A new online referral link platform from the Centre for Eye Research Australia was unveiled at the Specsavers 4th Clinical Conference in Brisbane on 12 September.
The ‘Oculo’ platform will create an ongoing clinical record of communications between optometry and ophthalmology, fundamentally underpinning exchanges for shared care.
Some optometrists are trying to do better, particularly when it comes to sharing information about patients with chronic eye disease, information that is important to give perspective about the trend of a patient’s clinical course.
But in August, Optometry Australia released a policy update about the challenges of using the wrong technologies to transmit patient data. Protecting patient privacy and ensuring data security remain paramount considerations.
Specsavers – as well as Luxottica and Bupa Optical – have been working closely with the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) to develop a better technology, designed specifically to support communication for eye care. ...read more