and optometrists in recording continuing education (CE) course attendance.

“OE Tracker has entered into the next phase of tracking attendance electronically with the new mobile app,” said Richard Orgain, O.D., chair of the OE Tracker Committee. “Since we have introduced it, we’ve gotten great feedback on how quick and easy it is to use. Optometrists love the fact that they receive immediate confirmation of credit on their smartphone. We encourage all the optometrists and COPE administrators to try the new OE Tracker mobile app.”

Attendance is easily recorded by scanning a course-specific QR code that submits the data directly into OE Tracker immediately after a course is completed.

OE Tracker is used by optometrists, continuing education providers and licensing boards to electronically track, report, and audit CE attendance.

The attendance information is usually supplied directly to ARBO by CE administrators and providers, but ODs can also fax their CE certificates to the ARBO office to have the hours entered into their OE Tracker account.

The addition of the OE Tracker mobile app now allows attendance from COPE courses to instantly be sent to OE Tracker by simply scanning a QR code.

Both CE attendees and COPE administrators can download the app to their iPhone or Android phone to record attendance.

Not only is it easy to use, but the app is free to optometrists and COPE-approved administrators.

“I’m very excited that the OE Tracker mobile app has made a positive change in the way that CE providers and optometrists record CE attendance. We’re thrilled that ARBO is able to provide this new tool to the optometric community, and I want to thank the OE Tracker Committee for the time and effort it took to develop the app,” said ARBO President Michael Ohlson, O.D.

For more information on the new OE Tracker mobile app and a complete list of directions for use, visit https://www.arbo.org/ smart_app.php or contact Lisa Fennell, ARBO executive director, at 704-970-2710 or lfennell@arbo.org.

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