|Submitted By: Mike Schmidt / HiQ Services, LLC
|Data Element Information
|Use Case Description(s)
|Use Case Description
|In order to support patient care coordination from one eye care provider to another (e.g. optometrist to ophthalmologist, or general ophthalmologist to retina specialist), the general data set represented by USCDI is insufficient since it does not include eye care structured data basic to care coordination.
Also, for patients to see their ocular health information, these data points (IOP, VAs and refractions) are fundamental.
|Estimate the breadth of applicability of the use case(s) for this data element
|THere are many 10's of thousands of optometrists and ophthalmologists in the United States.
|Maturity of Use and Technical Specifications for Data Element
|Extensively used in production environments
See IHE Eye Care
|Extent of exchange
|Restrictions on Standardization (e.g. proprietary code)
|Restrictions on Use (e.g. licensing, user fees)
|Privacy and Security Concerns
|Estimate of Overall Burden
|Other Implementation Challenges