Symposium on Public Health - Optometric Care in Hospitals, Medical Centers, and Comprehensive Health Care Environments Symposium. San Diego, California USA ; San Diego, California USA, 1994/12/11.
Optometric records which have evolved in private practice must be reconsidered when included in a comprehensive care environment.
These hospital, health maintenance organization (HMO), preferred provider organization, and similarly linked systems require a higher degree of communication among specialties than do self-standing practices.
Furthermore, the administrative requirements of such a system require more standardization, cost sensitivity, medicolegal compliance, and other elements peculiar to a comprehensive facility.
The expanded scope of care provided by optometrists within a hospital requires familiarity with a new range of procedures, languages, and reports.
Information from laboratories, radiology, and other areas must be incorporated into the optometric record.
Continuity of care is more complex.
Opportunities for strong interprofessional synergies within the organization arise directly from proactivity in optometric record keeping.
New legal hot spots arise from questions of records ownership, access, and privacy.
Billing procedures are becoming extremely important, with significant effects on quality assurance audits, coding, doctor « profiling » against fraud, and abuse ; these priorities can interfere with clinical priorities.
Driven primarily by the concerns and resources of large third-party payers, technology is making rapid changes in the form of optometric record keeping in comprehensive systems. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Optométrie, Interface, Environnement, Hôpital, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Optometry, Interface, Environment, Hospital, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0328836
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 10/04/1997.