The Centre for Eye Health (CFEH) has commenced posting all patient reports and associated images to My Health Record files, in order to help improve the quality of patient care for people who have, or are at risk of, developing eye disease and vision loss.
CFEH is the first in the eye care industry to integrate with the new system, and aims to focus on the early detection and management of eye disease and the development of innovative referral pathways to allow timely access to affordable eye care.
“Nine out of 10 Australians now have a My Health Record. Secure electronic communication pathways between optometrists and ophthalmologists as well as with other health professionals involved with our patients’ care such as GPs, public eye clinics and other specialists are currently somewhat fragmented,” said Michael Yapp, CFEH Head of Clinical Operations and Teaching.
“The convenience of having this information in a central location will allow both patients and associated health practitioners the ability to access historical information and provide the best possible ongoing care.”