|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.
|Estimated number of stakeholders capturing, accessing using or exchanging||THere are many 10's of thousands of optometrists and ophthalmologists in the United States.|
|Maturity of Use and Technical Specifications for Data Element|
|Current Use||Extensively used in production environments|
See IHE Eye Care
|Number of organizations/individuals with which this data element has been electronically exchanged||N/A|
|Restrictions on Standardization (e.g. proprietary code)||None|
|Restrictions on Use (e.g. licensing, user fees)||None|
|Privacy and Security Concerns||None|
|Estimate of Overall Burden||Minor|
|Other Implementation Challenges||None|
Information from the submission form
Visual acuity measurements are a basic aspect of ophthalmology patient care and quality measurements. There are standard ways of identifying different types of VA measurements, e.g. near/far/intermediate and uncorrected, best-corrected, pinhole etc.